Northwest Place, N1

Road in/near Angel, existing between the 1790s and now.

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2021
Northwest Place, off Chapel Market, was formerly West Place.

It was originally called West Place as there was a matching East Place.


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Sandra Field   
Added: 15 Apr 2023 16:15 GMT   

Removal Order
Removal order from Shoreditch to Holborn, Jane Emma Hall, Single, 21 Pregnant. Born about 21 years since in Masons place in the parish of St Lukes.

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Jeff Owen   
Added: 20 Mar 2021 16:18 GMT   

Owen’s School
Owen Street is the site of Owen’s Boys’ School. The last school was built in 1881 and was demolished in the early 1990s to make way for the development which stand there today. It was a “Direct Grant” grammar school and was founded in 1613 by Dame Alice Owen. What is now “Owen’s Fields” was the playground between the old school and the new girls’ school (known then as “Dames Alice Owen’s School” or simply “DAOS”). The boys’ school had the top two floors of that building for their science labs. The school moved to Potters Bar in Hertfordshire in 1971 and is now one of the top State comprehensive schools in the country. The old building remained in use as an accountancy college and taxi-drivers’ “knowledge” school until it was demolished. The new building is now part of City and Islington College. Owen’s was a fine school. I should know because I attended there from 1961 to 1968.

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Scott Hatton   
Added: 11 Sep 2020 19:47 GMT   

Millions Of Rats In Busy London
The Daily Mail on 14 April 1903 reported "MILLIONS OF RATS IN BUSY LONDON"

A rat plague, unprecedented in the annals of London, has broken out on the north side of the Strand. The streets principally infested are Catherine street, Drury lane, Blackmore street, Clare Market and Russell street. Something akin to a reign of terror prevails among the inhabitants after nightfall. Women refuse to pass along Blackmore street and the lower parts of Stanhope street after dusk, for droves of rats perambulate the roadways and pavements, and may be seen running along the window ledges of the empty houses awaiting demolition by the County Council in the Strand to Holborn improvement scheme.

The rats, indeed, have appeared in almost-incredible numbers. "There are millions of them," said one shopkeeper, and his statement was supported by other residents. The unwelcome visitors have been evicted from their old haunts by the County Council housebreakers, and are now busily in search of new homes. The Gaiety Restaurant has been the greatest sufferer. Rats have invaded the premises in such force that the managers have had to close the large dining room on the first floor and the grill rooms on the ground floor and in the basement. Those three spacious halls which have witnessed many as semblages of theatre-goers are now qui:e deserted. Behind the wainscot of the bandstand in the grillroom is a large mound of linen shreds. This represents 1728 serviettes carried theee by the rats.

In the bar the removal of a panel disclosed the astonishing fact that the rats have dragged for a distance of seven or eight yards some thirty or forty beer and wine bottles and stacked them in such a fashion as to make comfortable sleeping places. Mr Williams. the manager of the restaurant, estimates that the rats have destroyed L200 worth of linen. Formerly the Gaiety Restaurant dined 2000 persons daily; no business whatever is now done in this direction.

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Carol   
Added: 7 May 2021 18:44 GMT   

Nan
My nan lily,her sister Elizabeth and their parents Elizabeth and William lived here in1911

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Bernard Miller   
Added: 12 Apr 2022 17:36 GMT   

My mother and her sister were born at 9 Windsor Terrace
My mother, Millie Haring (later Miller) and her sister Yetta Haring (later Freedman) were born here in 1922 and 1923. With their parents and older brother and sister, they lived in two rooms until they moved to Stoke Newington in 1929. She always said there were six rooms, six families, a shared sink on the first floor landing and a toilet in the backyard.

