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Islington
Islington
(/ˈɪzlɪŋtən/) is a district in Greater London, England, and part of the London Borough of Islington. It is a mainly residential district of Inner London, extending from Islington's High Street to Highbury
Highbury
Fields, encompassing the area around the busy High Street, Upper Street, Essex Road
Essex Road
(former "Lower Street"), and Southgate Road to the east.

Contents

1 Modern definition 2 History

2.1 Etymology 2.2 Origins 2.3 Water sources 2.4 Market gardens and entertainments 2.5 Housing

3 Upper Street 4 Islington
Islington
High Street 5 In literature

5.1 Books 5.2 Opera 5.3 Poetry

6 Transport

6.1 Nearby places 6.2 Nearby stations

7 Education 8 Government and infrastructure 9 Listed buildings 10 See also 11 References 12 Further reading 13 External links

Modern definition[edit] Islington
Islington
grew as a sprawling Middlesex
Middlesex
village along the line of the Great North Road, and has provided the name of the modern borough. This gave rise to some confusion, as neighbouring districts may also be said to be in Islington. This district is bounded by Liverpool Road to the west and City Road
City Road
and Southgate Road to the south-east. Its northernmost point is in the area of Canonbury. The main north-south high street, Upper Street
Upper Street
splits at Highbury
Highbury
Corner to Holloway Road to the west and St. Paul's Road to the east. The Angel business improvement district (BID), an area centered around the Angel tube station, exists within southern Islington
Islington
district and northern portions of two other districts in the London Borough of Islington
Islington
Finsbury
Finsbury
and Pentonville. History[edit]

A map showing the wards of Islington
Islington
Metropolitan Borough as they appeared in 1916.

Etymology[edit] Islington
Islington
was originally named by the Saxons
Saxons
Giseldone (1005), then Gislandune (1062). The name means "Gīsla's hill" from the Old English personal name Gīsla and dun ("hill", "down"). The name later mutated to Isledon, which remained in use well into the 17th century when the modern form arose.[2][3] In medieval times, Islington
Islington
was just one of many small manors thereabouts, along with Bernersbury, Neweton Berewe or Hey-bury and Canonesbury (Barnsbury, Highbury
Highbury
and Canonbury
Canonbury
– names first recorded in the 13th and 14th centuries). Origins[edit]

1861 Royal Agricultural Hall, view from Liverpool Road. Now the rear entrance to the Business Design Centre

1861 Cattle show at the Royal Agricultural Hall

Some roads on the edge of the area, including Essex Road, were known as streets by the medieval period, possibly indicating a Roman origin, but little physical evidence remains. What is known is that the Great North Road from Aldersgate
Aldersgate
came into use in the 14th century, connecting with a new turnpike (toll road) up Highgate
Highgate
Hill. This was along the line of modern Upper Street, with a toll gate at The Angel defining the extent of the village. The Back Road, the modern Liverpool Road, was primarily a drovers' road where cattle would be rested before the final leg of their journey to Smithfield. Pens and sheds were erected along this road to accommodate the animals.[4] The first recorded church, St Mary's, was erected in the twelfth century and was replaced in the fifteenth century.[5] Islington
Islington
lay on the estates of the Bishop of London
Bishop of London
and the Dean and Chapter of St Pauls. There were substantial medieval moated manor houses in the area, principally at Canonbury
Canonbury
and Highbury. In 1548, there were 440 communicants listed and the rural atmosphere, with access to the City and Westminster, made it a popular residence for the rich and eminent.[2] The local inns harboured many fugitives and sheltered recusants. The Royal Agricultural Hall
Royal Agricultural Hall
was built in 1862 on the Liverpool Road site of William Dixon's Cattle Layers. The hall was 75 ft high and the arched glass roof spanned 125 ft. It was built for the annual Smithfield Show in December of that year but was popular for other purposes, including recitals and the Royal Tournament. It was the primary exhibition site for London until the 20th century and the largest building of its kind, holding up to 50,000 people.[6] It was requisitioned for use by the Mount Pleasant sorting office
Mount Pleasant sorting office
during World War II and never re-opened. The main hall has now been incorporated into the Business Design Centre.[7] Water sources[edit]

