About de Beauvoir

De Beauvoir was recently described by the New York Times as ‘a sleepy neighborhood’ undergoing something of a boom, thanks to the new overground line (Haggerston is our nearest station) and unfolding gentrification. Located on the borders of Islington and Hackney, the de Beauvoir estate dates from the 1960s and is made up of a combination of high- and low-rise flats, terraced houses, and shops.

As well as the beautiful Regent’s Canal, which marks the southern border of the estate, we have the Rose Lipman Building  and, in the immediate area, Shoreditch Park, de Beauvoir Square, the Britannia Leisure Centre, Hoxton Market, the Rosemary Branch Theatre, several fancy delis, a large number of pubs, and an ever growing collection of coffee shops, artists’ studios, and more.

You can find out more about the area on these pages:

Hidden London: De Beauvoir (Town)

Vision of Britain

Map of De Beauvoir Estate

Map of De Beauvoir Estate

And here is some remarkable footage of the estate from the skies:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8vDu5kokm8

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