How to explore Islington like a local

A centre point for famous people, socialites, and quick paced experts, Islington is a mainly residential district of Inner London. The neighbourhood is bounded by Liverpool Road to the west and City Road and Southgate Road to the south-east and is known as London’s most favoured address and desirable location to stay. Comprising of long boutique and café-crammed stretch on Upper Street to the leafy Georgian squares, Islington offers everything on your doorstep.


Here is our guide how to make most out this lively neighbourhood in London:

Choose Homestay 

If you are visiting the city for a short or long term stay, it is a good idea to choose a homestay. this will help you to live a local away from the touristy grid. The areas boast of several comfortable and luxury serviced apartments Islington which are available on rent. These apartments are tastefully designed, fully furnished and highly spacious, making you stay comfortable and relaxing. You can cook your own dinner and breakfast at the fully functional kitchen using the fresh produce available in the local market. Staying in a serviced apartment will surely give you the opportunity to capture the spirit of Islington.

Camden Passage 

Camden Passage is nestled just behind Upper Street. This vintage fortune is loaded with shops, arcades, bistros, boutiques and one of London’s most seasoned vintage markets. Opened in the 1960s, it is an incredible find for visitors, collectibles merchants, and antique lovers. On Wednesdays and Saturdays you can explore the famous antique market here. This only street with antique stalls, shops, pubs and chic cafes offers an artistic experience to the visitors.

Islington Museum 

Dedicated to the history of the London Borough of Islington, this public Museum hosts temporary exhibitions and children’s events. This free to-visit Museum offers insights into the history of the Islington borough and its residents with the help of artefacts including several books.

Almeida Theatre 

Visit Almeida Theatre to see the Avant-garde dramas that has an intimate feel. Though the theatre is not amongst the London’s biggest or popular theatres but the edgiest one, which draws crowds from all over the city. The Theatre has 325 sitting capacity, offering close and personal feel to all the actions taking place on stage. Experience this place if you like brave and thoughtful theatre

Delicious food on your platter 

No tour is complete without enjoying some heavenly and delightful delicious of that area and in Islington there is no shortage of amazing eating-out joints. Good vegetarian restaurants to ultra cool cafes, Upper Street has plenty of bars and restaurants than any other street in Britain. For enjoying best vegetarian food  visit the restaurant The Gate, which is creative vegan restaurant with a community vibe. Visit Duke of Cambridge which offers excellent menu featuring Moroccan-stewed pepper chachouka, beef short rib and rainbow chard that seems to capture the spirit of Islington. To enjoy in an ultimate hipster cafe pay visit to Sawyer & Gray. If you are interested in visiting Relaxed modern European restaurant explore Salut and for tickling your sweet tooth visit beautiful sugar-free bakery- The Romeo’s Bakery.