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A locals' guide to N1

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

Daniel Burrell

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

Angela Clarke

"Canonbury and Islington are renowned for their beautiful Regency architecture that attracts so many of the local residents."

Daniel Burrell

What is your favourite place?

Where do N1 locals go?

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.

Towpath

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

Newington Green Fruit and Vegetables

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

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.

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...

The Breakfast Club

Always busy, with great breakfasts throughout the day, as well as lunch and dinner menus.

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!

Salvation in Noodles

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

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!

Mem & Laz Brasserie

An Islington institution, this Mediterranean restaurant is amazing value!

The Sampler

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

Frederick's

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

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!

New Culture Revolution

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

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.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of De Beauvoir Town, Canonbury, Hoxton, Newington Green, Dalston, Islington, Highbury, Caledonian Road, Shoreditch and Clerkenwell

What do you love about N1?

Why do you find N1 a great place to live?

Louise

"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!"

February 2015

Alice

"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 ea... more

February 2015

Jamari

"The local council works hard to clean up and empty our bins"

February 2015

Agatha

"Kings Cross is so well connected and, even by foot, you can get anywhere quickly. There are new things opening all the time and we're really near Shoreditch & Camden for great night life."

January 2015

Temi

"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... more

December 2014

Bhavini

"Fantastic restaurants and great transport links"

December 2014

Ramnarayan

"Caledonian Road is in every sense a hundred countries in a single street. From Vietnamese to Ethiopian, Indian to Polish, Italian to Caribbean, there is no end to the cafes, shops and restaurants in this mile long country hopping adventure. A true melting- meeting pot of cultures, it's what London prides itself in."

December 2014

Sarah

"Canonbury has lovely character, lots of established trees and well maintained houses and streets. Feels very safe and secure, and lots of cute pubs around that creates cosy and fun atmosphere. I'm here on a temporary visa and feel Canonbury definitely gives off the true London experience you come for. Also transport links are amazing, overground is so relaxing and chilled and Victoria line is brilliant."

December 2014

Beatrice

"Fantastic area, great bars and restaurants for socialising, parks for jogging, and shops, it's like being in a village in London."

December 2014

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"After excavating under his house on Mortimer Road for 40 years up to 20 metres in each direction, William Lyttle or known affectionately as 'Mole Man' was finally taken to court by Hackney Council."

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Child-friendly activities near N1

Piccolo Singing, Music & Dancing - Hanbury Arms

Hanbury Arms
Piccolo is a fun packed 45 minute drop in session for babies and toddlers featuring action songs, puppets and musical instruments. Website

Gymboree Islington

Gymboree play & music centre
Gymboree helps children develop through a diverse range of entertaining, stimulating activities including gym, music,art, imaginary play and lots of singing. Website

Childminders Group

New River Green Children's Centre
Offers high quality services for children aged up to 5 years. All our staff are committed to providing high quality care and education. We believe that parents are key to children's progress and strive to develop a strong partnership between home and nursery. Website

Tick Tock Music

St Stephen's Church Hall
We present a different performance each week and encourage our young audiences to participate in singing, actions, role-playing and song indentification. One child £7.50 per session Siblings over 1 year £6 per session Siblings aged 7 months to 1 year £4.50 per session. There is a membership fee of £10 for your first year at Tick Tock and a charge of £5 for every subsequent year you attend. Website

Baby Massage

New River Green Children's Centre
Baby Massage - 1.30 - 3.00 (For babies aged 6 wks - 5mths) 4 week course Cost £10.00 (Concessions available) Must be booked in advance Call reception for information and to book. Website

Stay and Play

New River Green Children's Centre
Come and join us for a fun filled morning of indoor and outdoor activities, stories, singing, toy library and healthy snacks. All Mums, Dads and Carers with children 0-5 welcome Website

Eltaller Workshops Spanish Classes

Eltaller Workshops Spanish Classes
We offer specialised Spanish lessons which are based in Latin American contemporary literature, history, economy, film, art and music. We aim to have enjoyable discussions and activities that go beyond spanish text books or grammar exercises. We offer lessons for beginners, and for intermediate and advanced level students. Stay & Play 0.45 min lessons for children Website
  1. About N1

    N1 is the postcode district in North London incorporating the areas of Barnsbury (part), Canonbury, Kings Cross, Islington, Pentonville, De Beauvoir Town, Hoxton and is covered by the Hackney, Islington and Camden local authorities.

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