In 1885, social commentator Henry Vigar-Harries described Islington Green as a place "where the young love to skip in buoyant glee when the summer sun gladdens the air.”
It’s still a popular meeting spot when the sun shines today. This triangle of grass lies at the convergence of the Essex Road and Upper Street, offering a small slice of greenery in a busy spot of the city.
Trees and benches line the path running through the green, providing a shady spot to eat a bite from one of the many cafes, shops and restaurants in the area. Take a seat and people-watch locals meeting up for lunch or before they head the neighbouring independent cinema, Screen on the Green.
Venue Details & Map
Upper St and Essex Rd,Islington,London N1 8DU,UKN1 8DU
Top 5 reviews of Islington Green
Busy built up Upper Street can become taxing after hours of eating and shopping. On the apex of Essex Road and Upper Street sits Islington Green. This little park is a cute haven that can transport you out of the hustle and bustle of commercial Islington. With plenty of benches to sit at and clean well kept grass to lounge ou-natural, this is a great little spot for lunching alfresco or for... more
Islington Green is a small but perfectly formed little park smack bang in the middle of Islington at the meeting point between Essex Road and Upper Street.
The perfect place to sit and read or picnic with friends during the summer, Islington Green regularly hosts various food festivals in the warmer months and is conveniently located should you want to take food or coffee away from any number... more
I love Islington Green! It's not a big space but is an almost perfect one. If it was a wee bit larger it would be perfect. What I love about the space is that it has art work in the middle and is surrounded by the hustle and bustle of Upper Street. So you are part of the city but not of the city as you take a few moments to rest and find solace in this green space, lying under the trees.... more
It might be a tiny park but there's still enough room for a game of ball or frisbee with friends. The coffee stand makes it an ever nicer space. more
My local green is so cute I want to squeeze its little cheeks in my fingers, scrunch up my nose and eyebrows, and say things like: "boosshhie boooshie boooo!" ... But it's definitely a "tween," so I'd certainly be regarded as the weird lost auntie with too much perfume and lipstick on my teeth.
I know Islington Green is a "tween" because it's kind of in that awkward development stage -- a... more