Designed by Henry Leroux in the early 1800s, Compton Terrace is a row of villas either side of the Union Chapel at the north end of Upper Street. The wisteria covered buildings tend to host three or four flats per unit, although a handful remain unconverted. With the gardens that line the front of the street, the hectic traffic of Upper Street is kept at bay, making this feel set back and away from the hustle and bustle whilst still being right on top of it all.
The location speaks for itself. Opposite is Islington’s main high street, with what seems like more bars and restaurants than you can count – great for when you fancy an evening of fine dining or a few glasses of red wine. For those thespians out there the Almeida Theatre produces some of London’s best in-house work, many productions of which have gone on to become full scale West End hits. Islington Assembly Hall also hosts music productions amongst other events.
Highbury & Islington station is on the doorstep, with Victoria Line services running every 105 seconds! This makes the morning commute a breeze, and for those wanting access to the City the London Overground can be boarded here too. If you need the Northern Line, Angel tube station is a 15 minute walk down the road, and along the way you can get your morning fix of coffee from one of the many cafes that line the street. London buses also operate several routes in the area.
Compton Terrace is a truly enviable location within Islington. The villas themselves ooze history and character, and a local landmark (Union Chapel) sits in the middle of the street. With transport links and local amenities easy to come by, it’s no wonder that people tend to stay put when they secure a property along this part of Islington.
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