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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!

New Culture Revolution

New Culture Revolution

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

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.

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!

Ottolenghi

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!

The Free Association

The Free Association

A world class improv comedy theatre tucked away above De Beauvoir Arms pub on Southgate Road. Shows multiple nights a week featuring future and current TV and live comedy performers.

The Sampler

The Sampler

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

Emirates Stadium

Emirates Stadium

There is only one team in North London! A good day out....

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.

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.

Exmouth Market

Exmouth Market

Amazing fresh food for all tastes. Charming, especially at night. A great place to relax in the sun.

The Highbury Barn

The Highbury Barn

One of the most succulent chicken roasts you'll ever taste in a pub, with all of their meats supplied from the organic butcher just across the road.

Bourne and Hollingsworth

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...

Sourced Market

Sourced Market

I can get the perfect poached eggs on toast in the morning and then go back in the evening for a bottle of craft beer!

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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

"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!"

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

Angela Clarke

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

Daniel Burrell

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

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Child-friendly activities near Islington and surrounding areas

Baby Sensory classes

The Angelic
Baby Sensory's award winning baby development classes are now running in your area. You and your baby will experience different sensory activities designed to support your baby's sensory development every week and you are welcome to join at any time. Baby Sensory is an extremely popular Baby Development activity and many of our classes are fully booked, it is advisable to book early. Visitors are always welcome but please call in advance to reserve your place. To register your interest, please contact your local Baby Sensory Class Leader. Trial class is £5.00 & £45/5weeks Website

The Half Moon Crescent

The 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

Ballet North Baby Ballet

Wilson Room
Suitable for ages 2 and a half upwards, Baby Ballet classes are an exciting introduction to the world of dance and creative movement for both boys and girls. These classes will teach the basics of ballet, improve coordination, musicality, flexibility and concentration in a fun and comfortable environment. 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

Alissa's Play Yoga Mum & Toddler Class

Yogabase
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

Hatching Dragons Shadow Puppetry

Lift
Introduce your tots to the language and culture of China through song, dance and some amazing shadow puppetry. Website

Fujian White Crane Kung Fu

Claremont Hall
Our instructors are passionate about their own training but when they are in front of their classes they are concentrated on teaching you. It's about your progress, unravelling your setbacks, instilling the principles of this old traditional style of Kung fu into you - not about their egos. Website

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