Highbury is about 2km north of the City of London [today’s financial district] and 3km north of the River. It’s serviced by the Victoria Line, which runs diagonally from the Northeast to the Southwest. It’s handy because it serves as a direct line to the West End which is where all the touristy stuff is (Piccadilly Circus/Oxford Street/Covent Garden/Regent Street/Big Ben). When most people think of London it’s the West End attractions that come to mind first. Here’s a tube map. The Victoria line is in light blue, and Highbury Station is just to the North-East of the map’s center.
Just north of Highbury Station is Highbury Fields (picture above). Not a giant park like Regent’s Park or Hyde Park, but it’s large enough. The photo above shows maybe 1/4 of it.
Highbury’s fake CN tower. You can’t fool me!
Euphonium Bakery – Ross G. would love this place!
And at the south end, Islington Green, a much smaller park fronting of row-upon-row of restraunts et al.
Further south is the Angel, birthplace of New Labor, and home of Tony Blair. The Angel is more built-up, with more mainstream shopping (and fewer restaurants). Three large grocers too. Angel station is a 5-minute walk from the Green and is served by the Northern Line (the black one). Angel and Highbury sort of blend in together along Upper Street.