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North London's answer to Brick Lane – a variety of restaurants from different cultures

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Temple of Seitan

Temple of Seitan

This place has amazing vegan burgers and wings, packed with choice and flavors. You won't believe it's all meat-free!

The Sampler

The Sampler

The best place to quaff on the finest wines around without having to buy a bottle! Very highbrow.

Mem & Laz Brasserie

Mem & Laz Brasserie

An Islington institution, this Mediterranean restaurant is amazing value!



Not great if you're on a budget. However, if you want to push the boat out and want tasty Turkish-inspired food, you're in luck!



Great wine, superb food and awesome al fresco dining in their garden during the warmer months.

Camden Passage

Camden Passage

Vintage and antiques shops, Camden Passage oozes character and quirkiness with great places to have a coffee or dine. Oh so pretty and quaint!

The Camden Head

The Camden Head

A fantastic boozer in the heart of Camden Passage. Sit out in the beer garden watching the locals mooching around the market stalls.

New Culture Revolution

New Culture Revolution

Off the beaten track. Amazing dim sum and very good value for money.

69 Colebrooke Row

69 Colebrooke Row

One of London's best kept secrets. The size of a small living room, but serving the best experimental cocktails around. The bar uses spirits and drinks that it infuses itself in a drinks laboratory and the staff wear lab coats.

The Betjeman Arms

The Betjeman Arms

The only British Pub located within the Grade I Listed building underneath the clock tower and arches at St Pancras International station. Elegant dining room, heritage features, charming staff and stunning British pub classics menu. This is now my family's new favourite Sunday Lunch local.

The Lord Stanley

The Lord Stanley

Just off Camden Road, this pub does the best sausage and mash!



This restaurant provides the best food, near and far, in the Islington/Holloway area. Amazing cocktails, a well chosen wine card and an extraordinarily friendly and expert service that guarantees a complete dining experience. Alcedo will never disappoint!

Bumblebee Natural Foods

Bumblebee Natural Foods

Bumblebee Natural Foods shops on Brecknock Road...you have to add them to your list, they are amazing. Great produce over three shops and the best bread ever!!

The Canonbury Tavern

The Canonbury Tavern

A public house since the early 1700's, The Canonbury Tavern was refurbished in 2009 giving the residents of Islington one of the best pub gardens in the city and a superb roast lunch on a Sunday. Moreover, the beautiful garden offers an escape from chaotic city life.

The Wilmington

The Wilmington

Just down the road from Sadler's Wells Theatre, this exceptional gastro pub is packed before a show - and rightly so.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of King's Cross, Islington, Holloway, Canonbury, Euston, Kentish Town, Camden, Highbury, Regent's Park and Clerkenwell

"The restaurant Granita on Upper Street became well known as the place where Tony Blair and Gordon Brown met to decide who was to become Labour party leader after the death of John Smith in 1994."

Granary Square has made King's Cross unrecognisable!

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Claire O'Donnell

Alongside all the restaurants and bars that make Upper Street so popular are the architectural gems that add character to the area.

Nick Batten

I love walking down Upper Street and choosing where to go for breakfast, lunch and dinner - the choice is amazing!

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  1. Caledonian Road is in every sense a hundred countries in a single street. From Vietnamese to Ethiopian, Indian to Polish, Italian to Caribbean, there is no end to the cafes, shops and restaurants in this mile long country hopping adventure. A true melting- meeting pot of cultures, it's what London prides itself in.

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Child-friendly activities near Caledonian Road

Musical Baby Bonding

London Canal Museum
The principles of Musical Baby Bonding will help every parent to find their own unique bond with their babies. Website

Rainbow Toddler Group

All Saints Church,
Rainbows is a friendly, fun filled morning for local pre-school children and their carers. The aim is to create a safe and enjoyable play time for children. It also provides a great opportunity for their parents and carers to meet and support each other. Maximum number of children for each session: 25 Cost for each session: £1.50 for each child. Website

Tennis Courses and Sessions

Islington Tennis Centre
Offers an exciting and colourful introduction to the game that will sustain a young player's interest and give them the desire to play tennis for life. Islington Tennis Centre offers a range of courses and sessions for children. Website

Kindy Drama - Helen O'Grady Drama Academy

St Lukes Church Hall
It has been carefully devised to complement the existing Helen O'Grady Drama Academy's Primary,Youth programmes and Adult drama. Website

Cally Pool

This is a general swimming session for everyone - all ages and all abilities. The pool is shared with swimming lessons although seperated in a different part of the pool. Swim safely rules do apply. Website

Dance school in York Way Court Community Centre

Tiber Gardens,
Academy, offering ballet, tap, jazz, body conditioning, zumba, bum legs and tums, and street dance. Ballet £20 for 5 weeks Street Dance £20 for 5 weeks £30 for both Website

Dance school

York Way Court Community Centre
Academy, offering ballet, tap, jazz, body conditioning, zumba, bum legs and tums, and street dance. For timing contact 7974182554 Website

About Caledonian Road

The Caledonian Road, in Islington, North London is a road, about one and half miles long, running north-south from Camden Road near the junction with Holloway Road to Pentonville Road in the south. It is often known colloquially as the "Cally" and forms the entirety of the A5203. The street is mostly residential from Camden Road until Caledonian Road tube station. There are many new residential developments around the station including student accommodation. The road crosses Thornhill Bridge over the Regents Canal and south of here are more trendy shops and restaurants that have appeared in recent years because of the King's Cross developments. The road ends at Pentonville Road near King's Cross railway station and the border of Camden.

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