Islington began as a modest village that, like so many others around London, was eventually swallowed up as the city grew, becoming part of Greater London. The area’s name came from the Saxon Giseldone, meaning “Gisla’s Hill.” Today, there are plenty of reasons to visit this borough, whether you’re looking for entertaining, dining, shopping, history, […]
Forming along the path of the Great North Road, the Borough of Islington began as a village named “Giseldone” from the Saxons, otherwise known as “Gisla’s Hill”. The village quickly became more important as a source for the city’s water, and this also made it a good place for growing vegetables that supplied London with […]
Love this old picture taken of Islington terraced back yards in the 1960’s. I love the symmetry of the terraced houses. Photo from English Heritage.
A short experience of Islington (and not only). I thought this video was fun and worth sharing. It’s a great portrait of one of our favorite neighborhoods in London. Check it out below: National Geographic ep1 – islington. from Efties on Vimeo.