Join a local to discover the chic London area of Islington, home to dozens of charming tea and coffee shops, antique dealers, clothing boutiques, street book fairs, and more restaurants than there are days in the year.
What to Expect
Your day begins at 10:00 with a late breakfast at one of Islington’s most popular and trendiest cafes, which serves its visionary breakfasts all day long. The stacks of pancakes topped with bacon and smothered in maple syrup are irresistible! Afterwards, a local will meet you at the cafe to find out what you are interested in experiencing. The guide will fit his/her insider knowledge of the area to your individual needs. The tour is unscripted, so even though you will book an initial timeline, the day might evolve in different directions to ensure that you experience Islington your way.
Join your guide for a walk along a hidden, dreamy cobbled back alley where you will find lots of snug and inviting coffee shops tucked away under archways covered with flowery vines leading down to a picturesque canal. Stop for a drink at a charming little pub situated directly on the canal and tucked away from the hustle and bustle. Enjoy some fantastic cask ales, craft beers and fine wines.
Later, walk up Islington’s most famous street, taking a detour now and again down leafy residential streets to discover pretty church courtyards, hidden cobbled alleyways and more. You will find many of Islington's most exciting restaurants and bars, beautiful boutiques, charming hand-crafted furniture shops and theatres.
By the afternoon, you will have an appetite, so your guide will leave you at one of Islington’s most popular restaurants, an institution known for healthy, unique and fabulous food. The restaurant’s owner is a prominent and greatly-esteemed celebrity chef who has been taking the world by storm. The truly stunning assortment of cakes and baked goods, all with unusual and refreshing ingredients, will leave you eager to come back for more.
At 16:30, visit London’s only gallery dedicated to modern Italian art. Known especially for its wide array of futurist works, by illustrious artists such as Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, and Carlo Carrà, this little gallery is the perfect way to end your Islington visit.
However, if you feel like you haven’t had enough of Islington, you could experience one of the area's most intriguing live entertainment venues, which by day is a working Church in a nineteenth-century Gothic Revival style and by night transforms itself into a live music concert hall! Alternatively you could dance the night away at one of Islington’s legendary venues.
- 6.5-hour personalised itinerary
- 5 hours with a certified local
What's Not Included
- Food and drink
- Transport fees
Know Before You Go
• Please book at least 24-hours in advance so the best experience can be built for you