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A small, tidy neighborhood with home prices on the rise.
Studio / 1 BR
47% Complete
1,603
2 Bedrooms
66% Complete
2,271
3 Bedrooms
86% Complete
2,947
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete
3,427

Good For
  • Families
  • Professionals

 

What's around
  • 16 Shops
  • 0 Fitness options
  • 10 Restaurants
  • 4 Grocery stores/markets
  • 0 Banks
  • 7 Nightlife options

 


PUBLIC TRANSITExcellent

WALKABILITYAverage
Safety

Barnsbury has an above average violent crime rate and a low property crime rate for London.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Barnsbury LIKE?

Barnbury is a very small neighborhood in northern Central London. In fact, it is only a fraction the size of the large private manor that once existed here. This is also one of the "newer" areas of the city, having only been developed in the mid-1800s. Barnsbury has become known as the home of “liberal intelligentsia” because it's popular with writers and journalists.

Many of the flats here are in large, converted houses and there are a few residences that are in renovated factory buildings. Many of these apartments are still quite affordable and for this reason it's home to many singles and young couples who are trying to save for something bigger. However, parts of the neighborhood have risen significantly in price and these homes now belong to people making upwards of six figures.

Barnsbury is bordered on the north by Holloway, on the east by Islington and Angel, on the south by Kings Cross, and on the west by Camden Town.

 

Commute:
The City: 3.1 miles / 15-30 minutes by car / 35 minutes by transit / 20 minutes by bike
Canary Wharf: 6.1 miles / 30-55 minutes by car / 45 minutes by transit
Southwark: 4.3 miles / 25-50 minutes by car / 35-40 minutes by transit / 25 minutes by bike
Westminster: 4.5 miles / 25-50 minutes by car / 35-45 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by bike
Shoreditch: 2.5 miles / 15-20 minutes by car / 30 minutes by transit / 15 minutes by bike

Barnsbury London Neighborhood Photo
Insider Tip
"There are still places in London where you'll find families who have lived in a house or on a single street for generations. In Barnsbury, one of the city's historic blue collar neighborhoods, there's plenty of old school charm alongside lots of improvements and development. It's truly a neighborhood of Londoners."
Julie & Drew, Moved from the United States
Julie & Drew, Moved from the United States http://www.driveontheleft.com

 

Local Flavor   Barnsbury LOCAL schools

1-6 YEARS
Blessed Sacrament RC Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Voluntary Aided
NUR YEARS
Comet Nursery School and Children's Centre
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Nursery
School Type:Nursery
1-6 YEARS
Copenhagen Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
1-6 YEARS
De Beauvoir Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
7-11 YEARS
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Secondary
School Type:Community

 

Local Flavor   Barnsbury Local Flavor

Sunday
Sunday 169 HEMINGFORD ROAD LONDON N1 1DA MAP

Cute cafe offering colorful dishes. 

The Hemingford Arms
The Hemingford Arms 158 HEMINGFORD ROAD LONDON N1 1DF MAP
hemingfordarms.com

Built in 1855 the Hemingford Arms is of the oldest traditional pubs tucked away in Barnsbury. Its amazing floral display embraces you as you approach, the interior is full of personality and oozes atmosphere.

Kokeb Ethiopian Cuisine
Kokeb Ethiopian Cuisine 45 ROMAN WAY LONDON N7 8XF MAP
restaurant-kokeb.co.uk

Highly recommended Ethiopian restaurant. 

Paradise Park
Paradise Park MACKENZIE ROAD LONDON N7 8RD MAP
https://www.islington.gov.uk/sports-parks-and-trees/parks-and-green-space/your-local-parks/paradise-park

Paradise Park is popular with families and is next to Freightliners Farm. There are lots of things to do in the park, including playing sports and enjoying the playground.

Photo Credits: Thanks to @David Cox, @alchemista,@Julian Walker, @stiffleaf, @bluebeart, @Ewan Munro, @InvictaMoto,@Roberto Herrett, @msganching, @Peter Alfred Hess for your great photos of this neighborhood! 

 

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