Typically identified by its towering Georgian townhouses, with their sash windows and panelled doors, Almeida Street is set right in the heart of Islington. The properties here have been converted into flats, mostly done to an excellent standard in line with the overall appearance of the street. There are still a handful of houses that remain in their original layout, occupied by owners rather than tenants. The street is mostly known for the long established Almeida Theatre which plays host to a diverse range of theatre productions, many of which have gone on to become full scale West End productions.
For practical reasons, the road allows both residents with permit holders and pay and display parking, although more bays are allocated to residents. The maximum stay time limit for pay and display parkers is 4 hours, so commuters don’t tend to use the road. Mostly the people who live on the street tend to use either Highbury & Islington station, which is a few minutes north on Upper Street, or Angel tube station, a similar distance in the other direction.
Being just off Upper Street this area attracts a great range of people. Young professionals, those living as couples or as singles, love the location and are especially attracted to the excellent nightlife on offer nearby. Families here are close to the number of highly recognised schools, such as the William Tyndale Primary School just across the road.
The new development of Islington Square just behind Upper Street will bring further choice when it comes to entertainment, with an array of new bars, restaurants and retail units planned to add to an already vibrant area. Almeida Street has always been a popular choice and properties available on this street are never usually available for long.
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