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Our area guide to Islington gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out. Postcodes covered by this area guide include, N1

Islington Overview
Islington was originally named by the Saxons Giseldone in 1005 and then Gislandune in 1062. The name means 'Gīsla's hill' from the Old English personal name Gīsla and dun 'hill', 'down'. The name then later mutated to Isledon, which remained in use well into the 17th century when the modern form arose.[2] In medieval times, Islington was just one of many small manors in the area, along with Bernersbury, Neweton Berewe or Hey-bury, and Canonesbury (Barnsbury, Highbury and Canonbury - names first recorded in the 13th and 14th centuries). "Islington" came to be applied as the name for the parish covering these villages, and was the name chosen for the Metropolitan Borough of Islington, on its formation in 1899. On the merger with Finsbury, to form the modern borough this name came to be applied to the whole borough.

Guide to Islington transport links:

  • Trains
  • Angel Road (National Rail)
  • Bruce Grove
  • Caledonian Road and Barnsbury
  • Canonbury
  • Essex Road
  • King's Cross
  • King's Cross Thameslink
  • London Kings Cross
  • New Southgate
  • Northumberland Park
  • Palmers Green
  • Rectory Road
  • Seven Sisters
  • Silver Street
  • South Tottenham
  • Stamford Hill
  • Stoke Newington
  • Tottenham Hale
  • Upper Holloway
  • White Hart Lane
  • Tubes
  • Archway (Northern Line) (Zone 3, Zone 2)
  • Arnos Grove (Piccadilly Line) (Zone 4)
  • Bounds Green (Zone 4, Zone 3)
  • Kings Cross St Pancras (Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line, National Rail) (Zone 1)
  • Oakwood (Piccadilly Line) (Zone 5)
  • Seven Sisters (Victoria Line, National Rail) (Zone 3)
  • Southgate (Piccadilly Line) (Zone 4)
  • Tottenham Hale (Victoria Line, National Rail) (Zone 3)
  • Tufnell Park (Northern Line) (Zone 2)
  • Turnpike Lane (Piccadilly Line) (Zone 3)
  • Woodside Park (Northern Line) (Zone 4)

Council Tax Rates

Islington is is represented by Camden Council, Hackney Council, Islington Counci. which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.