Guide to living in Islington

About Islington

Islington is home to a diverse range of residents and offers a vast choice of property types, from large Georgian squares to modern apartments. Historically, it was once thought of as a deprived area, with the London 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.

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Properties in Islington

Islington is famous 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 remain in the area for good, which means they don’t often come back on the market. New developments with high specifications have arrived along the City Road Basin, attracting wealthy young professionals. Quirkier flats may be found within converted schools, post offices or loft conversions in Clerkenwell, which are popular among city workers.

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Living in Islington

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 in the thriving market for flats. There is also a family element with many good primary schools in the vicinity. Despite its closeness 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 the theatre and arts, with attractions such as The Screen on the Green cinema, Sadler’s Wells Theatre and the Business Design Centre.

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