Welcome to my 'hood! I've had a store in Islington for 12 years now, and the area has changed beyond all recognition. It's got a lot more chichi, with fabulous hang outs from delish food at Ottolenghi to a cool little farmers market on the weekend, to an independent cinema not to mention the fabulous Almeida Theatre. Lots to do, see and savour. Here's my go to list...

Breakfast: Ottolenghi

Caffeine pitstop: Coffee Works – the best spot for seasonal single origin coffee

Bargain hunt: at Criterion Auction House every Monday.

Find a gem: with cool vintage fashion, jewellery, rugs and art in Camden Passage every Wednesday and Saturday

Beauty fix: Benefit does the best brows

Interiors inspiration: AA of course!

Chow down: at Oldroyd – a delicious daily menu inspired by European flavours and built around the best seasonal British ingredients. Tom Oldroyd was formerly head chef at Polpo, so if you like their food you'll love this.

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