Islington is located just to the north of Central London. Originally a working class suburb it has slowly transformed into one of London’s fashionable zones. The old buildings have been refurbished and are now filled with bohemians, artists and young professionals. In 2006, when Emirates Stadium opened, Islington became the home of Arsenal, one of London’s best football clubs.
Dynamic and vibrant, Islington has an animated nightlife with an infinite amount of pubs, clubs and restaurants. Enjoying the atmosphere of the classic King’s Head Theatre, housed in a traditional Victorian building is a definite must. Although it is not the only one in the area, in Islington there is another theatre which goes back to the 17th century.
If you love your shopping you’ll find a lot of speciality stores in Islington. The antique market in Camden Passage deserves a special mention; here you can find vintage clothes, furniture, handmade goods and all kinds of bargains. The High St and Upper St are two streets which cross the zone.