Giant mistletoe set to turn Islington into hotbed of romance

The entrance to new development Islington Square is set to host plenty of romantic moments

The entrance to new development Islington Square is set to host plenty of romantic moments - Credit: Archant

A giant mistletoe chandelier is set to turn a busy Islington street in the a romantic hotspot tonight.

From 8pm, the enormous traditional emblem of kissing will appear outside the Old Post Office, in Upper Street.

The first couple to smooch under the mistletoe will be Dorothy and Eric Riley, who have been married an impressive 70 years.

To enhance the atmosphere, Rev Simon Harvey of St Mary’s Church, opposite the site, will turn on lights adorning the scene, as well as a sprinkling of magical snowflakes.

Members of the public can kiss under the chandelier throughout the festive period, and can share their love stories via Twitter using the hashtag #LoveIslington.


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Tweets will be entered into a draw to win pairs of tickets for performances at The Almeida Theatre, in Almedia Street, Sadler’s Wells, in Rosebery Avenue, or a screening at the Everyman Screen on the Green, in Upper Street.

The draw will be made on Friday 9 January 2015.

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