Things to do in Islington

Never be short for things to do in Islington with our guide to what's on in N1

Indulge your curiosity in Islington's eclectic cultural hotspots. Catch A-listers at the Almeida and the next big thing at King's Head Theatre or trace the area's social and political rise at the Islington and London Canal Museums. Make the most of your time with our insider's guide to the best things to do in Islington.

  • Islington Museum

    245 St John Street, London, EC1V 4NB

    The Islington Museum covers local history and the political and ethical credentials of the borough, exemplified by local residents such as reformist preacher John Wesley, playwright Joe Orton and eminent feminist...
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  • Almeida Theatre

    Almeida Sreet, N1 1TA

    Well groomed and with a rather chic new bar, the Almeida Theatre turns out thoughtfully crafted theatre for grown-ups. Under artistic director Michael Attenborough it has drawn top directors like...
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  • London Canal Museum

    12-13 New Wharf Road, N1 9RT

    The people, vessels, trade and wildlife of the capital's canals are explored in the London Canal Museum. The museum is housed in a former nineteenth-century ice warehouse, used by Carlo Gatti for his ice cream...
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  • Islington Farmer's Market

    William Tyndale School, Upper Street, London, N1 2GG

    Located in the elusive William Tyndale School playground just off Upper Street, this Sunday market feels like the secret enclave of keen and green Islington shoppers.
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  • King's Head Theatre

    115 Upper Street, London, N1 1QN

    Started in the 1970s on a shoestring budget, this theatre is a tiny space tucked away at the back of a charming if somewhat ramshackle Victorian boozer. In the past, it's launched a raft of stars, among...
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  • Camden Passage/Pierrepont Arcade

    Camden Passage, off Upper Street, London, N1 5ED

    For a good old rummage, turn off the Passage and explore the antique and vintage clothes shops in the still bustling Pierrepont Arcade. Aquamarine Antiques ( has military costumes and...
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