Wildlife in the heart of Lodnon
If you dream of being in the thick of the action but far from the crowds then Kingsland Basin is the place for you. It is a little oasis in the middle of London. The tranquil surroundings are a haven for wildlife – we chatted to a lovely couple who were having a coffee on a bench and looking pretty chilled, “We spend a lot of time time sitting down by the water or on our balcony in the summer months enjoying a drink with friends and watching the swans, herons, huge fish, moorhens and the occasional terrapins”. Could this place be any more magical!
As well as being utterly lovely, you are very well connected to the rest of London.
Direct bus links from Kingsland Road to London Bridge/Liverpool St 149, Aldgate 242 and Old St/Holborn/Covent Garden/Waterloo 243. Going north they go up to Dalston/Tottenham/Seven Sisters/Stoke Newington. From Southgate Road the 76 goes to Waterloo and the 21/141 go to London Bridge and beyond. Haggerston London overground station is a 5 minutes walk away which takes you to Highbury and Islington (Victoria Line) and beyond or south to Whitechapel (district line) and beyond to SE London.
Charming and calming
The canal towpath takes you to Broadway Market and Victoria Park to the East and Angel and Kings Cross to the West. There are plenty of parks and green spaces within walking distance – Shoreditch Park, De Beauvoir Square, Victoria Park, Stonebridge Park Haggerston Park, Dalston Curve Garden.
There’s a wonderful diverse community in this area mostly made up of young professionals and families. There are lots of local markets, Ridley Road, Columbia Road Flower Market, Chapel Street Market and Broadway Market.
- Pubs: Too many to mention! The Duke of York, The Talbot, The Scolt Head, The Hunter S, The Richmond. Stop it! I'm thirsty...
- Walks: The canal towpath takes you to Broadway Market and Victoria Park to the East and Angel and Kings Cross to the West.