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

Mr Burns

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice

Bear Grylls would be so pissed off: in US playwright Anne Washburn’s bracingly idiosyncratic play, the survivors of a non-specific North American apocalypse don’t salvage food or weapons from the rubble, but culture. And when I say ‘culture’, I mean popular cartoon ‘The Simpsons’. And when I say ‘The Simpsons’, I mean sublime 1993 episode ‘Cape Feare’.‘Mr Burns’ is divided

  1. Almeida Theatre Almeida Street, Islington, N1 1TA
  2. Fri Jul 11 - Sat Jul 26
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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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Our Town

It is said in theatre folklore that Thornton Wilder's script has played every night somewhere in the US since 1938. Who knows if this nugget is actually true, or even how one would go about proving it. But it does give some indication as to how popular Wilder's simple story of two lives in small-town America really is. American actor-director David Cromer opens his stripped back production of the

  1. Almeida Theatre Almeida Street, Islington, N1 1TA
  2. Thu Oct 9 - Sat Nov 29
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About Miss Julie

An intriguing new adaptation of August Strindberg's Norwegian classic 'Miss Julie', this show is set in the '20s where Miss Julie is throwing a party for a group of bright young things. As she flirts with her father's butler, the scars of war rear their ugly head. Jonathan Sidgwick has written the adaptation for In Residence Theatre Company.  

  1. King's Head Theatre 115 Upper St, N1 1QN
  2. Fri Jul 11 - Sat Jul 26
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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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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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