My first visit to Islington was as a student back in the summer of 1990. My interior design degree work was being exhibited at the Business Design Centre as part of that years New Designers show. Within a year I had moved into a flatshare in the area, and so began a long attachment to London N1. In 2006 I migrated south of the river, and these days, trips back to my old stomping ground are comparatively rare. So I was delighted to spend a day with Arianna & Carol from Heart Home Magazine trailing local textile designer Clarissa Hulse round some of her favourite haunts. We started at her Highbury studio, where we saw work in progress, before heading out for a nostalgic (for me) wander around N1.

Out & About in Islington


Little Angel Theatre

Camden Passage

The Elk in the Woods

Annie’s Vintage Clothing