Islington may get a bad rap once in a while, but Londonist still loves it. And we’re not alone: A new museum has opened on St John Street celebrating the borough and its history. The Islington Museum details the history of the borough from its humble beginnings as Iseldune village and spans the centuries including accounts from residents during the two World Wars and a bust of Clerkenwell-resident Lenin (formerly in the Russian embassy).
The museum prides itself on its true to life information as provided by and about the everyday people who lived in Islington. Rather than focussing in on a few celebrities, the museum tells the stories of Caribbean immigrants and surviving the Blitz. They are rather proud of that Lenin bust, though.
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