North London and Archway N19 – Overview
Vibrant communities and appealing urban villages
North London is home to some of the most amazing open spaces, village feel neighbourhoods, urban art hubs and great transport links. Renovated historical landmarks such as Alexandra Palace, Kenwood House and Lauderdale House has allowed this part of London to retain its cultural and historical charm. It is home to some of the most stunning period residential properties and has some of the best green open spaces such as Highgate Woods, Hampstead Heath, Clissold Park, Waterlow Park, Alexandra Palace and other historical spaces such as Highgate cemetery to name just a few. Areas such as Angel in Islington is just a stone’s throw away from the city, you are spoiled for choice of restaurants, bars and cafes. On its main road, Upper Street and the area is home to some of the best theaters.
Properties in this location attract a premium, however nearby areas such as Holloway, Upper Holloway, Crouch Hill, Archway and Tufnell Park are a great alternative. Home to a culturally diverse and vibrant community with good schools, amazing transport links to central London and to the main airports and the famous Emirates Stadium which houses Arsenal football club.
Areas such as Archway and Finsbury Park have seen huge change and rejuvenation with new developments popping up amongst pretty roads with Victorian houses and offer easy access to Camden, Kings Cross the City and West End. We are also proud to let and sell properties in other North London including areas Clustering around Alexandra Palace, Crouch End, Highgate, Hornsey, Muswell Hill and Wood Green. These have undeniable family appeal and offer top-notch amenities, good state and private schools and lovely high streets. Areas in North London
We are proud to call Islington home, it is one of the trendiest boroughs in London, with our main office being located in Archway we are surrounded by the perfect mix of fine dining restaurants, chic bars, vintage boutiques, vibrant nightlife, live music, art galleries.
Folklore has it that Archway is where Dick Whittington and his cat heard the Bow bells ring out: “Turn again, Dick Whittington, thrice Lord Mayor of London”.
The spot is marked with a monument featuring a small stone cat in Highgate Hill near the junction with Magdala Avenue.
There is another Whittington cat — a floral one — at the entrance to Whittington Park in Holloway Road, along with a new mural depicting the plucky Whittington, his meagre possessions tied up in a scarf carried on a stick. The story is largely mythical of course. There was a Richard Whittington who was Mayor of London three times between 1397 and 1419 but far from being a penniless traveller he was the son of a wealthy merchant who apprenticed him to a City mercer.
As for the cat, the theory is that Whittington, who was essentially a city commodity trader, did have a cat but rather than being of the feline variety, it was a type of coal barge.
Still, there’s no denying Whittington left his mark on Archway. As well as a hospital and a park, there is Pauntley Street, named after the village in Gloucestershire where he grew up, and Fitzwarren Gardens —a reference to the family he married into.
Archway is on the A1, the Great North Road out of London. Four-and-a-half miles north of central London, it has Highgate to the north, Highbury to the east, Islington and Camden Town to the south and Tufnell Park and Kentish Town to the west. To narrow down on which roads are good for investing and renting in Archway and Upper Holloway Any of the roads in the Whitehall Park conservation area and St John’s Grove, St John’s Villas and Fairbridge Road.
In the same area, Despard Road and Lidyard Road have also sought after. Bickerton Road and Tremlett Grove occupy the hilly slopes close to Dartmouth Park. For slightly lower prices look toward the upcoming areas such as Marlborough Road, Hornsey Road, Hanley Road, and adjoining streets.
The team at Hanley always strive to keep their fingers on the pulse of the market as well as having close involvement with community events and activities. We offer a bespoke and client-oriented service, with attention to our client’s needs, whether it be a first-time buyer or multiple landlords and take a conscientious, step-by-step service approach.
We have a strong focus and presence in and around the local community giving Hanley a further and deeper understanding of local residents and what the area has to offer.
Instruct Hanley Estates to sell or let your property and you will benefit from years of local knowledge and experience. See Available Properties for sale, Lettings in North London or Call: 0207 263 3388