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Barry J. Page   
Added: 27 Jul 2022 19:41 GMT   

Highbury Corner V1 Explosion
Grandma described the V1 explosion at Highbury Corner on many occasions. She was working in the scullery when the flying bomb landed. The blast shattered all the windows in the block of flats and blew off the bolt on her front door. As she looked out the front room window, people in various states of injury and shock were making their way along Highbury Station Road. One man in particular, who was bleeding profusely from glass shard wounds to his neck, insisted in getting home to see if his family was all right. Others were less fortunate. Len, the local newsagent, comforted a man, who had lost both legs caused by the blast, until the victim succumbed to his injuries. The entire area was ravaged and following are statistics. The flying bomb landed during lunch hour (12:46 p.m.) on June 27th 1944. 26 people lost their lives, 84 were seriously injured and 71 slightly injured.

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Mike   
Added: 28 Feb 2023 18:09 GMT   

6 Elia Street
When I was young I lived in 6 Elia Street. At the end of the garden there was a garage owned by Initial Laundries which ran from an access in Quick Street all the way up to the back of our garden. The fire exit to the garage was a window leading into our garden. 6 Elia Street was owned by Initial Laundry.

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Lena    
Added: 18 Mar 2021 13:08 GMT   

White Conduit Street, N1
My mum, Rosina Wade of the Wade and Hannam family in the area of Chapel Street and Parkfield Street, bought her first “costume” at S Cohen’s in White Conduit Street. Would have probably been about 1936 or thereabouts. She said that he was a small man but an expert tailor. I hope that Islington Council preserve the shop front as it’s a piece of history of the area. Mum used to get her high heel shoes from an Italian shoe shop in Chapel Street. She had size 2 feet and they would let her know when a new consignment of size 2 shoes were in. I think she was a very good customer. She worked at Killingbacks artificial flower maker in Northampton Square and later at the Halifax bombers factory north of Edgware where she was a riveter.

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Jack Wilson   
Added: 21 Jun 2022 21:40 GMT   

Penfold Printers
I am seeking the location of Penfold Printers Offices in Dt Albans place - probably about 1870 or so

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Erin   
Added: 2 May 2022 01:33 GMT   

Windsor Terrace, N1
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J Parker   
Added: 14 May 2023 15:27 GMT   

Windsor Terrace, N1
Thank you for the information - My great grandparents lived at 11 Windsor Terrace from around 1918 to 1938... I was just trying to establish the kind of house it might have been as there are so many people listed at the same address so really interesting to see your description.

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John   
Added: 29 Mar 2023 17:31 GMT   

Auction of the paper stock of Janssen and Roberts
A broadside advertisement reads: "By auction, to be sold on Thursday next being the 16th of this present July, the remainder of the stock in partnership between Janssen and Roberts, at their late dwelling-house in Dean’s Court, the south side of St. Pauls, consisting of Genoa papers according to the particulars underneath." The date in the ESTC record is purely speculative; July 16th was a Thursday in many years during the 18th century; 1750 is only one possibility. Extensive searching has found no other record of the partners or the auction.


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Sandra Field   
Added: 15 Apr 2023 16:17 GMT   

Masons Place, EC1V
Date of Removal order is 4th Oct 1875

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Sue   
Added: 24 Sep 2023 19:09 GMT   

Meyrick Rd
My family - Roe - lived in poverty at 158 Meyrick Rd in the 1920s, moving to 18 Lavender Terrace in 1935. They also lived in York Rd at one point. Alf, Nell (Ellen), plus children John, Ellen (Did), Gladys, Joyce & various lodgers. Alf worked for the railway (LMS).

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Michael   
Added: 20 Sep 2023 21:10 GMT   

Momentous Birth!
I was born in the upstairs front room of 28 Tyrrell Avenue in August 1938. I was a breach birth and quite heavy ( poor Mum!). My parents moved to that end of terrace house from another rental in St Mary Cray where my three year older brother had been born in 1935. The estate was quite new in 1938 and all the properties were rented. My Father was a Postman. I grew up at no 28 all through WWII and later went to Little Dansington School

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Mike Levy   
Added: 19 Sep 2023 18:10 GMT   

