Barnsbury is an area of north London in the London Borough of Islington, within the N1 and N7 postal districts.
The name is a syncopated form of Bernersbury (1274), being so called after the Berners family: powerful medieval manorial lords who gained ownership of a large part of Islington after the Norman Conquest. The area of Barnsbury was predominantly rural until the early nineteenth century.
By the end of the 18th century, however, Barnsbury, like other parts of Islington, was being regarded as attractive part-rural suburbs by the comparatively wealthy people wanting to move out of the cramped City of London and industrial Clerkenwell. The area is close to the city, and had strong local trade in its position as the first staging post for travellers making the journey from London to the north, and with considerable agricultural traffic and cattle driving to the nearby Smithfield cattle market in the city.
Barnard Park, consisting of 10 acres including a large area of football pitches, was created in 1967 on an area of housing that had been bombed during World War Two and named after former Islington Mayor Cllr George Barnard.
Pentonville Prison (built 1842) is located within Barnsbury.
Since 2006, Barnsbury ward has been represented by three Labour councillors.
Top rated driving schools within 5 miles of Barnsbury, Greater London
|Business Name||Rating||Categories||Phone Number||Address|
|Carcaptain||Driving Schools||+442070991232||Queens Lodge, 4 Old Park Lane, Mayfair W1K 1QW, United Kingdom|
|Sara’s Driving School||Driving Schools||+447765026397||The Sandlings Wood Green, London N22 6XR, United Kingdom|
|Liza Driving School||Driving Schools||+447572287713||London UB1 2AH, United Kingdom|
|Focus Driving School – East London||Driving Schools||+442071274362||London E1, United Kingdom|
|123 Drive||Driving Schools||+442081238123||Lucy Ashe House, Winchester Close, London SE17 3DJ, United Kingdom|
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Common questions asked by learner drivers in Barnsbury
Q: How much is a 2 hour driving lesson in UK?
A: 2 hour driving lesson in the UK typically costs around £40.
Q: How much is the driving theory test in UK?
A: The driving theory test in the UK typically costs around £23.
Q: Can you learn to drive in a week?
A: It is possible to learn to drive in a week, but it is not recommended. It is better to take your time and learn at a pace that suits you.
Q: How many lessons do you need to pass the driving test?
A: There is no set number of lessons you need to pass the driving test, as everyone learns at a different pace. However, it is typically recommended that you have at least 20 hours of professional driving lessons, plus additional private practice, before taking your test.
Q: How long is a driving test?
A: The driving test in the UK lasts around 40 minutes.
Q: How many lessons does a first time driver need?
A: A first time driver typically needs around 30 hours of professional driving lessons, plus additional private practice, before taking their driving test.
Q: What happens if a learner driver is caught alone in the UK?
A: If a learner driver is caught driving alone in the UK, they will face a fine of up to £1,000 and their driving licence will be revoked.
Q: Is UK driving licence hard to get?
A: The driving licence process in the UK is not particularly difficult, but it is important to make sure you are well prepared before taking your test.