The London Borough of Islington is primarily residential and extends from Clerkenwell in the south to just shy of Crouch End in the north. Despite being somewhat compact, Islington is diverse and boasts a wide range of housing, transport and entertainment options for London residents.
Despite the average property price in Islington coming in at £700,000, it is particularly popular with young professionals as opposed to families and those of the older generation. Over recent years an influx of start-ups and tech businesses have opened in the offices around Farringdon and Old Street. This growth has not only brought a number of jobs to Islington but also encouraged a number of young adults to call the borough home too.
Living in Islington
Islington is in the top 10 of London’s most expensive boroughs to live in. Typically, spots such as Angel, Clerkenwell, Highbury & Islington and Old Street are home to some of the most expensive properties; mostly new-build apartments and period terraces home to families. Holloway and Archway offer cheaper property prices for those looking to buy. There are also countless rental opportunities throughout the borough and the majority of young professionals tend to take this route.
Tourism in Islington
Highbury & Islington station is just a seven-minute tube ride from Oxford Circus and yet it has a completely different vibe. There is a contrast of posh and street that merges in Islington to create a very different type of city culture and one that has a strong community spirit.
For tourists visiting Islington there are some obvious destination, such as The British Museum, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Tower Bridge. However, there are a host of options available for those who like a little something different. Islington is home to three of London’s best fringe theatres, there’s the very old school The Screen on the Green cinema and the chance to take a tour around the Emirates Stadium.
Business in Islington
Spreading outwards from Old Street’s Silicon Roundabout are countless thriving businesses. Islington is now home to some of the UK’s most exciting businesses due to the flurry of start-ups and tech companies coming to the area. 2018 actually saw Islington with the fourth-highest rate of new start-ups in London, going against the downward trend of the capital as a whole.
Islington’s business sector is thriving. Last year the borough managed to secure a £1 million grant from the Good Growth Fund, which the Council then went on to match. The money is being invested in four new workspaces in Islington, with a focus on fashion and technology companies. The investment will create 140 jobs.
Wireless business internet: keeping Islington connected
With so many businesses flourishing in Islington it is no surprise that internet connection is a hot topic of conversation. Getting a reliable and secure wireless connection is extremely important for companies operating throughout the borough. Luckily start-ups to established businesses alike have access to a business broadband solution that is unparalleled.
Optimity’s wibre™ is an alternative to fibre optic broadband that delivers ultrafast reliable internet connection. Our wibre™ internet solution is available throughout Islington but please use our connectivity checker if you’d like to double check.
London wireless broadband
Many people assume that you can easily connect to the internet wherever you are in London. However, this is not the case and the city suffers from broadband black spots, meaning there are businesses that can’t always stay reliably connected. Our wibre™ offering is different to the broadband offered by other companies. Our multigigabit connectivity ensures wi-fi is accessible in areas that are traditionally broadband blackspots. By using symmetrical bandwidths from 100Mb to 10Gb also ensures Optimity internet users do not face any downtime.
Typically, when a business wants fibre broadband installed it can take weeks or even months for the internet to be working soundly. Sets backs and delays during the install can cause serious disruption to businesses and result in a loss of revenue. At Optimity we have specialist engineers who harness next-generation technology. This means we could have fibre internet installed in your business premises in just seven days with no down time for your organisation.
There is no internet offering like wibre™. This fibre broadband offering from Optimity is completely unique because the service free of traditional telephone exchanges and fixed network operators. Being a connected business in Islington is important considering the competition between the various start-ups and SMEs. wibre™ would be an ideal internet solution for:
- Businesses in N1
- Islington-based coworking spaces
- Digital businesses in Islington
- Start-ups in Islington
- SMEs in Islington
Islington is dense with SMEs and new businesses. To give these flourishing companies the best chance of success a seamless and comprehensive internet solution is key. Zero downtime is imperative to ensure business continuity so contact Optimity to discover more about wibre™ today.
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Optimity is paving the way for seamless connection throughout the city of London. Whether you are located in Islington is somewhere else throughout London you will always receive the best service from Optimity.
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