Bombing of Arbour Square in the Blitz
On the night of September 7, 1940. Hyman Lubosky (age 35), his wife Fay (or Fanny)(age 32) and their son Martin (age 17 months) died at 11 Arbour Square. They are buried together in Rainham Jewish Cemetery. Their grave stones read: "Killed by enemy action"

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Lady Townshend   
Added: 8 Sep 2023 16:02 GMT   

Tenant at Westbourne (1807 - 1811)
I think that the 3rd Marquess Townshend - at that time Lord Chartley - was a tenant living either at Westbourne Manor or at Bridge House. He undertook considerable building work there as well as creating gardens. I am trying to trace which house it was. Any ideas gratefully received

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Alex Britton   
Added: 30 Aug 2023 10:43 GMT   

Late opening
The tracks through Roding Valley were opened on 1 May 1903 by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) on its Woodford to Ilford line (the Fairlop Loop).

But the station was not opened until 3 February 1936 by the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER, successor to the GER).

Source: Roding Valley tube station - Wikipedia

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Kevin Pont   
Added: 30 Aug 2023 09:52 GMT   

Shhh....
Roding Valley is the quietest tube station, each year transporting the same number of passengers as Waterloo does in one day.

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Kevin Pont   
Added: 30 Aug 2023 09:47 GMT   

The connection with Bletchley Park
The code-breaking computer used at Bletchley Park was built in Dollis Hill.

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Kevin Pont   
Added: 29 Aug 2023 15:25 GMT   

The deepest station
At 58m below ground, Hampstead is as deep as Nelson’s Column is tall.

Source: Hampstead tube station - Wikipedia

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Collins’ Music Hall Collins’ Music Hall was a notable Islington venue.
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Philharmonic Hall The Philharmonic Hall was a major music hall throughout the 1860s and early 1870s.
White Conduit Fields White Conduit Fields in Islington was an early venue for cricket and several major matches are known to have been played there in the 18th century.
White Conduit Street (1950s) A line of children hold hands as they walk along the middle of White Conduit Street towards the junction with Chapel Market in Islington in the 1950s.

