What is the N1 London postcode really like? Can you easily walk to a tube station and find great restaurants on your doorstep? Is the neighbourhood best for settled families or a hub for students and young professionals? Here’s the good news: HomeViews Streets has enlisted an army of resident reviewers from across London. Thanks to their unique insights into life in N1, we can now say with confidence what locals rate (or hate) about their streets.
What area is N1 in London?
N1 is a North London postcode covering Canonbury, King’s Cross, Islington, Pentonville, De Beauvoir Town, Hoxton, and part of Barnsbury. The Hackney, Islington and Camden local authorities run the area.
“A decent family area”
What zone is N1 in?
The N1 London postcode stretches across zones 1 and 2. Find Holloway (N7), Highbury (N5), and Stamford Hill and Stoke Newington (N16) to the north. Hackney and Dalston (E8) and Bethnal Green and Shoreditch (E2) lie to the east of the postcode. Barbican, Clerkenwell, Finsbury (EC1) and Bloomsbury and Gray’s Inn (WC1) border the area to the south, with Camden Town and Regent’s Park (NW1) to the west.
Is N1 a good postcode?
Now you know a few details about the N1 London postcode, HomeViews Streets can give you the last piece of the puzzle. Our new platform gives residents the chance to rate and freely comment on the area’s transport links, the quantity (and quality) of the local amenities, the overall community spirit, and so much more. Here’s a typical example:
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What is there to do in Angel & Islington?
The trendy yet historic areas of Islington and Angel offer plenty to do. You’ll find many outstanding establishments lining Upper Street, from Brazilian and Vietnamese cuisine to artisan chocolates and pastries. Or head down Camden Passage – a scenic pedestrianised side street stuffed with cafés and shops, antiques and boutiques.
What is the nightlife like in N1 London?
Prefer a night out? Whether it’s thumping DJ nights at The Dolls House, cocktails at The Bar with No Name, or comedy at Union Chapel, N1 London has you covered. There are lots of cultural events to soak in too, including fringe theatre performances, art exhibitions and festivals. The area is also family-friendly, offering up a variety of playgrounds, canal-side fun, a play café, a city farm and even a secret garden!
What is transport like in Islington & Angel?
Rail-wise, you have 16 train stations to choose from in the borough. This includes a range of Underground, Tube and National Rail services, which connect to Central London and the Home Counties, plus three London airports and Eurostar services. The 24-hour Night Tube service also runs every Friday and Saturday.
The Regent’s Canal runs from Wharf Road Bridge all the way to Kings Cross, so you can hire a boat to visit Camden Market. Alternatively, hop on the 271 or the 43 bus to head into the City. Besides this, a variety of bus routes run to Waterloo, the West End, and Northern and Greater London. The A1 and A10 also cut through the borough for a quick journey to the M1 and the M25.
Does Islington have good schools?
Islington and the surrounding area are home to several fantastic schools. This includes eight Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ primary and secondary schools, plus high-ranking independents.
HomeViews Area Guides
See the area guides on related areas below for HomeViews insights about N1 and surrounding regions. These pages include the top-rated new homes in those areas and reviews by residents.
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Angel, Islington image credit: Des Blenkinsopp