Surrounded by areas that have undergone modernisation including the new tech and transport hub that is Kings Cross.
One of London′s most sought-after postcodes offering Islington′s myriad of independent boutiques.
Sample some of London′s finest street food and walk to Kerb, King′s Cross. Moments from Caledonian Road Underground (Piccadilly Line).
A charming upper floor 2 double bedroomed flat located in this period mansion block moments from Islington′s myriad of boutiques. The property is beautifully presented throughout and includes 2 double bedrooms, family bathroom, large living room, and separate kitchen. There is also a wealth of storage.
The property is exceptionally well located for access to the amenities and transport links at Kings Cross in addition to those boutiques found through Barnsbury and along Upper Street and Angel. Whether it′s the ever-popular Sunday′s cafe in Barnsbury or Ottolenghi on Upper Street, there is a reason this is one of London′s most popular postcodes!
From the seller:
What do you love most about your home?
Set back from the main road, on a beautiful and historically significant estate. There is a vibrant sense of community with people from all walks of life. We have a community Christmas tree in winter and Summer garden party.
The flat itself has large South facing windows creating lovely sunny living spaces. It has been perfect as our lives have evolved from flatshare (evenly sized rooms!), as a couple and with a small family.
Outside these windows are two large blossom trees which bud into white and pink blossom in Spring. The flat feels spacious and calm- nothing is overlooking it and there are no buildings directly outside.
The historic nature of the Grade 2 listed estate makes it very unique in central London.
The community here is incredible - we know all our neighbours and are often sharing meals together. There is an active Residents Group with a summer fete and winter carols (with Christmas Tree lighting) in the communal garden. We will really miss our neighbours which is why we don′t want to go far! The balcony area is perfect for early evening G&Ts watching the sun disappear over buildings and waiting for the ice cream van.
Why are you moving?
We have been here for 11 years and love it. We are only moving as we have found a property that would allow us to grow our family whilst still enjoying all we do in this area.
What do you love about the area?
It′s a pretty great place to live with a very special and vibrant sense of community. The area is great with easy access to amenities to suit all ages and orientations. All the cultural and nightspots of central and East London are in easy reach for work and play but should you wish to have the tranquillity of park space and services/activities for young children and families, they are unparalleled. We aren′t there yet but according to our neighbours with older children, most of the schools in the area are pretty decent also.
Transport links are simply brilliant. A 2-minute walk to Caledonian Road tube, which takes you to Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Kensington in minutes. 5 mins on bus to Kings Cross Granary Square and Camden. There are direct buses from in front of the estate to Camden, Angel, London Zoo, Baker Street, Highgate Woods, London Bridge, St Pauls and into Central London.
We love brunch at Sunday, Southpaw Coffee or Harold and Leslie (where you can get a great haircut and coffee at the same time!), organic food & coffee from Green and Flavour and a pint in Hemingford. The Hammerton microbrewery opens on Friday and Saturdays which is behind the estate. Within a 10 minute walk are the gastropubs in Barnsbury - The Drapers Arms & The Albion. With a young family, we love the number of local parks and our very own garden playpark on the estate (undergoing a complete renovation in September). We spend lots of time walking the canal to the new Kings Cross development and eating, shopping and playing in Granary Square and Coal Drops Yard.