Holloway

For those after a slice of North London that’s slightly more affordable than the likes of Islington town centre, Holloway is a sure-fire bet. This leafy district has fine Victorian architecture. In addition to, a cosmopolitan high street scene and plenty to do for all ages. Read on to find out more about the Holloway area and to discover the best places to live.

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Best places to live in Holloway

HomeViews Top Rated Development ranking takes into account the Star Rating and HomeViews Transparency Rating of every development in the area

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Where is Holloway?

Holloway is a neighbourhood in London’s upmarket Islington borough, it is tucked among the sprawling green spaces of Finsbury Park and Highbury Fields. Just four miles from the centre of London, surrounding areas include Highgate, Highbury, Stoke Newington and Tufnell Park.

Transport within the Holloway area

Tubes, trains and buses get Holloway residents from A to B with ease. Transport in the area includes: Archway station on the Northern line, Highbury & Islington serviced by the Victoria line. As well as this, Holloway Road, Caledonian Road, Arsenal and Upper Holloway are all Piccadilly line stops. There are also Overground trains in operation at Upper Holloway and Highbury & Islington.

Arsenal Football club

Holloway’s Emirates Stadium

The Holloway area is the official home of Arsenal Football Club – the Emirates Stadium seats more than 60,000 people. Along with matches, it also runs behind-the-scenes tours for visitors.

Arsenal fans couldn’t be closer to the action at Ashburton Gate, a striking Galliard Homes property right next to the stadium. This development is arguably one of the best places to live in Holloway, with contemporary apartments with floor-to-ceiling windows, onsite parking and well-manicured grounds.

Apartments well sound proofed even when living next to the Emirates stadium!” – Mike B, verified resident at Ashburton Gate

Queensland Terrace is another option close by. This Barratt Homes new-build is opposite the stadium is close to tube and Overground services. In addition to this, it offers a beautiful selection of luxury penthouses, all of which come with an outdoor terrace.

Lovely apartment with a great concierge team that look after everything.” – Maggieo, verified resident at Queensland Terrace

Living in the Holloway area

Football aside, Holloway has a purpose-built leisure centre with three pools and an ice-skating rink, as well as a cinema and a theatre.

The area’s high streets are bubbly and eclectic, with cheerful cafés sitting alongside independent Italian restaurants and atmospheric pubs. When retail therapy is on the cards, The Nag’s Head Shopping Centre is the place to go for household brands like Boots and M&S. As well as this, Holloway also has a fabulous selection of vintage clothes stores.

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Holloway properties

New-build apartments in Holloway are now just as easy to come across as the Victorian family homes the area is known for. Along with the aforementioned developments close to the stadium, there’s The Drapery, a sought-after building between Axminster Road and Seven Sisters Road. And there’s also, Tiltman Place, a Grainger property built on the site of the old Hornsey Road swimming baths. These developments are rated some of the best places to live in Holloway.

I’ve lived here for 6 years. Everyone I meet is very friendly. The building seems pretty quiet – although people have parties the sound doesn’t travel too much. The views are great the higher the floor, especially if you are an Arsenal fan!” – resident at The Drapery

Nothing I dislike. The design of the building is faultless. I like the area, it is well connected transport wise. Great shops, pubs restaurants etc all very nearby. I am very happy here and would recommend!” – resident at Tiltman Place

Highbury Square is another popular choice for football fans. This Frasers Property development was the home of Arsenal FC until the club moved to the Emirates stadium in 2006. Interestingly, the development has retained its Art Deco character courtesy of its original East and West stands.

“I like living here. It’s clean and new with lots of services. It’s close to the station. Been living here a long time, quite secure. Very quiet. Historical gardens.” – resident at Highbury Square

The flats are good, I like square flats. The flats are quiet even though like a lot of people live here. It’s warm all year round, good for winter could be bad for summer. The gardens are great. Easy access to trains, service charge is steep but good value.” – resident at Highbury Square

You can find out more about living in Holloway by reading reviews from residents – click on the developments below to find out more about residents’ experiences. If there’s a Holloway property that you can’t see on HomeViews,  you can add a new listing and leave your review here.

Reviews in Holloway

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Brilliant staff, stunning building!

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Review Date Oct 2022

On top of the underground station. Right next to multiple supermarkets. Brilliant location, with great transport links into central London

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Laura and Michelle where amazing, they where extremely helpful and enthusiastic, and ultimately swayed our decision to rent at vantage point. Great management. And friendly staff throughout. The views are breathtaking from the balcony. The building is very well maintained and is very clean.
Would recommend highly!

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The neighbours are very friendly, real sense of community

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Always very quick to reply to any problems and queries

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Amazing place to live

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Review Date Oct 2022

I absolutely loved my time at Vantage Point. The building is beutiful as well as the flats but what really makes it is the staff. Starting from my absolute faves Marcia and Felix to cheery Carlotta and Lukas. Everyone’s genuine and you just feel at home. Whenever something would break, Lukas would swiftly come and fix it- he’s such a gem. When I was moving out, Marcia went out of her way to help me. I just love everyone so much.

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Gorgeous design, needs a bit of paint and carpet replacement but those are all minor things. Building is managed perfectly, all your concerns addressed and problems fixed asap. The only issue is the price as they’re really expensive and while I managed for a year, when they increased the rent now, I could not bear the cost anymore and I moved out.

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I wish I’d known how much I will cry when I move out!!

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All of them, a 100%. Lovely problem management system

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Quiet yet convenient

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Review Date Aug 2022

There are convenient public transport around the development, including many bus routes at doorstep, walking distance to Caledonian Road Station on the Piccadilly Line, and Tufnell Park tube station on the Northern Line.

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Ada Lewis House is a nice development. It is in a quiet location on the corner of Camden Road and Dalmeny Avenue, away from traffic noise, yet not far away from all the shops and bus and tube connections.

The building has a pleasing appearance. There is also a beautiful private garden

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I think the building management need to respond faster to residents

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Recommended development

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Review Date Aug 2022

Close to Caledonian Road station and many bus stops. Different options for supermarkets (Caledonian Road and Holloway Road). No traffic noise since the building doesn’t face Camden Road

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Building includes an internal courtyard with a garden.

Flats are very well designed. Underfloor eating is ver efficient. Every flat had a big balcony.

Mechanical ventilation system ensures air cleanliness

Property management is very effective. Neighbours are great

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Ensure the developer can pay the stamp duty for you

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There’s an email distribution and call center. Very responsive

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