Canonbury Lane is a small section of the street which connects Upper Street and the beautiful Georgian gardens on Canonbury Square. The first part of the road directly off Upper Street is home to a number of boutiques, but most of the street is residential, with typical Georgian townhouses that characterise the most part of the borough. The terraced houses on the southern side of the street have large front gardens which are well maintained, with their leafy green shrubbery and tall trees, making this a lovely part of town. On the other side of the road the white brickwork, sash windows and coloured panelled doors typify the area.
With Upper Street on the doorstep there is no lack of choice for residents when it comes to things to do and places to eat. Residents can try a selection of fine wines and ale at one of the many bars and pubs, enjoy an evening of entertainment at the critically acclaimed Almeida Theatre, or sit down with a nice mug of hot chocolate at an independent café, Upper Street offers something for everyone. There are also a number of supermarkets and convenience stores in the area, making a quick dash to the shop when you’ve run out of milk easy.
For transport, look no further than Highbury & Islington station which is a two minute stroll away. Here you can jump on the London Underground Victoria Line and be at King’s Cross in one stop, or perhaps you need to head in to the City for your commute – if a bus doesn’t tickle your fancy you can access the London Overground from the same station. There are some parking bays on the street, but if you have a car you will need to obtain a permit from the council, conveniently located on Upper Street.
With such good transport links practically on the doorstep and everything you could possiblly want in terms of local amenities and things to do, Canonbury Lane is ideally located. If you have children, the William Tyndale Primary School is just around the corner, and on Sundays you’ll find a farmers market in the school playground.
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