M&M Estate Agents in Islington, London, N1
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M&M Property, 97 Newington Green Road
Islington, London N1 4QX
Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 6.00pm
Saturdays from 9.30am to 2.30pm.
Knowing our Area
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 it is only 10 minutes from the centre of the Capital and is now home to a good smattering of chains, 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. A thriving property market, with plenty of new builds as well as traditional period houses, lures a steady stream of house hunters to Islington.
Parks and Green spaces
While Islington is primarily a built-up area, locals know that it has no shortage of lovely outdoor spaces. The largest is Highbury Fields, 30 acres of sports facilities, playgrounds and open space tucked behind the busy intersection of Highbury Corner. The Ecology Centre and nature reserve at Gillespie Park is great for kids who enjoy discovering its plant, butterfly and bird species, as well as adults who can seek advice on wildlife gardening and sustainable living. Keen ramblers looking to delve further into the countryside love the New River Walk. Neither new nor a river, it follows the path of a 17th century aqueduct and connects Islington with Hertfordshire.
Tube: 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 a journey to Oxford Circus takes seven minutes on the Victoria Line, while the Overground connects to Clapham Junction, New Cross, Canada Water, Shoreditch and Stratford.
Trains: A commuter train run by Thameslink Great Northern links to Old Street and Moorgate on weekdays.
Buses: 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.
Cycle: Cyclists love living in Islington as it is relatively flat and offers straightforward routes to the City and the West End. Angel has several Boris Bike docking stations.
Spotlight on Islington
Many words can be used to describe Islington; upmarket, hip, arty, fashionable, gritty. A collection of superlatives, which can be largely attributed to Islington’s diverse mix of residents, and why it is such a popular place to live today. Islington is well stocked with charming period properties, pretty tree lined streets and squares, and is abundant with restaurants, cafes and plenty of shopping.
There are a number of favoured neighbourhoods vying for the borough of Islington’s top spot – is it Barnsbury or Canonbury? Barnsbury is home to two of London’s finest squares, while Canonbury Place is the favoured Islington neighbourhood of Canonbury.
This hasn’t always been the case though. Following the Second World War, entire streets in Islington were damaged by bombs, and the majority of houses were overcrowded. While this is a stark contrast to some of the super-gentrified tidy streets today, the borough of Islington has attracted a social mix of city workers, professional couples and affluent families to students and pensioners and there is a fair proportion of social housing too.
Islington is home to some of London’s best spots including Camden Passage, known for its antiques and markets, 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, of which one is a pub-theatre, a number of galleries, an art library, cinema and some wonderful live music venues.
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 possibly be rubbing shoulders with the likes of Boris Johnson, Tony Blair, Nick Hornby and Lily Allen.
Islington is a well connected area. If you are so inclined, you could probably run into London in 20 minutes, but for the rest of us, the East London line extension links to Shoreditch, Hackney and south London, and Highbury & Islington tube is on the Northern and Victoria lines.
Things to do and places to visit around Islington
Walking Islington’s Waterways – The New River is over 400 years old, and runs through Canonbury Road and St Paul’s Road. It was originally built to bring fresh water from Hertfordshire to London. The Regent’s Canal also passes through the borough, providing interesting towpath walks with some welcoming pubs along the way
- Camden Passage www.camdenpassageislington.co.uk
- Sadler’s Wells www.sadlerswells.com
- Screen on the Green www.everymancinema.com/venues/screen-on-the-green
- Almeida Theatre www.almeida.co.uk