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Area Guide by Estate Agents in Old Street EC2

Nowhere in London symbolises modernity more than Old Street

Old Street EC2 Area Guide: Old Street started life as a Roman road built to connect London with Colchester. Today it forms part of a buzzing vibrant business and residential district on the fringes of the city’s Square Mile. It is known as the 'Silicon Roundabout' of London, thanks to Google and Amazon moving in, and hundreds of other start-ups have followed suit. It is not only defined by its fast-growing tech scene but by its raft of the City’s most glittering contemporary towers such as Principal Tower and Atlas Building.  

Old Street is famous as a Street Art canvas with works by renowned international artists such as Banksy.


Old Street is in the borough of Islington, just north of the City of London. It is bordered by 
Shoreditch to the east, Clerkenwell to the west, and Hoxton to the north.


It is well connected to the rest of London, with Old Street station, providing access to the Northern line and National Rail services connecting the area to key destinations such as the West End and the City. Additionally, it is also served by several bus routes, and the area is relatively walkable and bike-friendly, making it easy for residents to get around.


Old Street offers a diverse range of housing options, from modern high-rise apartments to restored Victorian townhouses. Many of the properties in the area have been beautifully restored, maintaining the original character and charm. New developments have been built in the area, such as The Old Street Roundabout, which offers a mix of apartments and penthouses with high-end finishes and amenities such as private balconies, concierge services, and access to communal gardens or roof terraces.


Old Street is home to many amenities, from world-class shopping and dining to green spaces and cultural institutions. It is known for its vibrant nightlife and creative scene, with a wide variety of bars, clubs, and restaurants to choose from. There are several green spaces, including Hoxton Square and De Beauvoir Square, which offer residents a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.


Old Street has several reputable schools, including the St Luke's Church of England Primary School, City of London Academy and the London Metropolitan University, one of London's largest and most diverse universities.

In conclusion, Old Street is a trendy and vibrant place that offers a modern and urban lifestyle. With its prime location, diverse housing options, and wide range of amenities, it's no wonder that so many people are eager to call it home. Old Street has something to offer everyone, whether you're a first-time buyer, a growing family, or an investor. With its vibrant nightlife and creative scene, Old Street is becoming one of the most exciting areas in London.

Circa London Sales & Lettings, is an independent sales and lettings agent in Old Street and the surrounding areas of prime central London. With  a high profile office in Shoreditch on Great Eastern Street, just off Old Street, we specialise in this area. 

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