The Great Islington Flood of 2005

By Rob Last edited 166 months ago
The Great Islington Flood of 2005

They'll be talking about this one for years to come.

Yesterday a water main burst on Upper Street turning the streets in the area into what the Standard described as "a mini-Venice".

According to reports people were trapped inside restaurants, bars and shops as "gallons" of water swamped the area.

It took Thames Water engineers four hours to pump away the water, during which time local businesses suffered many thousands of pounds in lost revenue (the ciabatta sandwich industry and sales of overpriced antiques were thought to have been hit hardest).

Did you witness the Islington flood? If so please let us know your thought in the comments section.

Last Updated 02 February 2005