The London Borough of Islington is a London borough in Inner London. It was created in 1965 by merging the previous metropolitan boroughs of Islington and Finsbury, however the merged entity remains the second smallest borough in London and also 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. In accordance with population estimates collected during 2014, Islington has a permanent population of close to 221030 people. Islington boasts ten tube stations within its boundaries, with connections by the tube to all around London. In 2011, the main forms of transports that residents used were the underground, metro, light rail and tram, which were used 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 the country. Other notable attractions include the London Canal Museum as well as the King's Head Theatre.