Luxury Holiday Houses and Apartments in Islington

    Islington

    Diverse Islington is home to rich history, beautiful green spaces and an established sense of community; an eclectic and vibrant neighbourhood with something for everyone.

    Where trendy hotspots meet authentic community spirit, Islington is a creative and buzzing neighbourhood with something to do on every corner. With a stay in one of our architecturally striking flats in Islington, immerse yourself in culture during the day and nestle down in one of its many restaurants in the evening to soak up the atmosphere. Dynamic Upper Street forms the beating heart of the neighbourhood; lined with everything from independent boutiques and coffee shops to Michelin star worthy restaurants, you’ll never be bored exploring this fashionable thoroughfare. Houses to rent in Islington benefit from an immense cultural history stitched into the fabric of the neighbourhood, offering up more than just the promise to tantalise the tastebuds. Whether you’re browsing contemporary art galleries or making a stop at one of the country’s oldest cinemas, there’s an abundance of art and history on your doorstep. In a place with so much to pique your curiosity, we’ve rounded up our favourite things to do in Islington, London, to make sure you get the most out of your visit.

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    Food & Drink

    A food lover’s paradise, find an array of restaurants offering everything from fine-dining menus to classic pub grub. If you’re looking for innovate dishes, head to 12:51, the signature restaurant of BBC’s Great British Menu winner James Cochran. Or, if you’re on the hunt for a gastropub in Islington, country-style The Pig and Butcher serves up seasonal meats butchered onsite and one of London’s best Sunday roasts. With a menu that changes daily depending on their produce, you can always rely on them for fresh and honest cooking. From Cornwall to London, venture to Prawn on the Lawn if you’re a certified seafood lover; a fishmonger, wine shop and restaurant, with daily fish deliveries from both Cornwall and Devon. With a view to serving the best smoked and grilled food in London and high-quality beers to match, Smokehouse is a showstopping restaurant, sourcing the finest wine from family-owned vineyards and meat from UK farms. End a day of exploring with a simple Italian meal at Trullo and delight in the convivial feel of the restaurant.

    Art & Culture

    A neighbourhood rich with history, Islington’s art and cultural scene is impressive. First on your to-do list, make your way to the Victoria Miro Gallery. Displaying the works of both emerging and established contemporary artists, such as noteworthy Yayoi Kusama and Grayson Perry, it’s an inspiring art gallery in Islington with exhibitions running throughout the year. Looking to venture back in time? The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art offers one of the world’s finest collections of 20th century Italian art, all set within a striking Grade-II Georgian townhouse. For one-of-a-kind exhibitions, check out All Visual Arts, a contemporary art gallery which regularly showcases the works of ten up-and-coming artists. On the hunt for a theatrical experience? Islington’s Almeida Theatre is not to be missed; open since 1980, it had its start as a lecture theatre and has since been a stage for extraordinary British talent. To catch a cult classic or recent blockbuster, head to Screen on the Green, more than just your average cinema. Opened in 1913, it’s one of Britain’s oldest movie theatres; settle down in your seat and soak up the cultural experience – with a side of popcorn, of course.

    Shopping

    Upper Street is the hub of the neighbourhood; lined with independent stores and quirky boutiques, you’ll never be bored of a day browsing Islington shops. Start your day with a trip to Twentytwentyone, a feast for the eyes. This timelessly designed furniture and homeware store offers up both classic and contemporary pieces all within an elegant space. Want to upgrade your wardrobe? Shop high-end menswear at Sefton and designer womenswear at Diverse, stocking brands such as Marc Jacobs and Diane von Furstenberg. To rest your legs between shops, make a stop at Paper Mache Tiger, one of the most photogenic stores in Islington complete with its own café. Sip a coffee while gazing at contemporary furnishings and quality accessories. For the best skincare products and beautiful interiors, Malin and Goetz is a must-visit; tradition meets modernity in this modern apothecary store in a renovated Victorian building. Go back to basics and embrace the community feel of Islington by taking a stroll through Camden Passage, a lively pedestrian thoroughfare adjacent to Upper Street lined with café’s, delis, restaurants and a vibrant antiques market selling everything from vintage clothing to sought-after collectibles.

    Leisure & Green Space

    After a day of ambling around lively Upper Street, find peace in the expansive green space of Highbury Fields. Surrounded by picturesque views of Georgian and Victorian architecture, a walk through Islington’s largest park is the perfect way to unwind. If your idea of relaxation is working up a sweat, try out Barrecore, a higher-intensity barre workout led by expert instructors. Looking to push yourself? Try out the state-of-the-art gym facilities at Third Space; make fitness fun with an energising class then rejuvenate with a massage in the spa. To connect body and mind, partake in a pilates session at Down to Earth. With sleek, minimalist interiors, it’s a calming and welcoming environment to effectively clear your head. For a glimpse into a more untouched version of London, walk alongside Regent's Canal, a quiet and serene waterway with unforgettable views and canal-side café’s and restaurants.

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