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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Great place to rent in the heart of London

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Review Date Sep 2021

Super close to Caledonian tube and several bus routes. Sandwiched between Kings Cross, Camden and Angel/Holloway, you have everything you need within walking distance

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Fantastic location and on-site gym and concierge. The concierge team are really helpful and friendly. The building management team are also quick to respond to any queries and have been nothing but accommodating during our rental, good security and modern finish

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Didn’t actually realise when we moved in the complex was above a busy railway line. It’s well hidden by trees etc. And the soundproofing is excellent so you rarely hear it but if you want your windows open in summer it can be a bit of a pain at night, especially if there are any rail repairs going on

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They respond quickly and we haven’t had any issues with getting problems we’ve had fixed in a matter of days.

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Xchange Point – lovely place!

Review Date Sep 2021

Very lovely area with lots of green spaces and residential areas near by, but also very connected.

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Lovely home, great design, amazing staff. Very happy with my new home. Couldn’t ask for a better place. The management is very well done, friendly people and 24/7 help. Can always rely on the concierge and maintenance crew for quick service. The whole place also looks lovely.

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Wasn’t aware of the maintenance system, very helpful!

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Very quick, very helpful. They were helpful and fixed the couch that was faulty within days.

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Nice place

Review Date Sep 2021

Nice environment with friendly staffs and security
The neighbourhood is nice and convenient as well.

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The design is modern and clean. The public areas are neat and tidy, with a lot of greeneries which make the place more pleasant. The facilities are useful, with a free of charge gym where we can do exercise without leaving the property. The management team are helpful.

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I wish to know that the Three network at our flat is not properly received.

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The responded quickly and demonstrate a helpful attitude.

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Overall, flats are new and well designed and communal facilities well managed.

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Review Date Sep 2021

There is a good range of services available with 4 grocery shops nearby. There is a lot of traffic noise, however, as one side of the flats is facing a main road. Parking is available on the street.

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Overall, flats are new and well designed and communal facilities well managed. The property management is disappointing as our bikes were stolen from the apartment’s bike storage space but they were not helpful at all in resolving the issue. Concierges are overall friendly and helpful.

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Noise from the street is too much during summer when the windows are open.

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When my bike was stolen from the buildings storage space, they did nothing to help.

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