About Islington

About Islington London

Islington is mainly a residential district of Inner London which grew evolved from a neglected and humble area to one of London’s most popular and fashionable places to live in.

Islington is a small borough situated in north London, within a short distance from the City. Islington has many trendy bars, restaurants and shops and an eclectic mixture of population ranging from city workers to wealthy households. The atmosphere and architecture in Islington is a unique mixture of elegant Georgian squares, vibrant passages in Camden and quiet residential zones around Angel.

Islington student accommodation is available in university halls or at privately rented properties. Popular areas for students living in Islington can be found mainly in Clerkenwell, which has many converted warehouses, Kings Cross, Canonbury and Highbury (though the terrace houses in these areas will require a bigger budget).

The tube stations running in the borough are Angel, Essex Road, Caledonian road & Barnsbury, Highbury & Islington, King’s Cross, Canonbury, King’s Cross St Pancras, Caledonian Road, Old street, Drayton Park, and Farringdon. The main tube lines running across Islington are Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria. Being very closely located to the city center, there are also bus services and Overground stations.


Islington map


Famous attractions and landmarks in Islington includes:

  • Almeida Theatre – One of London’s most influential theaters.
  • London Canal Museum – Dedicated to the history of London’s canals, the people who worked on the waterways, historic ships and cargoes.
  • Camden Passage – A renowned passage way full of antique and contemporary shops, markets and arcades.
  • Islington Farmer’s Market – Central Sunday market located just off upper street.