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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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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A luxury experience in a modern building

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Sep 2020

Archway can be a challenging place to live in, but the Residents Team and facilities in the building make it easy.

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The Vantage Point Development offers everything you can ask for and an environment conducive to comfortable living.

The facilities are top notch, it’s always a pleasure to see the Residents Team and the services offered (handyman, photocopies, reception of deliveries) are great!

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I am not fond of Archway but it’s an area issue, not an Essential Living issue.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Very well, prompt answers and support as soon as an issue arises.

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Thank you for the excellent review! It’s great to hear you are making the most of all the facilities we have to offer 😊

Our little London oasis

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Review Date Sep 2020

We love living here in Archway. Being so close to SO many shops like Sainsbury’s, Tesco’s, Aldi, Co-op and M&S food- we are spoilt for choice for supermarkets. There are also numerous pubs and restaurants only a short walk away.
We have so many options for travel if we need it. The buses go all over London and Archway station is literally a 1 minute walk away.

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Since moving into Vantage Point in June, my fiancé and I are 100% happier as people. When we enter those main entrance doors downstairs, we enter into our own little oasis. Always greeted by the wonderful concierge, I just love coming home.
The design of the building is beautiful and chic. It feels like living in a hotel!
I personally really enjoy going upstairs to the communal area when I just need a bit of me time or a new place to chill out. The roof terraces are so peaceful and I still can’t quite get over how amazing our views are!!!
We also love having the gym upstairs.
Our home is just beautiful and we love it so much. Our gorgeous big windows in the living room and bedroom are my favourite feature.

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I wish we had moved in a lot sooner!!

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Whenever we have needed something, our emails are always responded to quickly and promptly. The concierge are the absolute best- particularly Marcia, Raimonda, Felix and Monica. They are absolutely fantastic and always go out of their way to make us feel at home/ look after us.

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‘Little London oasis’ – what a fantastic review! Thank you for all the 5 stars. 😊

Best place i have ever lived

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Review Date Sep 2020

Vantage Point is located at a perfect position: you’re one lift away from groceries, pharmacies, shops, restaurants, the tube, bus station and everything else. I honestly don’t think it can get better than this. The neighbourhood is lovely and very close to central London too, literally close to everything you need.

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Vantage Point is an excellent building. It has conquered our hearts in so many ways it’s hard to describe:

– The flats are gorgeous! Every piece of furniture fits perfectly in an harmonic and beautiful design, and it’s pretty spacious too! There’s room to fit all your things as there are many drawers all around. The views are extremely worth it, the internet is great, it just feels so great to be at home.
– The building has insanely amazing amenities. From a library, work station, to a rooftop, games room, gym and a place to do parties, every single location is inviting, comfortable and offer incredible views to work or chill. We absolutely love spending time at the common areas.
– The staff is extremely friendly and well prepared. We felt at home instantly when we arrived, and we still feel at home because that’s the atmosphere every single employee creates for the tenants. It’s great speaking to them and they’re incredible helpful.
– The location simple could not be better. We take the lift downstairs and we have EVERYTHING. Shops, groceries, the tube, bus station, restaurants. We’re literally in the center of a lively, pretty great neighbourhood close to central London and close to everything. And even better than this: you won’t even hear the traffic downstairs as the windows on your flat have incredible good acoustic.
– The community in the building is great! People do stuff together, go to parks walk with their dogs. There are many events and things for tenants to meet. It just feels great.

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I can’t think of anything honestly, this building is great.

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I can’t think of anything honestly, this building is great.

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Thank you for such an excellent review! It’s wonderful to hear you love your flat and are using all the amenities too. 😊

Stylish, easy living – highly recommend

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Review Date Sep 2020

Archway is a transport hub, and so it’s easy to travel to most places in London. In the area there are countless grocery stores a minutes’ walk away. There are some great pubs and restaurants too e.g. Crudough and Hot Wok Kitchen.

Being near a hospital, across you can often hear sirens within Archway, but that’s silenced within the building due to the soundproof windows.

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The building is cleverly laid out. The studios rentals are built to feel more like a one-bed apartment, with ample storage.

The communal areas are big and kept in pristine condition.

The residents team are all lovely people, and are accommodating to any questions you have. The whole place feels very safe and secure.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

I’ve lived in Archway for years so I know it well. I think highlighting not only the tube station for transport, but also Upper Holloway Station and the many buses makes it easy to get anywhere in London. Hopefully this will help get people into the area!

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

The bins. Within the flat they’re far too small and limiting, but cannot be removed. Then when taking your own bins to the rubbish collection for the building, they’re often full. Feels like there needs to be more room downstairs, or different drop off points across the building.

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Thank you for the 5 stars! It’s great to see you are making the most of the communal areas, especially the roof terrace. Great picture!

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