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65 Upper Street
N1 0NY

Why move to Islington?

Highbury & Islington offers character, charm, great transport links with lots of outdoor spaces and independent shops to discover. It's no surprise that the area is popular with celebrities, politicians, lawyers and media types.

Some things to love about living in Islington

London's first ever and most established farmers market takes place on Chapel Market between Baron Street and Penton Street, with loads of space to shop and at least 30 stalls every Sunday.

A world leader in contemporary dance, Sadlers Wells in Roseberry Ave, Islington has been staging theatrical productions for more than 300 years.

There's a super friendly cocktail bar hidden from the hordes of Upper Street tucked away in Colebrook Row. With vintage posters, monochrome tiled flooring and a fantastic pianist it has an amazing vibe though despite it's being a ""secret"" you'll need to be there early to bag a table.

Browse amongst the many antique shops located on Camden passage. There's also an antique market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

Wander in an oasis of calm amid the mad rush of London.  Highbury Fields may not be the largest of London's parks but it's a mecca for locals and one of the few plaees where you can still indulge in a weekend BBQ.

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.


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