Despite being home to some of the richest people in the country, Islington is also home to some of the poorest. Unlike many other areas of London, deprivation is spread throughout the Borough, meaning that rich and poor live side by side often on the same street, leading entirely different but parallel lives.

The perception of Islington as a thriving and prosperous area has led to many City companies focusing their CSR efforts on east London where the levels of deprivation are well known. Islington tends to be overlooked, but the information here tells a very different story.