Did you know that the London Borough of Islington, as we know it today, is around 50 years old? It emerged when the metropolitan boroughs of Islington and Finsbury united in 1965 during a London-wide reorganisation. However, the borough’s history is one of the oldest in London with a mention in the Doomsday Book in the 11th century. It talks about Islington as once being a “savage place – a forest full of the lairs of wild beasts where bears and wild bulls roamed.”. Oh what a difference a few centuries makes! Over the last decade Islington has become one of London’s most desirable areas to live, play, work and anything else you fancy doing there! The bustling High Street offers more than enough entertainment, with a plethora of restaurants, boutique shops, and gastro pubs, plus you have the intimate and cosy Almeida Theatre, which in my view is one of the loveliest fringe theatres in London. Angel Islington – as some may refer to the area as, takes its name from the Angel Inn which once stood on the corner of Islington High Street and Pentonville Road, and now lends its name to one of two underground station in the area.
Islington has many beautiful tree lined streets with fabulous homes, and it offers some of the prettiest residential squares in London. The main building period began in the area in the 1820s as the squares and terraces of Barnsbury (a area of Islington) started appearing. Barnsbury continues to be a popular choice and Davis Brown is offering you the chance to rent in this fantastic area. Our lettings department have four beautiful, modern flats nestled away in the corner Barnsbury Square. If you would like more information about these flats, get in touch with our residential team who will be sure to help.