To understand Islington is to spend time on Upper Street, its beating heart. Running from Highbury to Angel, mums with prams come here to shop by day and young professionals unwind over cocktails by night. Ventures from the capital’s most critically-acclaimed chefs, restaurateurs and mixologists bring socialites and gastronomes all week long.
A vibrant arts scene gives this neighbourhood its cultured edge. Standout comedy nights and world-class dance shows take centre stage inside its music venues and theatres. Even down the quieter side streets, award-winning cocktail bars and cult brands such as Le Labo and Paper Mache Tiger stand proudly next to Victorian terraced houses. Down the old antiques quarter, vintage market stalls now rub shoulders with contemporary independent boutiques. Islington may be a residential neighbourhood, but its brunch and culture-loving locals are spoilt for choice.View all Islington spaces
It’s refreshing to see so many new independent businesses opening up across Islington. A majority of our weekly walk-in clients are creatives and young families local to the area but we receive orders from all over London.
Alisa, Founding Director and Head Florist, Untitled (Flowers)
The Islington shopper is always informed. There are now lots of creatives doing really interesting things in the area, which keeps it connected to our hip East London neighbours but it still has its own identity and community.
Ben, Buyer and Store Manager, Sefton
Islington is ever evolving. When we opened our neighbours were hardware stores and cafes. Today our neighbours range from Space NK to Jigsaw with London’s newest boutique shopping centre set to open on our doorstep.
Simon, Part Owner and Store Manager, After Noah