Living in Islington area information and guide

Islington area overview

Once a neglected inner-city spot, Islington is now one of the most popular areas of North London namely due to it's proximity to the City - you can even run there in 20 minutes. The area is easily one of the captital's most fashionable places to live full of trendy bars, shops, restaurants and nightlife. Part of the areas charm is its diversity with City workers, wealthy couples and creatives living alongside students and pensioners and a high proportion of social housing residents.

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Key statistics for
Islington N1

Rentonomy Ratings1
Shopping & Leisure:
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People Profile1
Largest Age Group:
Largest non-UK nationalities:
Multicultural Towers
< 20 years old
Republic of Ireland, Turkey, Nigeria
Rentonomy ratings are based on actual data

What areas are there in Islington?

Islington contains the following neighbourhoods defined by Rentonomy:

  • Barnard Park (N1 0)
  • Barnsbury (N1 1)
  • Canonbury (N1 2)
  • Essex Road (N1 3)
  • Kingsland (N1 4)
  • De Beauvoir Town (N1 5)
  • Hoxton (N1 6)
  • North West Shoreditch (N1 7)
  • South Islington (N1 8)
  • Pentonville (N1 9)
Note: most expensive / cheapest postcodes based on weekly rental values for a 2 bed property

Transport in Islington

Stations Lines Nearest Central Terminus1
Leicester Square (7 min)
Essex Road
First Capital Connect
Moorgate (8 min)
Caledonian Road & Barnsbury
Charing Cross (24 min)
Highbury & Islington
Oxford Circus (9 min)
King's Cross
Network Rail
King's Cross St Pancras (0 min)
Charing Cross (23 min)
King's Cross St Pancras
H'smith & City
Oxford Circus (5 min)
Caledonian Road
Leicester Square (10 min)
Old Street
Leicester Square (4 min)
Drayton Park
First Capital Connect
Moorgate (11 min)
Baker Street (10 min)
1Central Terminus represents one of the six most common destination stations in Central London through which all London Underground lines pass. No termini are shown for Overground Stations as mostly these don't have stops within the West End

Information on the people

Largest Age Group: < 20 years old
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 69
60 - 74
Largest Non-UK Nationality: Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

11% of non-UK born population


11% of non-UK born population


9% of non-UK born population

Type: Multicultural Towers

Here you'll find lots of flat-dwellers from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds, renting mostly from the council in large purpose built blocks.

Source: Experian

Places in the local area

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