Streets of London: St Georges Avenue, N7
(click to enlarge) A Flavours Deli B The Rustic Literary Café C Yerbury Primary School D Lord Palmerston E Tufnell Park Playing Fields F Junction Tavern
Parents with young children benefit from two good primary schools: the highly rated Yerbury Primary School in Foxham Road, and Tufnell Park Primary School in Carleton Road. For outdoor recreation it’s best to head for Hampstead Heath, but there’s a modest playground off Dalmeny Road, which intersects with St Georges. Tufnell Park playing fields on Campdale Road has functional tennis courts, and plenty of space to kick a football around.
Already blessed with transport links – if anything involving the Northern Line can be called blessed – St Georges Avenue is going to find itself still better placed when the King’s Cross Eurostar terminal opens later this year. That and the recent Arsenal development, which will put pressure on surrounding Holloway to smarten up, should lead to increasing improvements in local facilities, and a further climb in property prices. If not quite the next Hampstead, it’s still a great family neighbourhood where prospects seem to be improving daily. And if you’ve got a miniature motorbike you want to test, all the better.
Estate agentsBenham and Reeves (020 7284 0101/ www.benhamandreeves.co.uk).Burghleys (0845 803 6169/www.burghleys.com).Drivers & Norris
(020 7607 5001/ www.drivers.co.uk).Matthew James & Company
(020 7284 4343/www.matthewjames.co.uk).Oliver’s (020 7284 1222/www.oliversnw5.com).
TransportSt Georges Avenue is a ten-minute walk from Tufnell Park tube station on the Northern Line (Zone 2). It’s two minutes away from the No 4 bus from Archway to Waterloo, and also easy walking distance from the 134 bus from North Finchley to Tottenham Court Road, and the 390 from Archway to Notting Hill.
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