A little bit of history
Several authors have made references to Islington in their work, including Nick Hornby, Neil Gaiman, Douglas Adams and Joan Smith.
Need to know
Famous residents have included Sir Walter Raleigh and George Orwell.
Shopping options in Highbury and Islington span everything from popular, large, national chains such as French Connection, Gap, H&M, Monsoon and more in The N1 Centre, to quirky vintage and second hand clothes and antiques in Camden Passage. There are excellent independent clothing shops along Upper Street, including Leila, Cop. Copine, Whistles, as well as high-end high street favourites such as Reiss and Jigsaw. We also love the multi label boutique Diverse Womenswear and Menswear which offers an inspiring edit of the latest designer collections. For the weekly food shop, you'll find a large Sainsbury's in Angel and a large Waitrose and large Morrison's on Holloway Road.
DESPITE ITS CENTRAL LOCATION, HIGHBURY & ISLINGTON HAS LOTS OF GREEN SPACE TO ENJOY.