Straddling the popular boroughs of Camden and Islington, Tufnell Park is a neighbourhood gem boasting close-knit communities and independent shops amongst desirable Victorian residences.
Fortess Road, running from Tufnell Park tube down to Kentish Town, has been truly gentrified in the last few years, with a posh butchers, fishmongers, cafes and a great green grocers.
The district has a variety of strong primary schools nearby: Tufnell Park School lies to the South East and currently holds a Good Ofsted rating, as does Brookfield to the North West. Parents also clamour to get their children into Yerbury Primary School and Eleanor Palmer Primary School, both of which are rated Outstanding. Secondary school options abound: Acland Burghley Requires Improvement according to Ofsted. Parliament Hill School and William Ellis are rated Good.
Tufnell Park is a largely residential area typified by its tall Victorian terraces, which make great family homes. Many of them have been divided into flats and make ideal starter homes or rental properties.
Two-bedroom flat – £585,612
Terraced house – £1,262,448
Nightlife and pubs
There are a number of good gastro pubs, including The Junction Tavern, Oak & Pastor, St John’s Tavern, Tufnell Park Tavern and The Lord Palmerston, and dive bar Aces of Eights that does excellent pizzas.