Islington

Islington is one of the most fashionable of London’s villagelike neighborhoods. Upper Street, with its high-street stores, independent boutiques, and myriad restaurants and bars, is where most of the action takes place. But wander off the main drag and you'll discover elegant residential streets and squares, as well as bustling charming markets. You’ll also find a handful of top-flight Off West End theaters and music venues in the area, including the Almeida, the hugely atmospheric Union Chapel, and—down on Islington's border with Clerkenwell—the renowned contemporary dance venue, Sadler's Wells.

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Victoria Miro Gallery

This large, important commercial gallery, in a former furniture factory, has exhibited some of the biggest names on the British…

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Camden Passage

A pretty pedestrian thoroughfare just off Upper Street, Camden Passage is famous for its many antiques shops selling everything from…

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Chapel Market

Chapel Market is what Islington used to be: an unpretentious, working-class enclave. There's a lively food market that runs for…

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