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Asking prices for homes in Islington fell in December 2016, dropping 6.7 per cent to an average of £801,593.

Google the phrase "culture in Archway" and you will be directed to websites about arches in Chinese and Moorish culture, but next to nothing about Islington's most maligned neighbourhood.

Whether it's to give your dinner parties the edge or just to add pleasure to a simple supper, new tableware is a relatively cheap update for your home. Here are five of our favourite places to buy plates, bowls and serveware.

The disparity between buying a home in Islington and rest of the country was revealed by figures showing the low take-up for flagship government home ownership schemes in the borough.

There's an array of new tomes full of inspiring north London homes and gardening for you to display on your coffee table or flick through for autumn inspiration.

Get back to school (or your desk) in style with the best in covetable office ware from these north London outlets. Whether a brand new notebook, resplendent with possibility, or a set of freshly sharpened pencils arranged just so, there's something super satisfying about new stationery.

The days when people will be paying to live in Holloway Prison, rather than being forced to, came one step closer after the Ministry of Justice appointed property agent Bilfinger GVA to advise on the sale of the site.

George Orwell may be one of Islington's best known historical residents, but the developers of Canonbury Cross will be hoping that their properties bear little resemblance to the writer's home in the borough.

Rent rises may have slowed across London, but private tenants in Islington still have to stump up 65 per cent of their salaries in rent.

Islington is one of the least affordable places in the UK to buy a first home.

Islington's answer to the gourmet heart attack.

This Islington Chinese restaurant places equal emphasis on decor, food and cocktails.

Scotland off season? Surely not. But Prudence Ivey finds it's worth sitting out a few showers for a wealth of stunning views.

Like its sister restaurants The Wolseley and Brasserie Zedel, Bellanger feels like it's been in Islington forever

"We're all hobbits at Oldroyd," jokes our waiter, Fabrizio, as my companion and I shoehorn ourselves into an upstairs table for two, laden with post-Christmas sales shopping and the layers of outerwear required to brave both storm Frank and the boutiques of Upper Street.

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