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‘The Notting Hill of the East’ as it has been described, attracts thousands of potential tenants each month with its proximity to the City and the West End, beautiful residential roads, boroughs with young and established families and the many shops, restaurants and bars which cater for every taste. Islington has long outgrown the blue square it was given on the Monopoly board with the average flat now renting at approximately £600 a week and terraced houses renting at over £1,000 per week.
The Islington community draws a diverse amount of people in, and once here tenants find it hard to leave, so stock levels are always strained. The portered blocks are perfectly accommodating to city workers and the boroughs of Barnsbury and Canonbury are suited to young couples and families. Clerkenwell spoils the arty and thespian demographic, while the warehouses surrounding the Regents Canal offer space and quirky living, not forgetting Highbury which offers a greener and more tranquil way of life.
Throughout agents in the London area nearly all will suggest that the Islington office is the most successful in terms of their lettings business due to the fact that it is one of the most recognised areas to live in.
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