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Little Known Facts about Islington

  • The Angel Islington’ was included in the British version of Monopoly because the creators considered the names of the places they were to use over tea in the Lyons Corner House - built on the site of the original Angel Inn.

  • Tony Blair lived in Islington before he moved to Downing Street.

  • The Angel Tube Station has the longest escalator in Europe.

  • Sir Alfred Hitchcock began his legendary career at Islington Studios, in Poole Street (just over the borough border).

  • Islington is home to songstresses Lily Allen and Dido, as well as US actress Neve Campbell, lad magazine staple Abi Titmuss and comedian Jimmy Carr.

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