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Angel Building, EC1V Angel Building is a block on St John Street.
Angel Corner House, N1 Angel Corner House is located on Islington High Street.
Angel Gate, EC1V Angel Gate is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Angel House, N1 Angel House is a block on Pentonville Road.
Angel Mews, N1 Angel Mews is an ancient side street in Islington.
Angel Square, EC1V Angel Square is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Arlington House, EC1R Arlington House is located on Arlington Way.
Arlington Way, EC1R Arlington Way was called Arlington Street before 1936.
Asman House, N1 Asman House is a block on Colebrooke Row.
Aztec Row, N1 Aztec Row is part of Berners Street, Islington.
Barford Street, N1 Barford Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Barnsbury Road, N1 Barnsbury Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Baron Street, N1 Baron Street is named after Joseph Barron, landlord of the White Lion inn during the late eighteenth century.
Batchelor Street, N1 Batchelor Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Berners House, N1 Berners House is a block on Barnsbury Road.
Berners Road, N1 Berners Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
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Bevin Way, WC1X Bevin Way was called after prominent Labour politician Ernest Bevin.
Blackmore House, N1 Blackmore House is a block on Copenhagen Street.
Boreas Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Bradleys Close, N1 Bradleys Close is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Bridel Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Bromfield Street, N1 Bromfield Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Business Design Centre, N1 The Business Design Centre is a Grade II listed building located between Upper Street and Liverpool Road
Cable House, WC1X Cable House is a block on Great Percy Street.
Camden Passage, N1 Camden Passage was built as Cumberland Row in 1767.
Camden Street, N1 Camden Street once laid at the northern end of Camden Passage.
Camden Walk, N1 Camden Walk is one of the streets of the N1 postal area.
Carnegie Street, N1 Carnegie Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Chadwell Street, EC1R Chadwell Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1R postal area.
Chalbury Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Chapel Market, N1 Chapel Market is a daily street market in Islington.
Chapel Place, N1 Chapel Place lies off the north side of Chapel Market towards Liverpool Road.
Charles Lamb Court, N1 Charles Lamb Court is a block on Gerrard Road.
Charlotte Terrace, N1 Charlotte Terrace is a road in the N1 postcode area
Charlton Place, N1 Charlton Place runs east from Upper Street.
Claremont Close, EC1R Claremont Close is a road in the EC1R postcode area
Claremont Square, N1 Claremont Square is a square and reservoir on Pentonville Road.
Claremont Street, EC1R A street within the N1 postcode
Cloudesley Place, N1 Cloudesley Place is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Cloudesley Road, N1 Cloudesley Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Cloudesley Street, N1 Cloudesley Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Colebrook Row, N1 Colebrooke Row is a street of late 18th and early 19th century terraced houses.
Colebrooke Place, N1 Colebrooke Place is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Collins Yard, N1 Collins Yard is so-named as it ran alongside the Collins’ Music Hall giving access to the rear of the hall.
Copenhagen House, N1 Copenhagen House is a block on Charlotte Terrace.
Copenhagen Street, N1 Copenhagen Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Corbet House, N1 Corbet House is a block on Maygood Street.
Cruikshank Street, EC1R Cruickshank Street was named after George Cruikshank, 19th century illustrator who lived on nearby Amwell Street.
Cumming Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Cynthia Street, N1 Cynthia Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Dalby House, EC1V Dalby House is a block on City Road.
Denmark Grove, N1 Denmark Grove is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Devon House, N1 Devon House is a block on Upper Street.
Devonia Road, N1 Devonia Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Dewey Road, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Dignum Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Donegal Street, N1 Donegal Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Doves Yard, N1 Doves Yard is a road in the N1 postcode area
Duncan Street, N1 Duncan Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Duncan Terrace, N1 Duncan Terrace is named after Admiral Duncan the commander of the Naval Fleet at the Battle of Camperdown against the Dutch in 1797.
Eckford Street, N1 Eckford Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Edward House, EC1V Edward House is a block on Wakley Street.
Elia Mews, EC1V Elia Mews is a road in the N1 postcode area
Elia Street, N1 Elia Street was named for local poet, Charles Lamb.
Elsinore House, N1 Elsinore House is a block on Barnsbury Road.
Elystan Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Everilda Street, N1 Everilda Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Fisher House, N1 Fisher House is a building on Barnsbury Road.
Foxcroft House, N1 Foxcroft House is a block on Pentonville Road.
Frearson House, N1 Frearson House is a block on Weston Rise.
Friend Street, EC1V Friend Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Gerrard Road, N1 Gerrard Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Godson Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Grant Street, N1 The present Grant Street is the remnant of Warren Street, an L-shaped road running between Chapel Market and White Conduit Street, renamed Grant Street in 1936.
Great Percy Street, WC1X Great Percy Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1X postal area.
Green Man Tower, EC1V Green Man Tower can be found on Goswell Road.
Half Moon Crescent, N1 Half Moon Crescent is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Hall Street, EC1V Hall Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Harvest Lodge, N1 Harvest Lodge a plain brick, four-storey block of flats was built in 1962.
Hayward House, N1 Hayward House is a four-storey block of flats immediately north of St Silas’s Church.
Henry Place, N1 Henry Place predated the Barnsbury Estate.
Hermes Street, N1 Hermes Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Hermit Street, EC1V Hermit Street links Friend Street with Rawstorne Street.
Hermitage House, N1 Hermitage House is a block on Gerrard Road.
Hill House Apartments, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Holford Street, WC1X Holford Mews, Holdford Place and Holford Street were all named after the Holford family, who worked on the New River scheme.
Holford Yard, WC1X Holford Yard is named after the Holford family, who worked on the New River scheme in the 18th century.
Hurst House, N1 Hurst House can be found on Weston Rise.
Inglebert Street, EC1R Inglebert Street is a road in the EC1R postcode area
Inwood House, N1 Inwood House is located on Elliott’s Place.
Islington Green, N1 Islington Green is both a small green and a series of roads which surround it.
