Carved out of an old Victorian school building, this one (and a half) bedroom home with double-height spaces is destined for great things.

Georges Road, Islington, 1 Bed. Flat




Energy Performance Certificate (EPC):
Current Energy Rating C. Potential Energy Rating C.

Council Tax:
The property falls into Band D (£1097 in 2023/24) in the borough of Islington.

Current monthly costs are approx: Electricity £48, Gas £42 and Water £42. Please note that these figures change seasonally during the year.

Share of freehold - 952 years remaining.

Service charge:
Approximately £175 per month

Ground rent:

In the building, there are eight flats in total.

Recent work:
The current owners have replaced the wooden sash windows (single-glazed but made of 5mm extra thick glass to keep heat in and moisture out), installed custom-built wardrobes and fitted a sliding window in the second bedroom, opening it up to the lofted area below and a direct view of the built-in bookshelves.

Getting around:
St James’ is moments from Holloway Road station (0.3 miles), giving you access to the Piccadilly line. Alternatively, you can head a little further to Highbury & Islington (0.5 miles), providing access to National Rail, the speedy Victoria Line, and Overground, taking you city-wide with ease. Drayton Park is also close by (0.4 miles), linking you to the Overground. Various buses run along Holloway Road, opening up further options for work or play.

Onward plans:
Being sold chain-free.

Anything else:
There is a parking area linked to the building and owned by the freeholders. There are no dedicated spots, but there is space for up to six cars, and it is rarely full. Plus, there is a small terrace the owners use freely –– they have added steps up for easier access –– though it's not included in the demise of the flat.


While we endeavour to maintain accurate photographs, floor plans and descriptions, our marketing material is only a guide. Purchasers should always visit in person. We often round up/down total floorplan measurements, and distances are approximates.


If you're looking for a home that's out of the ordinary, look no further. Previously a Victorian schoolhouse (St James'), the contemporary conversion has maximised space and light, as well as added 'wow' by incorporating a double-height ceiling in the living space. Eyes are immediately drawn upwards toward the bespoke bookshelves behind the glass mezzanine. The living space underneath is cosy and modern, with plenty of room for dining and kicking back on the sofa. The sleek white kitchen and pendant lighting have a fresh feel and minimalist aesthetic.

Up on the next level, the bedroom is wonderfully open, with light pouring in from the windows on both sides. A custom-built wardrobe optimises every inch of space. The versatile second room, while probably too small to work as a full-time bedroom, is adept as a home office and has an internal window, which can be closed when you need some seclusion. The current owners have sensitively updated the sash windows, which is another nice touch in this thoughtfully designed home.

Georges Road is a stone's throw from the hustle and bustle of Holloway Road. All of life is here should you want it, from delicious delis and unpretentious pubs to Aladdin's cave-style independent shops. Should you fancy stretching your legs, head south, and you'll find yourself on Upper Street, with all the wonders of boutique shopping and nightlife. Or stroll to Highbury Fields to spend time in this iconic park, lined with oak, horse chestnut, and lime trees and surrounded by elegant Georgian terraces.


This was the first home I bought in London, and I love the loft style in the middle of the city. Walking into the building and opening the door, you’re not expecting the high ceilings and light flowing in. By adding new windows, opening up the second bedroom to the mezzanine and a touch of colour, the place shines.

Whenever guests come over, they insist on taking a tour of the bookshelves that wrap around the mezzanine. The layout makes it cosy, and while it's in the heart of London, you don’t feel you’re in the city when you are tucked up inside.

Whether it's your first home, city getaway or anything else, I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

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1 Ez & Moss

Super neighbourhood cafe serving up delicious veggie & vegan-based delights for breakfast, brunch or lunch. Some of our personal favourites include their perfect omelettes, poached egg and salsa, as well as the millennials-favourite, avocado on toast. Plus they also do some pretty marvellous vegan cakes for afters.

2 Provisions

One of the early signs of change, this excellent wine, cheese, bread & beer shop is another hint of how the Holloway Road is changing fast and for the better (in our opinion). The selection of artisanal produce is extensive, and if you take in an empty bottle they will fill you up with the house wine. What a genius idea!

3 Le Peche Mignon

Wonderful, independent cafe and food store. And when the sun shines (fingers crossed), there is a small, outside seating area too. We adore this place.

4 Vagabond N7

Ok, so we are a little bit biased, but we genuinely believe Vagabond serve up some the best coffee in London. Plus their cafe on the Holloway Road is just a great spot to catch your breath and grab a bite to eat, or just relax and people watch. The staff are super-friendly too.

5 Xi’an Impression

Directly across the road from the Emirates, this tiny unassuming little restaurant serves up a feast of probably the best Chinese in North London. Sharing dishes from Xi’an (best known as the home of the Terracotta Army) the menu spans rich combinations of spices and soft, fresh noodles, crispy fragrant dumplings and their own version of a burger which is more than delicious…but the noodles are definitely the star of the show. Really great value.