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Things to do in Islington

March 23, 2023 |

If you are moving to Islington or you’re visiting for the day it’s always good to know some of the things to do in Islington. 

Islington is located 4 miles away from central London and if you’re looking to move to London it’s a great location for families due to there being great schools in the area. However, it’s not just families who love Islington as it’s in Zone 2 making it a perfect place to live if you have to commute to central London.

With lots of culture, independent shops and restaurants, Islington is a great place to live. Today we will be looking at some things to do in Islington so keep on reading.

Canal Walks

London is known for its hustle and bustle, but if you want to take a step back from that then Islington has some great outdoor space that should be visited if you get the chance. The Regent’s Canal is one of those spaces that you can visit if you want to enjoy the outdoors while in Islington.

Located between Kings Cross and Hoxton, The Regent’s Canal is a beautiful space to explore in Islington. There are plenty of local pubs in the area too which make that afternoon stroll a little more enjoyable.

Watch a comedy show

London is known for its comedy clubs such as the Milroy’s, 

Top secret comedy club and the 99 Comedy club in Leicester Square, but residents of Islington have one of the best comedy clubs in London in the Bill Murray.

The Bill Murray constantly sees some of the biggest names in comedy test out their latest material in a small intimate venue. You can find the Bill Murray at:

The Bill Murray, 39 Queen’s Head Street, London, N1 8NQ

Visit the Secret Garden

Once again we head to the outdoors to enjoy some of the scenery that Islington offers its residents and visitors. The Secret Garden at Culpepper Community Garden is a small but amazing space filled with impressive greenery that most of London don’t have.

The space is looked after by volunteers and members of the community and is free to enter. Although we do recommend giving a small donation as it helps keep the place open. The green oasis is both a city park and an environmental community project that is suitable for those of all ages.

It’s a great place to take the family if you are on a budget or simply want to have a relaxing day out. You can visit the Secret Garden at:

Culpeper Community Garden

1 Cloudesley Road


London N1 0EJ

The garden is open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm.

Watch a West End Show

Want to watch a West End Show without having to go to the West End? Islington has you covered. The Almeida theatre in Islington is a small theatre that puts on a variety of shows that often end up in the West End.

The Almeida has been open since the 1980s and has put on classic productions such as 1984 and Hamlet. The Almeida has 325 seats and can get busy so if you see a show you would like to see then be sure to book in plenty of time.  

The Almeida Theatre can be located at:

Almeida Street,

London N1 1TA

Visit the Market

London has many markets worth visiting and Chapel market in Islington is no different. Chapel market is a daily street market and it’s the largest market in Islington. Chapel market is a great place to get produce as it’s one of the few places in London where you can still get a good deal on food.  

You can find chapel Market at:

77-78 Chapel Market, London N1 9EX

Moving to Islington

Islington is a beautiful place with great transport connections. It has plenty of things to do as well and above were just a few of our favourite picks. If you are in the process of moving to Islington then be sure to check out our other local guides which highlight some of the best restaurants in Islington, cafes, and everything else you need to know about the area.

We know that moving to Islington can be stressful so if you need to make moving a little less stressful you should know that Urban Locker now has self storage in Islington at affordable prices.

Our Islington Storage Facility is located at:

Urban Locker Self Storage

City Garden Row,

London, N1 8DS

To find out how much storage space you need or how much it costs get a free quote here.