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Newington Green Fruit and Vegetables

Newington Green Fruit and Vegetables

There isn't a vegetable or a piece of fruit that you cannot buy here. Amazing presentation and CHEAP!

Towpath

Towpath

I love a weekend walk along Regent's Canal with a glass of rosé from Towpath.

The Baring

The Baring

Long lazy Sundays or a swift ale after a busy day at work, The Baring is an ever popular watering hole that also has a serious Tuesday night quiz!

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.

Frederick's

Frederick's

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

Belle époque

Belle époque

Delicious bread and cakes that look too perfect to eat!

Geffrye Museum

Geffrye Museum

If you can't face the crowds at London's bigger museums, head to this place for a quieter and nicer experience. This museum is all about the home throughout the centuries and the café sells delicious cakes too!

Nightjar

Nightjar

The most sophistication you can find between two kebab shops on a roundabout. A speakeasy-style cocktail bar underneath the adjacent shops, serving the best cocktail creations in town.

BIRD

BIRD

The only place in London to do a bacon doughnut... They also have amazing chicken and lunchtime deals in the week!

Honest Burgers

Honest Burgers

The Honest Burger cocktails are absolutely fantastic and the staff are exceptionally friendly too!

Bread and Butter

Bread and Butter

Serving the best breakfasts in Dalston, lovely fresh organic food, amazing juice and great coffee. The tortilla with loads of cheese is a great hangover cure!

Salvation in Noodles

Salvation in Noodles

Super tasty Vietnamese noodle salads and pho on the borders of Dalston.

The Sampler

The Sampler

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

Franks Canteen

Franks Canteen

Delicious breakfast, brunch and lunch with a changeable menu.

Mem & Laz Brasserie

Mem & Laz Brasserie

An Islington institution, this Mediterranean restaurant is amazing value!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of De Beauvoir Town, Canonbury, Hoxton, Newington Green, Dalston, Islington, Highbury, Caledonian Road, Shoreditch and Clerkenwell

"After excavating under his house on Mortimer Road for 40 years up to 20 metres in each direction, William Lyttle or known affectionately as 'Mole Man' was finally taken to court by Hackney Council."

The arrival of the London Overground in Haggerston has really opened up this area for commuters.

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Alexandra Haywood

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

Daniel Burrell

We're so lucky to have so many shops, bars and restaurants right on the doorstep of our office!

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Gymboree Islington


If you are on the lookout for an amazing place which offers fun, high quality and educational classes for your children you need to look no further. You cannot do better than Gymboree's award-winning sessions (4 times winner of best pre-school activity in the last 5 years) delivered by our fantastic Islington team. Come to visit us, we can't wait to welcome you and your little ones! Joining fee* £30 Reduced fee if signing up at free trial session* £15 Joining fee for 2nd and 3rd child* £14 Note: * includes a Gymboree T-shirt, Gymbo doll, carry bag and free use of open gym sessions Website

Mini Mozart- Babies and Toddlers Concert and Class

St Mary's Neighbourhood Centre
Although you are welcome to book your baby into his/her older sibling's class, if like us, you were crazy enough to have two kids close together, we have another option for you. At some venues we offer a specific mixed Babies & Toddlers class where babies enjoy the class with their adults and the older sibling interacts with the teacher. Website

Kingsgate Hall Playgroup


It gets the stay and play thing just right - welcoming, flexible, snack time, lovely staff. Website

Gwenda Grayson School

St James Hall
Modern/Jazz dance for teenagers. Website

Ballet North Prep Ballet

Wilson Room
Following the IDTA syllabus these classes aim to teach the basics of good ballet technique improving coordination, flexibility, musicality and concentration. Suitable for boys and girls age 4 upwards, children may also enter IDTA examinations in this class if they wish to do so and if it is deemed suitable by the teacher. Website

TinyTykes Islington & Haringey Soccer Development

St Mary's C Of E Church
It allows children to explore and learn in a relaxed and fun environment whilst promoting social, physical and emotional development through the medium of soccer. Website

The Life Centre - Mummy and Babies Yoga

Popham Community Hall
Classes are designed as a joined practice exploring the yoga world of movement through your child's eyes, combining songs, games and props. The practice is fun, encouraging children to maintain their curiosity in movement and the world around them as well as develop self awareness and self confidence. Website

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