Elegant Islington is a desirable residential area north of central London and includes the busy Upper Street district a 5-minute walk from the property. A shopper's delight, Upper Street is also home to an extensive array of designer boutiques and high street stores. An area for the foodie too, Islington caters to all tastes, playing host to cafes and restaurants offering cuisine from all around the world. The area is popular with celebrities and politicians - the former Prime Minister Tony Blair lived here. Look out for the Banksy masterpieces as you stroll the streets. To the east, you might like to walk along the canal to a few riverside cafes and restaurants and on to the quirky and lively Broadway Market (great for buying fresh produce on a Saturday) then to London Fields and Victoria Park.