Islington Together

Adults and children sat together at a long table, outside, with paints and crafts

Islington has always been a place where communities come together. We’ve rounded up some events that give you the opportunity to do just that – and to celebrate what makes our borough so special.


King Square Garden Christmas event

Friday 15 December, 4–6pm
King Square Gardens, Lever Street, EC1V 7AN

Head to King Square Gardens for an evening of festive family fun – and celebrating our diverse Islington community. There’ll be kids’ activities, Santa and his sleigh, live music and carol singing around the tree! And, if you’ve been good this year, there’s also a giant snow globe, alongside a reindeer bronco. There’ll be a meet and greet with the Mayor of Islington and his a few of his little helpers (councillors).

All proceeds from the festive raffle go to future community events in King Square Gardens. Free entry and no need to book.

Hot meals, activities and bingo at St Mary’s

Saturday 16 December, 12noon–4pm
St Mary’s Church, Ashley Road, N19 3AD

In conjunction with Hornsey Lane Estate Community Centre, St Mary’s Church is holding an open day event with an afternoon of hot meals, stalls, a range of activities and even bingo, if you’re feeling lucky. No need to book, just turn up from midday.

Visit the Stuart Low Trust website to find out more.

Christmas Day lunch

Monday 25 December, 12noon–4pm
St Luke’s Community Centre, 90 Central Street, EC1V 8AJ

If you live in south Islington, you’re invited to come along to a traditional three-course lunch and join other fun festivities at St Luke’s Community Centre.

Suggested donation of £10. If you live in EC1 and require assistance to or from lunch, please call 020 7549 8191

Visit the Stuart Low Trust website to find out more.

Hornsey Lane Estate Community Centre Christmas event

Wednesday 27 December, 12noon–4pm
Hornsey Lane Estate Community Centre, Hazellville Road, N19 3YJ

Come along to Hornsey Lane Estate Community Centre for soup, sandwiches, games and a range of other activities that are open to everyone and enjoy all that makes Islington a welcoming place. No need to book.

Visit the Stuart Low Trust website to find out more.


Thursday 11 January, 11am–12pm

Join our council leader Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz as she answers your questions on community safety, the cost-of-living crisis, environmental issues, parking, or any other council-related concerns or questions you might have – including, of course, Christmas!

Keep up to date on Twitter/X @IslingtonBC

Decoupage papercraft

Monday 15 January, 1–3pm
The Peel Institute, Northampton Road, EC1R 0HU

Come along to a Finsbury winter warmer event and create your own beautiful trinket dish with decoupage, a technique where you use glue and paper to completely transform an object into a crafty piece of artwork – all within our lovely Islington community.

Please book in advance, as numbers are limited!

Check back soon for more events!

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