A statue of Hugh Myddelton, creator of the New River, surmounts a drinking fountain at Islington
Islington
Green. (November 2005)

The hill on which Islington
Islington
stands has long supplied the City of London with water, the first projects drawing water through wooden pipes from the many springs that lay at its foot, in Finsbury. These included Sadler's Wells, London Spa and Clerkenwell. By the 17th century these traditional sources were inadequate to supply the growing population and plans were laid to construct a waterway, the New River, to bring fresh water from the source of the River Lea, in Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
to New River Head, below Islington
Islington
in Finsbury. The river was opened on 29 September 1613 by Sir Hugh Myddelton, the constructor of the project. His statue still stands where Upper Street
Upper Street
meets Essex Road. The course of the river ran to the east of Upper Street, and much of its course is now covered and forms a linear park through the area.[8] The Regent's Canal
Regent's Canal
passes through Islington, for much of which in an 886-metre (2,907 ft) tunnel that runs from Colebrook Row east of the Angel, to emerge at Muriel Street near Caledonian Road. The stretch is marked above with a series of pavement plaques so walkers may find their way from one entrance to the other. The area of the canal east of the tunnel and north of the City Road
City Road
was once dominated by much warehousing and industry surrounding the large City Road
City Road
Basin and Wenlock Basin. Those old buildings that survive here are now largely residential or small creative work units. This stretch has an old double-fronted pub The Narrowboat, one side accessed from the towpath. The canal was constructed in 1820 to carry cargo from Limehouse
Limehouse
into the canal system. There is no tow-path in the tunnel so bargees had to walk their barges through, braced against the roof.[9] Commercial use of the canal has declined since the 1960s. Market gardens and entertainments[edit] In the 17th and 18th centuries the availability of water made Islington
Islington
a good place for growing vegetables to feed London. The manor became a popular excursion destination for Londoners, attracted to the area by its rural feel. Many public houses were therefore built to serve the needs of both the excursionists and travellers on the turnpike. By 1716, there were 56 ale-house keepers in Upper Street, also offering pleasure and tea gardens, and activities such as archery, skittle alleys and bowling. By the 18th century, music and dancing were offered, together with billiards, firework displays and balloon ascents. The King's Head Tavern, now a Victorian building with a theatre, has remained on the same site, opposite the parish church, since 1543.[7] The founder of the theatre, Dan Crawford, who died in 2005, disagreed with the introduction of decimal coinage. For twenty-plus years after decimalisation (on 15 February 1971), the bar continued to show prices and charge for drinks in pre-decimalisation currency. By the 19th century many music halls and theatres were established around Islington
Islington
Green. One such was Collins' Music Hall, the remains of which are now partly incorporated into a bookshop. The remainder of the Hall has been redeveloped into a new theatre, with its entrance at the bottom of Essex Road. It stood on the site of the Landsdowne Tavern, where the landlord had built an entertainment room for customers who wanted to sing (and later for professional entertainers). It was founded in 1862 by Samuel Thomas Collins Vagg and by 1897 had become a 1,800-seat theatre with 10 bars. The theatre suffered damage in a fire in 1958 and has not reopened.[7] Between 92 and 162 acts were put on each evening and performers who started there included Marie Lloyd, George Robey, Harry Lauder, Harry Tate, George Formby, Vesta Tilley, Tommy Trinder, Gracie Fields, Tommy Handley
Tommy Handley
and Norman Wisdom.

