Streets of London: St John Street, EC1
A City University B Old Ingersol factory C Brewery Square D St John restaurant
Further north still, imposing housing estates on both sides of the road and City University’s main building separate this middle part of St John Street from its northernmost stretch. As you approach Angel, the Georgian terraces around the junction with pretty Rosebery Avenue see a fair amount of property activity – not least because many are rented. At the top end of the street is Hermitage Place, a well-preserved Georgian terrace dating from around 1815, which has just been refurbished. Residents here are at the nexus of a whole handful of commercial enclaves.
Along its entire length, the paucity of retail options (in comparison with homes, offices and places to eat and drink) indicates how St John Street is not yet a commercial hub or destination in its own right, and remains quieter and more residential than some of the adjacent thoroughfares. More new residential developments are planned adjacent to Brewery Square.
While it is by no means a secret, and rates are already high – this is extremely central, after all, and the amenities are second to none – investors may still find St John Street a future-proof investment.
Estate AgentsStirling Ackroyd106 St John St, EC1M 4EH (020 7549 0606/www.stirlingackroyd.com).Urban Spaces70 Clerkenwell Rd, EC1M 5QA (020 7251 4000/www.urbanspaces.co.uk).Spencer Thomas38 Old St, EC1V 9AE (020 7490 1333/ www.spencerthomas.co.uk).Thomson Currie1b Britton St, EC1M 5NW (020 7251 5666/www.thomsoncurrie.co.uk).Currell (Clerkenwell) Ltd 122-124, St John St, EC1V 4JS (020 7253 2533/www.currell.com).Bricks & Mortar Estate Agents98 Old St, EC1V 9AY (020 7253 3300/www.bricksandmortarestates.com).
TransportSt John Street starts at Angel and ends between Farringdon and Barbican tube stations. Bus 153 runs from Finsbury Park to Liverpool Street and travels down a large section of St John Street. Buses 4 and 56 will take you from Angel to Barbican tube in 18 mins.
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