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Elegant Islington is a desirable residential area north of central London that stretches from Islington High Street to Highbury Fields and includes the busy Upper Street district. There are a plethora of charming homes which cater perfectly for both small and large families. Dating back to the Domesday Book and predominantly built during the 19th century, it boasts some of the most elegant Georgian terraced streets and Victorian squares in the city including Lonsdale Square which has a beautiful garden at its centre.

With a mixture of cultural shops, pubs and cafés, Islington is a favourite drinking and dining spot for many. The high street, historically located along Camden Passage in the village of Islington, has since been eclipsed by the more modern Upper Street, although people will still head here for the antiques market and boutiques. You’ll find intriguing vintage shops nestled between the fashionable shops in this area, and do look out for the Banksy masterpieces as you stroll the streets. Islington is definitely an area for the foodie too, with cuisine from all around the world on offer.

There’s a fantastic arts scene in Islington - also known as the capital’s alternative theatre land - and it caters for both movie buffs and theatre lovers alike. There is an independent cinema and two reputable theatres in the area, notably Sadler’s Well's which showcases world-class dance, the Almeida Theatre or the Little Angel Theatre for performances to entertain the children.

For couples or families wanting a unique city break in an area packed with style and close to the centre, Islington is a great choice.

No smoking, no pets and no parties please!

This is a stylish 4 bedroom home in the vibrant area of Islington, North London.

The living room has a lovely fireplace, and stylish furniture, including two sofas and a multi-coloured lamp. There are wooden floors throughout this space, white shutters on the windows, an elegant central light and a large gold-framed mirror. There are many interesting pieces of artwork on the walls and a large TV.

The kitchen has all white modern fitted cupboards and a granite worktop. The breakfast bar has 3 stools and a large dark green cooker. Leading off the kitchen the dining area has a wooden table and seating for 6, and there is another sofa, a fireplace, a black leather sofa and bookshelf. This leads on to a lovely patio garden.

Upstairs the master bedroom has wooden floors, a double bed and an en suite with modern tiling and a stylish deep bath, basin and loo. Double doors open onto a small balcony. There is also a second double bedroom with a wooden frame bed and standard lamp. There is a further child’s room with bunk beds and a single child’s room.

There is a family bathroom with a modern shower, bath, sink and loo, and also a study room with a large desk, a printer and lots of storage space. Another reception room leads off the dining room and can be used either as a games room, or the sofa can be turned out into a sofa bed to create a fifth bedroom.

Ideally situated to explore London for a great city break, Islington itself is a hip, sophisticated destination on the northern edge of Central London. The renowned Almeida Theatre and Kings Head Theatre Pub are in the neighbourhood as are all the main supermarkets, plus endless boutiques, cafes, restaurants, very fine food and antique shops. You’re about a 15 minute walk to Upper Street which is home to a couple of cinemas, many restaurants, cafes, and shops. The little village of Newington Green is right on your doorstep – just a couple of minute’s walk – with its rich history (Samuel Pepys and Mary Wollstonecraft being among its former residents) and popular coffee shops and restaurants – it is well worth a visit.

For transport, you’re just a 2 minute walk to the Dalston Kingsland Overground with direct links to Stratford (home to London's biggest shopping centre Westfield) you'll be there in 15 minutes! You can reach Oxford Circus within 20 minutes by train or bus as train connections will link you with the handy Victoria line (at Highbury & Islington). At the nearby bus-stop, you’ll find a number of buses to take you to Victoria, Kings Cross, Waterloo (via The Strand) and the City.

This is a super home for a family or friends to enjoy. You’ll love its simplicity and quirks and you can’t beat the location for easy access to London’s attractions!

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House rules

No smoking, no pets and no parties please!

STANDARD CHECK IN TIME IS BETWEEN 3PM AND 7PM. A slot must be agreed with us before your arrival so that we can meet you at the property.

  • It may be possible to arrange an earlier or later check in slot (between 12pm and 3pm and from 7pm to 10pm) for an additional fee. If available, these can be agreed directly with customer services before your stay. Please note that the availability of check-ins outside our standard check in times depends on the availability of the property immediately before your arrival.
  • Your greeter will be at the house before you arrive. They will be there to greet you, introduce the house, hand over the keys and provide you with a guide to living in the house.


  • -    If you are arriving earlier than 3pm and would like to arrange a bag drop, there are a number of secure bag drop locations in Central, West, North, South and East London:


You can arrange this on arrival at the location for £8.50 per item for 24 hours.

  • -    Alternatively, you may like to consider renting the property from the night before.


-    You will need to leave the property by 10am on the day of your departure so that our cleaners can prepare the property for the next stay.

4 Reviews
I would like to thank you for the support you gave us and told you that we have really appreciated the house we rented. It was very confortable even for 9 people and warm as it was our own home. So thank you very much and if you have the chance say thanks also to the family owner, they were very kind of getting us a biscuit packege and a welcome brochure. Gianfilippo

My family and I booked our stay in London almost a year in advance because we wanted somewhere nice for the Olympics. My wife and I were treating our kids, their spouses and our grandchildren to a holiday so we wanted a big place with a central location. Claire was really helpful in finding us a stylish home, close to town and one that was comfortable with so many people. The kitchen was huge and the bedrooms for the kids were lovely. My granddaughter left a letter for the little girl whose bedroom she stayed in and they're now pen pals! Needless to say it was a great experience, and far better than all of us cramming into a hotel. Would definitely recommend Vive Unique to anyone wanting a bit of luxury for less. Thanks to all Myron, Lydia and family. Colorado, USA

We’ve just been to London to see the olympics and had a lovely stay in this house - it and was just like what we saw on the website, clean and comfortable and the local area is great! Its very good for families because of the size. 5 star communication with viveunique, they were always on hand to help and answered all our questions quickly and the check in was smooth. I’ve already recommended it to my friends if they want to vist London!

This vibrant home has a unique style, mixing period features and contemporary pieces. We love the animal skin rug in the sitting room! Location-wise it's excellent too, near both trendy Dalston and Islington's popular Upper Street.

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