Islington High Street, N1 Islington High Street is part of the main road through Islington at Angel.
James Lighthill House, WC1X James Lighthill House is a block on Penton Rise.
James’s Gardens, N1 James’s Gardens was established in the 1810s.
Jays Street, N1 Jays Street dates from the 1950s reconfiguration of the area.
Jocelin House, N1 Jocelin House is located on Leirum Street.
John’s Place, N1 John’s Place lead through an archway to Charles Street.
Kenwrick House, N1 Kenwrick House is a block on Leirum Street.
Lambs Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Leirum Street, N1 The name of Leirum Street is the result of Muriel Street being split in half post-war.
Mandeville Houses, N1 Mandeville Houses, fronting Mantell Street and Liverpool Road was the earliest housing scheme built by Finsbury Borough Council.
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Mavor House, N1 Mavor House is a block on Jays Street.
Maygood Street, N1 Maygood Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Maynard House, N1 Maynard House is located on Penton Street.
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Messiter House, N1 Messiter House is a block on Pultney Street.
Molton House, N1 Molton House is a block on Copenhagen Street.
Moore Court, N1 Moore Court is a block on Andersons Square.
Muriel Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Myddelton Square, EC1R Myddelton Square is named after Sir Hugh Myddelton (1560–1631), the founder of the New River Company, who developed the square.
Nelson Place, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Nelson Terrace, EC1V Nelson Terrace is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Newstead House, N1 Newstead House is sited on Liverpool Road.
Noble House, N1 Noble House is sited on Islington High Street.
Noble Yard, N1 Noble Yard is a yard lying off Charlton Place.
Noel Road, N1 Noel Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Northeast Place, N1 Northeast Place matched the adjacent Northwest Place.
Oakley Crescent, EC1V Oakley Crescent is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Old Royal Free Place, N1 Old Royal Free Place was the entrance to an old hospital.
Old Royal Free Square, N1 Old Royal Free Square is a road in the N1 postcode area
Olive Court, N1 Olive Court is a block on Liverpool Road.
Owen Street, EC1V Owen Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Owen’s Row, EC1V Owen’s Row is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Paget Street, EC1V Paget Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Parkfield Street, N1 Parkfield Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Payne House, N1 Payne House, along Charlotte Terrace and dating from 1937, is part of the Barnsbury Estate.
Payne Street, N1 Payne Street appeared on the map in 1837.
Penton Grove, N1 The narrow loop of Penton Grove, now reduced to an L-shaped alley, was laid out on the site of one of the bowling greens belonging to Prospect House (Dobney’s).
Penton House, N1 Penton House is a block on Hermes Street.
Penton Rise, WC1X Penton Rise is a road in the WC1X postcode area
Penton Street, N1 Penton Street is a through-route leading on to the narrower Barnsbury Road which continues its line northwards into Islington.
Pentonville Road, N1 Pentonville Road connects Kings Cross and the Angel, Islington.
Peregrine House, EC1V Peregrine House is a block on Hall Street.
Pierrepoint Arcade, N1 Pierrepoint Arcade is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Pierrepoint Row, N1 Pierrepoint Row is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Pierrepont Arcade, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Pride Court, N1 Pride Court is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Prospect House, N1 Prospect House is a block on Donegal Street.
Providence Court, N1 Providence Court is a block on Upper Street.
Providence Place, N1P Providence Place lies beside the Screen On The Green.
Pultney Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Quick Street Mews, N1 Quick Street Mews lies off Quick Street.
Quick Street, N1 Quick Street is named for the favourite comedian of King George III, John Quick.
Raleigh Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Redmond House, N1 Redmond House is a building on Carnegie Street.
Remington Road, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Risinghill Street, N1 Risinghill Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Ritchie Street, N1 Ritchie Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Rocliffe Street, N1 Rocliffe Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Rodin Court, N1 Rodin Court is a block on Essex Road.
Roding House, N1 Roding House is a residential block dating from the 1930s.
Rodney House, N1 Rodney House is sited on Donegal Street.
Rodney Street, N1 Rodney Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Samford House, N1 Samford House is a block on Charlotte Terrace.
Sanders House, WC1X Sanders House is a building on Great Percy Street.
Seabrooke Place, N1 Seabrook Place once connected Angel Mews and White Lion Street.
Shalford Court, N1 Shalford Court is a block on Shalford Court.
Sidney Grove, EC1V Sidney Grove is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Southwood Smith Street, N1 Southwood Smith Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
St Albans Place, N1 St Albans Place was home to a famous Islington strong man.
St Katharine’s House, N1 St Katharine’s House is at the corner of Penton Street and the eastern stub of what had been Wynford Road until that street was cut off to its west by the large Half Moon Estate.
St Katharines House, N1 St Katharines House is a building on Barnsbury Road.
St. Peter’s Street, N1 Willow Walk is a small Islington side street.
Stelfox House, WC1X Stelfox House is sited on Penton Rise.
Sudeley Street, N1 Sudeley Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
The Mall Camden Passage, N1 Charles Street in Islington disappeared under the Hilton hotel.
Thurston House, N1 Thurston House is a block on Leirum Street.
Tolpuddle Street, N1 Tolpuddle Street is a more recent street of Islington.
Torrens Street, EC1V Torrens Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Union Square, N1 Union Square (sometime Union Court) was approached by a narrow alley.
Venn House, N1 Venn House is a block on Pultney Street.
Vernon Rise, WC1X Vernon Rise is one of the streets of London in the WC1X postal area.
Vernon Square, WC1X Vernon Square is a road in the WC1X postcode area
Vincent Terrace, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Vittoria House, N1 Vittoria House is a block on Charlotte Terrace.
Wakley Street, EC1V Wakley Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Warren Mews, N1 Warren Mews began in 1889.
Water Tower Place, N1 Water Tower Place is a road in the N1 postcode area
Wells House, N1 Wells House is a block on Upper Street.
White Conduit Street, N1 White Conduit Street was laid out and built up with houses and tenements from the mid-1790s.
White Horse Yard, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
White Lion Street, N1 White Lion Street is named after the former White Lion inn on Islington High Street.
Widford House, N1 Widford House is sited on Elia Mews.
Wollaton House, N1 Wollaton House is a building on Batchelor Street.
Worthington House, EC1R Worthington House is located on Myddelton Passage.

