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Islington: the “Kensington” of North London?

Just north of the River Thames, extending from High Street to Highbury Fields, Islington is a very central and desirable residential area in London, comprising of many gorgeous Georgian and Victorian properties and the quaint Regent’s Canal.

Known for its trendy nightlife, perfect for families as well as young singles, you will never get bored of the abundance of pubs, restaurants and theatres in Islington, as well as the famous Screen on the Green – an Edwardian single screen cinema equipped with a swanky bar and waiter service, and a buzzing music scene with venues such as the O2 Academy Islington, Islington Assembly Hall, and the Lexington.

The area can also not be accused of lacking culture, with a wide array of museums and libraries on its doorstep, including MOLA, Islington Museum, The British Library and The British Museum.

With many underground and over ground train stations in the surrounding area, the rest of London is easily accessed from Islington, as is Paris, in approximately a two and a half hour Eurostar journey from nearby St Pancras International.

The average rent for a 1-bedroom property in Islington costs around £1,600 per month, and for a 3-bedroom property costs around £3,000.

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