Overview of EC1V 8BY, London

EC1V 8BY is in London, in Islington borough. From a total of 60 reviews, it is scored 4.13 out of 5, meaning it’s one of the average rated places to live in this area. Most people give the area 4.13 stars. 15 of 60 reviewers rated EC1V 8BY 5 stars, with comments such as ‘London’s most desirable postcode’. However, others were more equivocal in their assessment, for example, one reviewer said ‘Area is fantastic for a walking commute for those working in the city’. Postcodes nearby include EC1V 2AD, EC1V 3AQ, EC1A 1AA, N1 7TX, EC1P 1FB, EC1A 1BB. Achieving the highest score is N1 7TX. EC1P 1FB scores the lowest of the group from 52 reviews.
60 reviews within 1 km London EC1V 8BY, UK

Excellent

15 reviews

25.0%

Very Good

38 reviews

63.3%

Average

7 reviews

11.7%

Disappointing

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Very Poor

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Most Positive

London’s most desirable postcode

0.8 km from your search

By Madeline G

Most Negative

Area is fantastic for a walking commute for those working in the city

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By Anonymous

London, EC1V 2AD
0.2 km from your search
By Mindy L
High quality living area

Like the fact the overall residents here are polite, and feel educated and are all willing to follow when new guidance are released by the government, therefore feeling relatively safe living in the area in general. The area is quite convenient in terms of buying essentials and traffic, and student and child friendly, quite pet friendly considering there’s a park nearby and a lot of residents actually have pets with them. Would be great if there’s a cafe nearby, or potentially have a GP clinic as well.

Transport

Quite close to both Angel and Old St tube stations, and walking distance to King’s Cross St Pancras. Very convenient for long-distance and international travel (EuroStars and trains to Gatwick Airport, or tube to Heathrow). Have access to buses as well (especially 205 which crosses East to West London). However, not as useful during the pandemic with concerns during the rush ours and public transport in general, ended up buying a bike for myself.

Community

Quite a space space to walk at night, with bright streetlights and large roads. Have bins every few meters which is convenient, and the fact that bins contain both general waste and recycling is a plus. City University and a nursery school nearby, therefore quite a lot of student accommodations and safe-guarding features such as CCTV around. Mostly renters in the building, especially those working in the City or Liverpool St. The average living age is tilted towards the younger generation, from university students to mid-40s working in the City.

Amenities

Within walkable distance to Angel (With all the restaurants, shops and supermarkets), and Old St station. Quite convenient, but nothing exactly nearby apart from McDonald’s and Co-op. May be convenient for students studying at City University. No GP clinics nearby is something that could be improved.

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Danbury St, N1 8JU
0.8 km from your search
By Madeline G
London’s most desirable postcode

I like the fact that N1 is very central, but still has quite a town-like feel to it (i.e. the atmosphere here is very different from that in the City). I also love the wide range of shops, parks and wining/dining spots in this area. It’s very hard to get bored here! Also just lovely to live in such a beautiful place with such stunning architecture. Even just a walk around the block is a treat for the eyes! There’s not much I dislike, although I will say that there is a slight lack of diversity here (i.e. residents are predominantly white and middle-class, and these are the people whose needs/budgets the local establishments tend to cater to). Lack of big green spaces, as mentioned before, but the little parks dotted around the place, as well as the canal, mostly make up for this. In general, N1 has quite a trendy, upmarket atmosphere, without being too alienating to those who don’t fit into the “white, middle class” bracket. Lots of students and young professionals live here, and the layout of flats (which tend to be in converted houses, rather than apartment blocks) allows for more mingling between neighbours. Some areas, such as Essex Road, have a slightly less gentrified feel to them, but this is quite refreshing, and not something I’d necessarily want to see changed any time soon. This area is definitely suitable for children and pets, and I almost never feel unsafe here, even when out and about late at night. Streets are well lit, and crime rates are, as far as I know, relatively low. Overall, it’s a joy to live here, and I’d recommend this area to anyone!

Transport

Regular and reliable buses (including night buses from places like Victoria), and plenty of stops, so you won’t usually have to walk too far. Angel tube station is within this postcode, and is on the Northern line (usually reliable, efficient and clean, but best to avoid during rush hour). Essex Road (also in this area) is a National Rail station and is also on the Northern City Line (handy for commuters). Highbury & Islington station is also within walking distance and is on the Victoria and Northern City Lines, as well as being served by two Overground lines. National Rail trains depart from here too. King’s Cross and St Pancras International both a short walk from this area. No cycle lanes on the main roads, so if you can’t use the quieter side streets, you’ll just have to brave it and share road space with the buses. (Some accidents have happened in recent times, though, so there is definitely work to be done here.)

Community

Free parking all day Sunday; bins collected once a week; low crime rates and generally very safe atmosphere; two pubs on the street, plus a pharmacy, GP surgery, launderette and two corner shops just around the corner. Totally shielded from traffic noise, and next to Regent’s Canal. The street is almost entirely occupied by renters, as I’m aware – mostly people in their 20s and 30s (students and young professionals), but some couples, families and older residents.

Amenities

Lots of great shops, restaurants and bars, and a nice mixture of chains and independent establishments. Most of the main supermarkets can be found here (including a Sainsbury’s superstore). Lots of corner shops, too, if you need to nip out for a bottle of milk. As for open spaces, there are many lovely parks dotted around the place (many of them hidden away down quieter streets), and Regent’s Canal, plus the New River Walk, offers tranquil walking routes. Particularly popular areas include Camden Passage (home to dozens of indie shops and eateries), Upper Street (again, lots of great pubs and indie establishments to be found here, plus some great charity shops), and Regent’s Canal (especially busy in the summer, when locals come to enjoy evening drinks by the water’s edge). There aren’t many amenities missing in this area. Some might be put off by the lack of big open spaces, but Barnard Park and Shoreditch Park should be enough to satisfy most residents’ needs – and besides, Hampstead Heath, Victoria Park and The Regent’s Park are just a short tube ride away.

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Manningford Cl, EC1V 7HP
0.3 km from your search
By Anonymous
Area is fantastic for a walking commute for those working in the city

The best part about this area is the convenience to other places. It is also relatively safe if you don't stay out too late.

Transport

Area is fantastic for a walking commute for those working in the city. Bus routes are good and reliable. Tube stations are generally around 10 mins away but I personally don't like the tube.

Community

It's a mix on this street - families, elderly coupled and young professionals. As the university is close there are students out and about. There are often youths cycling around but I'm not aware of any major problems.

Amenities

Good restaurants and close to Exmouth market. It's also very close to Angel's upper street. There arent an abundance of open spaces but there are some.

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River St, EC1R 1XN
0.8 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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Transport

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Community

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Amenities

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Goswell Rd, EC1M 7AA
0.6 km from your search
By Mary R
There are a lot of different shops near my area from Indian shops to Spanish shops

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Transport

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Community

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Amenities

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London, EC1V 1AX
0.7 km from your search
By Young Professional
City village

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London, EC1Y 1AH
0.8 km from your search
By Ethan S
Great place for finance

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

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Transport

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Community

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Amenities

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Shoreditch, EC2A 4LZ
0.9 km from your search
By Caprile
Probably not the safest area for children,

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Community

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Amenities

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St Cross St, EC1N 8UN
1 km from your search
By SL
Trendy area, off the beaten (and worn out) urban city path

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Community

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Amenities

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