Islington area guide

Discover great restaurants, bars, pubs, live music venues and shops on offer in N1

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Islington is not just for the champagne socialists - its boutiquesbars and restaurants offer something for the weekend, whichever way you lean. With a vibrant arts scene and big-name clubs drawing headline bands, N1 is guaranteed to offer a daytrip or big night out that gets your vote.

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Pubs and bars in Islington

69 Colebrooke Row

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Critics choice
  1. 69 Colebrooke Row, N1 8AA
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House of Wolf

  • Rated as: 4/5
  1. Upper Street, N1 1RQ
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Earl of Essex

  • Rated as: 4/5
  1. 25 Danbury Street, N1 8LE
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Island Queen

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  1. 87 Noel Road, N1 8HD
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Latest theatre shows in Islington

Little Revolution

Following her extraordinary verbatim musical 'London Road' – a suprise smash at the National Theatre – Alecky Blythe returns with a new verbatim play, this one about the London 2011 riots. Fearless director Joe Hill-Gibbins is reunited with Blythe after their hilarious and enlightening 'The Girlfriend Experience' set in a brothel by the sea. 'Little Revolution' is be a view of the riots from

  1. Almeida Theatre Almeida Street, Islington, N1 1TA
  2. Tue Aug 26 - Fri Oct 3
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Lady Windermere's Fan

Ruby in the Dust's version of Oscar Wilde's biting satire is set in the 1930s. The company were responsible for 'The Great Gatsby' and 'Bonnie and Clyde' both on at the King's Head previously. Now they deal with Wilde's play about the beautiful and rich Lady Windermere whose security is threatened by the appearance of a mysterious widow, invited by her husband, at her 21st birthday ball.   

  1. King's Head Theatre 115 Upper St, N1 1QN
  2. Tue Aug 5 - Sat Aug 23
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Madame Bovary

An intriguing rep season is about to begin at the (nearly) new Hope Theatre in Islington. So and So Arts Club are staging four new plays from emerging writers, all in rep. The first up is Flaubert's complex 'Madame Bovary' which tells of the adulterous doctor's wife who is desperate to escape the banality of her everyday life. Rosanna Lowe adapts the piece.

  1. Hope Theatre 207 Upper Street, N1 1RL
  2. Fri Aug 1 - Sat Aug 30
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Dirty Promises

An intriguing rep season is about to begin at the (nearly) new Hope Theatre in Islington. So and So Arts Club are staging four new plays from emerging writers, all in rep.  'Dirty Promises' is a surreal, urban, messy love story between Drew and Lucy.

  1. Hope Theatre 207 Upper Street, N1 1RL
  2. Sat Aug 2 - Sat Aug 30
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Where to eat near Islington

Ottolenghi

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. 287 Upper Street, N1 2TZ
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The Gate

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  1. 370 St John Street, EC1V 4NN
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Antepliler

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  1. 139 Upper Street, N1 1PQ
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House of Wolf

  • Rated as: 4/5
  1. Upper Street, N1 1RQ
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Camden market A Dandy in Aspic

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John R. O'Neon
John R. O'Neon

Great area but I would like to know where Alan Davis lives? I want to send him a small 'Blue Whale' and can't find his contact address anywhere. I hope sombody can help me. Thanks John

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