London Canal Museum
What would London be without its canals? Find out about the history and culture of this city’s waterworks through the London Canal Museum in Islington. You can peer inside a narrow boat cabin, learn about the history of the cargoes and also about the people who lived and worked on them. You can even learn about the unique heritage left by the Victorian era by looking down a huge ice well used to store ice from Norway. The fascinating facts and history in this museum will make you appreciate the canals of London even more.
London Canal Museum 12-13 New Wharf Rd London N1 9RT 020 7713 0836
Islington Farmer’s Market
The first and most reputed farmer’s market in London, Islington Farmer’s Market is definitely something to check out if you are in the area and in the mood to try out some new tastes. Taking place at Chapel Market between Baron Street and Penton Street/ Claremont Square area, the market is open to everyone, but only on Sundays. Look out for the colourful selection of seasonal flowers from Grange Nurseries, choices of veggies and organic meat and poultry. A great way to spend a sunny summer’s day.
Raved about as one of the best comedy clubs in the United Kingdom, the Angel Comedy is one of the best places you can go to in Islington for a great laugh, boasting names such as Barry Ferns, Sarah Pearce, Masud Milas and Simon Goss to name a few. The ‘Angels’ of the club attract many characters. The ‘Always free, always funny,’ motto creates a popular and vibrant atmosphere with exciting and diverse comic voices, attracting a consistent flow of customers.
Angel Comedy 2 Camden Passage, London N1 8DY, 07704 863286
Famous for its antique and contemporary shops, markets and arcades, the Camden Passage in Islington is a wonderful place to get lost in the magic and charm of old antiques, collectibles and quaint restaurants. Full of new and exciting discoveries around every corner, the Camden Passage is a must-stop for all collectors, or for anyone looking for something special to do.
Screen on the Green
An independent network of boutique cinemas, the Screen on the Green Everyman Cinema puts a whole new spin on the moviegoing experience. With signature couches, seats and a special foyer bar space, this retro spot puts an old twist on new movies and releases. With venues open all over the city, this spot in Islington is a great place to go for a fun old-school and modern movie-watching experience.