London Area Guides
Islington Area Guide
Our area guide to Islington gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include N1
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Property Types & Architecture
The area is made up mainly of Victorian terraced housing, much of which is very attractive and sought after. The garden squares of which there are many are particularly popular. Gibson Square, Cloudsley Square and Canonbury Square are good examples.
Duncan Terrace, just behind Camden Passage is one of the most prestigious areas partly because of its proximity to Angel Underground Station.
The Canonbury and Barnsbury area are also very popular. Canonbury, in particular has a quiet out of town atmosphere. A large area of N1 is comprised of council housing estates, particularly to the east of Essex Road
Shopping & Entertainment
The main shopping area is around Islington High Street and Upper Street. There is a large Sainsbury’s supermarket on Liverpool Road. Islington is particularly known for its antique shops and stalls around Camden Passage. Chapel market is a popular street market just off Liverpool Road.
Upper street has become a major meeting place for young people for all over the London area an has a huge variety of bars and restaurants. Islington is particularly know for fringe theatre at well known venues such as the Kings Head, the Almeida and the Tower Theatre, Canonbury. There is also the Screen on the Green cinema opposite Islington Green.
Parks & Commons
There are no large open spaces in N1, although Highbury Fields lies just to the north. Though Islington boosts many garden squares, some are open to the public.
Who lives here?
The population of N1 is mixed. Nowadays it is mainly professional couples and families who have moved to the area, but there are still a large number of people on lower incomes
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Schools in Islington & Exam Results
Schools in Islington fall under the Islington Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Islington by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Islington
Islington Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 2 councils covering the Islington area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Islington Local Authorities
Islington is is represented by Camden Council, Islington Counci. which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
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