Walk to work – rent in Islington and stroll to the City

04 March 2013

Being able to walk to work and avoid the tube is a dream for many Londoners, but if you work in the City renting in Islington could offer the perfect solution.

The streets of Islington might feel like they are far from the hectic centre of London, but you can walk from Islington Green to Moorgate station in just 35 minutes at an average walking speed - with Transport for London claiming you could make it in 27 minutes if you upped your pace.

Add the fact you won’t have to worry about tube delays or traffic – not to mention a potential £1,216 saving on a zone 1-2 annual travelcard - and this excuse for getting a bit more exercise can leave you a lot more relaxed on the way to work and on your journey home.

If you’re interested in living in Islington get in touch with our Islington lettings department or have a closer look at the properties below.

Chocolate Studios - 17 minutes to the City

Set in a former Victorian chocolate factory, this development has a series of apartments available and offers a very short walk into the City. You also have Jamie Oliver’s restaurant Fifteen on your doorstep and can easily take a trip to the bars and restaurants of both Islington and Old Street.

This 2 bedroom warehouse conversion has been finished to an excellent standard and makes the most of the industrial styling of the building. There is also a range of one bedroom apartments available, contact the lettings team for details.

Dance Square - 18 minutes to the City

This new development towards Clerkenwell makes it easy to walk to either the city or Farringdon in less than 20 minutes and has all the benefits of being in a city centre location. At the same time you can still stroll up to the centre of Islington in 23 minutes.

One of the apartments currently available is this new 1 bedroom apartment, on the fifth floor. It features a balcony and access to the private garden with water features and tree lined courtyards.

Lawrence House - 19 minutes to the City

Set far enough away from Old Street to keep things quiet, but close enough to keep the walk below the 20 minute mark, is Lawrence House. A modern development with an on-site gym and porters, it’s a good choice for city workers who need a central base.

There is a range of 1 bedroom City apartments available offering a modern finish and quality furnishings.

St Peter's Street - 31 minutes to the City

If you’re looking for something a little closer to Islington this upper maisonette is just down from Upper Street, yet is still only 24 minutes from Moorgate by foot – at least on TFL’s ‘fast’ walking setting.

A period 2 bedroom Islington apartment, this property retains its character, but also gives you views of the modern city thanks to its roof terrace.

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