Beautiful Arvon Road is enviably positioned in the heart of Highbury, between Drayton Park to the north, and Melgund Road to the south. Being only a short street, and a 'no through road', the street is typically very quiet, and only accessed by local residents. There is a barrier two thirds of the way along Arvon Road (from the southern approach), which impedes drivers from navigating the length of the street.
Arvon Road is well-known locally for its allotments. Thirty one small plots of land are maintained by local residents. The area was reclaimed from Greater London Council in the 1970s, and has since become a thriving local centre of interest. The community spirit which arranged these allotments in their infancy prevails, and occupants regularly host open afternoons on site to discuss the history and significance of the area. A small woodland can be found at the bottom of these unusual terraces, too, which is part of the Drayton Park and Olden Gardens Site of Importance for Nature Conservation.
The beautiful late nineteenth and early twentieth century red brick terraces and villas which line either side of Arvon Road remain in outstanding condition. Being a little broader than some of the surrounding streets provides a little grandiosity amongst the intimate nearby avenues; Whistler Street, Battledean Road, and Ronalds Road. Although many of the houses remain as single homes, tenant applicants and younger buyers enjoy browsing the one, two, and three bedroom apartments on the street.
Nearby, residents make the most on Arvon Road's proximity to Highbury Fields, one of London's prettiest open green parks, and Highbury Barn, complete with Islington's famous exotic delicatessens, coffee shops, independent boutiques, and furnishers. Highbury, at Islington's northernmost extremity, is a well-connected pocket of central London, and the commuter population enjoy the connection from Drayton Park (to Bank in under ten minutes), and Arsenal Tube (Piccadilly Line).
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