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Islington is home to a diverse range of residents as it offers a vast array of property types from large Georgian squares to modern apartments. Historically, it was a deprived area with the blitz destroying much of the region. However, post-war rebuilding and rapid gentrification has made it one of London’s most popular locations for well-heeled and cultured residents.
It’s extremely convenient for city workers given its proximity to the Square Mile, making it popular with young professionals. Trendy streets around Upper Street and Angel Station are in high demand, especially within the thriving flat market. There is also a family element with many good primary schools in the vicinity. Despite its proximity to the city there are relatively few chains with fashionable independent shops and restaurants dominating the area. Particular favourites are Frederick’s and Coffee Works. It is also well known for its theatre and arts with attractions such as The Screen on the Green cinema, Sadler’s Wells Theatre and the Business Design Centre.      


Islington is well known for its attractive Georgian terrace houses and Georgian squares. Popular streets include Duncan Terrace and Gibson Square. These properties tend to be owned by families that buy and stay; therefore they don’t often come on the market. High specification, new developments are along the City Road Basin, attracting wealthy young professionals. Quirkier flats are within converted schools, post offices or loft-conversions in Clerkenwell, which are popular among city workers.


"Summer is always a busy time and 2016 is no exception with interest particularly from owner occupiers."

"2016 started with brisk trading conditions in most segments of the Islington market and expect demand to further strengthen as we move through Summer. Tax changes may restrict Buy-to-Let investor appetite from April but this could serve to accelerate rental growth later in the year."

Tim King
Head of sales 

Christopher Morris
Head of lettings



View available houses to buy via our Islington office



View available houses to rent via our Islington office


  Sale £,000 Rent £pw
3 bedroom house 1,500 900 - 1,300
4 bedroom house  2,200 - 2,800 1,000 - 1,750


  • Tube: Angel Tube (Northern Line), Highbury & Islington station (Victoria, National rail and Overground).
  • Buses: 4 and 341 (to Waterloo), 19 ( to Chelsea), 43 and 141 (to the City) 214 (to Highgate Village), and 38 (to Victoria).
  • Cycle: Many boris bike stations dotted around the area.


There are a number of state schools in the area. Primary schools include St Mary’s and Thornhill primary schools. There are also a number of same-sex secondary schools. For boys there’s a choice of St Aloysius RC School for Boys or the Central Foundation School. For girls, there’s the Elizabeth Garret Anderson School for Girls.

Primary Address Telephone Ofsted 
William Tynedale Primary School Upper Street, N1 2GG  +44 (0) 20 7226 6903 Outstanding 
Hanover Primary School Noel Road, N1 8BD +44 (0) 20 7689 8949 Good 
Canonbury Primary School Canonbury Road, N5 2UX  +44 (0) 20 7226 5020 Good
St Joan of Arc RC Primary School  Northolme Road, N5 2UX +44 (0) 20 7226 3920 Good
Drayton Park Primary School Arvon Road, Highbury, N5 1PJ +44 (0) 20 7607 4142 Requires improvement
St Aloysius RC Junior School  Aldenham Street, NW1 1PS +44 (0) 20 7387 9591 Good 


Secondary  Address Telephone Ofsted
Highbury Grove School  8 Highbury Grove, N5 2EQ +44 (0) 20 7288 8900 Outstanding
Highbury Fields School Highbury Hill, N5 1AR +44 (0) 20 7288 1888 Good
St Mary Magdalene Academy  Liverpool Road, N7 8PG  +44 (0) 20 7697 0123 Good 
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson  Donegal Street, N1 9QG  +44 (0) 20 7837 0739  Outstanding
City of London Academy Islington Prebend Street, Islington, N1 8PQ +44 (0) 20 7226 8611 Good


Islington is a fairly built up area, however, locals tend to venture to the pleasant outdoor space of Highbury Fields, which has a swimming pool and tennis courts. There is also the New River Walk that follows the path of a 17th century aqueduct and connects Islington with Hertfordshire.  


Event Date
New Year's Resolution Show, Business Design Centre 1 - 3 January 2016
London Art Fair, Business Design Centre  20 - 24 January 2016
Clerkenwell Design Week 24 - 26 May 2016
Angel Canal Festival  4 September 2016
Islington Christmas Lights get switched on 18 November 2016
Islington Christmas Market  12 December 2016


Market Day/Time
Camden Passage Market Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun 
Islington Farmers Market  Sunday 10am - 2pm 


Practice Address Phone number 
Ritchie Street Health Centre 34 Ritchie Street, N1 0DG +44 (0) 20 7837 1663
Islington Central Medical Centre  28 Laycock Street, N1 1SW  +44 (0) 20 7359 0445
St Peters Street Medical Practice  16 1/2 St Peter's Street, N1 8JG +44 (0) 20 7288 9320 

For more information on houses for sale in Islington please contact our sales manager Tim on +44 (0) 20 7354 6666 (Email Tim) or for rental housing please contact our lettings manager Chris on +44 (0) 20 7354 6666 (Email Chris).