Islington is a borough of Inner London and was created back in nineteen sixty five when they merged Finsbury and Islington metropolitan boroughs. The borough of Islington houses two universities. London Metropolitan university where the North campus is located on Holloway road, was formed from the merger of London Guildhall University and the University of North London (originally Northen Polytechnic Institute).
City University London is located in Hampton Square (originally Northampton Institute). There are also two colleges of higher education in the borough, Westminster Kingsway College and City and Islington College (which has five sites accross the borough). The Borough of Islington also has forty seven primary schools and ten Secondary schools.
Islington has a large number of public transport services including ten London underground stations. The stations are Tufnell Park, Arsenal, Finsbury Park, Holloway Road, Archway, Caledonian Road, Old Street, Kings Cross St Pancras and Highbury and Islington. There are many train stations in the borough, including Highbury and Islington, Canonbury, Essex Road Old Street, Finsbury Park, Drayton Park, Crouch Hill and Upper Holloway.