NEARBY PUBS
Blackhorse Road Cote is a licenced premise on Islington Green.
Bushy Park The Charles Lamb is a pub on Elia Street.
Camden Head The Camden Head is a grade II listed building with a circular bar, etched glass windows and original mirrors.
Fox on the Green The Fox on the Green is one of Islington’s oldest pubs.
The Castle The Castle stands on the corner of Pentonville Road and Baron Street.
The Joker of Penton Street The Joker of Penton Street was the Salmon and Compasses.


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Angel

Angel tube station is a London Underground station in The Angel, Islington. It is on the Bank branch of the Northern Line.

Angel station has a history dating back to its origin with the City & South London Railway in 1901. Originally, it served as the northern terminus of a new extension from Moorgate. Interestingly, it is one of five stations on the Underground named after a public house – in this case, the famous Angel inn, which has a history dating back to at least 1638.

Initially, the station was constructed with a single central island platform accommodating two tracks, a design still evident at stations like Clapham North and Clapham Common. Access from street level was provided via lifts.

Over the years, Angel station faced persistent issues including congestion, overcrowding, and passenger discomfort due to its very narrow island platform, measuring barely 3.7 meters in width. This posed significant safety concerns.

In response to these challenges, the station underwent a comprehensive reconstruction and reopened in 1992. The lifts and the original ground-level building at the corner of Torrens Street and City Road were closed, and a new station entrance was established around the corner on Islington High Street. To bridge the distance between the new entrance and the platforms, two flights of escalators were installed, intersecting at approximately a right angle. Angel station boasts the third-longest escalators in Western Europe, with a vertical rise of 27 meters and a length of 60 meters.

