Barnsbury Area Guide
Estate and Letting Agents in Canonbury
Canonbury is a residential district in the London Borough of Islington, in the north of London. The area is rich in history and culture, with some homes dating back to the early nineteenth century. The houses are traditional and stylish, with beautiful rows of terraced houses.
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Why live in Canonbury?
Canonbury is the south-eastern corner of the district, bordering on Regents Canal; a canal over 8 miles in length and perfect for walking and cycling trips. The picturesque Regents Canal is adorned with riverside bars and pubs, alongside Camden Market, Spitalfields Market, Columbia Flower Market and the food stalls and vintage stands of Brick Lane.
Canonbury has some excellent transportation links, with the nearest railway stations being Essex Road, Canonbury and Highbury & Islington.
If you’re looking to travel into the heart of London using tubes, the nearest stations are Angel, Highbury & Islington and Dalston Junction. There are a fantastic range of pubs and cocktail bars nearby to soak up the London nightlife.
Canonbury is a distinct location just moments away from the heart of Islington, and it’s often requested by those who visit our estate and letting agents in the area. The area has been home to famous residents, including Sir Walter Rayleigh, George Orwell and Kate Winslet, thanks to its creative, cosmopolitan spirit.
Things to do in Canonbury
Residents are particularly proud of the local area because of its unique mix of historic and modern features. Residents can enjoy traditional artisan bakeries and fashion boutiques and independent interior brands. The rich culture of the area is complemented by plenty of public space, parks and gardens to explore.
If you love music, you’ll be delighted to find that Union Chapel is so close by. It’s one of the city’s leading venues, and provides the perfect atmosphere to listen to world-class performers. Angel Comedy at The Bill Murray is also ideal for a fun evening out with friends.
Additionally, some of London’s finest theatres and attractions are a short train journey away; such as The Lyceum, The British Museum and The National Gallery. If that wasn’t enough, Canonbury’s residents can also choose from a wealth of restaurants, bars and top-quality pubs, and football fanatics will love the fact that they can reach Emirates Stadium in around 20 minutes by foot.
Property in Canonbury
Buying homes in Canonbury is becoming increasingly popular. The average house price ranges between £399,999 to £1,900,000; depending on the number of bedrooms, rooms and space you require.
For those looking at selling homes in Canonbury, there’s no doubt that houses will be on the market for a short amount of time. Homes and apartments are being snapped up in Canonbury thanks to the tranquillity of residential roads and the distinctive Victorian and stunning period features.
The area is perhaps known for its elegant townhouses. These terraced properties are great for families, as they have several bedrooms and ample living space too. There are also some apartments on the market; including some sub-divided period properties, and some modern, purpose-built blocks.
If you’re looking for an area within London that offers great value for money, Canonbury is a solid option. It’s possible to get a spacious apartment for lower than Central London prices, without losing out on proximity to the capital. However, if you’ve got a larger budget, you’ll get plenty of home for your money, which is appealing to those with children.
For more information on moving to or from the region, please contact our Canonbury estate agents and letting agents today.
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