Half of London are looking for this: a first floor maisonette on a quiet road in Dalston – all the convenience, none of the noise. And this is a beautiful example of one.
Of course it’s all about location: there is plenty to boast of all around Dalston in terms of cinema, theatre and great cafes, but even in the immediate vicinity there are such classics as the Huang Viet (AKA the Vietnamese Canteen), also the Talbot and Scolt Head pubs on Englefield Road; just the other side of the main road – Tina We Salute You, that beautiful bastion of Aussie coffee-cult bliss; not much further afield – such joys as the London Fields Lido (look at the map! it’s right there), the new cafes on the canal, museums, galleries, the Arcola Theatre etc. etc.
– Arranged over 2 floors
– 3 double bedrooms
– Excellent condition
– South-west facing balcony
– 2 WCs
– Modern kitchen
– Large seperate living room
-Double glazing throughout
Available from 15th August.
Local permit available from Council upon request
Good – security doors
Dalston is a district of the London Borough of Hackney in North East London, England. Dalston began as a hamlet within the parish of Hackney, which developed on either side of Dalston Lane. As the area urbanised, the term came to apply to surrounding areas including the old centres of Kingsland and Shacklewell, which are now considered part of Dalston.
The area’s best known former resident was Prime Minister Tony Blair who lived in Mapledene Road from 1980–86. Blair famously described Dalston as being on "the wrong side of Kingsland Road", contrasting the then deprived east London neighbourhood with the more fashionable north London districts on the other side of the road, which were favoured by his peers.
The same contrast could not be made today as the neighbiurhood has changed utterly. The process of change was accelerated by the East London line extension, now part of London Overground. The reopening of Dalston Junction Station on this extension was part of London's successful bid to hold the 2012 Olympics.
City and Stansted Airports both approx 40 mins away; West End in 20 mins, the City 10 minutes away
Dalston has emerged as an extremely convenient transport hub, with the overground heading East to Stratford and the Olympics, West via Camden and Hampsted to Kew Gardens; South via Shoreditch to New Cross - linking in easily with the tube and DLR networks.
Of course, we who know London well end up preferring the busses - and again, Dalston is a nexus of major East London classics, whose numbers tinkle the imagination like keys on a piano:
149 via Liverpool Street to London Bridge,
38 via Islington and the West End to Victoria
242 via the City to the West End
243 - Waterloo and the NFT
I could go on, but the bus map app on TFL (tfl.gov.uk) will be frankly more eloquent.
Regarding cycle routes - the canal. Will take you there (West End, King's Cross and Nottinghill via the Angel: Greenwich via Broadway Market, Mile End and Canary Wharf.) For everything else, see TFL journey planner.