Islington is one of the most vibrant parts of London. The borough has a thriving economy, a diverse population and a unique cultural identity.

It has more restaurants than days of the year, as well as many pubs, theatres, museums, cinemas and galleries. It's home to iconic Upper Street shopping, Arsenal Football Club, dance house Sadler's Wells and two London universities.

Historical areas such as Clerkenwell and Barnsbury reflect the borough’s past, while Silicon Roundabout is at the forefront of the UK’s new technology and creative industries. Its Georgian terraces and post-war housing estates regularly appear on TV and in films.

  • 674
    new homes
    built in Islington between April 2017 and March 2018
  • 238k
    total population
    in 2018
  • 22295
    active in Islington in 2017
  • 207m
    at Islington's railway stations in 2017

Islington neighbourhoods

Current projects in Islington

Your assembly member

Jennette Arnold OBE

Labour Group
Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest
What they can do for you

Volunteering in Islington with Team London

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