For shopping and nightlife, north London’s Islington and Angel are hard to beat with their slew of theatres, clubs and independent boutiques. Head to Upper Street, where you’re spoilt for choice with high-end and affordable restaurants, visit Sadler’s Wells for dance or the King’s Head Theatre for a quirky play, and pick up unique finds at Camden Passage and Exmouth Market.

Insider's guide to Islington & Angel

Window display of cakes and pastries at Ottolenghi in  Islington
Uku Asika blogger

10 things to do in Islington

Let Islington-based blogger Uju Asika be your guide to this popular area of North London, which buzzes with independent shops, bars and eateries.

Uju rounds up the essential things to do in Islington, from rummaging for antiques in Camden Passage to dining out in one of Upper Street’s fabulous restaurants.

Just moments from Central London, Highbury & Islington station is only a seven-minute ride from Oxford Circus on the Victoria line, so you really have no excuse not to swing by! 

Read Uju's area guide to Islington to find out everything you need to know about this must-see London neighbourhood.