Situated towards the southern end of Essex Road, Cruden Street is ideally placed close to the amenities of Upper Street on a quiet no through road. Properties along the pretty tree-lined street mainly consist of classic late Georgian maisonettes and conversions which benefit from a blend of modern and period features.
Cruden Street is named after the distinguished writer and Master of Arts Alexander Cruden. Cruden was noted for gaining the title as the Queen’s official bookseller in 1735 by recommendation of the Lord Mayor and in 1754 was nominated as a Parliamentary Candidate for the City of London.
There is plenty to do on the doorstep of Cruden Street which is located just around the corner from the quirky Camden Passage. For laughs the Angel Comedy Club is just a couple of minutes away upstairs at the Camden Head. For the latest films, the Screen on the Green is a retro inspired cinema that constantly shows the latest releases.
Less that a five minute walk from Cruden Street is Britain’s first and only certified organic pub, The Duke of Cambridge. Offering a bright, airy interior and laid back atmosphere, The Duke of Cambridge offers a short but varied menu; its ethical values means that all dishes are thoughtfully prepared and there are delicious options for meat-eaters and veggies alike as well as a large range of quality, organic micro-brewery beers. Additionally, just around the corner is Meat People which offers a unique menu in comparison to nearby steak and grill restaurants; some of the specials have included kangaroo, springbok and even crocodile! It is in a grade II listed building so offers a trendy menu within sophisticated setting.
This pocket of Islington often attracts a mix of professionals who are looking to be within a vibrant area not too far from excellent transport links into the City. Residents of the street are just a short walk away from Angel underground (Northern Line) which can be reached in just under ten minutes. Other stations nearby include Essex Road Railway Station which is about six minutes to the North East and Highbury & Islington Station where the Victoria Line can take you into Central London in minutes.
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