If you are ever in London, visit Islington. It isn’t normally high on the list of guide books, but it is cool.
Grab a bite at La Porchetta on Upper Street.
It seems to be run by an italian family that had 20 boys. It isn’t quiet. The service isn’t good. But the food is great…. some of the best pizza I have ever had (if you like thinner, italian-style pizza that is).
The worst part of the experience (second to the service) is the knives. They as sharp as a wet towel. I think it is done on purpose so they can laugh as you try to cut up the HUGE pizza which covers the entire plate.