Food and Drink
Canal-Side living at it's best
Wharf Road is a retreat in the beating heart of one of London’s most diverse neighbourhoods. Moments from the liveliness of Old Street, world-renowned art galleries and theatres, as well as a selection of charming bakeries and antique shops, Islington truly offers the best of all worlds.
A stroll across the canal leads to Angel Central mall, Upper Street’s household names, a large Waitrose and the old High Street’s antique and design shops. In the other direction, Shoreditch bursts with the latest fashions, vintage designs and various culinary discoveries all of which are waiting to be unearthed in Boxpark.
800 year-old Smithfield market has inspired many restauranteurs to make their home here. Michelin-starred St John’s ‘nose to tail eating’ is legendary. Equally, the Modern Pantry offers an elegantly eclectic counterpoint to the hipster charm of burger utopia MEAT mission
After-work mainstays Hoxton Square and Magic Roundabout rub shoulders with the exclusive phone-ahead Nightjar speakeasy. Traditional pubs, such as The Earl of Essex, are as celebrated as the Georgian-period hotel and cocktail lounge, The Zetter Townhouse. And between the 02 Academy Islington, Fabric nightclub and the iconic venues scattered around nearby King’s Cross — music als sits at the heart of N1’s nightlife
Few things are finer than a walk along the picturesque Regent’s Canal. Stretching from Paddington to Limehouse, many of its narrow boats are casually moored as impromptu cafes or galleries. The Old Truman Brewery, though, stands tall as the neighbourhood’s gallery of choice. And for the professionally focused, the London Design Festival sprawls across numerous local venues every year.