Islington Council wants help naming Archway town centre – but Squarey McSquareface probably won’t happen

PUBLISHED: 16:07 29 August 2017 | UPDATED: 17:05 31 August 2017

Islington Council is inviting suggestions to name Archway's newly pedestrianised town centre. Picture: Keith Emmit

Islington Council is inviting suggestions to name Archway's newly pedestrianised town centre. Picture: Keith Emmit


People have a few more days to suggest a name for Archway’s new town centre.

As reported in the Gazette last week, Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn officially opened the now-pedestrianised public space.

Islington Council is inviting members of the public to suggest a name before Sunday’s deadline.

Suggestions have included Squarey McSquareface and Archway Island.

Non-sensible ideas are likely to be filtered out, however. All names will be checked with London Fire Brigade, Royal Mail and the council’s address team before a shortlist is compiled. In any case, the council will have the final say. The chosen name is expected to be announced late this autumn.

The shortlist will be annnounced on September 16 at Archway Your Way, an event at the space featuring live music, market stalls and more attractions.

To suggest a name, email

Related articles

Latest Islington News Stories

Fri, 16:47

The curtain could finally be raised on a forgotten 400-seat underground theatre beneath Islington Green – a decade after it was built.

Fri, 16:35

A popular Blackstock Road boozer was reportedly ordered to close on Wednesday because of an ongoing licensing dispute.

Fri, 08:50

City and Islington College (CANDI) students are “over the moon” after bagging places at some of the “world’s best universities” on an emotional A-level results day.

Thu, 18:25

Crew members at Islington Fire Station raised £316 for a “wonderful” cause by hosting a charity car wash.

Thu, 16:39

Cheery 236 bus driver Nelson Campos tells the Gazette why he loves his current route between Islington and Hackney – and reminisced about working for the home office, courts and the police.

Thu, 16:02

The headteacher of North Bridge House Senior Canonbury has lauded the efforts of his students on A-level results day.

Thu, 16:02

Hackney Council has urged Transport for London to scrap a series of “unacceptable” cuts to bus services that would see the 48 shelved completely and several others scaled back.

Thu, 16:00

A mother and her three young kids are devastated after their pet chihuahua was shot dead in a Canonbury garden yesterday afternoon.


Fostering older teenagers means giving them the skills for life as an adult. Here, a supportive lodgings carer with Islington Council and young adult who has left care share their stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Islington Gazette twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now