Canonbury Crescent is tucked away behind Essex Road, just off Canonbury Street and Ashby Grove. The buildings are typical of post war redevelopment, with purpose built buildings offering a large number of apartments in the area.
The location itself is enviable being so close to everything that Islington’s main high streets have to offer. Essex Road is on the doorstep, here there are a number of convenience stores and supermarkets as well as smaller independent shops. A few minutes to the east is Upper Street, known by the locals as ‘Supper Street’ due to its large array of restaurant establishments. Whether you fancy a quick bite to eat in one of the well-known chains here, or want to try some fine cuisine from around the world, such as Pasha’s Turkish or some Japanese at Sen Nin, there’s a little bit of everything. Our favourite has to be the Italian Delicatessen on Cross Street!
The green spaces of Canonbury Gardens are nearby, here you can take an afternoon stroll along the New River Path. Go far enough and you will come across the New River which was built in the 17th Century by Sir Hugh Myddleton to carry fresh water into London – you can see a statue of him down by Islington Green or have a drink in his namesake pub, the Myddleton Arms which is nearby on the corner of Canonbury Road and Canonbury Grove.
Transport links are nearby and easily accessible. You can take a bus from Essex Road – numbers 38, 56, 73, 341 and 476 stop here, so take your pick. If you need the tube network on the London Underground look no further than Highbury & Islington station which has access to the Victoria Line, and Essex Road station operates the London Overground so you can be in the City in less than 15 minutes.
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