There is a village appeal to Islington that is brought alive through its wonderful selection of green spaces, fantastic bars and exclusive restaurants. Its proximity to the city and thriving rental market make it a popular choice for a broad selection of tenants, welcoming everyone from single young professionals to families looking for their first or second home.
Islington offers a fine selection of properties to rent, many of which go back to the Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian eras. Away from the energy that pulses up and down Upper Street, a range of magnificent townhouses sit proudly around the many elegant garden squares. A good proportion of these buildings have been converted into separate flats, with many others left as 2-4 bedroom houses ready to welcome larger family units.
Those in search of something a bit contemporary will find plenty of high-quality new rental developments dotted throughout Islington. These typically come with secured door entry and private parking as added features that suit those who want access to the very best the rental market has to offer. Property types vary between 1-4 bedroom flats and houses, with a number of loft conversions, luxury apartments and townhouses also available for rent.
Locals never run out of things to do in their spare time, with the Old Red Lion and Almeida theatres always running award-winning productions, while the Screen on the Green is one of the coolest independent cinemas in town. Regent’s Canal also runs through the borough and local neighbourhood parks include Highbury Fields and Gillespie Park which provide the ideal getaway not too far from home.
New bars and restaurants continue to open up along Upper Street which is renowned for its culinary delights and alfresco dining. From pub lunches to exquisite fine dining the cuisine palette on offer is forever expanding year-on-year.
Local transport connections include Angel on the London Underground Northern line, Highbury & Islington on the Victoria line, Caledonia Road, Holloway Road and Arsenal which all on the Piccadilly line, and King’s Cross only a 10 minute bus ride away. Overground services are also plentiful, with Highbury & Islington and Caledonian Road & Barnsbury providing routes to key areas of the capital.