This is the primary route connecting Angel with the Holborn Area. Unlike much of Islington, there is no definitive style of building along this street that characterises Rosebery Avenue, however, the 1930s saw the construction of the water laboratory at New River Head – now a spectacular conversion that plays host to stunning one, two and three bedrooms apartments. Following the Second World War the northern section of the road saw the development of the Spa Green Estate which now sits opposite the internationally acclaimed Sadler’s Wells Theatre. There are also a number of warehouses and factories that have been converted into high-end apartments as well as a selection of red brick mansion blocks that line either side of the street.
There is no parking along the street, however a number of pay and display machines on the side roads help out for those who have visitors, and locals can obtain a residents permits. Most people that live here work in the City, so the commute is within walking distance, or a quick hop on the bus. If you need to go a little further afield, Angel tube station sits just past the northern end of the street, while Farringdon Station is a 5 to 10 minute stroll depending on which end of the street you live.
In 1992 Islington Council recognised the historic importance of the area and created the Rosebery Avenue Conservation Area. This aside, there is plenty happening in the area. Sadler’s Wells Theatre produces and receives critically acclaimed dance performances, Exmouth Market offers decent pub grub as well as options for fine dining.
In general the residents of Rosebery Avenue are attracted to the bubbly atmosphere, fantastic food, options for shopping and proximity to transport. The popular Upper Street, Islington’s main high street, is a short walk away and offers plenty of thriving bars, cafes, restaurants and supermarkets.
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