Dates for your diary


Wednesday 18 May at 7.00 pm (doors open at 6.45 pm) at The Canonbury Tavern

Professor Timoth Crook will talk about GEORGE ORWELL in Canonbury

The Islington Council and
 The Canonbury Society

are delighted to invite you to the unveiling of a new Heritage Plaque to commemorate writer George Orwell (1903-1950) who lived at 27b Canonbury Square.

Monday 23 May at 5.00 pm

more details


Annual Summer Garden

Sunday 10 July
Details will be given later

Highbury Corner Proposals

The Canonbury Society Committee
have considered these proposals
in detail and we set out our
rationale for our objection.

Click here to see a map of the
Click here to see the Canonbury
Society's objections

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We think Canonbury is a wonderful place and some of us have enjoyed living here for years. It doesn’t mean that we are old fashioned and reactionary. We are keen to embrace innovation and new ideas but we also want to balance that against the need to care for our conservation area. We are proud of the quality of life provided by the large mature trees, the generous and lush gardens, the handsome architecture not to mention the general bonhomie of the residents.

The Canonbury Society was created in 1971 to be a pressure group against inappropriate development. This is true today and our principal aim remains the preservation of the special character of Canonbury and its conservation area. We do this by monitoring planning applications and tree preservation orders and object or support where appropriate,  We also consult with the Council over parking and traffic issues.

On a more social note, we also put on a summer garden party and a christmas drinks party and some of the proceeds are donated to local charities.

We hope you enjoy Canonbury as much as we do and look forward to meeting you in due course.


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