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Islington and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Islington and surrounding areas

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

Angela Clarke

"This inspiring mosaic in Angel reminds me every day to do what I love!"

Daniel Burrell

"Within touching distance of the West End, yet retaining a vibrant neighbourhood feel, Islington is a smart choice for buyers and tenants."

Daniel Burrell

What is your favourite place?

Where do Islington and surrounding areas locals go?

The Sampler

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

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

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

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...

Bourne and Hollingsworth

You may have to book really far in advance, but the brunch with bottomless cocktails is definitely worth the wait! Make sure you try the French toast with clotted cream, berries and honey...

Sushi Tetsu

Sushi Tetsu is a fantastic and very personable sushi restaurant tucked down a small passageway in Clerkenwell. It serves some of the best sushi in London.

Newington Green Fruit and Vegetables

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

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.

The Dovetail

Serving the finest Belgian beer in London!

The Modern Pantry

Great brunch/lunch spot and really fresh food. Worth booking as people come especially to Clerkenwell to eat here.

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!

BIRD

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

Towpath

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

Tangerina

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!

Ottolenghi

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!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Islington, Canonbury, Caledonian Road, King's Cross, De Beauvoir Town, Highbury, Hoxton, Clerkenwell, Newington Green and Holloway

What do you love about Islington and surrounding areas?

Why do you find Islington and surrounding areas a great place to live?

Dorotta

"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!"

September 2015

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"Long established Sadler's Wells Theatre on Rosebery Avenue was founded in 1683 by Richard Sadler, when he built a music house around a mineral spring."

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