You Are What You Eat: Investigating Islington and Hackney’s 2016 Food Trends


Nicolo Gervasi reveals the up-and-coming food trends which have been sweeping the boroughs of Islington and Shoreditch this year… Whoever once said we eat with our eyes first might have been onto something. Perhaps these words accurately foreshadowed the recent trend of brightly lit, unrealistically saturated, perfectly symmetrical food pictures More...

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By Aubane Lemaire On Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Islington Named London’s Greenest Borough

Islington Green. Photograph: Felix Clay/Guardian Many people walking around the cobbled streets of Islington surrounded by buildings and traffic find it hard to connect the term “green borough” with “Islington”. Aaron More...

By Tom Buxton On Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Islington and Hackney’s Top 6 Christmas Light Displays

Text by Tom Buxton, Images by Valerie Browne It’s that time of year again – the advent calendars are out, the tinsel’s already been draped across every available wall, John Lewis have released More...

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By Eleanor Rudd On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Clerkenwell’s hidden history: the great and gruesome

While this week sees a celebration of much that is innovative and new in Clerkenwell, one ingenious project reminds us of the rich – and often troubled history that this area has. Throughout Clerkenwell More...

By Marta Knas On Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Discovering Islington: A tour of the borough

Hip Shoreditch and eccentric Camden Town are known for their style, but Islington’s place on London’s lifestyle map should not be overlooked. We took a tour through the borough, discovering its best More...

By Sarah Remsky On Monday, May 19th, 2014
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One street, many faces: people of Brick Lane

Banglatown, a vintage hotspot, a graffiti-painted street, a creative hub for artists and the face of the tough East End: this is Brick Lane, defined by the people who live and work there  More...

By Jack Fenwick On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Islington clown: The legacy of Joseph Grimaldi

Joseph Grimaldi hasn’t taken the stage in almost 200 years, but the actor and comedian was once the most popular entertainer in the kingdom. With a new show reviving his spirit in Islington, we set out to More...

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By Martina Andretta On Monday, March 31st, 2014
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Video: The homeless guide to London

A London-based social enterprise is offering tours of the city “as perceived through the lens of homelessness”, led by homeless or formerly homeless guides. Unseen Tours incorporate homeless guides’ More...