An 1805 map of Islington

The Islington
Islington
Literary and Scientific Society was established in 1833 and first met in Mr. Edgeworth's Academy on Upper Street. Its goal was to spread knowledge through lectures, discussions, and experiments, politics and theology being forbidden. A building, the Literary and Scientific Institution, was erected in 1837 in Wellington (later Almeida) Street, designed by Roumieu and Gough in a stuccoed Grecian style. It included a library (containing 3,300 volumes in 1839), reading room, museum, laboratory, and lecture theatre seating 500. The subscription was two guineas a year. After the library was sold off in 1872, the building was sold or leased in 1874 to the Wellington Club, which occupied it until 1886. In 1885 the hall was used for concerts, balls, and public meetings. The Salvation Army
Salvation Army
bought the building in 1890, renamed it the Wellington Castle barracks, and remained there until 1955. The building became a factory and showroom for Beck's British Carnival Novelties for a few years from 1956, after which it stood empty. In 1978 a campaign began with the goal to redevelop the building as a theatre. A public appeal was launched in 1981, and a festival of avant-garde theatre and music was held there and at other Islington
Islington
venues in 1982. What has become the successful Almeida Theatre was founded.[7] Housing[edit] Some early development took place to accommodate the popularity of the nearby Sadler's Wells, which became a resort in the 16th century, but the 19th century saw the greatest expansion in housing, soon to cover the whole parish. In 1801, the population was 10,212, but by 1891 this had increased to 319,143. This rapid expansion was partly due to the introduction of horse-drawn omnibuses in 1830. Large well-built houses and fashionable squares drew clerks, artisans and professionals to the district. However, from the middle of the 19th century the poor were being displaced by clearances in inner London to build the new railway stations and goods yards. Many of the displaced settled in Islington, with the houses becoming occupied by many families. This, combined with the railways pushing into outer Middlesex, reduced Islington's attraction for the "better off" as it became "unfashionable".[10] The area fell into a long decline; and by the mid-20th century, it was largely run-down and a byword for urban poverty.[2] The aerial bombing of World War II caused much damage to Islington's housing stock, with 3,200 dwellings destroyed. Before the war a number of 1930s council housing blocks had been added to the stock. After the war, partly as a result of bomb site redevelopment, the council housing boom got into its stride, reaching its peak in the 1960s: several extensive estates were constructed, by both the Metropolitan Borough of Islington
Islington
and the London County Council. Clearance of the worst terraced housing was undertaken, but Islington
Islington
continued to be very densely populated, with a high level of overcrowding. The district has many council blocks, and the local authority has begun to replace some of them. From the 1960s, the remaining Georgian terraces were rediscovered by middle-class families. Many of the houses were rehabilitated, and the area became newly fashionable. This displacement of the poor by the aspirational has become known as gentrification. Among the new residents were a number of figures who became central in the New Labour movement, including Tony Blair
Tony Blair
before his victory in the 1997 general election. According to The Guardian
The Guardian
in 2006, " Islington
Islington
is widely regarded as the spiritual home of Britain's left-wing intelligentsia."[11] The Granita Pact between Gordon Brown
Gordon Brown
and Tony Blair is said to have been made at a now defunct restaurant on Upper Street.[12] The completion of the Victoria line
Victoria line
and redevelopment of Angel tube station created the conditions for developers to renovate many of the early Victorian and Georgian townhouses. They also built new developments. Islington
Islington
remains a district with diverse inhabitants, with its private houses and apartments not far from social housing in immediately neighbouring wards such as Finsbury
Finsbury
and Clerkenwell
Clerkenwell
to the south, Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury
and King's Cross to the west, and Highbury
Highbury
to the north west, and also the Hackney districts of De Beauvoir and Old Street to the north east. Islington
Islington
is the most densely populated borough in the UK according to the 2011 census, with a population density of 138.7 people per hectare, compared to an average of 52.0 for London. Upper Street[edit] Upper Street
Upper Street
is the main shopping street of central Islington, and carries the A1 road. See also: Upper Street Islington
Islington
High Street[edit] Islington
Islington
High Street
High Street
is the former High Street
High Street
of the original village of Islington. High Street
High Street
runs approximately 500 metres (0.31 mi) from the intersection of Pentonville
Pentonville
Road and City Road at the south end to Islington Green
Islington Green
at the north end, where it branches into Upper Street
Upper Street
and Essex Road
Essex Road
(former Lower Street) – though some maps may simply show High Street
High Street
as the southern portion of Upper Street. The earliest reference to Islington
Islington
High Street
High Street
is its appearance on a 1590 map of the area. At this time, nine inns (including the famous Angel, which has subsequently given its name to the area around High Street), as well as housing and a public pond were shown lining the street.[13] Then as now, Islington
Islington
was and is unusual in that the village church, St Mary's, does not stand on the high street but is some way off on Upper Street. In 1716 Islington
Islington
High Street
High Street
came under the control of the newly formed Islington
Islington
Turnpike Trust. The Trust grew rapidly, and soon had control of most major roads in the area, building a number of major road arteries through the expanding residential areas, including Caledonian Road, Euston Road, City Road
City Road
and New North Road.[14] The Peacock Inn[15] at 11 Islington
Islington
High Street
High Street
dates from 1564, although the current façade dates from 1857. It featured in Tom Brown's Schooldays as the inn at which Tom stays prior to travelling to Rugby School. It closed in 1962, although the building still stands.[16] Angel tube station
Angel tube station
on Islington
Islington
High Street
High Street
has the longest escalator on the London Underground
London Underground
system, at 318 steps.[17] In 2006 a Norwegian man made headlines after skiing down the escalator at the station.[18] In literature[edit] Islington
Islington
features extensively in modern English literature and culture: Books[edit]

