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Ambling London Visit to Islington, Wednesday 29th January

5th February 2020

Ambling London Visit to Islington, Wednesday 29th January

It was a crisp, bright day when eighteen of our members went for a walk around Islington, led by Janet Curry. We started with a stroll through Chapel Market (c1820), which is adjacent to Regents Canal. Islington is an area of largely Georgian style five story properties with a basement and garret. It has numerous performing arts theatres, mostly small in size, some in pubs or small buildings. Of particular interest was a stop at the Little Angel Theatre, noted at times for its puppeteering. These fringe theatres have been called Islington's mini Broadway. 

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We also passed a Taxidermist, aptly named "Get Stuffed", the one-time home of George Orwell, and the imposing Islington Town hall, designed by E.C.P. Monsoon and built in 1925.

Pauline Dawson.

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