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18 September 2014
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Tracking a street through time

Find out more about a high street's past by finding the signs that tells its story. Choose a date and then select an image on the right to discover more about Upper Street's history

1811 | 1908 | 2001

Upper Street, Islington, London (2001)
Image of Upper Street in 2001

2001 - restaurant culture

detail from 2001 photograph of Chinese restaurant on Upper Streetdetail from 2001 photograph of Thai restaurant on Upper Streetdetail from 2001 photograph of Indian restaurant on Upper Street

A look at the shop fronts and restaurants underlines how much Islington has changed in the two centuries covered by these pictures. On Upper Street we can see Chinese, Indian, Turkish, Thai, Latin American and Italian restaurants. This underlines the growth of a rich multicultural population in many British cities over the last two centuries.

Select a new date from the top of the page or an image from below.

2001 church
Local churches
2001 transport
Transportation overload
2001 architect
Architectural styles
2001 public houses
Public houses
2001 restaurant
Restaurant culture
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