In the Harry Potter
Harry Potter
series by JK Rowling, the Order of the Phoenix is headquartered at Number 12 Grimmauld Place, a fictitious street in Islington. The house belonged to Sirius Black
Sirius Black
and Harry, Ron, and Hermione used it as a hideout in Harry Potter
Harry Potter
and the Deathly Hallows. Douglas Adams
Douglas Adams
lived in Arlington Avenue,. The phone number of his house was 226 7709. In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy when Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect are rescued in ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha, the probability of that happening was 2 to the power of 267,709 to one against. Douglas also used Islington
Islington
as a setting in his novels, and named a character in his famous Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy (1978) series after a well known local estate agent – Hotblack Desiato. Islington
Islington
was also the place in which Arthur Dent ( Hitchhickers Guide to the Galaxy.) meets Trillian during a party in a flat.

In the Dirk Gently series, Dirk's Holistic Detective Agency, Richard MacDuff's flat, and Susan Way's flat are all in Islingdon (thoug Dirk's office is on a made up street).

The Wilfers of Holloway feature in Charles Dickens' Our Mutual Friend (1864–65). Emma Evans, protagonist of Margaret Drabble's novel The Garrick Year (1964), lives, after she has married her husband David, in "an ordinary nineteenth-century terrace house in Islington, and on either side of the front door stood a small stone lion . . . the back garden was up to the standard of the lions".[citation needed] In Neil Gaiman's best selling novel Neverwhere
Neverwhere
Islington
Islington
is a fallen angel that lives under London, named after the Angel tube station. Simon Gray's play Otherwise Engaged (1975) is set in Islington. Martha Grimes' fictional detective, Richard Jury, lives in a flat in Islington. The Diary of a Nobody
The Diary of a Nobody
(first serialized in Punch magazine in 1888–89 and first printed in book form, in 1892), an English comic novel written by George Grossmith and his brother Weedon Grossmith. The main character lives off the Holloway Road in Brickfield Terrace. Zoë Heller's novel Notes on a Scandal (2003) is set in Islington. Islington
Islington
features throughout Charlie Higson's post-apocalyptic, young adult horror series, The Enemy, set in and around London. For example, in The Dead (2010), Islington
Islington
is the destination of the group traveling on Greg's bus. Greg tells everyone but his son, Liam: "Get some sleep. We'll push on in the morning. I'll take you all as far as Islington. After that you're on your own."[19] Nick Hornby's novel, About a Boy (1998) and the 2002 film version are set in Islington. Nick Hornby's novel SLAM is set in Islington.[20] Joan Smith's female detective, Loretta Lawson, lives in Islington.[citation needed] Islington
Islington
is referred to in the M. R. James short ghost story "Two Doctors" published in A Thin Ghost and Others
A Thin Ghost and Others
in 1919.

