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Known for Georgian streets and squares, the Emirates Stadium (home ground of Arsenal FC) and a good range of restaurants, pubs and shops, hotels in Islington are a good place to get a feel for neighbourhood London while not having to stray far from the centre – it’s only a 20-minute bus ride from Bloomsbury and Holborn. Its eating options take in the best chains (Ottolenghi, Wahaca and Bills) as well as independent gems such as the Blue Legume (for Turkish-inspired brunches) and Kipferl (Austrian comfort food). Gigs can be enjoyed at both the O2 Academy and the much-cherished Union Chapel. It’s well connected, too, being on both the Northern line at Angel and the Victoria line at Highbury. Here’s our pick of the best hotels in Islington.
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