Top 10 Upper Street Shops

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When it comes to the N1 district of Islington, there’s plenty to choose from on the high street. Whether you’re looking for some freshly baked baguettes or a designer dress for that work party on Friday, check out our top 10 picks along Upper Street in London.


286 Upper Street, London N1 2TZ

Timeless British menswear brand, Albam, set up it’s third brick and mortar store along Upper Street back in 2010. We love their button-down shirts with Mother of Pearl buttons, all made in Portugal and available in 3 different fabrics.


Benefit Cosmetics
338 Upper Street, London N1 0PB

Benefit’s Upper Street boutique is one of their many London beauty salons which provide a whole host of services – whether you’re looking to get your brows threaded or need a quick tan before a date, trust their experts to get you ready for whatever occasion.


Euphorium Bakery
79 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0NU

Confession: We love bread. So it should come as no surprise that a bakery made this Upper Street list! While bakeries in London are a dime a dozen, we’re definitely fans of Euphorium. Trust their artisan bakers to produce fresh goods every morning.


Five Guys
71 Upper Street, Islington, N1 0NY

This American import is one of our go-to burger places. Having opened their flagship branch in London less than two years ago, we rejoiced as Five Guys expanded throughout the London boroughs – Upper Street being their location of choice in N1.


Gill Wing Cook Shop
190 Upper Street, London N1 1RQ

Arguably the go-to place in Islington for kitchenware and household essentials, Gill Wing stocks nothing but the best knives, glassware, linen and whiteware China. Staff are more than willing to help and they accept orders via telephone too.


Oliver Bonas
147-148 Upper Street, London N1 1RA

Whether it’s fashion or homeware, Oliver Bonas is an eclectic mixed goods store – perfect for buying gifts – with branches all across the UK. Thankfully for the folks in Islington, they’ve brought some of their fun to Upper Street too.


287 Upper Street, London N1 2TZ

If you’re walking along Upper Street, the cake display at Ottonlenghi will be hard to miss! This particular deli is their largest in London and serves breakfast, lunch as well as supper. Choose two salads and a main for £14.20.


Space NK Apothecary
299 Upper St, London N1 2TU

Space NK is our Beauty Bible. They curate the world’s best beauty products and display them exquisitely too. Whether you need to stock-up on some Diptyque candles or just need some expert skincare advice, walk-in to their Upper Street store for a quick consultation.


275 Upper Street, London N1 2UA

A favourite of ours along Upper Street! Check out TwentyTwentyOne’s award-winning range of contemporary and design-led furniture, complete with a vintage section. Trust us, this place has got us adding stools to our furniture wishlist. Now when does that ever happen?!


Zee & Co
36 Upper Street, London N1 0PN

If you can’t make it to town for your designer fix, Zee & Co stocks a great edit of designer wear. Diane von Furstenberg wrap dresses, Missoni knits and Sam Edelman footwear are among our top picks at this Upper Street boutique.


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