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Top commercial areas in the London borough of Islington

Islington is one of the most popular among the London boroughs and there are good reasons for that. Even though it covers a territory that is considerably less than the big metropolitan boroughs of Greater London, Islington is nevertheless a very attractive location, because it is to be found just to the north of the City and other iconic areas in Central London. At the present moment the population of the borough reaches 221 030 people. Despite the fact that most of the districts here are primarily residential in character, one can safely assume that there are several pretty thriving business locations across the streets of Islington too. Those are places where you will feel great setting up your business at. Here are
several of our offers in that respect.


The district of Highbury N5 is very important for the overall history and character of Islington. It is one of the oldest areas in the modern day borough, with the first mentions of the place being inhabited and carrying out some sort of commercial activity coming from the Domesday Book. Highbury CornerThe Highbury Manor used to be one of the largest estates to the north of the City of London in the centuries to come. An interesting fact is that the Manor, and later the Highbury House and estate were possession of no other but the Priory of St John of Jerusalem – the Knights Hospitallers in England. Highbury used to be the home to Arsenal F.C. for nearly a century, until the club moved to its new state of the art facility in the neighbouring Holloway. Actually, the properties – residential and commercial – in the area of the old Arsenal Stadium, are among the most sought after in Highbury, with average prices starting from £300 000.


Holloway N7 would be the perfect place for you to set up your business at.
The district is located merely 5.3 kilometres to the north of the City of London, in one of the most vibrant and artistically varied parts of the Borough of Islington. Holloway in general is known for being home to a large community of filmmakers, actors and other people working in the art and media. Emirates Stadium, the aforementioned new home of Arsenal F.C. is also to be found in the area. When talking about the thriving commercial activity in Holloway however, we have to mention just one area – Nag’s Head, which is in the very centre of the district. Nag’s Head is identified by the London Plan as one of the 35 major centres of London, namely because of the many businesses that are based out of here. Nag’s Head Market is very well known among locals and tourists alike – it is to be found just behind Holloway Road. The Nag’s Head shopping centre is another hub for shopping and commerce. A James Selby store is to be found within the premises of the shopping centre.


The district that gives it name to the whole borough, Islington N1 is hands down the most important administrative and commercial area here for sure. It is considered to be among the most upscale residential areas in Inner London. Its boundaries are defined by Islington’s High Street, Highbury Fields, Upper Street, Essex Road and Southgate Road. Quite naturally, the main commercial area here is indeed to be found in the vicinity of the Islington High Street. Here you are going to find a wealth of independent and chain stores, cafes, boutiques, restaurants and pubs. Some of those have an important position in the history of the borough. For example, at 11 Islington High Street you will find the Peacock Inn, which is known for two main things – for being featured in Tom Brown’s Schooldays, and for being one of the oldest buildings still surviving in the district. The original structure of the Peacock Inn dates from 1564, while the current facade of the building was created in 1857. The A1 Road section in Islington is known as Upper Street and it is also a very important commercial hub. It also contains the Islington Town Hall, the Islington Museum and the Hope and Anchor pub, which was particularly prominent during the 1970s punk rock movement.