Tufnell Park is a pleasant district in the border of Islington and Camden in North London. The district lies along an ancient Roman road and is most noted for its dairy produce in previous centuries. Tufnell Park has the advantage of being nested between two very popular areas and as such, is quite attractive to those seeking a base to explore the best of London from.
Tufnell Park is one of those areas served by the Piccadilly Line where you can reach central London within a few minutes. A number of bus routes are in operation along Holloway Road while the Tufnell Park underground station among other such, facilitate popular modes of transport by train. The Upper Holloway and Gospel Oak are the closet over head stations. A wide variety of tubes and trains can be accessed.
Tufnell Park is served by both Islington and Camden Councils due to its location. Those areas under Camden’s jurisdiction have council rates from £857 to £2,571 while those in Islington have rates between £794 and £2,381. You might also be eligible for a reduction in council tax; these reductions are applicable if you are disabled, only person lives on the property or if you qualify for the second adult rebate.
Uniformed and consistent architecture is one of the area’s most appreciated traits when it comes to buildings in Tufnell Park. Tufnell Park’s beautiful Victorian terraces, tree lined streets, and the well developed properties away from Holloway Road form the basis of property types in the area. Many notable business properties are located around Holloway Road. Lady Margaret Road and Huddleston Road have lovely family houses.
Holloway Road is the main shopping area in Tufnell Park with a wide variety of stores and shopping centres to choose from. An indoor market is also available. The Blue Carbuncle is one of the popular shopping places in the town. Many enjoyable restaurants can also be found on Holloway Road and in the vicinity of Islington. The Chameli Indian Restaurant for example specialises in tantalising Indian cuisines while African dishes can be enjoyed at Lalibela Restaurant. Also worth trying is the Chinese cuisine at Eatzone Noodle House. Ethiopian restaurants are also available. Of course, there are always the good old pizza shops, ice cream counters, bars and snack shops.
While Tufnell Park in itself is not heavily concentrated with entertainment options, there are a few good pubs and bars worth having a drink or two at. These include Lord Palmerston, the ¬Junction Tavern and the ¬Dartmouth Arms. The Dirty Water Club is one of the better night time spots in the district. The many theatres, cinemas and leisure centres which include swimming, tennis and skating parks in Islington can also be accessed quite easily. The Mapalim venue centre hosts enjoyable events from time to time while places such as Cash City, Agora Amusements and the HMV Forum are popular entertainment spots.
There are quite a few parks and garden areas which can be reached quite easily from Tufnell Park. Hampton Heath is one such open space. This large park with its beautiful greeneries has wonderful opportunities for walking (or jogging) and sightseeing. Swimming and fishing can also be enjoyed in some of the parks in the park. Tufnell Park is home to several middle class families, journalists and other film and television workers, young professionals and persons buying property for the first time. There are also the interesting hippies who occupy some parts of the district.
Camden City Council