Overview of St. Mary's & St. James'St. Mary's & St. James' is located in Islington. It is currently rated 4.17 out of 5 from 6 reviews. N1 1NN has been rated the best postcode district in this area, with a rating of 4.39 from 36 reviews. 46 residents have rated N1 8HX the worst postcode in the area with an average score of only 4.26. Locals praised St. Mary's & St. James', with comments such as, “Our corner of London; the huddle and bustle of life moving ”.
“Islington feels like a community and is full of life and energy.”
“Everything you could possibly need is only a ten minute walk away.”
Our corner of London; the huddle and bustle of life moving
What I like lost about my area is the overall togetherness of the community; most people know eachother which makes a normal walk to the shop a friendly pleasant affair. One of my children has grown here from young and everyone knows who he is. He feels safe around here and I feel safe him being around here. It’s a lovely area with a good energy, there is always something fun to do with someone fun!! I also think that people in this area are willing to pull together to help at important times. One more thing, the staff at the local schools are amazing!!
There are three main train stations within close proximity to one another; Highbury and Islington, Essex road and angel. One is a tube station, one is national rail and one is all. So it is very easy to get to many different places. As with the busses there are many different routes that carry you in every direction. For example you can get a 56 from Islington to Leighton. Or a bus from Islington to Tottenham. A very wide range. I have never had a problem, delays are minimal and there is usual an alternate route. Generally the under ground and public transport are kept clean and presentable. Night buses are on a timetable but they come regular enough so as never to get stranded!!
The parking in Islington isn’t great if you do not have your own permit, but there are options. You can purchase visitor permits for different increments of time. So it doesn’t have to be a lonely affair. The noise lever on my road is not bad atall but sometimes you can hear the huddle and nuzzle of Essex road if something large is happening. The are is a fair mix between owners and renters, with majority families or couples. The bins are collected regular and areas kept tidy.
Islington is a lovely up and coming area. There are three stations within close proximity to one another which is very efficient. For convenience, there are a number of corner shops dotted around, there is also a number of different supermarkets for a good range on the monthly food shop. I would say Islington is best for its entertainment and food/drink; upper street is home to up and coming talents with life music shows. There are also a wide range of restaurants and bars to eat and drink your fill, from pubs to Nando’s to a fancy Italian and some cocktails. Islington is a lively place to live
Islington feels like a community and is full of life and energy.
I just moved to London this past year from NYC and chose to live in islington because a friend said it had the energy and culture of a place like Brooklyn. They were right! It's young and full of life. There are so many places to explore but it also covers all of the essentials. It's quiet and feels like a community more than a busy neighborhood in NYC, which I really appreciate.
There are two major tube stops in islington, which make getting around London easy. The bus stations also have supplement to places the tube won't take you easily. I work in Central London and I walk to work (about 30m) on nice days which is an incredible option to have!
I live in a new development right off upper street. It's newly designed and full of brand new shops, communal spaces, restaurants, etc. It is clean, quiet and well maintained but still has the energy that i want from a city home.
Islington is an amazing place to live. Upper Street is packed full of shops, restaurants, grocery stores, etc. Anything you could need is just minutes away. You're also incredibly close to parks with large green spaces and playgrounds. Islington feels like a communityand is full of life and energy.
Everything you could possibly need is only a ten minute walk away.
There isn't really a cohesive feel - everyone sort of hangs around with their own group, and some of the shops etc. simply aren't geared towards people like me. There's too much litter, and too many betting shops.
Links to the the city are great! Amos Grove underground isn't fare away, and new Southgate railway station is locally available too. Bowes road is on on of the main bus routes into London City, and buses are frequent and quick.
It's the amenities. Everything is on my doorstep, with amazing transport links to the city readily available. Everything you could possibly need is only a ten minute walk away.
It's a pretty urbanised area with a lot of traffic. There's a decent-sized Sainsbury's local nearby, and we have all the usual amenities such as a post office, dentist and a Costa coffee. There are a few churches, and assorted takeaways and curry shops etc. We could probably do with more green spaces, and a couple of decent pubs.
Lovely area, but beware of daily drug dealing out in the open
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My one gripe would be that there are one too many chain places, but there is still some balance on this high street.
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