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the former Highbury Stadium
Highbury is a district within the London Borough of Islington. The former Arsenal football stadium was a local landmark, and has now been partly converted to housing.

LGBT history

There was a Highbury and Islington CHE Group in the 1970s.

David Starkey and his partner have a house in the area.[1]

Highbury Fields has been a known gay cruising area, and was the site of the first GLF demonstration in November 1970.


  1. John Preston, "David Starkey: A man with a past", Telegraph, 16 December 2007.