M&M Property - Your Local Area Property Specialists
M&M Property, 97 Newington Green Road Islington, London N1 4QX
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As local Islington estate agents, M&M Property is the go-to estate agent for selling and letting homes in Islington.
As estate agents in Islington, M&M Property specialises in finding you flats and houses for sale or rent in the London borough of Islington.
Although only 10 minutes from the centre of London, Islington has managed to maintain its neighbourhood character, as well as the individuality of many of its shops, bars and restaurants. Its well-established theatres and arts venues have gone from strength to strength and continue to showcase the best of British drama, dance, and art. With plenty of new builds and traditional period houses, a thriving property market lures a steady stream of house hunters to Islington.
Until the end of the 18th century, Islington was a predominantly agricultural area with a spattering of houses. The dawn of the 19th century brought rapid expansion with large houses, music rooms and theatre halls built for London’s professional classes. In the mid 19th century, industrial development brought an influx of poor people who had been displaced by land clearances in inner London. The ‘better-off’ moved further out of London, and Islington fell into a long period of decline. The bombing during World War II caused extensive damage to Islington’s housing stock. However, post-war rebuilding and gentrification have changed Islington’s image entirely. Islington now attracts a social mix of city workers, professional couples, affluent families, students and pensioners.
Islington is well stocked with charming Georgian and Victorian period properties on pretty, tree-lined streets and squares. Several 1950s and 1960s flats and council estates remain, while new apartments blocks continue to spring up across the area.
Property prices across Islington vary considerably. A one-bed flat will set you back an average of £450,000, and a four-bedroom terraced period family home can achieve anything in the region of £1.5-£2 million. And if you do take up residence here, you could be rubbing shoulders with the likes of Boris Johnson, Tony Blair, Nick Hornby, and Lily Allen.
Islington is home to some of London’s best spots for shopping, including Camden Passage, known for its antiques market, Islington High Street and Upper Street for its wide range of chain and independent shops, Chapel Market, for its variety of artisan foods and knick-knacks, and the beautiful boutiques and independent food shops along St Paul’s Road.
Islington’s arts and culture scene plays a dominant role in residents lives here too. There are no less than four theatres, the largest is The Almeida and The Kings Head is the first pub theatre in London.
There are so many fabulous places to eat and drink in Islington we couldn’t possibly name them all. Some of our favourites include, Ottolenghi for its hot breakfasts and mezze dinners, Le Mercury, for its fancy French food and super affordable prices and Keston Lodge for its relaxing battered couches and delicious cocktails.
There are plenty of places to enjoy a stroll in Islington. New River Walk, which is neither new nor a river, is over 400 years old and follows a 17th century aqueduct that was built to bring fresh water from Hertfordshire to London. The Islington section runs through Canonbury Road and St Paul’s Road. The Regent’s Canal also passes through the borough, providing interesting towpath walks with some welcoming pubs along the way.
Across the entire London Borough of Islington, there are 48 primary schools, many of which are rated good or outstanding by Ofsted. Close to Islington itself, St John Evangelist Primary School and St Mary’s Islington CE Primary School are at either end of Upper Street.
Click here for a full listing of all state-funded primary schools in Islington.
There are 11 secondary schools across the borough. The City of London Academy Islington, close to Islington Green, is a mixed school for pupils aged 11 to 18 and is rated outstanding by Ofsted.
Click here for a full listing of all state-funded secondary schools in Islington.
Islington is exceptionally well connected to central London, making it a popular place to live for commuters.
Tube & Overground
Angel Tube station is on the Bank branch of the Northern Line. Its Zone 1 location means it’s only five minutes to Bank and seven to London Bridge.
Highbury & Islington station is in Zone 2 and on both the Victoria Line and London Overground. Oxford Circus is just 7 minutes away on the Victoria line, while the Overground connects to Clapham Junction, New Cross, Canada Water, Shoreditch and Stratford.
The main station is Highbury & Islington, but there are other local mainline stations in the area, such as Essex Road and Drayton Park. Commuter trains run by Thameslink Great Northern links to Old Street and Moorgate on weekdays.
Islington is well served by buses, with 19 routes connecting through Angel. These include the 4 (to Waterloo), 214 (to Highgate Village), and 38 (to Victoria). There are also several night buses.
Cyclists love living in Islington as it is relatively flat and offers straightforward routes to the City and the West End. Angel has several rental bike docking stations.