Opera[edit]

In Arthur Sullivan
Arthur Sullivan
and B. C. Stephenson's comic opera, The Zoo (1875), two of the main characters are the Duke of Islington
Islington
and his beloved, whom he asks to become the Duchess of Islington.

Poetry[edit]

Abraham Cowley's poem "Of Solitude" (1668) mentions this area in the conclusion of the poem (but not the essay of the same name, which is more common).[citation needed]

Transport[edit] The area is well served by bus routes, with a major bus interchange located near Angel tube station. Red route and residents' parking restrictions apply throughout the area. Nearby places[edit]

Angel Barnsbury Canonbury De Beauvoir Town Dalston Finsbury Highbury Hoxton Holloway King's Cross Pentonville St Luke's

Nearby stations[edit]

Angel tube station Essex Road
Essex Road
railway station Farringdon station Highbury
Highbury
& Islington
Islington
station King's Cross railway station King's Cross St Pancras tube station St Pancras International

Education[edit]

For education in the area, see the London Borough of Islington
London Borough of Islington
and City of London
City of London
articles.

Government and infrastructure[edit] The Civil Aviation Authority has its head office in the CAA House in Islington.[21] Listed buildings[edit]

Grade II listed Arlington Square

The Grade II* listed St Paul's Church seen from Essex Road. This was built in 1866 to a design by Sir Charles Barry, who went on to build the current Houses of Parliament. (March 2007)

The Egyptianate former Carlton cinema on Essex Road
Essex Road
is Grade II listed, and has now closed. (November 2005)

Grade II* English Heritage[22] list three Grade II* listed buildings within Central Islington
Islington
(and many more in surrounding districts):

The Union Chapel 3 Terrett's Place (an 18th-century house on Upper Street) St Paul's Church, St Paul's Road (designed by Sir Charles Barry, now the St Paul's Steiner Project)

Grade II (selected): The area is perhaps most notable for its Georgian townhouses, shops and pubs. Many whole terraces are listed including much of Liverpool Road (one side of which is in Barnsbury) and Islington
Islington
High Street/Upper Street. Other multiply listed streets include Arlington Square (one of the UK’s top 10 garden squares)[23] Camden Passage, Compton Terrace, Colebrooke Row, Cross Street, Duncan Terrace, Essex Road, Gibson Square and Milner Square. Other Grade II listed structures include:

The Almeida Theatre. The Angel Baptist Church, Cross Street. The Angel public house (the original one, now a Co-op bank – not the newer Wetherspoon's), Islington
Islington
High Street. The Business Design Centre
Business Design Centre
(part of which is the former Royal Agricultural Hall), Upper Street. The Camden Head public house, Camden Passage. The Hope and Anchor public house, Upper Street. Ironmonger Row Baths. Islington
Islington
Town Hall. M Manze's Pie and Eel Shop, Chapel Market. Mecca Bingo Hall (now closed), Essex Road
Essex Road
(once the Carlton Cinema). This is due to become a church in the near future.[24] The Old Queen's Head public house, Essex Road. St John's Church, Duncan Terrace. St Mary's Church, Upper Street
Upper Street
(rebuilt after World War 2 – only the spire remains from the original). South Library, Essex Road. The York public house. Emirates Stadium London Art House

See also[edit]

London portal

List of people from Islington Islington
Islington
Museum Islington
Islington
Studios Islington
Islington
Local History Centre Almeida Theatre Little Angel Theatre Arsenal F.C. Business Design Centre Crafts Council Islington
Islington
Green Market Estate The Union Chapel St James' Church, Islington

References[edit]

