The original ‘London village’, Islington offers its residents a wealth of beautiful architecture, animated nightlife, unique shops and a choice of elegant period or new-build property.
Islington has maintained its local feel and the vibrant street markets and quirky shopping alleys are a buzzing reminder of its working-class roots. Home to a mosaic of old and new, grand Georgian squares seamlessly mix with modern apartments, attracting a range of buyers. Within easy access of the City and the West End, Islington is in demand more than ever.
The area is known for its Victorian and Georgian townhouses set on communal squares which are popular with older couples and families. More modern additions to the area include apartments overlooking the Regent’s Canal which has helped bring City professionals and young creatives to the area.
Islington offers many types of residential property for potential buyers or renters, including;
Islington offers a huge collection of independent shops that offer unique products. Camden Passage is full of antique and vintage clothes shops, while Upper Street has a few boutique clothes shops for both men and women. The Angel Centre, opposite Angel Underground has all the usual high street shops and supermarkets. There is also a selection of interior design shops which all offer something different.
Upper Street is the hub of the area and was recently labelled by the Evening Standard as ‘Supper Street’ due to the volume and variety of restaurants to choose from. There is also a great selection of bars and pubs, which tend to be busy from Thursday through to the weekend. For culture the Almeida Theatre and the Little Angel Theatre both produce critically acclaimed works for adults and children to enjoy or Screen on the Green is perfect for cinema lovers.
Islington is one of London’s most built up areas, but there are great local green spaces if you know where to look. Highbury Fields is the largest and includes tennis courts and an award-winning children’s playground. Islington Green may be small but it is popular with local professionals during lunch time . There is also a nature reserve in Gillespie Park which is a great educational trip for children.
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