The London Borough of Islington is a London borough in Inner London. It was established in 1965 by merging the previous metropolitan boroughs of Islington and Finsbury, but the merged entity remains the second smallest borough in London and the third smallest district in England. It covers an overall area of 5.74 square miles. The local authority is Islington Council.
The 2011 Census indicated that Islington contains the highest population density of local authorities in England and Wales, with 13875 people per square kilometre. According to population estimates collected part way through 2014, Islington has a permanent population of approximately 221030 people. The borough is served by a wide range of transportation services, with direct connections to the suburbs and also the City and West End. In 2011, the main forms of transports that residents used were the underground, metro, light rail and tram, which were employed by 19.4 per cent of all residents. Another 10.3 per cent used the bus, as well as 10.3 per cent being the figure for people who would walk.
The borough is recognised as the home to football club Arsenal, one of the most successful clubs in England and Emirates Stadium, which is one of the largest football stadiums in Britain. Other notable attractions range from the London Canal Museum as well as the King's Head Theatre.