Islington Area Guide
Islington was named by the Saxons in the year 1005. It is an inner London borough located north of the River Thames, approximately 4 miles from the heart of central London and has a choice of brilliant commuting links.
The Borough stretches from the edges of the City at Farringdon and Old Street to the boundary of Haringey, this compact yet diverse borough is one of the liveliest in London. It is a highly desirable area which is popular with prospective buyers and renters alike.
The borough comes with a high number of green areas including Highbury Fields and Gillespie Park. At the heart of Islington is Upper street, famed for its diversity of places to eat. It makes the area a foodies’ delight with many restaurants, bars, cafes and independent shops to choose from with many nightlife opportunities within Islington and surrounding areas. There is also an impressive selection of independent food stores and local markets in the area.
Islington has excellent transport links and offers a good overground train links from Islington & Highbury station and at the heart of Islington is the Angel underground station on the Northern Line with short journey times to Bank, King’s Cross, the City, London Bridge, Euston and the West end.