Category: Islington

Lying to the north of the City of London, Islington is London’s smallest borough, with 200,000 people living in an area of of just over six square miles.

It’s an area of marked contrasts – home to some very wealthy people and providing a vibrant offering of restaurants, bars, shops and entertainment, but as I’ve noted at the same time Islington is one of London’s most deprived boroughs.

Islington stretches from Clerkenwell and King’s Cross in the south to Highbury and Holloway in the north. It’s home to Arsenal Football Club, some very fine Georgian squares and the Regent’s canal passes through the borough.

The many lives of Caledonian Road

“The next station is Caledonian Road,” is one of the announcements I hear every day as I trundle into work on the Piccadilly Line. Then a few minutes later the doors open so a few people can get out and others get on. And in no time at […]