^ 2011 Census Nomis Web, UK Government Official Statistics Provider ^ a b c "Islington: Growth", A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 8: Islington
Islington
and Stoke Newington
Stoke Newington
parishes (1985), pp. 9–19. Retrieved 13 March 2007 ^ Plea Rolls of the Court of Common Pleas; National Archives; http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT6/R2/CP40no541a/aCP40no541afronts/IMG_0036.htm; entry number 6; the place where the second defendant lived: Iseldon; Year: 1396 ^ 'Islington: Communications', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 8: Islington
Islington
and Stoke Newington
Stoke Newington
parishes (1985), pp. 3–8. Retrieved 9 March 2007 ^ John Richardson, Islington
Islington
Past, Revised Edition, Historical Publications Limited, 2000;pp 59–60. ^ A Vision of Britain – Islington. Retrieved 26 April 2007 ^ a b c d 'Islington: Social and cultural activities', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 8: Islington
Islington
and Stoke Newington parishes (1985), pp. 45–51. Retrieved 8 March 2007 ^ The Story of the New River (Thames Water) Archived 11 February 2008 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved 12 December 2007 ^ Alan Faulkner "The Regent's Canal: London's Hidden Waterway" (2005) ISBN 1-870002-59-8 ^ Dunton, Larkin (1896). The World and Its People. Silver, Burdett. p. 29.  ^ David Clark, "Accusations of anti-Semitic chic are poisonous intellectual thuggery"; The Guardian, 6 March 2006, Retrieved 9 March 2007 ^ Happold, Tom and Maguire, Kevin. "Revealed: Brown and Blair's pact", The Guardian, 6 June 2003. Retrieved 25 December 2005. ^ Croot, Patricia (1985). " Islington
Islington
Growth". A History of the County of Middlesex. British History Online. 8: 9–19. Retrieved 2007-05-11.  ^ Croot, Patricia (1985). " Islington
Islington
Communications". A History of the County of Middlesex. British History Online. 8: 3–8. Retrieved 2007-05-11.  ^ "Peacock Inn, Islington". londonremembers.com.  ^ "Places of Note". London Borough of Islington. Archived from the original on 20 April 2010. Retrieved 2007-05-11.  ^ " London Underground
London Underground
Statistics". Tube Prune. 21 April 2003. Retrieved 2007-05-11.  ^ "Tube Ski Stunt Blasted by Police". BBC. 28 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-12.  ^ Higson, Charlie (2010). The Dead. p. 6 of 6, Chapter 25.  ^ "In the spotlight: the London Borough of Islington". Gay Star News. 2015-07-07. Retrieved 2017-05-22.  ^ "London Head Office Archived 19 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine.." Civil Aviation Authority. Retrieved 9 September 2010. ^ Images of England
England
Archived 13 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved 10 March 2007 ^ "Nation's 10 Popular Parks".  ^ Islington
Islington
Gazette (9 July 2008). "Bingo hall gets all-clear to become church". Retrieved 2008-07-17. 

Further reading[edit]

Daniel Lysons
Daniel Lysons
(1792), "Islington", Environs of London, 3: County of Middlesex, London: T. Cadell  John Timbs
John Timbs
(1867), "Islington", Curiosities of London (2nd ed.), London: J.C. Hotten, OCLC 12878129  A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 8 (Note that even this largely refers to the old parish, considerably larger than the modern district)

External links[edit]

London/ Islington
Islington
travel guide from Wikivoyage Media related to Islington
Islington
district at Wikimedia Commons Islington
Islington
Council Islington
Islington
Archaeology & History Society Islington
Islington
Literary & Historical Strolls The Islington
Islington
Society St Mary's Church Freightliner's Farm London Landscape TV episode (5 mins) about Islington

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Attractions

Almeida Theatre Business Design Centre Emirates Stadium House of Detention museum Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art Islington
Islington
Local History Centre Islington
Islington
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Sadler's Wells
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Street markets

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Parks and open spaces

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Highbury
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Islington
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Islington
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