4 star modern hotel
53 Upper Street, Islington, N1 0UYShow on map
"Situated in the heart of fashionable Islington, this stylish hotel is great for a stay in London" A 5-minute walk from Angel tube station and one stop from St Pancras, the Hilton London Islington Hotel is a... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
18 Parkfield Street, Islington, N1 0PSShow on map
The Premier Inn Islington Green is a 95 room, 3 star hotel based in Islington, North London. The nearest tube station from the hotel is Angel. This is located in Zone 1 of the Underground system. It is... Read More »
3 star modern hotel
60 Pentonville Road,, Islington, N1 9LAShow on map
The Jurys Inn Islington is a 229 room, 3 star hotel based in Islington, North London. The closest tube station to the venue is Angel which is less than a 3 minute walk. This lies in Zone 1 of the Underground... Read More »
Apartment - classic modern
Macclesfield Road, Clerkenwell, EC1V 8AEShow on map
Old Street is one of London's trendiest areas, which retains its artistic, bohemian atmosphere despite spiraling rent prices. Apartments in this area are highly sought after due to its proximity to the... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
120 Central Street, Barbican, EC1V 8DSShow on map
Thistle City Barbican is just off the City Road, a main thoroughfare running through North and Central London. Old Street is the nearest station, 0.5 miles away. On the Underground networks it serves the the... Read More »
Bed and Breakfast
366, Essex Road, Highbury, N1 3PDShow on map
Opened by celebrity chef and located in the hip, trendy and bistro-filled Islington, Tommy Miah’s Raj Hotel is a family-run boutique hotel. Close to Angel tube station it sits among a maze of designer... Read More »
Hostel - urban cool
78 Kings Cross Road, Kings Cross, WC1X 9QGShow on map
Clink 78 is a 640 room youth hostel which is based in Kings Cross, North London. This lies in Zone 1 of the Underground system. The nearest tube station to the venue is Kings Cross St. Pancras which is a 10... Read More »
18-24 Swinton Street, Kings Cross, WC1X 9NXShow on map
The area is a terrific base to see all parts of London, with much to see and do even nearby on foot. Close to the Swinton hotel in Kings Cross lies the British Museum, British Library and... Read More »
33-35 Topham Street, Clerkenwell, EC1R 5HHShow on map
“Modern Apartment building based in the heart of Farringdon”The Access Farringdon Apartments is a 10 apartment property that is located in Farringdon, East London. This lies in Zone 1 of the... Read More »
54-58 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, N1 9DPShow on map
Journeys Kings Cross is a 20 room budget hostel that is situated in Camden, North West London. The nearest tube to this hostel is Kings Cross St. Pancras which is situated in Zone 1 of the Underground... Read More »
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Islington is a very chic neighbourhood in North Central London, with a laid-back vibe, but a much more refined and historic feel than that of neighbouring Hackney or nearby Camden. From the Pentonville Road, through Upper Street to Old Street, to Highbury the borough is a pleasant mix of quirky independent shops, elegant Georgian town houses and tempting eateries and bars.
Kings Cross and Pentonville Road may be less well heeled than the Angel area of Islington, but here you will find the revamped Eurostar terminus, which has had a very stylish refit complete with cafes, cupcake shops and perfumeries and you will find intimate music venues such as Mondo Water Rats and larger venues such as The Scala, which holds club nights too. Further up Pentonville Road you will find The Lexington, a very popular venue with locals, which has a bar downstairs and plays small gigs with cutting edge bands. The further up the hill you go, the more elegant your surroundings appear, however Angel still holds some of its bohemian charm even if it has become a very up market and expensive place to live.
In Angel you will find an eclectic mix of high street brands, designer shops and independent boutiques, including many antique and vintage stores. A vintage market is also held every weekend, where you can buy 1940s clothing, World War II lighters and kooky 60s furniture. You will also find unusual venues such as Screen on the Green, which hosts independent and foreign films and The Almeida Theatre.
Highbury also has a great selection of quirky boutiques and has two great gig venues, The Garage, which caters to a young alternative crowd and the Union Chapel, a stunning church, which holds a mixture of classical, alternative and folk concerts. It's worth visiting at Christmas when the whole church is decorated and strung with lights. Old Street is where you can see a very arty crowd, unsurprising as the place is crammed with galleries as well as bijou boutiques, eccentric but endearing bars and pubs and gig venues such as The Old Blue Last, run by Vice Magazine and, XOYO and The Camden Arts and Music Project (CAMP), which all showcase up and coming bands, many from the local area.
Initially Islington was used for agriculture, as the hill on which the borough stands has long been a main water source for London. As the area began to develop, many inns and pubs sprung up and by 1716 there were 56 pubs along Upper Street alone. The number may have dwindled since, but not by much and Upper Street is still home to many historic, elegant and trendy bars, whether you want a traditional brass-tapped pub, an American-style dive or an achingly hip minimalist bar, you will find somewhere to down a drink.
Islington is also known for its theatrical history, as many music halls and theatres sprung up around the Green in the 19th century (possibly because of Islington's high concentration of taverns!), although these have now been converted into an attractive row of shops, the area still retains its artsy vibe and is home to many celebrities and media moguls.
Islington is a great place o stay with fantastic transport links from Old Street, King's Cross St Pancras, Highbury and Islington and Angel tube stations, which all link to the Northern, Victoria or Piccadilly lines, providing direct links to Heathrow and Victoria Station where you can catch the Gatwick Express Train. London's famous sights may be located more centrally, but you can easily reach them by tube. If you want to stay in Islington, the cheapest hotels are to be found in King's Cross and Pentonville Road, although Angel and Highbury are perhaps more peaceful, picturesque places to stay. Hotels tend to be tucked away in side streets and in Old Street hotels may be located a short walk away from the main street. Old Street is also a very vibrant place to stay, but make sure to pack some unique wearables as the locals are mostly design and fashion students or artists and you have to dress to impress.