Thinking of moving to Islington, North London? We’ve put together a brief guide which will give you an idea of what to expect when you move.
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Schools in the London Borough of Islington
Check gov.uk for details of all the schools in the Borough showing performance and Ofsted ratings.
Public Transport available in Islington, North London
- National and international trains – King’s Cross and St Pancras International stations provide links to UK cities along the East Coast mainline, as well as EuroStar services to Paris, Lille and Brussels.
- Local train services – there are a number of stations for local services in to King’s Cross from north east London and Hertfordshire. The main overground stations which provide links to the London Underground are Finsbury Park, Highbury & Islington and King’s Cross.
- Tubes – the principal tube lines serving Islington are the Piccadilly and Victoria, both of which run through Finsbury Park and King’s Cross.
- Buses – there are frequent bus services which go in to central London. Check the Transport For London website for details.
- Airport – the Piccadilly line provides a direct link to London Heathrow Airport (approximate journey time from Finsbury Park station is just over an hour).
- Roads – the principal roads are the A1 (Upper Street) which links to the North Circular and the M1, and the A10 which goes north into Hertfordshire.
Parking in Islington
Information about car parks and parking restrictions can be found on the Council’s website.
London Congestion Charge
The southern end of Islington (south of the A501) is subject to the congestion charge, levied between 07:00 and 18:00 Monday to Friday. For more information about the charge and the current fees, or to pay online, check the Transport For London website.
Health in London Borough of Islington
Details of Islington GPs, hospitals and dentists can be found on the NHS Choices website.
Local Council Services in Islington
For details about Council services run by Islington, including parking permits, rubbish collections and recycling, visit islington.gov.uk.
What to do this weekend in Islington?
- Upper Street – the trendiest, most culturally diverse place to shop, eat and drink in North London is probably Upper Street in Islington. Nearest tubes: Angel (which, incidentally, houses the longest escalators on the London Underground) at the south end, and Highbury & Islington at the north end.
- Shopping – if you’re looking for the high street brands, the Angel Centre is just off Upper Street. It also has cinemas and a wide choice of restaurants.
- Football – the famous Emirates Stadium is home to Premier League Arsenal. The stadium is easily accessed from Arsenal tube station, Finsbury Park and Highbury & Islington overground and underground stations.
- Theatre – the Almeida is well known for its creative and thought-provoking productions; the King’s Head Theatre is a small venue which puts on new productions of all genres.
- Comedy – the Pleasance Theatre in Islington’s connections with the Pleasance Theatre in Edinburgh brings many Fringe acts and new comedians to the area.
- Dance – world leader in contemporary dance, Sadler’s Wells Theatre puts on the best of British and global dance to North London.
- Live music – the Islington Assembly Hall hosts live music concerts.
- Clubbing – there are many nightclubs in the area including the well known Fabric and Scala.