Islington is one of London’s central boroughs; it is within sight of the capital’s financial heart, the City of London and only minutes away from London’s West End. More and more people have found that Angel Islington is a great place to visit. Unlike many central areas of London, where visitors overwhelm obvious destinations, Islington’s attraction is subtler.
After a short tube ride to Angel station, Islington high street is a modern, town like place, it almost feels as if you’re not in London as the streets aren’t crammed with tourists and you can actually wander around without feeling like a sheep being herded. This is one of the things I liked about shopping in Islington. You can take your time looking around the shops and scouting for sales, there is a very relaxed feel to the place.
There is a variety of shop selection in Islington, from the N1 shopping centre and the Chapel Market to Camden Passage best known for its enormous range of antique shops, there really is a lot to choose from.
If you are an avid shopper then you can head to Gap where there is now 60% off all sale items, or Oasis where the mid season sale is happening. Shops like Boots and Superdrug have their fab 3 for 2 offers on and you can get some great free gifts when you spend £25 at The Body Shop.
Once you have finished looking around the half price sale at Fat Face, the 3 for 2 on hair accessories at Accessorize and the 30% off at Sunglasses Hut, you might fancy taking a look at Chapel Market, which has lots of amazing offers on clothing, it’s practically maxi-dress galore for as little as £8!
If you are after a huge variety of shops then Islington may not be your cup of tea so to speak. If you are used to the crowds of Oxford Street and the shops that come along with it then I wouldn’t suggest Islington to you. However, if you fancy a wander around some high street shops and market selling clothing, accessories, fruit, crafts and other things, and partaking in a scrumptious lunch at Wagamama or having a drink in one of the many bars in the sunshine then Islington may be the place for you. It is an ideal shopping location for those who love to shop but don’t love the crowds.
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Emma Louise Ingham