One of London’s boroughs that is steeped in history and culture is Islington. It has a lot to offer in terms of music, art, history and dining. In terms of size, it is the second smallest London Borough.
If you’re interested in architecture then Islington is the place for you. Located in North London, Islington has a vast array of different architecture such as buildings dating back to Victorian times as well as the modern high-rise apartment blocks. The borough has seen many older buildings restored and renovated to service modern day living.
If you’re an arts lover, Islington will keep you busy for hours on end with its booming cultural arts scene. It’s also home to several theatres, such as the Almeida Theatre as well as a good number of art galleries such as Clarendon Fine Art, The James Freeman Gallery and Cubitt Artists to name but a few.
After you’ve taken in some of the culture and arts Islington has to offer, why not finish off your visit with a bite to eat in one of Islington’s established casual eating places or prestigious dining experiences. There’s a diverse range of restaurants and cuisine on offer, from British to international delicacies from around the globe to cater for any taste.
Islington is also popular for history lovers. St Mary’s Church and Arsenal football club are two such historical landmarks. Arsenal FC is actually one of the world’s oldest football clubs which was founded in Woolwich in 1886.
Travelling around the borough is easy. There are several underground stations situated in the Borough including: Angel, Archway, Arsenal, Caledonian Road, Farringdon, Finsbury Park, Highbury & Islington, Holloway Road, Old Street and Tufnell Park. National rail and overground train services are also available.