Living in Islington

A Chestertons area guide to Islington

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Welcome to Islington

Islington offers easy access to the City and a vibrant social life, both of which attract many young professionals looking for the ideal work life balance.

The most sought after properties for sale in Islington tend to be Georgian and Victorian houses with 3 or more rooms. Victorian period terraced houses are popular with families whilst well proportioned post-war flats are popular with young professionals.

  • Social vibe
  • Great pubs and bars
  • Fantastic transport links
  • Period properties
  • Great for professionals 
  • Entertainment & nightlife

    Islington has a thriving social scene. In addition to the many pubs and bars in the area, there are top comedy venues and a vintage cinema to keep residents entertained.


    Best place for a cocktail

    Zilouf Bar and restaurant comes highly recommended for its sublime cocktail collection. Its owners previously worked for the distinguished Ottolenghi NOPI restaurant and their expertise shines through in the drinks.

  • Parks & recreation

    Compared to other areas, Islington is lacking in green spaces and instead has a number of small community gardens dotted around. For something a bit different, the New River Walk Park has a historic stretch of water; a man made aqueduct dating from 1613, and a beautiful selection of trees.

  • Restaurants & shopping

    Islington has an increasing range of independent restaurants taking their inspiration from across the world. The variety of shops in the area is steadily growing, with a mixture of high street and independent boutique brands opening in the area.

    Best place for something warm and fuzzy

    Workshop is an Italian clothes shop. Its menswear collection is now produced in London however they still operate a factory in Turin. They have a wide collection of quality cashmere products as well as a stylish women’s range.
  • Schools

    There are a number of state schools in the area. Primary schools include St Mary’s and Thornhill primary schools.

    There are also a number of same-sex secondary schools. For boys there’s a choice of St Aloysius RC School for Boys or the Central Foundation School. For girls, there’s the Elizabeth Garret Anderson School for Girls.

  • Transport & travel

    There’s a number of underground, mainline and over ground stations providing excellent service to Islington’s residents.

    Stations include:

    Angel – Northern line

    Caledonian Road – London Overground

    Highbury & Islington – London Overground and Victoria Line

    Old Street –Northern Line and National Rail services to Hertfordshire. 

The lifestyle here is amazing, with the fabulous boutiques and shops of Camden Passage, the plethora of restaurants and eateries in Upper Street, as well as easy access to the West End and City of London.

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For more information, contact the local property experts in our Islington branch.

Graham Stubbs

Graham Stubbs


020 7359 9777

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David Manning


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