Holiday rentals in Islington
For visitors looking for somewhere to stay in easy reach of London's major tourist attractions, but also with a lively local scene that provides plenty of diversions, Islington in north London is ideal. Snuggled in roughly between King's Cross Station and trendy Camden Town, Islington has a vibrant arts scene, music venues catering for everyone's tastes, some of the best pubs in London and boutiques that are sure to bring out the shopaholic in anyone. If you want a holiday home in walking distance of nightspots, then Islington is perfect and its friendly feel is sure to appeal to families too.
Experience Islington like a local
Islington is relatively compact, mostly centred around Holloway Road snaking south towards Pentonville Road. If the weather is fine, a really chilled-out walk along the canal towards Camden Town is recommended. Before you get to Islington do check out what gigs are on at the O2 Academy, Scala and Big Chill. And it would be a shame to come to theatrical Islington without visiting the Almeida, or the King's Head theatres - the latter a unique and memorable theatre in a former pub. Talking of pubs, there's so much variety, from old style boozers through to cocktail bars and the plethora of excellent gastropubs. This means there's little need to plan ahead, just head out and see which menu appeals to you most. It's easy to miss Islington's best shopping area if you're not in the know. Camden Passage and Pierrepont Arcade are packed with great little boutiques selling vintage goods; leave an afternoon free for shopping. And heading into central London is so simple; just one stop to King's Cross and even taking a taxi into Soho is affordable.
Renting holiday accommodation in Islington
Despite Islington's reputation as the hotspot for "champagne socialists" it is actually an affordable option for a London city break - millionaires' homes lie close to the housing estates of Finsbury and Clerkenwell, so there is a range of accommodation to suit all budgets. There are plenty of affordable and attractive self-catering apartments in Islington, right in the heart of its trendy, boho centre to stay in. Many of the streets are lined with grand Georgian and Victorian terraces with stylish, comfortable flats that make for ideal holiday homes. If you're looking for accommodation in Islington for your London holiday it is advised to check the proximity to the Angel tube station, not just for the transport links, but so you are within walking distance of the local attractions.
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