Since a memorable week at the Highbury Centre in 2003 fresh from our home in Melbourne, Australia with 3 young children, the Highbury Centre has become our sanctuary and home away from home in London. We have recommended it to many people who love it to.
We love it's history as a missionary guest house. We love it's peaceful, tranquil location in such a pretty part of North London surrounded by parks and fantastic eating and shopping in Highbury and the Angel Islington.
We love the gardens particularly in summer with rose bushes and roses so florid and scented. The 2 guest rooms are gracious and a welcome place to relax in the afternoons or evenings. The rooms are always comfortable and clean and with the new renovations the extra new bathrooms are welcome.
In 2003 we loved the abundant full English breakfast. Sadly, maybe due to costs, the same scrambled eggs, bacon and hash browns have been served since we have moved to England in 2010. If 3 options for a cooked English breakfast are only on offer, perhaps a rotation of tomato, mushroom, sausage or beans could be put on the breakfast menu just to add a little bit of variety?
That aside, for such good value for money in London, and that feeling of 'coming home' the Highbury centre is a jewel in London's crown!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally situated in North London, in a peaceful and quiet conservation area, we are only 30 minutes away from the main attractions of the city. With its 40 comfortable guest rooms, spacious lounges, beautiful garden and several facilities, The Highbury Centre provides a satisfying and peaceful accommodation for visitors. Our place is ideal for solo travellers, friends, couples or families. We have two well equipped conference rooms to offer for meetings up to 30 people. Reductions are offered for full time employees of Protestant Christian organisations. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Highbury Centre Hotel London