Islington is one of our favourite boroughs in London. It’s home to more than 365 restaurants, amazing theater and Arsenal Football Club. Next time you’re out and about in N1, Check out the 10 best things to do in Islington (voted by us!):
1) Watch a game at Arsenal Football Club
England and football go together like fish and chips. The same is true of Islington, home of Arsenal. 'The Gunners' relocated to the brand-new 60,000 seat Emirates Stadium in 2006, from their previous home in Highbury. Take in a game and enjoy the excitement!
2) A quick beer at the King’s Head Theater and Pub
Walk in the footsteps of the Bard with a visit to the King’s Head Theater and Pub. This Victorian Pub was the first dinner theater, dating back as far as Shakespearian times. Stop in for a quick beer & some amazing food and you might see some live music, or even a show.
3) Be dazzled at Sadler’s Wells Theatre
If dance is your interest, then you must take in a performance at Sadler’s Wells Dance Theater. The world’s most celebrated UK and International dance and ballet acts can be seen in this very spot.
4) Dine at Ottolenghi Restaurant
Ottolenghi is synonymous with creative food. The Israeli roots of founder Yotam influences every item on the menu and makes this eatery stand out from the crowd. And the tables are communal, so you can make new friends as you dine.
5) Make a splash at the Angel Canal Festival
This annual one-day festival takes place around the 1st Sunday of September.Enjoy the children’s fun fair, outdoor art gallery, and loads of attractions!
6) Get your 5-a-day at Islington Farmers’ Market
Known as London’s oldest and most established farmer’s market, the Islington Farmers’ Market boasts at least 30 stalls a week, full of fresh local fruit and vegetables as well as other amazing selections.
7) Find a treasure in Camden Passage
8) Entertain the children (and adults) at the Little Angel Theatre
Puppetry is alive and well at the Little Angel Theater. Founded in 1960, this unique theatre offers puppet shows for children of all ages, as young as 1 and as old as 100.
9) Behold the Union Chapel
While it’s still a fully operational church, the Union Chapel also hosts regular gigs and comedy nights. It also boasts some of the best gothic revival architecture in London, or indeed the world.Step inside and admire the chapel’s beauty, while you listen to a band, comedian or the unique Henry Willis & Sons organ.
10) Expand your mind at the London Canal Museum
If you ever wanted to know about London’s canals, this is the place to go.Learn about their history, the cargo and the people that lived and worked on London’s waterways.