If you're considering a move to Islington and would like to better acquaint yourself with the neighbourhood, why not take a tour of the addresses included in this year's People's Plaques scheme?
By the end of November Islington residents will have cast their vote and the three most popular shortlisted buildings - one-time homes of famous Islington residents from Lords cricket ground founder, Thomas Lord to Laurie Cunningham, England's first black international footballer - will be adorned with a green "people's plaque" to commemorate the achievements of their former inhabitants.
From politics to the arts, sports to religion, this shortlist is as diverse and vibrant as Islington itself - an undeniable part of its charm. This is a borough renowned for its enduring community vibe just as much as its live music venues and eclectic Upper Street restaurants, with city workers, couples and families living alongside students and pensioners.
Karen Keating, Manager of Dexters Islington, says this diversity is reflected in the accommodation on offer too: "Period family homes, quirky conversions and purpose-built flats for sale in N1 and the surrounding area combine with a buoyant market for rental property in Islington. This appeals to a vast range of potential buyers and tenants."
Elsie Chamberlain (1910-1991) - Congregational Minister, RAF Chaplain & Broadcaster, Canonbury N1 Richard Cloudesley (c1465-1517) - Benefactor, Cloudesley Place N1 Laurence 'Laurie' Cunningham (1956-1989) - First black player to represent England, in the under-21 side against Scotland 1977, Brookside Place N19 Derek Jarman (1942-1994) – Artist, Film Director & LGBT Activist, Liverpool Road N1 Thomas Lord (1755-1832) - Founder of Lord’s Cricket Ground & Businessman, Barnsbury N1 Richard Price (1723-1791) - Philosopher & Political Radical, Newington Green N16 Harley Sherlock MBE (1925-2014) - Architect & Pioneer of Community Architecture, Canonbury N1 PC Alfred Smith (1880-1917) - For heroic actions in WWI, Central Street EC1 Finsbury Park Empire - Music Hall & Variety Theatre, Vaudeville Court N4 Red Bull Playhouse - 17th Century Playhouse & Theatre, Hayward's Place EC1R