It is not only people and businesses that have relocated to this area. Artists and galleries have drifted away from Mayfair and Fitzrovia to set up home here too. The streets surrounding City Road are dotted with galleries that reflect the idiosyncrasies of their neighbourhoods - from the surprises of Shoreditch to distinguished Clerkenwell and the more established Angel. Take a walk and discover established and emerging artists side-by-side in the streets surrounding 250 City Road.
London's top universities are within easy reach of 250 City Road; with many so close you can go from your living room to classroom in less than half an hour. It is also situated within the catchment area of some of London's most highly regarded schools, which are listed as 'outstanding' by Ofsted.
250 City Road is ideally situated close to public transport as well as the thoroughfare joining Tech City and the financial district with west London. The introduction of Crossrail is all set to speed up international connections between City Airport and Heathrow, with direct access from Farringdon or Liverpool Street Station. With the Square Mile only a 20 minute stroll away, walking to work has never been easier.
Foster + Partners are one of the most innovative architectural practices in the world with past projects including the Great Court at the British Museum, The Gherkin, London City Hall, Hong Kong International Airport, Wembley Stadium and More London. Foster + Partners' design for 250 City Road is for a new quarter that incorporates the mix of uses you would expect in any thriving community. Unique places to live and work combine effortlessly through well considered landscape with new retail premises, while the two elegant residential towers fit perfectly into the architectural surroundings providing a distinctive new landmark for Islington.
From established names to pop-up gastronomy, café culture to simple street food, everything is close at hand from 250 City Road. Simply step outside your door and a world of culinary delights awaits.Jamie Oliver's Fifteen has been the talk of City Road since it opened in 2002. With a successful apprenticeship programme, the restaurant is revered for its work with young people. Mark Hix's Tramshed, famed for its Damien Hirst installation of a bull with a cockerel perched on its back and preserved in formaldehyde, is also in walking distance. Michelin-starred French restaurant, Club Gascon, serves mouth-watering dishes with an award-winning wine list.