Holloway

A Guide to Living in 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.

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.

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.

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.
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Great place

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Excellent transport links. Good access to a wide range of supermarkets. Lots of pubs and restaurants near by.

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Well designed, appealing block. Good insulation as can barely / never hear neighbours. 24 concierge is good for security and for receiving parcels etc. Property management company can be slow to get back to you if you have an issue. Good community sprit in the block, great place to live.

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Seven sisters road can be a bit dodgy later on in the evenings

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Any problems that we have raised they have dealt with them.

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Great Location and friendly community

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Like: It’s a great area in terms of accessibility.
Dislike: Seven Sister road can be a bit dodgy at times

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We have a concierge that can collect deliveries 24/7 and its a very secure building. The design is quite modern and building management are on top of any changes that are needed. There is alos secure car parking and a good community group that makes sure everyone in the building is looked after.

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Seven sisters road can be a bit dodgy in terms of the local people that are on it.

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Yes our queries have always been answered and attended to.

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Well connected

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Next to good parks and close to train stations that will quickly take you into central London. The area itself is very quiet and quite family orientated. There are also lots of pubs and restaurants nearby.
Nothing to dislike about the area.

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The flat is very well designed with good appliances. I enjoy the balconies and underfloor heating in that comes with the flat. The development is very modern and good quality. I enjoy my experience living here.

 

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Annoying to take the bins down

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Balcony is really nice, with great views of sunset.

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Love the view

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I like that it’s mixed socially economically, the area’s also ethnically diverse, too. You feel like you’re nowhere near the centre of town, then 5 seconds and you’re in the centre of town. You’ve got Highbury fields close by and Hampstead Heath, too.

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The property is great! The design on the inside is very cool – the outside looks stark and angular but then the inside is quite rounded in terms of its design.
Because it’s a penthouse, I have floor to ceiling Windows. It’s duplex so the windows are 2 floors. The second bedroom is great too.

 

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There was some scrimping and saving going on with the things behind the scenes. They used really cheap contractors, but now we’ve sorted that that after 8 years. It’s actually irrelevant for someone moving in now as all of those issues have been sorted out.

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I love my open plan kitchen, but the best feature has to be the floor to ceiling windows, I get the view of the most beautiful sunsets every day.

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