Returning to lead tours at Union Chapel

For the first time since the pandemic Islington Guided Walks is back leading monthly tours of Union Chapel. It was a delight to spend an hour there at the beginning of March sharing the glories of the building with a group. There are so many things to enjoy in this Grade I listed building but these … Read More

Highbury and Islington Station

Highbury & Islington station serves both the Victoria Line (light blue) and London Overground (orange) and is located on what is still referred to as Highbury Corner.  But that corner was obliterated by a WW2 bomb becoming first a roundabout and today a welcome patch of open space next to the station.  After the bomb … Read More

Front of modern Angel Underground

Angel Tube Station

ANGEL TUBE STATION In our second Blog we are going to the tube station at the other end of Central Islington, Angel station. One of Angel’s claims to fame is being one of the light blue properties on the Monopoly board sharing the colour with Pentonville Road, also in Islington, and Euston Road. The station … Read More

Picture showing Islington High Street from the North


Why visit? This is a vibrant, diverse community with one of the youngest average ages of any London borough. The Upper Street area is lined with lively restaurants, bars and shops. The area has significant entertainment links. It includes the sites of some of the country’s early purpose-built cinemas, one of which still functions as … Read More