islington Area Guide

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A Stone’s Throw From Central London

Islington is London’s second smallest borough, with around 217,000 residents. But don’t be fooled – Islington punches well above its modest weight in so many ways. From its booming economy and boutique shops to its vast array of restaurants, bars, and nightlife, Islington has it all. This hive of arts, tech, and creativity is just four miles from central London.

While its long been a favourite with the ‘champagne socialites’, today Islington treads a fine line between upmarket and ‘street’. Stroll along Upper Street to our stylish Needspace? offices off Holloway Road, and you’ll see how well this works. Islington is a wonderful place for work, rest, and play, and has the talent you need to help your business thrive.  

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Islington Transport Links

Islington has excellent public transport links, with lots of local buses and four Tube stations within easy reach. Holloway Road is just 5 minutes’ walk from our Needspace Islington office, while Caledonian Road, Highbury & Islington and Angel are also nearby.  

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Business Networking

Islington has several productive and long standing networking groups and events. Visit the sites below to learn more:

Places to Eat and Drink


Set within a Grade II listed building on Upper Street, SKÅL offers Nordic dining at its best. 


A cut above your average kebab joint, Bababoom serves up tasty and delicious fast food, with plenty of healthy options too.   

Afghan Kitchen

Overlooking Islington Green, this local favourite serves up authentic Afghan home cooking.


Celebrity Chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s cafe-deli restaurant has everything from salads to cooked dishes, mouth-watering breakfasts and cakes and pastries.  


This Islington institution has been running since the 1960s. Expect great modern European food and wine.  


Islington is packed full of great places to go, and if you can’t find somewhere locally, central London is only down the road!

Angel Comedy Club 

Split between venues, (The Camden Head and The Bill Murray), Angel Comedy Club hosts top comedy acts, with fresh faces from London and beyond.

The Crystal Maze Experience

If you’re looking for some lively, interactive fun, The Crystal Maze Experience is great for a bit of team bonding. Be warned, tickets sell out quickly!

O2 Academy, Islington

Music, comedy and clubbing, the O2 Academy is a top spot for a night out.

Almeida Theatre

Since 1980, the Almeida has been hosting outstanding theatre productions. If you’re a culture vulture, it’s a must see.

Sadler’s Wells

Tucked away on Rosebery Avenue behind Angel station, this London landmark is dedicated to all forms of dance, from contemporary to classical.

Union Chapel Islington

This stunning and intimate Upper Street venue has been hosting live music, films, comedy and more since 1992. It really is a special experience.