Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Have you been to Islington, London?




Over the years I have several times intoduced or at least shown some pics of Islington. It's been my favourite place in London for more than 10 years now. It's like own little town inside the massive metropole.

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(FI) Vuosien varrella olen varmasti useampaankin otteeseen kertonut Islingtonista tai ainakin näyttänyt kuvia siitä. Tämä kaupunginosa on ollut lempparipaikkani Lontoossa jo yli 10 vuoden ajan. Se on kuin pieni oma kaupunki jättimäisen metropolin sisällä.






The atmosphere in Islington is lively. Camden Passage is absolutely something not to be missed while in Islington. It's a small alley with antique shops and other boutiques. During the weekends street stalls are set up here selling a mix of antiques and collectables, including jewelry, toys, clothing and books. 


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(FI) Islingtonissa on mukavan elävä ja vilkas ilmapiiri. Camden Passagea ei kannata missata. Se on kapea, pieni kuja pullollaan kivoja antiikki kauppoja ja muita putiikkeja. Viikonloppuisin kujalla on myös ulkona myyntipöytiä ja tarjolla on sekitus antiikkia ja keräilykohteita, mm. koruja, leluja, vaatteita ja kirjoja.







Islington started as a small village with parish church, a manor house and cottages around green. Then it became a overcrowded north London suburb, but during the last couple of decades it'a been a neighborhood with high-class status. There are now plenty of trendy gastropubs, wine bars, restaurants and boutiques. In my opinion Islington has it all. Basically there's all you need.


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(FI) Islington oli alunperin pieni kylä, jossa kirkkoa, kartanoa ja mökkejä ympäröi viheriö. Siten siitä tuli ahtaasti asutto pohjoislontoolainen lähiö, mutta parin viimeisen vuosikymmenen aikana siitä on kehittynyt korkeatasoinen kaupunginosa. Sieltä löytyy lukuisia trendikkäitä gastropubeja, viinibaareja, ravintoloita ja kauppoja. Mielestäni Islingtonissa on kaikki oleellinen ja vähän enemmän.
  









The main streets in Islington are Upper Street and Essex Road. The later one is more residential while Upper Street is full of fascinating interior decor, fashion and beauty stores, and there's Ottolenghi as well. Perfect place to stop for coffee/tea and delicious meringues as well as for a proper lunch.


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(FI) Islingtonin pääkadut ovat Upper Street ja Essex Road. Jälkimmäisessä on enemmän asuntoja, kun taas Upper Street on täynnä ihastuttavia sisustus-, muoti- ja kosmetiikkaputiikkeja. Niin ja siellä on myös kuuluisa Ottolenghi. Loistava paikka pysähtyä nauttimaan kuppi kahvia tai teetä ja suussa sulavia marenkileivoksia. Paikassa voi myös syödä ihan kunnon lounaan.












Islington might not boast as much green space as some of London's neighborhoods, but there are some nice parks. One of my favourite park is the small Islington Green, which is located in the beginnins of both the Upper Street and Essex Road and makes a triangle in between these two streets.

The other nice and quiet park is behind St Mary's Church. The pics above are both from there. It's funny how London is blooming all year round, isn't it?


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(FI) Vaikka Islingtonissa ei olekkaan niin paljon viheralueita kuin joissain muissa Lontoon kaupunginosissa, löytyy sieltäkin kivoja puistoja. Yksi oma suosikkipuistoni on Islington Green, joka sijaitsee muodostaa kolmion Upper Streetin ja Essex Roadin alussa.

Toinen mukava ja rauhallinen puisto löytyy St Mary -kirkon takaa. Yläpuolella olevat kuvat ovat sieltä. Uskomatonta mutta totta - Lontoossa kukkii koko vuoden ympäri!



The borough is also home for Arsenal football club.

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Arsenal jalkapalloseura on myös täältä päin.


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Next time in London take the northen line tube to Angel and have a walk in Islington.

More about Islington here!

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Seuraavalla kerralla kun olet Lontoossa, ota musta 'northern line'n' metro Angeliin ja tee pieni kävelykierros Islingtonissa.

Lisää Islingtonia täällä!





32 comments:

  1. I've never been in GB before, but this post really made me want to travel there. Beautiful imagery, awesome job!

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    1. Thank you so much! So happy that you were inspired by my post :)

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  2. I've never been to the country, but it is on my bucket list to see the city of London. Thank you for the beautiful photographs!

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    1. London is such a wonderful city, hope you'll have the possibility to visit London very soon :)

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  3. I love Islington, it's so amazing. I used to work there and often go out after work. There are so many things to do :)

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    1. Great! Islington is fantastic - as you mentioned so many things to do there.

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  4. This is definitely a different side of Islington than I have seen before. This is gorgeous x

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    1. Thank you so much, Ana! Happy to give you another side of this borough.

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  5. Oh my gosh .. what beautiful photography. I love the blue doors + flowers in front.

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    1. :) thank you, Alison! Made me very happy that you liked my pics.

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  6. I love Islington! It's so quaint and pretty and I love how many of these individual area there are in london that you could spend forever exploring!

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    1. That's true - it's always great to walk around in London and explore new places and streets there.

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  7. Sounds like a lovely little town in London! I've never heard of it but it would be nice to pay a visit if you're ever in London. It's nice that you've found a place where you feel at peace.

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    1. London is like full of little towns and Islington is definitely one of the nicest there.

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  8. Islington seems so lovely! I think it's hard for me to keep track of all part of London, but I'll do my best! Islington left a good impression on me. I like the Upper street do most because you can find there everything you need, including nice coffee.

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    1. Upper Street is so fabulous with all the nice shops and cafes.

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  9. Islington seems to be a romantic place, I would love not only to visit, but to live there, at least for few years. You did a great job with these pictures, like a pro.

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    1. Thank you so much, Perla! Really appreciate your opinion on my pics :)

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  10. I haven't! But your description and photos make me want to pack a bag and hop on the next flight!! How beautiful?! Definitely adding it to my must-visit list.

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    1. That sounds fantastic! Pack your back and get ready for London!

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  11. I love visiting small towns like this because the people are more warm and friendly than those in big cities and tourist destinations. The park would be a great place to be in Islington. A cup of coffee or tea, a good book, and the peacefulness of nature around me would be simply heaven.

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    1. On a nice sunny and warm day that's exactly what I'd love to do!

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  12. Your pictures are spot on !! I have to go there because of the antique shops and the beautiful park.

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    1. Thank you so much! You will love those antique stalls - so many fabulous things :)

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  13. I'm I've bought the train station on Monopoly a few times!!!

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  14. Never been to London before! So, I didn't know that Islington is such a beautiful place. I would love to explore Upper Street and Essex Road whenever I'll visit London!

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    1. You will find so many nice things there! Hope you'll have chance to fly London soon.

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  15. I've been to London before but never explored Islington. I love those town feels so next time I'm in London I'll be exploring for sure.

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    1. Sounds good! I'm sure you will love it!

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  16. I have been to London but haven't been here before. This sounds like a fabulous place and it looks gorgeous as well.

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    1. This is absolutely one of my favourite place in London>

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