Sophisticated yet in the know, a modern stay at a holiday home in Islington
Islington is one of the liveliest areas in Central London, lying just north of the City of London and well located for a modern and refreshing take on the London experience. Bordering the Smithfield locality of the inner city, Islington has become known for its refined yet contemporary feel and is characterised by its proudly independent institutions and shops which make it an exciting place for young people and an attractive place for you to stay!
There are numerous attractions in Islington such as the Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal Football Club which you can tour throughout the week and be sure to visit one of their 3 London Derby’s if Chelsea, Tottenham or West Ham happen to be their opponents at the weekend, where you will experience a truly electric atmosphere. The London Canal Museum offers a glimpse into the importance of the canal network to London in the Industrial Revolution and the Estorick Collection specialises in modern Italian art. The Exmouth Market offers a vast array of street food and is truly a treat for the senses. If you want to travel further afield to see some of London’s unmissable sites, Islington provides first class travel links which will get you to the most popular attractions further in the inner city.
Local Identity, local attractions, local Islington
Islington holds the Union Chapel, voted “London's Best Live Music Venue” by Timeout magazine readers where you can find comedy and a range of different music and the King’s Head theatre pub is renowned for its old school exterior and bubbly atmosphere in which you can enjoy food and drink before enjoying a play in the intimate theatre. Another option Is the Almeida theatre, another exemplifying Islington’s love for the local establishment. The internationally acclaimed Fabric Nightclub, famous for its impressive soundsystem is also located nearby in Farringdon so there is plenty of entertainment on the cards.
Just around the corner you can find the famous Camden markets, known for their cool and edgy character and a bustling atmosphere where you will find vintage clothing, exotic food stalls and entertaining street musicians next to the old canals. As the sun fades away, Camden becomes a place where you can experience live music in quirky venues such as Dingwalls, The Underworld and The Electric Ballroom and drink beverages from independent breweries to your heart’s content in the many bars and pubs. Camden is all about the quirky, the iconic and the whimsical and never fails to impress as a place unto itself!
Islington is served by mainline trains and the Piccadilly via Holloway Road as well as the Northern line at Angel, making it straightforward to reach from any starting point and the Piccadilly line runs 24 hours on the weekend as part of the Night Tube, so no matter where you go, you can count on getting home easily. Islington is also close to Stratford, which provides a quick route to Stanstead airport and might save you some money over flying to Gatwick or Heathrow. Simply put, Islington will provide you with an engaging and cosmopolitan experience, no matter where your interests lie.