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Light and Quiet Flat in Islington, Central London

Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Preferred Destination: Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Apartment or Condo
Available Dates:
From December 13, 2024 until January 13, 2025
Additional Dates:
From March 28, 2025 until September 30, 2025

Description

This is a spacious and light one bedroom flat with a double bedroom, where there is also a desk, a large living room, a kitchen with a table for 2 people (though I've sat 4 around it) you can sit and eat in, and a bathroom with a fitted shower. I live in the flat myself for half the year (October-March), which means that I ensure everything is in working order and regularly upgrade or replace the utilities and furnishings and redecorate. It had a make over in Autumn 2021, including being repainted throughout, retiling of the bathroom and the fitting of a new shower door, replacing kitchen chairs, adding a new sofa bed, and changing the office chair. It has had a further refresh in October 2023 and there is a new (larger) table in the kitchen. In 2024 I also installed a new boiler. It is suitable for a single or a couple - not suitable for children and no pets or smoking. It is on the second floor of a Victorian building with an office and one other flat underneath. It overlooks a park and is on a residential road, so is quiet. It is also very light and airy, having windows on three sides of the building, so you get the sun throughout the day. It is extremely central and well connected - Holloway and Islington on the Victoria Line and Holloway Road on the Piccadilly Line are both less than 10 minutes away on foot, while the Angel on the Northern line is 15-20 minutes away. There is also a good bus service and the Overground from Highbury Islington, so pretty much anywhere in London is easily accessible.The British Library is one stop on the Victoria Line, Oxford Circus four stops. From Holloway Road you can get to Covent Garden, Leicester Square and South Kensington, giving you quick and direct access to all the main museums, clubs, shops. There are also direct connections to Heathrow and Stansted and the Eurostar is one stop away at Kings Cross. Upper Street and Holloway Road shops, pubs and restaurants are all nearby, as is Islington gym and swimming pool. There is also a convenience store next to the office below the flat and a good restaurant and a gastro pub less than 5 minutes walk away. It is handy for pretty much all the main London Colleges and Universities - you can get to UCL, Birkbeck, LSE, Kings, Westminster and London Metropolitan in 15 minutes, Goldsmith's is also quick via the overground from Highbury and Islington to New Cross.

Bedrooms
1

Bathrooms
1

Offices
0

Size
484 ft2

Suited For
2

Property Type
Apartment or Condo

Availability

From December 13, 2024 until January 13, 2025

Additional Dates

From March 28, 2025 until September 30, 2025

Minimum Stay

3 Months | Open to non-simultaneous exchanges

Comments: Christmas and New Year apart, my preference is for lets of three months minimum. NB The flat is NOT available end of September -mid December and early January til end of March, when I use it.

Location

Apartment or Condo in Greater London, England, United Kingdom

Closest University

UCL

Nearby Universities
Most London Colleges/Universities - LSE, UCL, Birkbeck, Kings, London Metropolitan, Westminster, also Goldsmiths via Overground
Neighborhood

Highbury and Islington

Comments: Its opposite a park with lots of light and on a quiet road. Very close to both Holloway Road and Highbury and Islington tube stations. There are shops, restaurants, pubs and a swimming pool and gym all very close by.

Explore the Area

Surroundings

  • Walk to Campus
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Exchange Terms

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: This is inclusive of all bills/ monthly rate £1650. 3% discount for rentals of 3 months and over, 9% discount for rentals of 6 months and over. Deposit of £1650 and end of tenancy cleaning fee of £55

Considerations

The home is not suitable for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

Features

Interior

Furnished

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Exterior

Dedicated Parking

Accessibility

Stairs

Appliances

Oven

Stove

Refrigerator

Washer

Our Travel Preferences

Who's Coming?

Party of
2
2 Adults

Our Destination

Preferred Destination

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Closest University

Hertie School

Comments: I shall be teaching at the Hertie from 16 Dec 2023 - 7 Jan 2024, and again from 1 April 2024 - 30 May 2024

What We Are Looking for


Bedrooms
1


Bathrooms
1


Offices
0


Size
80 m2

Smoking

I prefer smoking not allowed in the home

Reviews

1
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Trust Score (33)
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