In the north of London, Islington is a trendy suburb which offers an interesting blend of cultures. Having been rejuvenated in recent years, Islington is very much seen as the place to be, both for cool city dwellers and those coming to London to visit.
Islington has plenty of wealthy areas without being overtly opulent such as Mayfair and Knightsbridge. Instead, there’s a kind of understated elegance which attracts everyone from university students to high flying business men and women.
The terminal for the Eurostar is on the edge of Islington, at St Pancras, making it easy to hop over the channel and back again.
There’s a mix of architectural style in Islington, from the sprawling Georgian structures to the modern apartments and flats. Leafy suburbs sit alongside vibrant and busy shopping centres creating the mix and diversity for which Islington is well-known.
Islington is particularly attractive to lovers of arts and culture, and showcases a steady stream of new talent and the very best of dance, art and drama. As well as plenty of theatres, you’ll also find countless restaurants and bars both big and small. Whether you’re looking for a quiet and intimate atmosphere or a bar which is buzzing, you’ll have your pick of locations in Islington.
It’s not all about going out and partying however, as Islington still has plenty of green spaces. From garden squares such as Lonsdale Square to play areas such as Highbury Fields, it’s easy to escape from the city for a while.