London Borough of Islington

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London Borough of Islington
Shown within Greater London
Status London borough
— Total
Ranked 352nd
14.86 km²
ONS code 00AU
Admin HQ Upper Street, Islington
— Total (2005 est.)
Ranked 82nd (of 354)
12,288 / km²
Ethnicity 75.4% White
11.9% Afro-Caribbean
5.4% South Asian
1.7% Chinese
Leadership Leader & Cabinet
Mayor Cllr Joyti Vaja
Executive Liberal Democrats
MPs Jeremy Corbyn
Emily Thornberry
London Assembly
— Member
North East
Jennette Arnold
Coat of Arms
Official website
Islington Town Hall

Islington is a borough of London to the north of the City of London, west of Hackney, east of Camden, and south of Haringey. Population 179,000 (1998), ethnic minority population about 20%. It was formed in April 1965 through amalgamation of the Metropolitan Borough of Islington and the Metropolitan Borough of Finsbury. It is an area of significant social contrasts (55% of population live in council housing, yet some houses of value greater than 3 million GBP). Islington contains one of the largest intact areas of urban Georgian architecture, and the borough is also known for its shopping facilities and restaurants, bars and clubs. Its most prominent institution is Arsenal F.C., one of the world's most successful football clubs. John Stuart Mill, the famous economist and philosopher, was born in Pentonville, one of its areas, 20 May 1806.

The borough contains two Westminster parliamentary constituencies; Islington North and Islington South & Finsbury.


[edit] Districts of Islington

The borough includes the areas:


[edit] Wards






Finsbury Park

Highbury East

Highbury West





St. Georges

St. Marys

St. Peters


[edit] Famous residents

Tony Blair, Prime Minister, once lived here (at 1 Richmond Crescent in Barnsbury). Other famous residents include the writers George Orwell, Nick Hornby and Douglas Adams, playwright Joe Orton, politician Boris Johnson, TV personality Clive Anderson, actress Kathy Burke, former nurse Abi Titmuss and pop musicians Dido, David Gray and John Lydon.

[edit] Major Public and Private Bodies in Islington

[edit] Attractions in Islington

[edit] Demographics of Islington

According to the 2001 census Islington has a population of 175,797. It is 75% White, 6% Black African, 5% Black Caribbean and 2% Bangladeshi. 32% of the borough's residents are owner–occupiers.

[edit] Education

[edit] Universities

Islington is home to two universities;

[edit] Primary and secondary schools

Islington is served by the Islington Education Service.

In 2000, CEA, a private firm, took over Islington's state school system [1].

State-operated primary schools include:

State-operated secondary schools include:

[edit] Etymology

The area was recorded as Gislandune (c. 1000) and Iseldone (Domesday Book, 1086), from Old English *Gisla (man's name, genitive *Gislan) and -dun (hill, down).

[edit] External links

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Sui generis: City of London

Enclaves: Inner Temple | Middle Temple

Coordinates: 51°32′N 0°08′Wcs:Islington (londýnský obvod) de:London Borough of Islington fr:Islington nl:Islington no:Islington (distrikt) ro:Islington (burg) simple:London Borough of Islington

London Borough of Islington

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