Overview of St Mary'sSt Mary's is located in Islington. It is currently rated 4.25 out of 5 from 8 reviews. N1 1NN has been rated the best postcode district in this area, with a rating of 4.39 from 36 reviews. 41 residents have rated N7 8RN the worst postcode in the area with an average score of only 4.17. Locals praised St Mary's, with comments such as, “Islington feels like a community and is full of life and energy. ”.
“Islington feels like a community and is full of life and energy.”
“Everything you could possibly need is only a ten minute walk away.”
Seven minutes in Heaven, that’s N7.
What I most like about my area is that it has a variety of food spots which are Halal. I feel safe in my area as there is no obvious gang activity. The area is also well kept, the streets are regularly swept and there is no graffiti about. The area is suitable for children as there is a lot of green spaces for them to play in, a library with a dedicated children’s area and reputable schools for them to attend. It is also suitable for pets, as there’s green spaces to walk your dog. And we also have plenty of cats in the neighbour so you’re cat doesn’t have to be alone when they roam outside. It is hard to describe the atmosphere of my local area. It is not as trendy as Shoreditch but it does offer a good variety of food places. It doesn’t need regeneration as the area is clean and well kept, with plenty of different facilities people can go to. After consideration I would say it is upmarket as we do have some big houses along our street, even though we do have some block of flats/estates. But the amenities we have are of good quality such as the schools, shops, gyms and public transport. This make our area more desirable.
We have two main stations. The first is Highbury and Islington Station which has the overground service and the Victoria line. This stations is spacious and clean. And the trains usually run on time. And the second is Holloway Station which has the Piccadilly line. The cleanliness is lacking at this stations but again the service is regular and reliable. The main bus routes that come through are 43, 271, and 393. However, at peak times the busses can get packed quickly as school children and workers make their commute. We also have plenty of cycle routes with bollards along Liverpool road to make a protective barrier between the cars and cyclists.
Our bin collection is regular, usually every Tuesdays in the morning. There is hardly any anti-social behaviour as there is no gang activity. Traffic noise is also low but that’s because we’re not on a main road. Parking availability is good in the sense that every neighbour has an unwritten/unspoken designated parking spot. I would say half of the residents that live on my street are owners and the other half are renters. So a fair and even split. Most of the residents are families and we do have a few couples.
We have three large green spaces, these are Highbury Park, Paradise Park and Madras Place church yard. This means plenty of space to walk your dogs, to relax, to exercise, to play sports and to take your children out for fresh air. We also have St Mary Magdalene Church for our Christian residents. And we also have Lower Holloway Mosque for our Muslim residents. We also have Islington Central Library where you can loan books, dvds and cds. You can also use their computers, use their printing services and there is a dedicated children’s area for readying, studying and play. N7 is also home to St Mary Magdalene Academy. It is a nursery, primary school, secondary school and sixth form. It is one of the best performing schools in Islington. We also have a range of gyms these include Highbury Leisure centre which features pool facilities, Better Gym and Bodyjunkies. We have lots of food places, the big name brands include Subway, Nando’s, Costa, Pret A Manger, and McDonald’s. We also have independent food places/restaurants such as the Hope Workers cafe serving full English breakfast. We also have restaurants offering Caribbean cuisine, Greek cuisine, Chinese cuisine, Indian cuisine and Italian cuisine which offer authentic Italian pizza like Zia Lucia. We also have plenty of takeaway chicken and chips shops, corner shops and a chippy. A lot of these food places are Halal which is convenient for Muslim residents. We also have Cookies and Scream which is a vegan and gluten free bake shop. We also have a laundromat. We also have Shell petrol station for when you need to top up your car. And we also have a Post Office. For grocery shopping we can just go further up Holloway Road where there is a big Morrison’s, Waitrose, Iceland and Lidl. We also have medium sized Tesco and Sainsbury’s in the N7 vicinity. We also have clothes shops like New Look, Peacock, James Selby's and Shoezone. We also have Boots and Superdrug’s. And we have an Argos. Overall N7 has a good range and quality of local shops. The amenities which are missing are a mechanics and a car wash service.
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.
Grown up here my whole life, it’s a decent area and it holds a ton of memories.
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This area offers a great mix of well known high street names, with unique independent coffee shops, cafes and restaurants
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