With its wealth of beautiful architecture, animated nightlife, elegant squares, stylish shopping districts, modern leisure facilities and tree-lined Victorian terraces, few areas of London are as rich in contrasts and character as Islington.
Home to a mosaic of old and new, this popular region accommodates grand Georgian town houses and modern apartments alike, interspersed with hip gastro pubs and leafy open spaces. At the heart of Islington, Upper Street is one of the liveliest and trendiest spots in north London for shopping, dining, drinking, cinema and theatre-going and socialising. To its east and west, vibrant street markets hold lively reminders of the area’s working-class roots.
With numerous celebrity residents and areas to rival Hampstead in their desirability, Islington remains a very real place with a true sense of community – very much a global village. Islington is host to a variety of facilities and parks open to everyone, as well as London’s largest free wireless internet zone – the ‘Technology Mile’, which stretches along Upper Street.
Islington can of course mean the entire borough itself but is also commonly used to describe the area encompassing Barnsbury, Canonbury and Angel – bordered by Caledonian road, Holloway to the North, St Pauls Road, Southgate Road and City Road.
Islington is within sight of the capital’s financial heart, the City of London, and bordered by the boroughs of Haringey, Camden and Hackney. Its central location and excellent transport connections puts Islington only minutes away from London’s West End and theatres. The area is extremely well served with bus routes and has the international rail terminus at Kings Cross on its doorstep.
At one end of Upper Street Angel tube station (Northern Line) serves city commuters, whilst at the top end Highbury and Islington station at Highbury Corner houses three separate lines including the Victoria tube line with trains to the West End, the Hertfordshire line currently run by FCC with direct trains to the City at Moorgate and also the overground line that runs across the width of London from Stratford to Richmond.
The main streets and buildings include Upper Street, Essex Road, Canonbury Road, Camden Passage, Business Design Centre, Almeida Theatre, King’s Head Theatre, South Library, Union Chapel, N1 Shopping Centre. Nearby areas include Camden Town, Shoreditch, Finsbury, Barbican, Regents Park, Dalston, Clerkenwell.
Houses for sale in Islington range from period houses ideal for families to converted terraces perfect for couples. If you are looking to buy a family home in N1, there are a variety of spacious properties for sale in Islington. For anyone looking for a flat to buy in the heart of N1, Islington has property for sale to suit you too.
Islington’s wealth of elegant Victorian and Georgian houses for sale all tend to be large, and the most keenly sought are the two, three and four storey homes. Some of the finest period houses for sale in Islington are located amid the quiet and beautiful streets of Canonbury and Barnsbury, whilst Archway offers roads of densely packed Victorian terraces. Property to buy in Islington can also be found to the north and west of the shopping heart of Islington, where the squares Cloudesley (1820s), Milner (1840s) and Lonsdale (1830s) offer character-rich choices for your Islington home. Tufnell Park, meanwhile, offers cheaper alternatives to houses for sale in other parts of Islington.
Currell Residential can help you find the perfect property to buy in Islington – a lively and quiet place to live in North London. Please give us a call or pop into one of our North London estate agent offices, and one of our experienced staff will be happy to assist you.
Flats for rent in Islington can put you right in the heart of N1, in property full of character. Once printing works and other warehouses have been transformed and developed since the 1960’s into smart flats for anyone looking to rent property in Islington.
There are other flats to rent in Islington that range from flats built before WWII to new blocks of flats in the Leather Lane area. Around the Angel, one of the oldest Islington areas, some lovely new developments by the modern new shopping malls offer brilliant flats for rent in Islington, and it’s no surprise they are popular amongst City and West End workers. East of the shopping district sit long rows of quiet Georgian houses to rent, whilst new apartment blocks have sprung up along the Grand Union Canal for those looking to rent property with a canal view.
Currell Residential can help you find the perfect property to rent in Islington – a lively and quiet place to live in North London. Please give us a call or pop into one of our North London estate agent offices, and one of our experienced staff will be happy to assist you.
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