In Congestion Zone:No – 0.4 miles outside.
Parking and Traffic:Permits & Meters.  Angel and Upper Street gets congested.
Ethnicity Bias:None
Investor ProfilePension, Business, Cash&Equity, University
Per 1000 population3221714
Yield Range:5.2% - 9.2%
Price Ranges  Low £Hi       £Low £pwHi £pwLowHi
Studio flat105,000145,0001852408.6%9.2%
1 bed flat120,000210,0002103007.4%9.1%
2 bed flat210,000325,0002554656.3%7.4%
2 bed house320,000550,0003555555.2%5.8%
3 bed house340,000650,0004508256.6%6.9%
Valuations above the London average by:17.7% (£284,573)
ActualLondon Average
 Capital growth last 12 months:13.5%19%
 Capital growth last 48 months:58.0%89%
 Tube:Highbury and Islington Victoria Line (Zone 2) – 8 mins to Kings Cross.  Angel Northern Line (Zone1) 3 mins to Euston 10 mins to City.
 Demand For Letting:Good
 Average void period:8 days

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Out of 10:743
 Summary:Great place to live – your tenants will appreciate it!
Sought After Streets:City Road, Essex Road and St Marys Grove.


One of the first areas to experience gentrification in the 90s.  Its now rife with investors and rightly so as there are good yields to be had and there are plenty of new and nearly new developments for sale.  Flats are in abundance and two bed flats look the best bet for those professional sharers.  The one bed flats are good near the Angel for the professionals working in and around the office space that dominate the area.

People want to live here as they can get more for their money.  They’re coming in from Hampstead, Maida Vale, Camden and even from south of the river.  There are plenty of stations to choose from – the two listed above, Caledonian Road, Holloway Road, Drayton Park and the soon to be tube station Canonbury Rail Station.  This has led to the attraction of the area and hence tenant demand is strong.  This used to be Tony Blair’s home town till he sold up for £565,000 in the mid 90s.  Its now worth well over £1m.

The area is well serviced by the usual bars, restaurants and coffee shops all mainly chains and there just seems to be more and more of them springing up.  Islington is firmly on the map and will be for at least another 20 years.  It’s a safe place to invest but as with all the young professional rented sector – keep abreast of events happening in the city as some of the rented market in Islington will be reliant on it.

 Estate Agents:NameAddressTelWeb
Thomson Currie313 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 2XQ020 7354
Drivers & Norris407-409 Holloway Road, Islington, London, N7 6HP020 7607 5001
Hotblack Desiato314 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 2XQ020 7226 0160
Carlton Estate Agents319 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 2XQ020 7359
Copping Joyce327-329 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 2XQ020 7359
Currells Residential321 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 2XQ020 7226 4200
Hugh Grover Associates325 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 2XQ020 7226
Austin Daniels268 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1RQ020 7688 0888
Warmans312 St Pauls Road, Islington, London, N1 2LQ020 7226 2233
Prestige Properties595 Holloway Road, Islington, London, N19 4DJ020 7272
Letting Agents:NameAddressTelWeb
Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward298 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 2TU020 7359
Hamptons International87 Upper Street, London, N1 0NP020 7359
Copping Joyce327-329 Upper Street, London, N1 2XQ020 7226
Evans Baker Lettings350 Upper Street, London, N1 0PD020 7226 4994
The Property Bureau320 Upper Street, London, N1 2XQ020 7354 4004
Currell Lettings Ltd309 Upper Street, London, N1 2TU020 7226 9898