Despite being the third smallest borough in the City, Islington has a rich history and a vibrant feel which makes it one of the more recognised areas of London. The borough was owned by various churches in the Middle Ages, but was sold on to the friends of the Tudor monarchs after the dissolution of the monasteries. Up until the 19th Century, the area continued to grow and blossom, but Islington fell into a decline in the 20th Century as a result of the war and industrial development. Recent years have seen Islington develop into a desirable residential and business location again, and Angel in Islington is one of London’s business development districts.
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Much of Islington is now taken up with the retail and leisure industry, with Angel in particular hosting a major part of the area’s retail establishments and nightlife. Evening economy is big business in Islington, and the area is home to the O2 Academy Islington which hosts various club nights and music events throughout the week. Secondary industries include education, with City and Islington College offering a wide and varied workforce for any business in the area. Islington also has excellent local transport links, which makes it easily accessible from most parts of the City.
A typical office in Islington
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Things to do in Islington
Islington is home to Emirates Stadium, home to Arsenal Football Club and one of the more popular landmarks for football fans and locals alike. When it comes to more sedate activities, the area boasts a great variety of theatre and cultural activities, including the world-famous Sadler’s Wells, a modern contemporary dance and music venue. The Old Red Lion Theatre is also located here, a fringe theatre which was founded in 1948 and provides regular shows and productions for theatre-goers of all ages and interests. Islington is well known for its selection of bars and restaurants. The Famous Cock sits adjacent to Highbury and Islington station, and is a reasonably priced, relaxed pub and a popular weekend venue. 69 Colebrooke Row is a more bespoke evening out, offering innovative cocktails in a smart and classic setting. For post-work meals out, The Gate is a popular and modestly priced vegetarian restaurant in Angel that appeals even to the most dedicated carnivore. Meanwhile La Petite Auberge provides and warm and welcoming atmosphere, reminiscent of a French Tavern, and traditional, hearty French cuisine.
- Tube lines: Victoria, Northern
- Mainline stations: Highbury & Islington, Angel
- Nearest motorways: M1
- Nearest airports: Heathrow and London City
- Other: Buses and taxis