Islington Islington is traditionally a mecca for the cream of London's liberal, journalists, writers and artists. 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 Market. Continue your journey of discovery through elegant Georgian squares, along peaceful Regent's Canal and through historic Clerkenwell. Football fans will be unable to leave the borough without a trip to the world famous Arsenal football ground.