Thornhill Crescent is a small street at the top of Thornhill Square. The street is a stereotypical Georgian crescent, but many of the houses have been carefully converted into flats. Most of the properties have managed to keep hold of their original period features, which really give the properties their character. This, coupled with the beautiful St. Andrew’s Church that sits in the centre of the crescent, make for a rather picturesque scene.
Residents are allowed to park on Thornhill Crescent from 8:30am to 6:30pm, providing a parking permit has been obtained from the local council. The roads off the crescent do allow pay and display parking during these times, however the maximum stay is for two hours. Most people chose the location because of the access to Caledonian Road & Barnsbury station, which is 2 minutes away by foot. Caledonian Road Tube station is a further 6 minute walk, providing access to Piccadilly Circus in less than 15 minutes. A little further afield is Highbury & Islington station, which takes about a 10 minute stroll.
There are only a handful of properties along the crescent, and whenever someone moves to the area, they are usually there to stay. Just opposite is the small green space of Thornhill Square, which is the largest square in Islington. These gardens have survived through the years and can be dated back to 1852, untouched during WW2. The crescent also backs on to London’s smallest local nature reserve, Barnsbury Wood.
The street is only moments from Caledonian Road, where you can find local amenities, colourful family-run food markets and an array of international cuisines. You really get two worlds with this spot, hidden away from the busy Caledonian Road to the west and the vibrant Upper Street to the east. Thornhill Crescent provides a pleasant escape, close enough to all you could possibly need. Once you’ve moved here, it is unlikely you will ever want to leave.
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