Discover the best spots to eat, shop, learn and play in this vibrant part of Islington
OUT AND ABOUT
Screen on the Green
Baby Club at the Everyman Cinema hosts weekly screenings for you and baby to enjoy. Tickets include hot drinks and a slice of cake.
Islington Farmers’ Market
Every Sunday, the Islington Farmers’ Market is brimming with stalls selling everything from seasonal flowers to organic meat and poultry. Head down to Chapel Market from 10am.
Little Angel Theatre
One of only three building-based puppet theatres left in the UK, here you can see magical adaptations of classic stories such as Puss In Boots and The Three Little Pigs. littleangeltheatre.com
Take a stroll up to King’s Cross or go east into Hackney with a walk along the waterside.
GRAB A BITE
Enjoy a scoop (or two) of homemade ice cream in a variety of cool flavours – how does Piña Colada sound?
Romeo’s Sugar Free Bakery
Indulge without guilt in the capital’s first sugar free bakery. Goodies also include gluten and dairy free options.
Nurturing Mums postnatal courses
Bring your little one, make new friends and take advice from the experts about any mothering concerns.
LEARN THE LINGO
Help your little one learn a new language with the power of music at St Mary’s Church.
WHERE TO SHOP
Originally set up to sell British-made ceramics, this quirky gift shop now houses an array of products, from fine china teapots to children’s toys.
194-195 Upper Street
Head to After Noah for an eclectic collection of vintage and restored 20th-century furniture and classic toys, alongside some well-designed contemporary pieces.
121 Upper Street
Mary’s Living and Giving Shop
Packed with designer donations, Mary Portas’ charity boutique sells clothing and homeware in aid of Save The Children.
138 Upper Street
Highbury fields bandstand, 020 7704 9337, facebook.com/highburyfieldsbandstand
Mary’s pre-school, 020 7704 2873, marys.org.uk/pre-school
Mars montessori bilingual nursery, 020 7099 0452, marsmontessori.com