Short Term Lets in Islington, London:
Famous for its vibrant local theatre scene as much as it is for its chic brunch spots, Islington is a leafy residential neighbourhood with just enough edge for the creative types who set up home here. From the lush green spaces of Highbury Fields, to the quirky, boutique stores and eateries down the quaint narrow streets of Camden Passage, there’s a little something to please the bohemian spirit in everyone.
Find your short let in Islington here.
OLDROYD // oldroyd.com
Oldroyd may be small (by that we mean really quite tiny), but it's perfectly formed. Brought to you from Polpo’s former small-plate maestro Tom Oldroyd, this chic neighbourhood spot offers up a constantly evolving menu inspired by cuisines from around Europe and Britain. Vegans and vegetarians are in for a treat too: their ‘meat free Mondays’ serves some of the most exciting vegan food in London.
THE MYDDLETON ARMS // myddeltonarms.com
Wondering what is the locals secret antidote to winter? Small but perfectly formed, this traditional pub has all you could want on a cold London evening. A real wood fire, cosy window seats to watch the world go by, a delightful selection of wines and the ultimate Sunday roast.
12:51 // 1251.com
This Islington venue may be laidback, but it serves food bordering on Michelin-star worthy. There’s no wonder why head chef James Cochran cut his teeth at Michelin restaurants The Ledbury and The Harwood Arms.
Theatre & Comedy
ALMEDIA THEATRE // almeida.com
Small but mighty, the Almeida Theatre is one of the most influential in London. Bolder, experimental pieces have been launched from the theatre of late, under the new stewardship of artistic director Rupert Goold.
UNION CHAPEL // unionchapel.com
The Grade II listed gothic church provides a unique and utterly compelling backdrop to some of the most exciting concerts in London. Although sitting on the wooden pews might be a little uncomfortable (it is also a fully functioning church), it somehow adds to the other-wordly atmosphere.
ANGEL COMEDY CLUB // angelcomedy.com
Laughter has been shaking the walls of the Camden Head every night (the Angel Comedy Club’s original home) for more than ten years. So they've opened another permanent venue – The Bill Murray, just around the corner off Essex Road. Famous faces are often surprise headliners at both, so locals arrive early to avoid disappointment – we suggest you do the same.
LITTLE ANGEL THEATRE // littleangeltheatre.com
Established in 1961, The Little Angel is Britain’s only permanent puppet theatre, established by master puppet-maker John Wright in 1961. Holding productions year round for children ages 0-12 (but which have a certain magic whatever your age), it has become one of London’s most beloved small theatres. For those who love to nosey behind the scenes, the 100-seater theatre sits alongside the workshop where the puppets used in every show are carved and created.
Available Short Term Lets in Islington
THE COFFEE WORKS PROJECT // coffeeworksproject.com
This popular coffee house seems to be almost permanently full, but you’ll understand why after a sip of their espresso. Serving gorgeous coffee from their East London roastery, 165 roasters, it’s one of the freshest cups you’ll find in the city.
KIPFERL // kipferl.com
This charming Austrian restaurant will have you longing for your last ski-season. Take in the cafe’s elegant blonde wood interiors as you enjoy some authentic Austrian comfort food and coffee served properly – that is, with a glass of water and a small piece of milk chocolate placed neatly on the side.
Arts & Culture
ESTORICK COLLECTION // estorickcollection.com
This unassuming Georgian town-house holds within its walls some of the greatest masterpieces of Italian modern art. Enjoy explosive pieces from trail-blazing Futurists like Boccioni, Carrà, Russolo and the legendary Modigliani.
SCREEN ON THE GREEN // screenonthegreen.com
This cinema’s eye-catching facade is iconic in this part of London, and has been tempting the public inside to enjoy a film on it’s single-screen since it was built in 1913. Be transported back to the golden age of cinema as you sink into a plush, velvet line seat, cocktail in hand, ready to watch the latest release.
ARIA // aria.com
Simply a must-visit for budding interior designers, Aria showcases home-furnishings with a little je ne sais quoi. Selling an eclectic but often delightful mix of vintage and designer homeware pieces (their speciality being chairs and sofas) many of the pieces here are timeless, and are likely to have some serious longevity — certainly investment pieces. Nestled inside the wonderful Barnsbury Hall, many of the buildings original features have been restored, the Victorian brick-work contrasting beautifully with startling modern designs.
TWENTY TWENTY ONE // twentytwentyone.com
An iconic design store situated in the epicentre of one of London's trendiest roads — Upper Street. Any lovers of mid-century furniture or a modernist lighting pieces will feel at home here. The history and design origins of each item