The local Almeida Theatre has a reputation for putting on productions that transfer to the West End for increasing success. Islington is renowned for its many bars and restaurants and is a very popular area for an evening out. A big draw in the area is Arsenal FC, based in nearby Holloway and one of England's most successful football clubs. Regeneration at nearby Kings Cross is resulting in the emergence of a cultural and entertainment hub.
Squares and Gardens
Those considering Islington property will find an area with a number of attractive squares and gardens, from Charterhouse Square and Lonsdale Square to Barnsbury Wood and Culpeper Community Garden, the latter opening to the public daily. Larger parks easily accessible from Islington include Finsbury Park and Regent's Park.
Roads and Streets
Islington's boundaries are Liverpool Road in the west and New North Road in the south-east. Upper Street is the main street running north to south, which links Holloway Road and St. Paul's Road.
Universities and Colleges
Local colleges include City & Islington College, London Metropolitan University and City University London. Islington's central location and strong transport links are bound to attract numbers of students, which is something those considering Islington apartments to rent may want to consider.
Primary schools in the local area include Richard Cloudesley PH School, Hanover Primary School and The Family School London. Secondary schools catering for students in Islington include the City of London Academy Islington and The Family School London.
Hospitals in and around the Islington area include The Whittington Hospital, St Pancras Hospital and the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital.