A district in Greater London, Islington is part of the London Borough of Islington and it extends from Islington High Street to Highbury Fields.
Islington is mainly a residential district and brings together the stylish Georgian squares with not-so stylish and trendy parts. The neighbourhood has a thriving theatre state and thrilling nightlife.
Islington is well served by various bus routes. The key bus interchange is situated near Angel Tube Station which is the closest tube station along with Essex Road Train Station and King’s Cross.
Some of the famous places to see in Islington include
Victoria Miro is a British modern art gallery that showcases the works of artists across Europe, Asia and United States. The gallery has received accolades and wide appreciation from all over. Located in an 8,000 square feet, it has been converted into Victorian furniture warehouse.
The Little Angel Theatre
This children’s theatre showcases a display for the art of puppetry. The theatre was founded by master puppeteer John Wilkes in the 1960s. It is popular for producing theatre that can surprise people of all ages with its brilliance.
The Crafts Council in Islington is home to Britain’s largest crafts gallery. It is the place where various exhibitors showcase their work all throughout the year. Crafts Council also come with a reference and a picture library, a cafe and a centre for information.
Japanese Gallery Islington
The Japanese gallery was established in the year 1977 and comes with a range of Japanese Art. Four Japanese woodcut exhibitions take place every year. You can also buy Japanese wood block prints from the gallery.
James Freeman Gallery
Exhibiting contemporary paintings and photography by young and talented artists from Britain, James Freeman art gallery located on the Upper Street is worth a visit. The gallery is committed to reasonably priced, unique and original art by upcoming artists.
Islington Square was built in the Edwardian Baroque style during the early 1900s. Home to the Former North London Mail Centre, the square fronts onto Upper Street and sits next to Gibson Square and Milner Square.
Besides these, you can also go to the Angel Building and St John the Evangelist’s Roman Catholic Church.
Islington is a lovely neighbourhood to stay in London. From penthouses with a unique London edge to comfortable serviced apartments, Islington offers all kinds of accommodation options to business and leisure travellers alike.