The modern day Islington is a central London district, which was formed with the merger of Islington and Finsbury boroughs. This London district was first named as Giseldone by the Saxons. The The Lower Holloway in Islington has got the Freightliners City Farm that is open to the public to have a glimpse of the animals in it. N1 Islington shopping centre is one of the major attractions of the region of Islington.
Islington during the pre- Victorian times was the dairy capital of London. However with times changing skyscrapers came up, which was demolished due to heavy bombings during the Second World War. In contemporary times Islington is one of the London districts and politicians and media persons inhabit the area. Islington has got a large number of educational institutions including primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities. This borough of London has got 2 Westminster parliamentary constituencies. They are the Islington North and Islington South and Finsbury.
The major Islington attractions are: