Guide to Islington

Islington is a vibrant, bohemian area that combines a mix of old and new property with great shopping, an animated nightlife and plenty of green space.

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The original ‘London village’, Islington offers its residents a wealth of beautiful architecture, animated nightlife, unique shops and a choice of elegant period or new-build property.

Islington has maintained its local feel and the vibrant street markets and quirky shopping alleys are a buzzing reminder of its working-class roots. Home to a mosaic of old and new, grand Georgian squares seamlessly mix with modern apartments, attracting a range of buyers. Within easy access of the City and the West End, Islington is in demand more than ever.

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Property in Guide to Islington

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Property in Islington

The area is known for its Victorian and Georgian townhouses set on communal squares which are popular with older couples and families. More modern additions to the area include apartments overlooking the Regent’s Canal which has helped bring City professionals and young creatives to the area.

Islington offers many types of residential property for potential buyers or renters, including;

  • Georgian and Victorian period terraced/detached houses
  • Converted terraces
  • Warehouse conversions
  • New build apartments
  • Converted 1960’s apartment
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Lifestyle in Guide to Islington

  • Camden Passage, Islington
  • Regents Canal, Islington
  • Screen on the Green, Islington

Shopping in Islington

Islington offers a huge collection of independent shops that offer unique products. Camden Passage is full of antique and vintage clothes shops, while Upper Street has a few boutique clothes shops for both men and women. The Angel Centre, opposite Angel Underground has all the usual high street shops and supermarkets. There is also a selection of interior design shops which all offer something different.

We recommend:

  • Sefton, Upper Street - Men’s designer clothing.
  • Gill Wing, Upper Street - Jewellery
  • Aria, Barnsbury St - Contemporary interiors
  • Charlie Allen, Upper Street - Bespoke suits

Going Out in Islington

Upper Street is the hub of the area and was recently labelled by the Evening Standard as ‘Supper Street’ due to the volume and variety of restaurants to choose from. There is also a great selection of bars and pubs, which tend to be busy from Thursday through to the weekend. For culture the Almeida Theatre and the Little Angel Theatre both produce critically acclaimed works for adults and children to enjoy or Screen on the Green is perfect for cinema lovers.

We recommend:

  • The Island Queen, Noel Rd - Quaint pub on a quiet residential street
  • Trullo, St Paul’s Rd - Modern Italian cuisine
  • Esoterik Collection, Canonbury Square – Gallery showing fine Italian paintings

Outdoors in Islington

Islington is one of London’s most built up areas, but there are great local green spaces if you know where to look. Highbury Fields is the largest and includes tennis courts and an award-winning children’s playground. Islington Green may be small but it is popular with local professionals during lunch time . There is also a nature reserve in Gillespie Park which is a great educational trip for children.

We recommend:

  • Regent’s Canal – Good for walking or jogging
  • Highbury Fields – Caters for adults and children
  • Barnard Park – A large adventure playground
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Schools in Guide to Islington

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Location & Transport

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Angel

Northern Line

Highbury and Islington

Victoria Line and Overground

King's Cross St Pancras

Hammersmith & City, Circle, Victoria, Piccadilly and Northern Underground Lines National and International Rail Services

Canonbury

Overground

Essex Road

National Rail services

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  • Paddington in 20 mins
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It took me a year to find exactly what I wanted and Currell were by far the most tenacious agent in Islington

P C Goodwin