Just a hop north of the City of London lies Islington – one of London’s trendiest and up-and-coming communities, making Islington serviced apartments in high demand. It’s here you’ll find the coveted N1 postcode. Now one of London’s most desirable locations, with excellent transport links into the heart of London, Islington has a fascinating history stretching back as far as the Domesday Book. Islington was a favoured part of London for the rich and wealthy in Victorian times and this is reflected in the grand architecture. More recent revitalisation has seen Islington spring back to popularity and, as such, it’s a vibrant and bustling borough with plenty to see and do. In Islington you’ll find trendy restaurants and bars as well as world-class dance at Sadler’s Wells and top sport at the Emirates Stadium.
Islington serviced apartments are popular for both business and leisure travellers. Business travellers value Islington serviced apartments because of the short distance on the Northern Line to London’s financial heartland, The City. Leisure travellers find that Islington serviced apartments put them within easy reach of popular spots from theatre land in the West End to trendy Camden Market. Staying is Islington guarantees you an energetic atmosphere and an opportunity to enjoy the buzz of this popular area of London. Islington is an affluent area of London and the serviced apartments here reflect this. Expect high-standard accommodation with easy access to Islington’s many bars, restaurants and theatres. For a city area, the streets feel spacious and welcoming. Islington always feels alive and invigorating. Those staying in serviced apartments in Islington will appreciate the balance of independent boutique shops alongside affordable everyday stores. Locals have included Lily Allen and George Orwell. Read on to discover more that you’ll find when staying in Islington serviced apartments.
Visit the 02 academy Islington if you want to see the best in live music from both emerging artists to established acts. Plus, there are weekly club nights.
Just off the buzz of Upper Street, almost hidden away sits Camden Passage. A cool treasure trove of vintage stores, antique shops, independent stores and cafes. It is also home to one of London’s oldest antiques markets held on Saturdays.
Check out the Everyman Screen on the Green cinema which has plenty of retro attraction. This single-screen venue is one of London’s oldest continuously running cinemas and has a varied program that includes National Theatre Live screenings and film festivals. It has a well-stocked bar, huge sweetie jars and popcorn of course.
The Almedia theatre is the perfect place to see the next generation of British artists on the world stage of theatre.
If you’re staying in serviced apartments in Islington, you are spoilt for choice for places to eat and drink. This is a trendy and vibrant area packed with bars, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Take your pick!
We love Ottolenghi owned by British chef and cookery writer Yotam Ottolenghi. It is the perfect brunching spot that will certainly satisfy the taste buds and appetite. From some of London’s best French toast to a whole range of muffins and savoury foods, Ottolenghi serves right up to supper time too. The only downside is that you can’t physically eat everything! It is directly opposite the Almeida theatre and offers a pre-theatre menu.
Islington Square is found in the old post sorting office and it is gaining attention as one of the best places to hang out and find good food. It’s got an expansive terrace which sees regular and new pop-ups. There are various restaurants and bars worth checking out here any day, but come and join the First Thursdays event for ping pong, pizza and excellent live mus
Islington has more than its fair share of pubs. Ones on the canal are some of the oldest and perfect for a pint or a refuel. Roast dinner (which can be enjoyed at lunchtime!) at The Island Queen is popular. Another option is The Charles Lamb.
Feel truly part of Islington’s canal scene by enjoying a drink with a view of the water at The Narrow Boat. Another canal side treat is The Barge House.
Islington serviced apartments are popular because of the easy links to elsewhere in London. It boasts two tube stations: Angel and Highbury & Islington serving both the Northern and Victoria Line. Islington spans Zone 1 and 2. King’s Cross over ground train station is just half a mile away with excellent links to Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton airports.
Islington has so much to offer both the leisure and business traveller. Browse our Islington serviced apartments below and enjoy staying in this bustling and exciting area of London.
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