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)
2001 - restaurant culture
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.