Barnbury is a very small neighborhood in northern Central London. In fact, it is only a fraction the size of the large private manor that once existed here. This is also one of the "newer" areas of the city, having only been developed in the mid-1800s. Barnsbury has become known as the home of “liberal intelligentsia” because it's popular with writers and journalists.
Many of the flats here are in large, converted houses and there are a few residences that are in renovated factory buildings. Many of these apartments are still quite affordable and for this reason it's home to many singles and young couples who are trying to save for something bigger. However, parts of the neighborhood have risen significantly in price and these homes now belong to people making upwards of six figures.
The City: 3.1 miles / 15-30 minutes by car / 35 minutes by transit / 20 minutes by bike
Canary Wharf: 6.1 miles / 30-55 minutes by car / 45 minutes by transit
Southwark: 4.3 miles / 25-50 minutes by car / 35-40 minutes by transit / 25 minutes by bike
Westminster: 4.5 miles / 25-50 minutes by car / 35-45 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by bike
Shoreditch: 2.5 miles / 15-20 minutes by car / 30 minutes by transit / 15 minutes by bike
Paradise Park is popular with families and is next to Freightliners Farm. There are lots of things to do in the park, including playing sports and enjoying the playground.