Built on land forming part of the Fitzroy estate belonging to the barons of Southampton who also owned property in Malden, Surrey.
As you turn into Malden Road from Prince of Wales Road, your first landmark is the Fiddler's Elbow pub on the corner. On the opposite side of the road are a number of ethnic shops, including a Chinese restaurant, all with flats above.
There is no doubt immediately you enter the street of its character. It is a wide busy road, being a major route between Chalk Farm and South End Green.
Council blocks and estates dominate the road up to Queens Crescent, but are interspersed with a number of large Victorian terraces, most of which have been converted into flats. There are a number of Maple and Birch trees that break up the long fairly straight run up to Fleet Road (which takes you up to Hampstead Heath).
Running off Malden Road are some pleasant streets including St Leonards Square, Rhyl Street, Grafton Terrace and Marsden Street.
As you pass Grafton Terrace, there are more 4 storey Victorian terraces leading up to St Dominics Church, an impressive Catholic church with an excellent school attached. Strangely the road becomes Southampton Road as you pass the church even though it feels like the same road.
It is conveniently placed to access the traditional market at Queen's Crescent which buzzes with activity on a Thursday and Saturday.
Further up, there are some great shops including a party shop, upholsterer, pet shop and bicycle seller which form part of a shop fronted terrace flanked by four storey Victorian houses, many of which have been converted into flats. These houses have seen better days, yet over the years we've sold some interesting and characterful flats along here.
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