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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.
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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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Great wine, superb food and awesome al fresco dining in their garden during the warmer months.
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An Islington institution, this Mediterranean restaurant is amazing value!
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A fantastic boozer in the heart of Camden Passage. Sit out in the beer garden watching the locals mooching around the market stalls.
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Proper coffee in warehouse-style surroundings and food too, served from breakfast through to dinner.
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The Honest Burger cocktails are absolutely fantastic and the staff are exceptionally friendly too!
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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!
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I love a weekend walk along Regent's Canal with a glass of rosé from Towpath.
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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.
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Off the beaten track. Amazing dim sum and very good value for money.
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Always busy, with great breakfasts throughout the day, as well as lunch and dinner menus.
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The best place to quaff on the finest wines around without having to buy a bottle! Very highbrow.
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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.
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After trying nearly all of the Vietnamese restaurants on Kingsland Road, this is by far the best. The setting is cool with graffiti style art on the walls and the service is excellent compared to other places on the same road. Complimentary tea and watermelon at the end is exactly what is needed after trying the extensive menu of pho, noodles, summer rolls and fresh fish.
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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!"
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I love the vibrancy of Islington - the streets are full of restaurants from different cultures. There's also green space in central London. Plenty to see and do here. Plus of course there's Arsenal FC!
Islington is a great balance of lively night-life and lovely places to chill out. It's a foodie's paradise with virtually every cuisine covered and a variety of settings from very formal to relaxed to cheap and cheerful. There's even great cinemas, theatre and music venues and unique and chain shops. The convenience factor's pretty good too with decent sized supermarkets, bus, tube and train transport and an easy (often walkable) commute to Central London
The local council works hard to clean up and empty our bins
North London has become one of my favourites places in London, mainly due to the many things there are to do, food, entertainment, socialising. I've made more friends living here that I have anywhere else, love that! I love that everything is within reach and a few minutes walk to exciting parts of east London, Shoreditch and hackney for instance. It has a quiet aspect considering its quite central, so if you love the city but value some peace swell, Islington is a five star for that! It's a lovely, friendly environment for children and families in general :)
Fantastic area, great bars and restaurants for socialising, parks for jogging, and shops, it's like being in a village in London.
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Latino Bambino -- 6 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 6 consecutive weeks block is £57 (£9.50 per class). Discounted £51 Website
Tiger Crane Kung FuClaremont 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
Ballet - Friendly and Professional ClassesPulse Dance Studio
Ballet North offer dance classes to all ages following the world renowned International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) Syllabus. Taught by IDTA accredited teachers, students are encouraged to develop their natural ability and creativity in a safe and friendly environment, with an equal emphasis placed on technique, discipline and enjoyment. Preparatory Ballet (£75 per Term) Primary Ballet / Grade 1 (£99 per Term) Grade 1/ Grade 2 Ballet (£99 per Term) 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
Yoga Therapy London. - Ante Natal Yoga Islington & Kings CrossElizabeth Garrett Anderson School
Pregnancy is one of the most amazing experiences of a women's life and yoga has long been recognised, by doctors and midwives to be one of the most effective means of easing birth. Website
Gwenda Grayson SchoolSt James Hall
Modern/Jazz dance for teenagers. Website
Baby Sensory AngelThe 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
Islington is the central district of the London Borough of Islington. It is an inner-city district in London, spanning from Islington High Street to Highbury Fields, encompassing the area around the busy Upper Street. The name is now also often applied to the areas of the borough close to Upper Street such as Barnsbury, Canonbury, and De Beauvoir Town, developed in the Georgian era. Islington grew as a sprawling village along the line of the Great North Road and has provided the name of the modern borough. This gave rise to some confusion, as neighbouring districts may also be said to be in Islington. This district is bounded by Liverpool Road to the west and New North Road to the south-east. Its northernmost point is in the area of Highbury. The main north-south high street, Upper Street splits at Highbury Corner to Holloway Road to the west and St. Paul's Road to the east. The area round Angel tube station is sometimes considered a district in its own right, The Angel, Islington. The area is well served with bus routes, with a major bus interchange located near Angel tube station. Red route and residents' parking restrictions apply throughout the area.
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