Frequency of work

Reasonably high – a fantastic central area where a lot of teachers can easily commute to. Expect to find a higher concentration of primary schools in this region.

Cost of accommodation

A popular area that ticks all the boxes for many, understandably it is expensive to rent a property here. Trendy Islington is in zone 2 and only a 10-15 minute bus ride from Central London.

Transport links

Rail links are excellent. Highbury & Islington station has both underground, overground and First Capital Connect services (provides easy links within & outside London).

Vibe, type of people that live there

Islington is a highly attractive area for wealthy young professionals and middle-class families but is also very cultural and youthful, with an affluent demographic.


Restaurants and cafes include a high variety of ethnic foods, including Turkish, Peruvian, Asian and more. This vibrant borough boasts a thriving fringe theatre scene, a wealth of fantastic restaurants and vibrant nightlife. Islington is the best place to buy antiques in London. Spend an afternoon browsing the specialist shops and boutiques in the renowned Camden Passage Antiques Gallery. Hang out in Upper Street, a popular street lined with bars, eateries and music venues.

Why choose Islington?

Islington has it all – excellent transport links, stunning properties, access to great shops and some of the best bars in London. The price tag of living here is costly for these reasons but if you love the prospect of Islington, we recommend areas just north of central Islington such as Finsbury Park and Arsenal which are much more affordable and only five minutes away!


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