About Islington

Quiet, leafy streets filled with town houses and period properties, nestled around the ever-popular Upper Street and its delicious restaurants, lively bars, and excellent shopping options – it’s no surprise why this N1 postcode is top of the list for many homeowners. Islington’s many lovely examples of Georgian and Victorian period properties, two and three-storey townhouses, located in quiet, tree-lined streets, offer an escape from the crowds and bustle of London, without ever feeling like you’re too far from the excitement the Capital has to offer.

Despite its close proximity to Central London and the influx of high-street chains to the area, Islington has somehow always retained its sense of community. Residents can enjoy shopping in the local markets, such as Chapel Market, open 6 days a week; take a walk along Regent’s Canal and the New River; enjoy the large open space of the Highbury Fields; or take part in one of the many fetes, festivals and workshops taking place in the local schools and community centres throughout the year.

Islington Highlights

Upper Street, connecting the area’s two main stations of Angel and Highbury & Islington, is more than just a high-street. Most restaurants, trendy bars, pubs, theatres, cinemas, cafes and the Angel Central shopping centre can be found on the fashionable thoroughfare.

While just off Upper Street is the picturesque Camden Passage, known for its antique shops, markets and an enviable selection of independent shops, cafes and restaurants. Why not end the night with a free comedy show at the Camden Head?




The nearest Underground Stations are:

  • Highbury & Islington in Zone 2 on the Victoria Line
  • Angel in Zone 2 on the Northern Line


Overground stations include:

  • Highbury & Islington Station in Zone 2


Islington is served by London Buses routes including: 4, 19, 30, 38, 43, 56, 73, 341, 475, 812, and night buses: N19, N38, N41 and N73.




William Tyndale Primary School
St Mary's CofE Primary School
Laycock Primary School
Thornhill Primary School
Canonbury Primary School


North Bridge House Senior Canonbury
Richard Cloudesley School
St Mary Magdalene Academy

Did you know?

With a vertical rise of 90 feet and a length of 200 feet, the escalators at Angel Station are the longest on the Underground.