Southgate Road

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Southgate Road
Houses, Southgate Road, Islington - - 94835.jpg
Houses on Southgate_Road, Islington
Southgate Road is located in Greater London
Southgate Road
Southgate Road
Location within Greater London
OS grid referenceTQ325845
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLONDON
Postcode districtN1
Dialling code020
EU ParliamentLondon
UK Parliament
London Assembly
List of places
51°32′37″N 0°05′03″W / 51.543508°N 0.084237°W / 51.543508; -0.084237Coordinates: 51°32′37″N 0°05′03″W / 51.543508°N 0.084237°W / 51.543508; -0.084237

Southgate Road is a street in London, England, that runs from Baring Street in the south to the junction with Mildmay Park and Ball's Pond Road in the north. The street forms a part of the B102 road, leading from Newington Green to The City. The west side of Southgate Road is in the London Borough of Islington; and the east side is in the London Borough of Hackney. Southgate Road lies north of the Regent's Canal, west of De Beauvoir Town and east of Essex Road.

Brotherhood Church, Southgate Road, London

Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky visited Southgate Road for the 5th Congress of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party in 1907, which was held at the Brotherhood Church which once stood on the corner of Southgate Road and Balmes Road. The site is now occupied by a mixed-use residential and business building, with the exact site of the church now a Tesco Express shop.

In the 1950s the area was a popular area for musicians and artists, so much so that Salvador Dalí and Buddy Holly opened a short lived nightclub called the Loyala on the corner on Balls Pond Road. It closed down after three months due to the lack of a licence.

Today, a number of new developments are assisting in the regeneration of the area.


Southgate Road has three main bus routes that provide residents direct routes into the City and West end as well as the outer London areas.

Nearest London Underground stations:

- Angel tube station
- Old Street tube station
- Highbury & Islington station

Nearest National Rail station:

- Essex Road station
- Highbury & Islington station
- Old Street station
- Dalston Junction
- Dalston Kingsland
- Haggerston
- Canonbury
- Highbury & Islington

Nearest areas[edit]