Overview of EC1A 1BB, London

EC1A 1BB is in London, in Islington borough. From a total of 52 reviews, it is scored 4.06 out of 5, meaning it’s one of the lower rated places to live in this area. Of 52 total EC1A 1BB reviewers, 14 reviewers rated EC1A 1BB 5 stars, with local remarks including ‘It has everything you need and you can walk to almost any central London attraction.’, whereas others were less enthusiastic. For example, one reviewer said ‘Trendy area but divide between rich and poor is made very apparent’. Postcodes in the vicinity of EC1A 1BB include EC1P 1FB, EC1A 1AA, EC1R 4TD, EC1R 4TF, WC1N 2LD, WC1X 0HA. WC1N 2LD attained the highest rating, with EC1P 1FB rating the worst nearby postcode to live.
52 reviews within 1 km London EC1A 1BB, UK

Excellent

14 reviews

26.9%

Very Good

28 reviews

53.9%

Average

9 reviews

17.3%

Disappointing

1 review

1.9%

Very Poor

0 reviews

0%

Most Positive

It has everything you need and you can walk to almost any central London attraction.

0.4 km from your search

By Rosie9

Most Negative

Trendy area but divide between rich and poor is made very apparent

0.3 km from your search

By Big h

Holborn, EC1N 7UQ
0.3 km from your search
By Mqwerty12
Great for commuting, easy travel links, but lacks outdoor lifestyle

It’s very convenient if you work or study in the city as you can walk or cycle. I’ve noticed a lot of people here using e scooters to get about now for commuting purposes. There’s a lot of restaurants nearby and a lot of independent ones which is nice to see. The main downside is that I don’t really know many of my neighbours. The atmosphere is young professional, a little trendy but up and coming to an extent with some parts needing regeneration. This area is okay for children but no so great for pets. I feel safe in this area.

Transport

Where I’m based is located to several stations both on the Underground and Thameslink within a few minutes walk - Chancery Lane, Farringdon, Kings Cross St Pancras, Holborn. There’s also a good bus network, Santander bikes located everywhere too. The transport links are reliable, regular and clean. The traffic can be a little bad on High Holborn and Grays Inn Road during the busier times. This area is located on the night tube and there’s plenty of buses so getting around is never an issue.

Community

The parking available is quiet limited to be honest but there’s no restrictions on a Sunday. The bins are collected regularly. There’s not much traffic noise as it’s a residential road. There’s a mix of homeowners and renters at least that’s what I’m aware of. It isn’t really a student area so it doesn’t get too noisy. It’s mostly single people and couples from what I’ve noticed.

Amenities

There’s some shops on Grays Inn Rd nearby, mostly small restaurants but a lot more on High Holborn. If you’re looking for more street food vendors then Leather Lane is just a short walk away. There aren’t too many supermarkets nearby, there’s a Co-Op and that’s pretty much it to be honest. There’s a few pubs but they are mostly located on High Holborn. On that road, there’s also Bounce bar. There aren’t many open green spaces but a short walk away near Holborn station is Lincoln Inn Fields which is lively with university students. On High Holborn is trendy but very business heavy with offices so it makes it a great location to be in. There are countless gyms nearby with a budget to suit everyone. The main amenities that are missing is probably a larger supermarket and an outdoor bar or restaurant.

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Islington, WC1X 9BD
0.4 km from your search
By Rosie9
It has everything you need and you can walk to almost any central London attraction.

I feel really safe in the area - i’d say it’s suitable for all, but Exmouth Market has become a ‘trendy’ spot and Ian extreme busy on Thursday evenings and the weekend. It has everything you need and you can walk to almost any central London attraction.

Transport

The area is close to a number of fantastic transport links - Kings Cross, Angel, Russel Square and Farringdon are all within a short walk. Busses are very frequent and connect you to all parts of London. There’s also the Eurostar nearby for very convenient European getaways.

Community

It’s a lovely quiet street with plenty of off-street parking. There are a wide variety of residents - owners, renters, students, couples and family’s who are all attracted to the area for its amenities and attractiveness location. There is little traffic and noise levels are usually, very low.

Amenities

There are a huge range of independent local shops, bars and restaurants in the area, which most of the time are buzzing! Exmouth Market especially, has a fantastic atmosphere. Next to Exmouth Market is Spa Fields which is great if you’d rather relax outside with friends, or family. It’s spacious and really well kept. In terms of amenities, I can’t think of anything the local area doesn’t have!

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Brownlow Mews, WC1N 2LD
0.3 km from your search
By Big h
Trendy area but divide between rich and poor is made very apparent

Trendy area but divide between rich and poor is made very apparent There should be a divide Should all live together as equals

Transport

Transport links are good . Everything had different tyrpevs of transport modes . Reliability is good and 24 hour services is good too

Community

A bit too much bad people n the area at night makes it scary to go out street noise is s decent even level could be beyter

Amenities

Everything is okay Standard stuff Okay quality Could be better The market square is good. Good range of small businesses mixed with large popular companies

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River St, EC1R 1XN
0.6 km from your search
By Rkirstjm
Who needs a car as there are so many different bus routes and 2 tube stations

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Holborn, WC1V 7PU
0.7 km from your search
By Ashley
not bad people around this area

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Community

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Amenities

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White Lion St, N1 9PP
0.9 km from your search
By Angel
Great that it is very central.

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Transport

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Community

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Amenities

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Farringdon, EC1A 1AA
0.1 km from your search
By John F
Too busy!

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Community

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Amenities

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Acton St, WC1X 9NB
0.6 km from your search
By Zhen
Perfect place to live

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Community

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Amenities

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Marchmont St, WC1N 1AP
0.9 km from your search
By Sharon C
I love how central it is. Super convenient as it's walking distance to my uni, Oxford Street

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Community

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Amenities

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Grays Inn Rd, WC1X 8JX
0.3 km from your search
By DC
Limited choice of supermarkets, and all quite small.

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Transport

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Community

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Amenities

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