Barnsbury is a residential suburb in the London Borough of Islington. Set between the regenerated Kings Cross quarter and Angel, the area was home to Tony Blair and the birth of New Labour before Mr Blair made the trip across town to Downing Street.
Housing stock is a mixture of beautiful Georgian and Victorian townhouses, with some Edwardian stock and a scattering of new developments, including some of the most prestigious portered developments in North London. One of the delights of the area is the lack of uniformity in housing and street layout, with the southern section of Thornhill Road a prime example of how the area has developed organically, but in an extremely aesthetically pleasing fashion.
Barnsbury Wood, a small nature reserve, which can be accessed from Crescent Street, is home to a selection of sycamore, ash and elder trees which provide a home to a variety of wildlife, and there is a selection of open spaces and garden squares in the area, almost all of which are open to the public.
The area features some of the most prestigious property in Islington, and some of the most beautiful streets, with Ripplevale Grove, Barnsbury Square and Lonsdale Square among the most sought-after addresses. Traditional English pubs serving upscale gastro fare to well-heeled clients mix with some more cutting edge offerings closer to Upper Street, and it is this mix of the traditional English charm on the doorstep of the bustle and international flavours of Upper Street and Kings Cross which lend the area much of its appeal.Description
This large one bedroom apartment of just over 630sqft is part of the traditional red brick Edwardian school which underwent complete conversion in 2009/10. The apartment is furnished to a high standard and features high Victorian windows providing excellent light, solid wood floors in the reception room and excellent storage.
Upper Street is on four bus routes towards Angel, Kings Cross, Old Street, the City, London Bridge, Holborn and the West End. Highbury and Islington station (Victoria Line, Overground and National Rail) is approximately X metres/km walk. Oxford Circus can be reached within 4 stops, National Rail links to Old Street and Moorgate, and London Overground connects to East and South London. Canary Wharf can be easily accessed by taking the London Overground towards Stratford International and changing onto the Jubilee line.
Check www.tfl.gov.uk/journeyplanner to plan your commute