Few residential buildings in the east of London can match Imperial Hall in terms of history and character. Today it is home to professionals working in the City, law firms, media and Internet companies and sits at the intersection of London’s major transport, business and IT hubs. The area itself is rapidly developing and seeing the growth of both major new residential, office and hotel buildings, as well as trendy shops, bars, clubs, and restaurants.

Situated just outside the border of the City of London financial district, the Finsbury, St Luke's and Shoreditch areas were historically London’s most densely built-up slums, most of which have now been razed and re-built, replaced by the city’s fastest growing new hot spot. Today Imperial Hall and Old Street lie strategically between the City in the south and Angel Islington in the north, Clerkenwell and Soho in the west and Shoreditch-Hoxton (ShoHo) just to the east. Located in the Bourogh of Islington inside the Moorfields Conservation Area on City Road and seconds from Old Street Station on Old Street Roundabout, Imperial Hall is served by the Northern Line (Bank branch), rail and many bus connections making  it is easy to get to and around. It’s a great area to live, work and enjoy, with enough amenities to make it pleasant, while maintaining enough characteristics to keep it interesting and original.


This is what Islington Council has to say about the building in a report on the area:

“The Leysian Mission at No. 104-122 City Road (north of the roundabout on the western side of City Road) is the best terracotta building in Islington. It is considered a rival to the Russell Hotel in Bloomsbury. Designed in 1904 by J.J. Bradshaw & Gass, a firm of Bolton architects, it began life as a residence and Methodist mission run by old boys of the Leys School, Cambridge and was located conveniently close to Wesley’s Chapel in the City Road. The building has now been converted into flats and has been renamed “Imperial Hall”. The dome is a distinctive skyline feature, and protected as a landmark in Islington’s UDP (2002).”