Islington Borough Guide

Your All In London guide to Islington

Geographically compact according to one report, small in everyone else's language, Islington is home to approx 200,000 people. A borough of marked contrasts - very wealthy and very deprived live in neighbouring streets and sometimes buildings. This is a vibrant and lively part of the world and benefits from a wealth of restaurants, clubs, fringe theatres and community events.

Islington lies to the north of the city centre and is the second smallest London borough but is very densely populated. There is great diversity within Islington with a high population from ethnic minority backgrounds, and although it is statistically one of the most deprived boroughs nationally, it does contain areas of affluence. Islington is home to the vibrant Upper Street, Camden Passage and Chapel Market and the residential areas around Angel tube station have become very popular amongst wealthy young professionals in recent years, pushing up property prices.

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Must see attractions in Islington

Highbury Fields

Highbury Place N5 1AD
The Postal Museum

Freeling House, Phoenix Place WC1X 0DL

Regions & Neighbourhoods in Islington

Incredibly popular with the City’s professionals, Clerkenwell is in the ever popular London Borough of Islington. Clerkenwell’s popularity is primarily due to its central location surrounded by Bl...
Highbury is part of the London Borough of Islington and has a large young professional contingent, drawn to the area for its good transport links yet relatively friendly and laid back attitude. Hig...
The district of Highgate is spilt across several different boroughs; Camden, Islington and Haringey, which makes it a diverse and unusual suburb of North London. Highgate is particularly popular with ...
Following the A1, Holloway is in the London Borough of Islington and due to the size and length of the area, Holloway is often referred to in three separate parts: Upper Holloway, Holloway Proper and ...
When people mention Islington, they are often actually referring to the London Borough of Islington which is one of the most popular inner city regions for both visitors and residents. Many individual...
Finsbury Park
Finsbury Park arouses mixed feelings, its proximity to Islington and the huge array of eateries and shops in the area makes it feel cosmopolitan, however it still seems a little suburban at times - th...
The name ‘Archway’ derives from the arch that was built to separate Highgate from Hornsey, and has come to be the name of the area surrounding Archway tube station (although technically, this fall...

Neighbouring Boroughs

Camden is the life and sole of any party; a massive alternative music, cultural and theatre scene runs alongside the mainstream. This area is stereotyped as the hippy, grungy, left-leaning area, but w...
Hackney did once have a bit of a bad reputation for being downtrodden and crime-ridden, but parts of Hackney have now been transformed into super-trendy hotspots where everyone wants to be seen; on th...
City of London
Not just a borough but a City in it's own right, this is the Small but perfectly formed economic powerhouse of London, UK and Europe. Residential housing is sparce as offices and retail outlets domina...
Haringey lies in the middle teir of London geographically between inner and outer London towards the north. It is extremely ethnically diverse with an estimated 193 languages spoken there and over 35%...

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