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 Newington Green estate agents, M&M Property is the go-to estate agent for selling and letting homes in Newington Green. As estate agents in Newington Green, M&M Property specialises in finding you flats and houses for sale or rent in the London borough of Islington.
Newington Green straddles the border between Islington and Stoke Newington. The green itself gives its name to the surrounding area.
In recent years, Newington Green has become a property hotspot, but has retained its village feel despite this. Trendy bars, independent restaurants, plenty of green space, excellent schools, and transport links attract young professionals, particularly those in media and creative industries and families.
Newington Green is one of London’s oldest neighbourhoods. Many of the buildings date back to Victorian or Georgian times and have charming architectural features, including brick facades and sash windows. The terrace of four brick houses alongside the green was built in 1658 and is thought to be the oldest remaining terrace in England; as such, it is Grade 1 listed. Most of the housing stock is early Victorian, with many homes having undergone redevelopment and refurbishment as the area has become more gentrified.
Newington Green has a long and varied history. In the sixteenth century, the area consisted of the small green present today and a few houses surrounded by woodland. There is evidence that Henry VIII had a hunting lodge in Newington Green. Local street names such as King Henry Street, Boleyn Road and Wolsey Road reflect this Tudor connection.
The Mildmay area to the south of Newington Green is named after Sir Henry Mildmay, who owned a large estate in the area and served as Master of the Jewel House for Charles I. During the English Civil War, he sided with the Parliamentarians. Following Charles II’s restoration in 1660, Sir Henry was imprisoned and died in the Tower of London for his part in the King’s execution.
Newington Green is famous for its radical thinkers, including Mary Wollstonecraft, an early feminist who is best known for writing A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. There is a stencil of her on the New Unity Church building, and a controversial statue in her honour now stands in Newington Green.
If you are looking for things to do or places to eat in Newington Green you won’t be disappointed.
Soak up the village atmosphere on Newington Green, there is a small children’s playground, and Lizzie’s on the Green Café serves excellent coffees and light bites. Jazz on the Green is a popular music concert held annually, normally on the first weekend in July.
Clissold Park is a short walk away and has some splendid amenities, including a large childrens’ playground and paddling pools. There is also a small animal enclosure, aviary, and butterfly dome as well as tennis courts available to hire.
While away a few hours browsing the shops around Green Lane. You’ll find boutique clothes shops like inNEOSS, delicious patisserie from Belle Epoque and independent delicatessens such as Mother Earth and Gallo Nero. Newington Green Fruit and Vegetables is probably the best greengrocer in London with a huge selection of fruit and vegetables and top-quality organic produce. Yield N16 is a rustic-chic cheese and wine shop, where you can taste and buy expertly selected organic wines, beers and nibbles.
Foodie fans are in for a treat, Newington Green is bustling with an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars and pubs. If you are after fine dining, try Perilla, or for the best sourdough pizzas, Trattoria N16. Enjoy a relaxed brunch at Newington Table, a cafe, restaurant and bakery on Newington Green famed for its long table. The Cellars, Lady Mildmay and The Alma are excellent pubs serving craft beer and superb food.
Newington Green is on the border of Islington and Hackney London Boroughs which have many excellent primary and secondary schools.
The closest Primary School is the popular Newington Green Primary School, located on the north, east corner of the green itself.
The following primary schools are also close by:
Highbury Quadrant Primary School (Islington BC)
St Jude and St Pauls Church of England Primary School (Islington BC)
Grasmere Primary School (Hackney)
St. Matthias CE Primary School (Hackney)
Princess May Primary School (Hackney)
There are several secondary schools in Islington and Hackney. The closest to Newington Green are:
Highbury Fields School (Islington – rated outstanding by Ofsted)
City of London Academy Highbury Grove (Islington – no Ofsted data)
Mossbourne Community Academy (Hackney – rated outstanding by Ofsted)
Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form (Hackney – rated good by Ofsted)
The Petchey Academy (Hackney – rated good by Ofsted)
Newington Green has become a property hotspot since the Overground expanded to nearby Cannonbury in 2010. Until then, Newington Green was only connected to the rest of London by bus. Because there aren’t many tube options, the area has retained its village atmosphere.
There is a plentiful supply of bus routes serving Newington Green, taking you to just about any central London area you care to name. For instance, the number 73 bus to Victoria Station goes through King’s Cross, Euston and the West End and is exceptionally regular.
Canonbury station is 7- 8 minutes’ walk from Newington Green, where you can reach anywhere from Stratford to West Croydon to Richmond without changing trains. Just one stop on the Overground is Highbury & Islington which connects you to the Victoria tube line.