This month we went to explore the area of Islington. Not so far from our store, we love visiting this area via walking down the Canal. From Hackney to Islington, passing by De Beauvoir, it is actually a lovely walk for both you and your dog.
Here is our selection of top 5 places to visit with a dog in Islington;
MALIN & GOETZ
(146 Upper St, London N1 1QY)
We love collaborating with Malin & Goetz and each of their stores are like a ‘shop away from our shop’ when we go around London. Their Islington store is located at the heart of Upper Street. The store is beautifully designed and we love their products, Malin & Goetz’s dog shampoo being our all time favourite. Mr Greenberg, the founders’ beloved rescue pug, whom framed portrait you will find in each of their stores, inspired the dog shampoo :)
ANGEL DELICATESSEN LONDON
(48 Cross St, London N1 2BA)
We found a real taste of Italy in Islington. Everything about this place; sound, tastes and warmth reminded us of what typical Italian delicatessens are about. It was just lovely to be greeted in Italian and be served a coffee and pastel de nata by somebody whose great mood was contagious. Their little sunny terrace is the perfect getaway from Islington's busy main road with your dog. It is a great little spot for morning coffee or lunch with real savours of Italy, simple and delicious.
JOE & THE JUICE
(297 Upper St, London N1 2TU)
Joe & The Juice is one of London’s best bet for amazing juices and dog friendly spaces. Placing an order there is a real challenge not only because of their menu’s hilarious names but also because of how good every single juice sounds. We could easily go there everyday and pick a different one every time seeing how addictive their juices and sandwiches are.
THE ALBION ISLINGTON
(10 Thornhill Rd, Islington, London N1 1HW)
We used to find it a bit tricky to find a place to eat and hang out with our dogs around Islington until we found The Albion. This gorgeous pub/ restaurant is located on a quiet street only a few minutes away from Upper Street. The food there is truly delicious. It is very cosy and big enough for you, your dogs and friends to go and hang out for a great Sunday roast. We are really looking forward to be able to enjoy their stunning and spacious beer garden, where a ceiling of wisteria appears during warmer seasons.
Upper Street shopping
(Upper Street, N1)
Islington is a great area to go shopping with your dog. Upper Street particularly is the perfect spot for a quiet and tasteful shopping session. You’ll find Whistles, Aesop, Jigsaw, Petit Bateau and many more stores where well-behaved dogs are welcome (it is always worth double checking with shopping attendants before going in). We also love going to Mary’s Living & Giving Shop, a charity shop for Save the Children where we can find one the most amazing selection of second hand designer clothes in London.