Specialising in all manner of property design, redesign and everything in between, Callender Howorth offers an unparalleled service in London. Our Islington interior design team are experts in all aspects of interior architecture; from commercial redesigns to residential renovations, we add our distinctive brand of style to all projects. Callender Howorth invites you to browse our diverse portfolio and to discuss your requirements with an Islington interior designer.
Our Previous Interior Design Projects in Islington
Islington interior designer Callender Howorth have extensive experience transforming neglected buildings into stunning homes. We converted a dilapidated townhouse in a famous London square into a classic, vibrant and modern home. Situated in the heart of Angel close to Exmouth Market, Sadler’s Wells and the new regeneration at King’s Cross, the Georgian townhouse occupies Claremont Square – once one of the largest reservoirs in London. The reservoir saved London in 1820 by diverting water from Hertfordshire to central London just as the capital was running out of fresh water. We similarly breathed new life into the building with bold accents and elegant furniture.
Architecture and famous listed buildings in Islington
Islington has a preponderance of Georgian townhouses, shops and pubs with a number of whole terraces being listed, such as much of Liverpool Road and Islington High Street. Like a many areas in London, Angel in Islington is named after a pub. An inn had stood at the crossroads of Islington High Street and Pentonville Road from the late 16th century and even featured in Charles Dicken’s novels. The current structure was built by Frederick James Eedle and Sydney Herbert Meyers from 1899 to 1903 and is recognisable for its distinctive domed turret. The grade II listed building is currently used as offices and a bank and Islington interior designers admire the building for its sustainability, use of space space and its innovative use of light. Other listed buildings include the Almeida Theatre, St Mary’s Church and Ironmonger Row Baths.
Are there museums and exhibitions in Islington?
Islington has its own thriving arts scene with well-established theatres and arts venues that showcase the best drama, dance, and art. The Almeida Theatre is an internationally renowned venue and Sadler’s Wells is home to some of the finest dance and ballet in the country. The King’s Head on Upper Street was the first pub theatre since Shakespearean times when it was established in 1970 and it’s still going strong. Art lovers will enjoy the Estorick Collection, which boasts a splendid collection of early 20th-century Italian art, housed in a Grade II listed Georgian building.
Restaurants, nightlife and things to do in Islington
Islington has a host of restaurants, particularly on Upper Street and residents are spoilt for choice. As well as frequenting the ubiquitous Islington restaurants, locals sample the tasty international food from Exmouth Market. The family-run restaurant Frederick’s is still a popular choice with its beautiful airy dining room, friendly service and delicious European cuisine. Vivo is an Italian bakery cafe with a huge selection of cakes and sandwiches; later in the evening the venue transforms into a stylish cocktail bar.
Islington nightlife also buzzes at the famous House of Wolf, which proves to be more of an experience than a traditional restaurant bar. Located in an old Victorian dance hall, this three-storey building features several distinct bars and dining areas. The layout is a great example of how Islington interior designer can work with a theme, such as this restaurant’s Victorian aesthetic with its eccentric vintage furnishings. The upstairs Apothecary Bar is experimental and offers drinks for those adventurous enough to try an arsenic cocktail. Enjoy summer sunsets on the rooftop terrace at The Castle pub and head to more traditional pubs such as the Charles Lamb or the Compton Arms. There is also a mix of chain stores and independent boutiques to please N1 shoppers. Camden Passage is the place to go for vintage goods and antiques and is frequented by many an Islington interior designer.
Why would you want to live there? Which famous people live in Islington?
Islington attracts a diverse group of residents who are attracted by the mix of shops, modern apartment buildings and beautiful leafy Georgian squares that lie behind the busy main streets. Despite having easy access to the city centre, Islington has a vibrant atmosphere of its own and retains a unique local neighbourhood character. There are plenty of outdoor spaces for families, the largest of which is Highbury Fields with its 30 acres of sports facilities and playgrounds. The area has more than 40 primary schools with St Mary’s and St Mary Magdalene Academy being popular choices. St. Aloysius’ College is also a popular choice for boys. The area’s famous residents include Lily Allen, Emma Watson and Colin Firth, who have undoubtedly enlisted the help of a high-quality Islington interior designer at some point.
Please contact our Islington interior design team for help with your project. We are more than happy to come to you to discuss your requirements.
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Just want to say a big thank you to everyone at Callender Howorth. We love our new home and you made the whole renovation go so smoothly and finished dot on time for the birth of my daughter! Especially thanks for the quirky design ideas that really have made our new home so special.
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