Welcome to the first of a series of 'My London' posts, where I will be sharing with you some of my favourite parts of London.
Born and bred in Hammersmith, West London, I love to get out and about and explore the rest of what London has to offer.
My first post of the series concentrates on Islington, which lies to the east of Kings Cross, on the edge of the City.
Most visitors tend to stick to the main drag, and the shops of Upper Street, but turn off the beaten track, and you will find some real gems...
Starting on Upper Street, food lovers should head to Ottolenghi:
Followed by a visit to jeweller Maya Magal's shop:
If you have children in tow, a visit to children's puppet theatre the Little Angel Theatre is a must:
Camden Passage - Here you will find some great Vintage shops and independent coffee shops:
Colebrooke Row/Cross Street - Tucked away just behind the hustle and bustle of Upper Street, the quiet surrounding streets are full of beautiful Regency houses straight out of a Jane Austen novel:
Regent's Canal - Take a stroll down the canal and forget that you are in London:
And finally, reward yourself with a drink at The Island Queen on Noel Street:
The above are just a few suggestions - why not go and explore the area yourself - In the words of Samuel Johnson, 'When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life'.