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Ten Reasons To Visit Islington Square London

I hope my ten reasons to visit Islington Square will entice you to check it out. Come and explore Islington Square, a vibrant destination that offers an array of shopping, dining and entertainment experiences. This former postal office has been beautifully transformed into a haven filled with lifestyle stores, eateries, an underground cinema, a luxury health club and apartments. Accessible from Upper Street, near Angel Station, Islington Square is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. Join me on a tour of this revitalised space and find all the lovely things it offers. I first wrote about my ten reasons to visit Islington Square in June 2021; I have returned to update my article with new information.

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10 Things To Do In Islington Square List:

1. Eateries (Bewliehill/Sproot, Omnon and Megan’s)
2. Cotswold Grey furniture store
3. Arlo & Jacob sofa shop
4. Borough Kitchen cookware
5. Anthropologie lifestyle store
6. Wild Swans Scandi fashion brands
7. A.P.C. French clothing and accessories
8. Biggie Best fashion and more
9. Hair and beauty (Duck & Dry and Treat Beauty)
10. Odeon Luxe and Dine Cinema

My Ten Reasons To Visit Islington Square

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1. Savour food at one of the eateries. Order a salad bowl from Bewliehill (Sproot) for a healthy breakfast or lunch. Omnon offers yoga and plant-based food. Megan’s is nearby, providing a Mediterranean-influenced menu with options like halloumi, shakshuka and nutritious salads.

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2. Upgrade your furniture with luxury products from Cotswold Grey. Be impressed by their stylish sofas, reclaimed coffee tables and delectable dining tables.

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3. Visit Arlo & Jacob for quality sofas and armchairs in contemporary and traditional styles. This is the perfect spot, considering the abundance of luxury apartments in the Islington Square development.

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4. Borough Kitchen is worth mentioning for anyone who loves to cook. It’s the ideal place to buy pots, pans, tableware and bakeware. They even offer cooking classes, perfect for those wanting to enhance their culinary skills.

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5. Indulge in Anthropologie’s delightful selection of lifestyle products, from clothing to jewellery and home accessories. It’s the perfect place to find a gift for a friend or treat yourself.

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6. Discover Scandinavian-inspired women’s clothing at Wild Swans, featuring brands like Ganni and Stine Goya. You can also find unique home items, including tableware and more.

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7. Step into A.P.C., the French clothing and accessories store and explore its ample retail space. They offer a wide range of denim and utility wear.

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8. Immerse yourself in the French-inspired lifestyle store Biggie Best, which offers floaty clothing and charming home decor. From adorable cushions to beautiful bedding and pretty plant pots, you’ll find something special for your home.

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9. Stop by Duck & Dry for a fabulous blow-dry before a special event. Or book a pampering session at Treat Beauty, where you can enjoy Environ facials, yoga facials and massages.

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10. Relax at Odeon Luxe and Dine, boasting six screens, reclining seats and table service. Watching movies here is truly a special occasion.

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Helpful Information About Islington Square

Who knew that the façade on Islington Street concealed 170,000 square feet of buildings behind it? I’m glad that the general post office buildings have been revived and given a new lease of life. As you enter Upper Street, you will see a fancy engraving on the stonework that says Northern District Post Office. Once inside, you have plenty of lovely things to do.

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To find out more, please visit the Islington Square website. The address is 116 Upper Street, London N1 1AB. You will find two entrances on Upper Street into the shopping arcades or access via surrounding streets. Islington Square has two arcades, the South and the North. Both arcades lead onto Esther Anne Place, where you will find more shops and cafes. The nearest stations are Angel (Northern Line), Essex Road (Great Northern Railway) and Highbury and Islington (Great Northern Railway, Victoria Line and Overground).

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While you are in the area, you may find these articles of interest:

Ten Things To Do In Angel Islington
Ten Reasons To Visit Camden Passage Islington

Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London.