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.

What are your favourite Islington haunts? Let us know.

Pubs and bars in Islington

69 Colebrooke Row

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Critics choice
  1. 69 Colebrooke Row, N1 8AA
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Lord Clyde

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Critics choice
  1. 340-342 Essex Road, N1 3PB
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  1. 70 Upper Street , N1 0NY
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House of Wolf

  • Rated as: 4/5
  1. Upper Street, N1 1RQ
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Latest theatre shows in Islington

Cindermouse

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice

Before there’s any action on the stage, the young audience are asked to get out of their seats and search for the Little Angel cat – an ‘unwelcome’ interloper in this Cinderella-inspired puppet production set in Mousetown. It’s a canny piece of staging that gets the kids invested from the get-go, and their engagement in the show doesn’t wane.The set is simple but the exquisitely

  1. Little Angel Theatre Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, N1 2DN
  2. Mon Dec 29 - Sun Feb 1
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Jabberwocky

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice

Do you know your borogoves from your slithy toves? Not to worry if you don’t. There’s a copy of Lewis Carroll’s poem ‘Jabberwocky’ in the programme for this stage adaptation, and the performance opens with a bedtime reading of it to the boy marionette who’s about to set off on his quest-within-a-dream. Little Angel Theatre’s take on Carroll’s nonsense masterpiece has been revived

  1. Little Angel Theatre Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, N1 2DN
  2. Mon Dec 29 - Sun Feb 1
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La Boheme

OperaUpClose's very successful staging of Puccini's opera about idealistic young artists returns to the King's Head Theatre.

  1. King's Head Theatre 115 Upper St, N1 1QN
  2. Mon Dec 29 - Sun Jan 4
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The Merchant of Venice

  • Rated as: 3/5

Director Rupert Goold has proved himself the twenty-first century’s great theatrical chronicler of material excess. In productions of works like ‘Enron’ and ‘American Psycho’ he has repeatedly demonstrated how individuals who worship Mammon above all expose themselves to twists of fortune every bit as devastating as those that can be witnessed in Greek tragedy. With this ‘The Merchant

  1. Almeida Theatre Almeida St, Islington, N1 1TA
  2. Mon Dec 29 - Sat Feb 14
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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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Almeida

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  • Offer
  1. 30 Almeida Street, N1 1AD
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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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