Rolling terraced houses interspersed with intense banks of greenery aren’t the only thing Islington is known for. The overwhelming sensation is that you can breathe: the best culture, restaurants, quirky venues and independent shops without the overwhelming crowds.
Restaurants and cafés
The sheer number of restaurants, cafés and shops belies their constant quality – time after time you’ll find something new and different, and yet their reputation challenges the very best the city has to offer:
Pubs and bars
Islington’s establishments sit perfectly alongside its thriving theatre scene and series of independent art galleries away from the more crowded alleyways of central London:
Things to do
The area is home to an immense variety of activities – if you fancy an exhibition one evening and a football match the next, you can. If you’re after a welcome respite, then it is the escapist parks of Islington Green, Finsbury Park or Highbury Fields you’re after:
South of Islington lies Angel. Closer to central London, the area is more commercial, and so home to a greater number of shops and services. There is easy access to the city centre, with the thriving pop-up markets and independent outfits of Soho just 10 minutes by tube: