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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

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

Nick Batten

"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?

Frederick's

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

Mem & Laz Brasserie

An Islington institution, this Mediterranean restaurant is amazing value!

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!

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!

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 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!

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...

Towpath

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

Honest Burgers

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

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!

Foxlow

Amazing food! The service is fantastic and the steak and salmon are out of this world...

Terroni of Clerkenwell

Terroni's on Clerkenwell Road is a charming traditional Italian café and food store offering all the delights of the old country. There is nothing better than an afternoon cappuccino with a delicious pistachio cream filled cannoli!

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.

Belle époque

Delicious bread and cakes that look too perfect to eat!

Salvation in Noodles

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

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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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"27 Canonbury Square became the residence of famous novelist George Orwell after bombing forced him out of his home in St John's Wood in 1944."

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Child-friendly activities near Islington and surrounding areas

St Mary's Holiday Playscheme

St Mary's Youth Club
We run our play schemes in school holidays for children between the ages of 6 and 12 years old. The core opening hrs are 8:45 AM - 5:45 PM. Parents can buy extended childcare till 6.15 pm for an additional £1.50 per session.  The daily charge for one day is £14.50.  We can offer a discount of 30% for siblings, 25% discount for children with disabilities and reduced rate of £10.50 for a limited number of low income families on a first come first served bases (total joint income under £25K ,  proof will be required). Website

Latino Bambino- Trial

St. Mary’s Neighborhood 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 Trial session is £10. DIscounted £9 Website

Little Kickers

St Mary's Neighbourhood Centre,
We give your children a positive introduction to sport by teaching high quality football skills in a friendly, pressure-free environment. There are four different classes tailored specifically to the needs of children between 18 months and seven years of age. It's the perfect way to ignite an enthusiasm for sport that will stay with them for life Website

Childminders Stay and Play

Charlotte Terrace
All adventure playgrounds offer exciting structures on which children can play in a safe environment. We have a football and basketball pitch, fire pit as well as an amphitheatre, arts and craft classes. During the half term and summer holidays we go on trips. Open access play is free. There is a small charge for lunch club during holidays. Please pre-book places for lunch club on Monday for the week. Website

Baby Sensory Angel

The Slug and Lettuce,
The various baby activities aim to build up a vocabulary of sensory experiences (e.g. visual, auditory and tactile), to enhance physical contact (massage, reflexology, touching, cuddling and rocking) between you and your baby and to promote the development of speech through the use of sign language, music, song and puppets. Website

The Almeida Academy

St Mary Islington Church
Almeida Academy is a program of Saturday drama classes for children and young people aged 5 to 14. Website

Saturday Puppet Club

The Little Angel Theatre
This term you are invited to come and make your own puppet inspired by our new production of The Paper Dolls and learn how to be a puppeteer! Members undertake a weekly Saturday morning activity creating their own puppets and developing a short play for performance. The term culminates in a grand finale for friends and family using the puppets they have made. Saturday Puppet Club is split into two age groups. This class is for kids only, members are left with our trained team of workshop leaders and assistants for the duration of their session. 5-11 years old: £95 per person/£65.00 concessions Website
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