The latest from the local market in and around Islington. Words: Mark Kebble

Sideways view

Here’s one property that caught our eye this month, on the market with Currell for £1,950,000 (pictured above). It’s a spacious family home on Ockendon Road that has been architecturally designed internally by Nissen Richards and the owners. The home enjoys wide proportions due to the side front door with wide hallway, and the lower ground offers open space with a comfortable front family area. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms and two reception rooms in the property, and the location is perfect to make the most of what Angel has to offer. For more details contact Currell, 321 Upper Street N1 2XQ; 020 7226 4200;

Eastern promise

Early October saw the launch of FiftySevenEast, a landmark scheme in the heart of Dalston by prime boutique developer, Taylor Wimpey Central London. Located in one of London’s most eclectic and vibrant districts, FiftySevenEast offers the best of both worlds: a thriving destination amongst a distinguished community and the quality and service of a specialist Prime Central London developer. Showcasing the highest standards in design and craftsmanship, the development comprises a collection of 83 high quality apartments and penthouses rising 15 storeys above Kingsland High Street. Prices start from £470,000 – for further information contact Hamptons International on 020 3818 8886 or visit

Shout out

Chestertons is using its network of 33 London offices to collect coats for needy Londoners as it supports the ‘Calling London Winter Coat Drive’ for the second year. Now in its fifth year, the initiative spurs on a collection of warm coats and jackets to distribute to the homeless, the elderly, refugees and children. Last year, a record 2,000 coats were collected and distributed via various shelters, charities, schools and food banks, and nearly a quarter of these were collected by Chestertons’ offices. To get involved, visit

Go figure

The Nationwide Index released figures showing property prices in the UK are up by 0.6% from September, but the capital again stands out. ‘London continues to buck the national trend and create its own market, with figures from the Land Registry announcing that the average house price in the capital is now around £499,999 – over double the rest of the country,’ comments Adam Male, founder of ‘Based on the same data, further figures state that properties in London are rising at an average rate of £5 an hour, compared to homes in the East Midlands increasing by £0.53 an hour, and the North West increasing by £0.03 an hour. It is evident that anywhere within an hour’s commute of the capital will become affected by the spiralling London prices, and with transport links into the City improving all the time, we are seeing these areas spreading further out on an almost daily basis.’