Tag: islington

The gothic towers of Highbury Corner

In 1800 there were only 10,000 people living in the self-contained village of Islington. By 1870 there were more than 200,000 and a swollen Islington was absorbed into…

A writer’s view of the street

As I wandered round Cloudesley Square, one of Islington’s very fine Georgian squares, trying to mentally undress the dominating church at its centre of the scaffolding overcoat that…

Pop goes the Eagle

On an unusually sunny, blue-skied November Saturday afternoon, I went looking for the Eagle. Being the London nerd that I am, I was genuinely excited to be visiting…

Clog dancing in N1

I took the Northern line up to Islington to see a couple of Northern girls sing and (occasionally) clog dance: The Unthanks. The old chapel sounded wonderful as…

Telling tales: a proper London night out in N1

My evening began appropriately enough sitting in a pub, pint in hand listening to a man “banging on”. Arriving early for the latest True Stories Told Live I…