Islington Area Guide
Islington has, over the last 30 years, changed from one of London's poorer boroughs to one of its most chic and fashionable. Its elegant squares, high stock of beautiful terraced housing and good transport links all led to rapid gentrification and the transformation into the area we know today. It is actually sub-divided into a number of smaller areas which are Barnsbury on the western side of Upper Street, Canonbury on the eastern side, Highbury in the north and de Beauvoir town on the borders with Hackney. Each have their own distinct personalities but combine to create a very vibrant area to live.
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