About the area
Islington is traditionally a mecca for London's journalists, writers, and artists. This vibrant borough boasts a thriving fringe theatre scene, a wealth of fantastic restaurants, and vibrant nightlife. Islington is the best place to buy antiques in London. Spend an afternoon browsing the specialist shops and boutiques in the renowned Camden Passage antiques market. Continue your journey of discovery through the elegant Georgian squares, along peaceful Regent's Canal, and through historic Clerkenwell. Football fans will be unable to leave the borough without a trip to the world-famous Arsenal football ground.
The borough of Islington appeared in the middle of the XX century after the merger of several smaller areas. In the old days, pre-Victorian period, this place was known as a farming land. People from the neighbourhoods used to come here for amazing dairy products.
Islington can boast of a huge number of parks and other green areas where people together with their families relax on weekends and after a hard working day.
The area is also known as a magnet for creative people, in particular, artists. That is mainly due to its picturesque landscapes.
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