London N1. Islington. London Property Area Guide.
A little bit of an English country village in the middle of zone 2
Barnsbury is a delightful residential area just west of Angel, Islington. Much of it has a calming village-y feel and you could be mistaken for being a world away from the hustle and bustle of busy Upper Street or Kings Cross, both just a short walk away.
The area is now considered part of Islington/Angel as a whole. Many of the streets are lined with beautiful Georgian townhouses or set around quiet squares. Towards the northern edge of Barnsbury (around Westborne Road) there is more social housing and the roads lose that village feel.
Liverpool Road is the busiest road in Barnsbury and the nicest streets can be found between here and Hemmingford Road. Particularly attractive roads include: Ripplevale Grove, Hemmingford Road, Barnsbury and Thornhill Squares. The area is especially popular with families due to the size of property – large for central London. To complete the village atmosphere you’re never far from a cozy local, many of which genuinely do still have that warming feel of a solid community at it’s core, and great food and ale.
– Attractive streets and squares
– Quaint village feel in parts
– Proximity to Central London
– Charming Gastropubs
– 2 prisons in the area, not that this really effects anything!
Barnsbury Wood – London’s smallest nature reserve
Country pub: The Albion, 10 Thornhill Road, N1 1HW
For impromtu late night irish music:The Hemmingford Arms, 158 Hemmingford Road, N1
Enjoy a bottle of red at the best fire-side seat in the house: The Duchess of Kent, 441 Liverpool Road, N7 8PR
North – MacKenzie Road
South – Chapel Market
East – Liverpool Road
West – Caledonian Road
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– Caledonian Road: Piccadilly Line
– Highbury & Islington: Victoria Line
– Angel: Northern Line
– Caledonian Road & Barnsbury Overground: Trains to Richmond and NW London and Stratford and Hackney
Routes 17, 274, 153 , 91 and 259
-Former Prime Minister Tony Blair lived in Richmond Avenue at the time of his election to PM.
-Simon Rattle, conductor
-Sue Pollard, Comedine