Beyond its transportation role, the station serves as a gateway to various Off West End, or fringe theatre, venues such as the Old Red Lion Theatre, The King’s Head Theatre, and Almeida Theatre. Additionally, it is the designated station for Chapel Market, a bustling street market in London. Situated between Angel and Old Street stations is the disused City Road station.


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The Grand Theatre, Islington High Street (1903) The new Grand Theatre - the fourth theatre on the site - was opened on 26 December 1900 with a production of the pantomime ’Robinson Crusoe’. The Huddersfield Daily reported the next day: "Nearing the end of the first performance of ’Robinson Crusoe’ at the Grand Theatre, Islington, on Wednesday, a fire broke out. From all parts of the house an alarm was raised. All present rose to their feet as large pieces of inflammable material were seen dropping from flies. The fire-proof curtain was promptly lowered, and the band struck up the National Anthem. The actors and actresses crowded into the stage boxes. Mr. Jones, playing ’Friday,’ clambered on to the stage from the front and appealed to the audience not to rush for the doors as there was no danger. Then Mr. Charles Townley, the author, came forward explaining that the management, owing to the electric installations not being completed, had used gas batten, and one of the sky borders had unfortunately caught fire. The officials had shown their efficiency by the celerity with which the fire had been extinguished. This is the fourth fire that has occurred at this theatre, and Wednesday’s was the first performance given since the building was gutted some few months back." Thankfully the fire was quickly put out and the performance continued, and the Theatre would go on to stage pantomime, drama, and variety productions until it was renamed the Islington Empire in 1908.
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The exterior of the Agricultural Hall in Islington (1861).
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Beer in the evening
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The third Grand Theatre, Islington (1903). This was built on the site of the former Philharmonic Hall and two previous Grand Theatres
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Islington Horse and Cattle market at the turn of the twentieth century.
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A line of children hold hands as they walk along the middle of White Conduit Street towards the junction with Chapel Market in Islington.
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The Grand Theatre, Islington High Street (1903) The new Grand Theatre - the fourth theatre on the site - was opened on 26 December 1900 with a production of the pantomime ’Robinson Crusoe’. The Huddersfield Daily reported the next day: "Nearing the end of the first performance of ’Robinson Crusoe’ at the Grand Theatre, Islington, on Wednesday, a fire broke out. From all parts of the house an alarm was raised. All present rose to their feet as large pieces of inflammable material were seen dropping from flies. The fire-proof curtain was promptly lowered, and the band struck up the National Anthem. The actors and actresses crowded into the stage boxes. Mr. Jones, playing ’Friday,’ clambered on to the stage from the front and appealed to the audience not to rush for the doors as there was no danger. Then Mr. Charles Townley, the author, came forward explaining that the management, owing to the electric installations not being completed, had used gas batten, and one of the sky borders had unfortunately caught fire. The officials had shown their efficiency by the celerity with which the fire had been extinguished. This is the fourth fire that has occurred at this theatre, and Wednesday’s was the first performance given since the building was gutted some few months back." Thankfully the fire was quickly put out and the performance continued, and the Theatre would go on to stage pantomime, drama, and variety productions until it was renamed the Islington Empire in 1908.
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The Angel, Islington (c.1890)
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Sadler House on the Spa Green Estate from Rosebery Avenue (2011) The ’organic’ connection between old and new buildings intended by architect Berthold Lubetkin at Spa Green.
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White Conduit House, and the conduit head from which it was named, 1827 White Conduit Fields in Islington was an early venue for cricket and several major matches are known to have been played there in the 18th century. It was the original home of the White Conduit Club, forerunner of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). The cricket field was adjacent to the former White Conduit House, immediately south of the modern junction between Dewey Street and Barnsbury Road.
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The Camden Head, Islington This is a glorious old gin palace-style pub behind Upper Street, in existence since the 18th century.
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