Overview of Islington

Islington is an area in London rated 4.19 out of 5 by 211 local residents. The highest rated ward in this area is Tollington, with a rating of 4.55 from 11 reviews. Holloway is the lowest rated ward with 15 residents giving it an average score of 3.93. Locals praised Islington, with comments such as, “I'm so glad I moved to this area”. The highest rated postcode in the area is N5 2HS, with a rating of 4.46 from 41 reviews. Residents rated EC2A 4LZ the worst postcode with an average rating of 3.98 from 61 reviews.
211 reviews near Islington

Excellent

64 reviews

30.3%

Very Good

124 reviews

58.8%

Average

23 reviews

10.9%

Disappointing

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Most Positive

I'm so glad I moved to this area

By Anonymous

Most Negative

Good location

By V

London, EC1V 2AD
By Mindy L
High quality living area

Like the fact the overall residents here are polite, and feel educated and are all willing to follow when new guidance are released by the government, therefore feeling relatively safe living in the area in general. The area is quite convenient in terms of buying essentials and traffic, and student and child friendly, quite pet friendly considering there’s a park nearby and a lot of residents actually have pets with them. Would be great if there’s a cafe nearby, or potentially have a GP clinic as well.

Transport

Quite close to both Angel and Old St tube stations, and walking distance to King’s Cross St Pancras. Very convenient for long-distance and international travel (EuroStars and trains to Gatwick Airport, or tube to Heathrow). Have access to buses as well (especially 205 which crosses East to West London). However, not as useful during the pandemic with concerns during the rush ours and public transport in general, ended up buying a bike for myself.

Community

Quite a space space to walk at night, with bright streetlights and large roads. Have bins every few meters which is convenient, and the fact that bins contain both general waste and recycling is a plus. City University and a nursery school nearby, therefore quite a lot of student accommodations and safe-guarding features such as CCTV around. Mostly renters in the building, especially those working in the City or Liverpool St. The average living age is tilted towards the younger generation, from university students to mid-40s working in the City.

Amenities

Within walkable distance to Angel (With all the restaurants, shops and supermarkets), and Old St station. Quite convenient, but nothing exactly nearby apart from McDonald’s and Co-op. May be convenient for students studying at City University. No GP clinics nearby is something that could be improved.

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Sussex Way, N7 6RR
By Anonymous
I'm so glad I moved to this area

Many people think you can't have a sense of community in London but this area has taught me that this is wrong. If you put the effort in, you can build great relationships with your neighbours and local community. It's such a joy to have local friends, especially during Covid.

Transport

There are a huge amount of bus options available in the area, considering the fact we have several important roads running through. There are also a good amount of nightbus routes running through. We also have overground links and the Piccadilly line. Victoria line and Northern line are not far as well. There are always a good range of hireable bikes littering the street! I have never had a problem with the transport in the area.

Community

I don't drive but when drivers visit, I don't usually have any difficulty finding them a spot. I can use council vouchers for visitors in cars. Bins are collected weekly and we have the option to separate food waste as well as recycling and general rubbish. On my road there is a mix of families and shared houses. There are the right amount of people that have lived in the area for ages to give the place a community feeling. I take part in some volunteer activities in my community and I've found everyone to be very welcoming.

Amenities

Holloway is a great area for shops and other amenities. On Seven Sisters Road there is a massive Morrisons with a car park. There is also the Nags Head market where there are lots of grocers and a halal butcher and fishmonger. Further along the street there is a Cypriot grocer which does a really good range of vegetables and fruit at good prices. At the junction of Hornsey Road there is Hua Run, a Chinese supermarket which crams a large range of goods into a small space. Nags Head market and the corner of Hornsey and Seven Sisters are also home to two food stall areas. These mini restaurants offer takeaway and some have seating. They're honestly such amazing quality, value and range of cuisines. I was so delighted when I discovered them. Aside from food, Seven Sisters Road Holloway also has a lot of other useful shops. You can buy textiles and craft supplies, get your phone fixed and buy various cables, get a deal on furniture at the BHS shop, and find cheap things at Poundland. Every weekend a large car boot sale is held in a car park just off the Seven Sisters Road and it's such fun wandering around. The pubs are generally fine, but the Swimmer is a great pub with some outside space and board games. I suppose two drawbacks of the area are the actual Seven Sisters Road and Holloway Road. They are very busy arterial roads. On the other hand though, you can catch a bus to pretty much anywhere! There are lots of little parks scattered about but there isn't a big open space as far as I'm aware. All in all I think this area has everything you'd need and more.

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Bemerton St, N1 0BS
By V
Good location

Street is very quiet. Loads of shops and restaurants on Caledonian but not very trendy. Sometimes antisocial behaviour.

Corbyn St, N4 3DE
By valen
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Alexander Rd, N19 3PQ
By B.
All the neighbours are lovely and there’s a good sense of community.

Transport

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London, N19 4HU
By Bradley M
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Madras Pl, N7 8LU
By F.S.
Seven minutes in Heaven, that’s N7.

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Tollington Way, N7 6RG
By Js.mb
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Shaftesbury Rd, N19 4QP
By aldl9
Great location with good restaurants

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Finsbury Park, N19 4EN
By sK275
I personally believe that this is a very good area with a strong community

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Amenities

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