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Posted 08 December 2004 - 02:22 AM
Posted 15 December 2004 - 02:35 PM
Nice to see the Islington map here. This area is where I spent my last 6 months of London. When it comes to shops around there, I instantly think of pubs or supermarkets.....(!), but here're some shops for music lovers or drinkers. I'm looking forward to seeing the complete map. Good Luck.
The Embassy Bar
For a good night out.
"North London favourite The Embassy obviously have a good way with their staff. It really makes a difference when the bar people seem to be enjoying themselves, and this place fairly hums with friendly good vibes. The music swings across a broad spectrum with an emphasis on Urban cuts and Hip Hop, and plenty of recognisable club favourites to get that dance-floor packed. Embassy is a great place."
Address: 119 Essex Road, Islington, London, N1 2SN
Phone: 020 7359 7882
"Music junkies will have most likely already paid a visit to this, the first Reckless shop that opened in 1983. The shop is split into two departments, the upstairs caters for cds, videos, and the non-dance vinyl, whilst the downstairs department, the Islington Soul Basement, specialises in soul and dance music."
Address: 79 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1
Map: http://www.multimap....e.cgi?pc=N1 0NU
Telephone: 020 7359 0501
"new and second hand vinyl, cd's and videos. an excellent selection at a very reasonable price, and good service. the manager mark really knows his stuff inside out and back to front. very passionate about his music. reckless also offers good service - definatly miles better than those record and tape exchanges, populated by people who would rather be somewhere else. hmv in the new complex."
Address: 50 Essex Road, Islington, London, N1 8LR
Telephone: 020 7354 9356
Map: http://www.multimap....e.cgi?pc=N1 8LR
Address: 114-116 Essex Rd, Islington, London, N1 8LX
Telephone: 020 7704 3101
Relaxed and comfy atmosphere.. You could spend hours there.
Address: 3 Torrens St, London EC1V 1NQ
Map: http://www.multimap....cgi?pc=EC1V 1NQ
Telephone: 020 7837 4237
S and M cafe
Traditional English food, Sausage and Mash. They have veggie meals, too. The Islington branch was opened after I came back to Japan. So, I always went to the Notting Hill branch.
This used to be a cafe called Alfrado's, which was used for a classic mod film Quadrophenia.
Address: 4-6 Essex Road, Islington, London, N1.
Map: http://www.multimap....e.cgi?pc=N1 8LN
Telephone: 020 7359 5361
Notting Hill Branch
Address: 268 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London, W10 5TY
Telephone: 020 8968 8898
If you want to have a r
Posted 12 April 2005 - 11:38 AM
some other islington stuff:
Reckless Records mentioned above is now closed.
Disque : indy record store piled way high - great selection of dance vinyl/hiphop/house/beats/broken.
11Chapel Market, Islington, London, N1 9EZ ~ Tel: 0207 8331104
Diverse: You've got one on there - is that the male or female store? they're both on Upper st within 5 mins of each other. Last week Men's had PRPS, Marc Jacobs, Paul Smith, Maharishi amongst others like Stussy. Great store.
Womens - 294 Upper St tel: 020 7359 8877
Mens - 286 Upper St tel: 020 7359 0081
Sefton : male/female clothing - 196 Upper Street, tel 020 7226 7076,
25 Canonbury : 25 Canonbury Lane, Islington, N1 2AS. tel 020 7226 0955
great little bar on Canonbury Lane
Elk in The Woods : 37, Camden Passage, London, N1 8EA . tel: 020 7226 3535
Posted 12 April 2005 - 11:39 AM
oh, and ottolenghi is on the other side of Upper Street!
Posted 21 April 2005 - 10:29 AM
The Duke OF Clarence... PUB IRISH...amazing place love it
Posted 21 April 2005 - 10:29 AM
BREAD AND HONEY is a good shop duno if you have that already