Islington lies to the north of the city centre and is the second smallest London borough although very densely populated. It started as an overcrowded London suburb transformed into a neighbourhood of high-class status, home to the vibrant Upper Street, Camden Passage and Chapel Market and the residential areas around Angel tube station.
Islington is home to approx 200,000 people, a vibrant and lively part of the world and benefits from a wealth of restaurants, clubs, fringe theatres and community events: buildings that began as inns and defunct social houses have since been re-emerged as fashionable gastropubs, wine bars, and boutiques all very well serviced by many bus lines and nearby tube stations.
Some interesting facts:
Recommended this week:
Food and drinks
Fredricks -family run restaurant since 1969, has a lovely conservatory and garden at the back, perfect to enjoy the nice weather and the delicious food.
Ice Cream Shop, 110 Upper St - delicious artisanal ice-cream. My favourite flavour - pistacchio.
The Bar with No Name,69 Colebrooke Row, N1 8AA, has shed its previous mysterious reputation and is now packed out every night with people dying to sample the expertly crafted cocktails
The Experience of Colour Astrazione Oggetiva - exhibition exploring a little-known movement in Italian painting, with colour as the focal point of the artistic practice, exploring its optical and perceptual effects. NOW CLOSED :-(
Imagine Islington- an exhibition or art inspired bu objects from Islington Museum
Ugly Lovely by Ffion James, fringe theatre at its best, showing at the Old Red Lion in St John's Street.