Where to go in Islington if you need medical help over Easter

To help you access the right health service for your needs, we’ve provided information about the services available and what they offer over Easter so that you can make the best choice for you and your family.

Using the right health services is not only good for you, but helps the NHS as a whole by making sure resources are used in the right way.


If you or someone you care for feels unwell over Easter you can visit one of the following pharmacies for advice on a range of minor illnesses and injuries such as:

  • Colds and flu, sexual health and contraception, sickness and diarrhoea, cuts and grazes, and general health advice.

Pharmacies Open in Islington over Easter

Superdrug Pharmacy, 54-55 Chapel Market, N1 9EW

Telephone: 020 7837 4024

  • Friday 19th April (Good Friday) 08:30-19:00
  • Saturday 20th April 09:00 – 17:30
  • Sunday 21st April (Easter Sunday) CLOSED
  • Monday 22nd April (Easter Monday) CLOSED

Superdrug Pharmacy, 5-9 Seven Sisters Road, N7 6AJ       

Telephone: 020 7272 4031

  • Friday 19th April (Good Friday) 09:00-18:30
  • Saturday 20th April 09:00 – 19:30
  • Sunday 21st April (Easter Sunday) CLOSED
  • Monday 22nd April (Easter Monday) CLOSED

Dermacia Pharmacy, 260 Upper Street, N1 2UQ

Telephone: 020 7226 2780

  • Friday 19th April (Good Friday) 10:00-16:00
  • Saturday 20th April 09:00 – 18:00
  • Sunday 21st April (Easter Sunday) CLOSED
  • Monday 22nd April (Easter Monday) 10:00-16:00

Boots the Chemist, 35-37 Islington High Street, N1 9LH      

Telephone: 020 7837 3430

  • Friday 19th April (Good Friday) 10:00-19:00
  • Saturday 20th April 09:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday 21st April (Easter Sunday) CLOSED
  • Monday 22nd April (Easter Monday) 10:00-19:00

Boots the Chemist, 410 Holloway Road, N7 6QA

Telephone: 020 7607 1056

  • Friday 19th April (Good Friday) 10:00-19:00
  • Saturday 20th April 09:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday 21st April (Easter Sunday) CLOSED
  • Monday 22nd April (Easter Monday) 10:00-19:00

Wellcare Pharmacy, 552 Holloway Road, N7 6JP

Telephone: 020 7263 3152           

  • Friday 19th April (Good Friday) 08:30 – 20:30
  • Saturday 20th April 09:00 – 13:00
  • Sunday 21st April (Easter Sunday) 08:30 – 20:30
  • Monday 22nd April (Easter Monday) 08:30 – 20:30

NHS 111

If you need medical advice fast but it’s not life threatening then call NHS 111 and a fully-trained adviser will be able to advise and suggest the best option for you.

Depending on the situation, the NHS 111 team can connect you to a nurse, emergency dentist, or even a GP, and can arrange face-to-face appointments if they think you need one. NHS 111 advisers can also assess if you need an ambulance and send one immediately if necessary.

The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones. For more information, please click here.


Self-care is the best choice to treat very minor illnesses and injuries. For colds and flu it is best to rest, keep warm, drink plenty of fluids and take painkillers such as paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin.

GP Services

Islington residents can now access evening and weekend appointments with a GP, nurse or healthcare assistant at one of 3 GP hubs in the borough.

GP hubs offer the same service as your usual GP and anyone registered with a GP in Islington can book a future or same day appointment. Staffed by experienced GPs and nurses, the service offers assessment and treatment for adults and children with minor injuries and illnesses. The GP or other professional will have access to your medical record to ensure that you receive the best possible care and support.

GP practices will be available over Easter at Islington Central Medical Centre.

Islington Central Medical Centre, 28 Laycock St, N1 1SW

Telephone: 020 7359 0445

  • Friday 19th April (Good Friday) 08:00 – 20:00
  • Saturday 20th April 08:00 – 20:00
  • Sunday 21st April (Easter Sunday) 08:00 – 20:00
  • Monday 22nd April (Easter Monday) 08:00 – 20:00

Finsbury Health Centre will be offering same-day appointments for GP surgeries to book into on Tuesday 23rd April from 10:00 – 18:00

Telephone: 020 3316 1100

Dental services

Dental out-of-hours services will be widely available across London, however patients experiencing dental pain are advised to call NHS 111 who will direct your call to the appropriate service.

NHS Services

To find the service you need and book appointments online, you can also visit the NHS website. Type in your postcode to find your nearest health services.


A&E is for life-threatening situations such as a heart attack or stroke and for the care of people who show the symptoms of serious illness or who are badly injured.

In a life-threatening emergency, always dial 999.