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Area Guide

Islington

A guide to the local economy, industry and commercial property

Historically a large village in Middlesex, Islington is small in comparison to other London boroughs. With a population of around 200,000 and a mixture of affluent and deprived residents, Islington is a lively area with restaurants, clubs, fringe theatres and community events. Located north of central London. the area is culturally diverse.

Islington is a leading area of British productivity and boasts over 30% of London’s jobs.

Investment in Islington is growing rapidly and there are several large development projects taking place across the borough. Commercial property in Islington has benefited from this investment and those seeking shops or offices to rent in Islington will not be disappointed.

Developments such as the Silicon Roundabout are in full swing and this one alone is offering apartment space and offices to let in Islington.

Further development is on the cards in the next few years including the re-generation of the Mount Pleasant sorting office and Archway.

With a skilled, highly qualified workforce and many city workers inhabiting the area, the property market in Islington is buoyant and the borough is currently the 5th most expensive.

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