North London gem Islington is as much about a way of life as it is about location and superb properties.
Only four miles from central London, the zone 2 hotspot is hugely popular with both buyers and renters thanks to its hip coffee shops, trendy bistros and superb commuter links into the city.
The properties in Islington are pretty special, too.
If you're a sucker for a period home from the Victorian or Georgian eras, Islington has plenty of them, although they are always in high demand.
For renters, in particular, Islington offers both period conversions and modern apartments, while larger family rentals are also available.
Let's take a look at five of the best properties currently available to rent in Islington...
Property to rent in Islington
We already mentioned the area's renowned period homes and houses to rent in Islington genuinely don't come much better than this Georgian terrace.
Thornhill Road is one of Islington's most desirable roads and the three-bedroom property is close to both Caledonian Road and Highbury & Islington stations.
There's no doubt the property's open plan living space would suit a family and the fact Thornhill Primary School. rated 'Good' by Ofsted is nearby adds to this home's appeal.
You might think it would be nigh on impossible to find a waterside London home that also boats a garden.
But you'd be wrong - as this stunning Georgian terraced house proves.
A stone's throw from Regent's Canal, the property's south facing garden is complemented by its four-storey living space and proximity to Angel Underground station.
And when you're not enjoying a leisurely walk or an easy commute, the bars and restaurants of Upper Street are only a short walk away for a night out.
Flats to rent in Islington
Islington's industrial past means many old warehouses are now home to some seriously stylish, contemporary apartments.
And a great example of those available to rent is in this amazing two-bedroom flat close to Angel station.
As well as two bedrooms and two bathrooms, the property also has two private terraces and is close to Regent's Canal.
If a period conversion is more your cup of tea, this stunning maisonette on Noel Road, close to Angel station, could be a great option.
Open plan and spacious with two bedrooms, the property also has a superb roof terrace enjoying lovely views south towards the city.
The bars of Upper Street and the popular O2 Academy are only a stroll away, too, meaning this would be an ideal rental for a young professional who also enjoys their weekends.
Islington, as we mentioned, has also enjoyed some development in recent years, with many apartment blocks springing up close to Regent's Canal.
This two-bedroom flat on Parr Street is all about the outside space, with an incredible long terrace offering view across the city.
As well as two spacious bedrooms, the property is situated between Angel, Old Street and Hoxton stations, meaning great options for commuters.
Rental prices in Islington
Around 88% of the properties let in Islington over the past 12 months have been flats, according to Dataloft Inform, with one-bedroom properties coming in at around £1,500 per month.
At Ellis & Co Islington, we've been selling, letting and managing great properties around Islington, Stoke Newington, Clerkenwell, Highbury and Kings Cross for more than 10 years.
If you're interested in any of the properties we've looked at here, please do get in touch with the team, or pop into our branch on Essex Road.