St Mary’s Grove is a stunning tree-lined street bang in the heart of the Canonbury area of Islington. The beautiful neo-Georgian architecture lines both sides of the street, with a selection of two storey terraced houses. The lawn gardens which run the length of the street add to the tranquil setting. Most of the properties here remain as three bedroom houses, usually with two doubles and one single. Nearly all the properties have well-maintained gardens to the rear, making this an attractive neighbourhood for families.
From 8:30am to 6:30pm Monday to Friday, and until 1:30pm on Saturday, only residents who hold a parking permit can leave their car on the street, deterring any commuters from parking here. There is a small section at the end of the street which holds pay and display parking, although the maximum stay is four hours. For the most part, Highbury and Islington station provides the residents here with their regular commutes as it is only a short 5 minute walk away.
The quiet setting tucked away in the back roads of Islington make this a good place for families, and the number of well-presented houses, mostly of which have been renovated to an excellent standard whilst maintaining period features, add to the draw for those with young children. The close proximity to the New River Walk means you will often see keen runners whizzing through the area, or those who enjoy a Sunday roast dinner at their local need look no further than either end of the street – the Canonbury Tavern or the Alwyne Castle provide great settings.
St Mary’s Grove really is all location, location, location. Upper Street and its variety of fashionable bars, restaurants and cafes are on the doorstep, the Victoria Line on the London Underground is a 5 minute walk away, a selection of schools for families are within strolling distance and the street itself provides a beautiful calm setting within a busy surrounding area.
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