Islington and surrounding areas
A locals' guide to Islington and surrounding areas
"Within touching distance of the West End, yet retaining a vibrant neighbourhood feel, Islington is a smart choice for buyers and tenants."Daniel Burrell
"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!"Daniel Burrell
Where do Islington and surrounding areas locals go?
Vintage and antiques shops, Camden Passage oozes character and quirkiness with great places to have a coffee or dine. Oh so pretty and quaint!
Submitted by Annabel
Salvation in Noodles
Super tasty Vietnamese noodle salads and pho on the borders of Dalston.
Submitted by Samuel
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.
Submitted by Annabel
Amazing fresh food for all tastes. Charming, especially at night. A great place to relax in the sun.
Submitted by Nicola
New Culture Revolution
Off the beaten track. Amazing dim sum and very good value for money.
Submitted by James
Great wine, superb food and awesome al fresco dining in their garden during the warmer months.
Submitted by James
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.
Submitted by James
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.
Submitted by Beniamino
The Modern Pantry
Great brunch/lunch spot and really fresh food. Worth booking as people come especially to Clerkenwell to eat here.
Submitted by Cliodhna
The De Beauvoir Deli Co.
This is a fab little deli with homemade cakes, tonnes of local produce and some really great cheese! There's always people sat outside enjoying a sandwich and a coffee...
Submitted by Amie
Mem & Laz Brasserie
An Islington institution, this Mediterranean restaurant is amazing value!
Submitted by Angela
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!
Submitted by Chris
The Breakfast Club
Always busy, with great breakfasts throughout the day, as well as lunch and dinner menus.
Submitted by Andrew
Great breakfasts and lunches and the only café in the area to open early. And they have food from Brazil too! OMG, I am so excited that this is my new local!
Submitted by Dorotta
Why do you find Islington and surrounding areas a great place to live?
"I love Newington Green because of the close community and village atmosphere. The proximity to Clissold and Church Street is handy, but Newington Green has most of what you need. This part of Green Lanes is really changing for the better and it's an exciting place to go now!"
What do you like about Islington and surrounding areas?
Did you know?
"The first canned food was patented by a merchant in Hoxton called Peter Durand in 1810. Sadly the invention of the can opener was still fifty years away and they had to be opened by a hammer!"
Explore Islington and surrounding areas
Child-friendly activities near Islington and surrounding areas
Latino Bambino - 12 SessionsSt Mary's Neighbourhood Centre,
Exercise, Keep fit, have fun and bond with your baby whilst dancing to Latin rhythms. Your baby stays right there with you, snuggled in a baby carrier, whilst you get some healthy exercise that has been devised to be safe and gentle for both you and your little one. Our mum and baby salsa classes are also a great way to socialize with other mums and an opportunity to introduce your child to music and movement through Dance. Salsa Babies(tm) Class: Thursdays 10.45-11.30 Toddler Class (1-4 Years): Thursday 10.00-10.40 12 consecutive weeks block is £96 (£8 per class). Discounted £86 Website
Piano Lessons with Cherry MuckleWest Library
Provide piano classes. Welcome. Whether you're totally new to the piano (and music!), wanting to develop your existing skills or interested in giving your child a unique opportunity for personal development, you've come to the right place. £70 per hour £52.50 per 45 minutes £35 per half hour Website
Hatching Dragons Shadow PuppetryLift
Introduce your tots to the language and culture of China through song, dance and some amazing shadow puppetry. Website
The Life Centre - Mummy and Babies YogaPopham 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
Alissa's Play Yoga Mum & Toddler ClassYogabase
Play Yoga for Mum & Toddler is a post-natal exercise through yoga & dance inspired class which follows the active development of your growing toddler. Website
Ballet North Prep BalletWilson 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
The Half Moon CrescentThe Half Moon Crescent Community Hall
Take your child on a musical Journey, with our lively, fun classes full of singing, movement and percussion. Jolly Babies is the start of our musical journey, we will wave and clap, sing and dance.Simple percussion becomes a favourite, as will the bouncing and bubbles. A wonderful opportunity to bond with your baby, to make new friends and to have fun from birth to 15 months old. Website
About Islington and surrounding areas
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Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Caledonian Road
- King's Cross
- De Beauvoir Town
- Newington Green
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