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 architecture

Review Date Jan 2021

The architecture is superb

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In general I have to say that the viewing was amazing. The architecture is on ping and the staff super friendly and helpful. Facilities are large and management looks professional and super pro active

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Sterling way

Review Date Jan 2021

The location is perfect for shops and basic necessities. There are a variety of choices.

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The commute is the reason you would want to stay here. The apartments are rightly furnished. The facilities are lacking.. the concierge service is good to receive your parcel while you are away. The complex apparently had a gym planned but its not in operation yet.

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My flat mates. Like who they were. The fact that we do not have a common area

What is the best feature of your home:

Caledonian Station is 1 min away. The whole flat consists of high ceiling .

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Overall it is very good

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Review Date Dec 2020

great accessibility but few restaurants nearby.

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Overall it is very good, but the maintenance efficiency in the later period needs to be improved. The signs of water leakage on the roof of the house have not been maintained for three months after reporting the problem.

The overall appearance is very modern, concierge is responsible and friendly.

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Surrounding infrastructure

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Hope there is more storage space. Windows can be installed on the balcony guardrail to seal or prevent rain.

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An honest review :)

Review Date Nov 2020

Very accessible, many grocery stores nearby. However, more recreational facilities needed (i.e. residential gym etc.)

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The overall area around the development is decent. For students, the nearby grocery stores like Tesco, Sainsbury’s’, NisaLocal provides easy access to supplies. The added organic grocery store which offers vegan alternatives is also a plus. This means that the area caters to those who are vegetarian or vegan as well. One other positive about the local area around the development is that down Caledonian road, there are many cafes and restaurants which makes it easy to get access to delicious meals when one is not up for cooking. The overall building management is decent, nothing to complain about but nothing to brag about either. The design is simple and functional. However facilities for residents needs improving, a gym needs to be built for the residents as to make the total amounts paid worth it. Overall a decent living experience.

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I wish I knew that there wasn’t going to be a gym.

What is the best feature of your home:

It is very spacious and the balcony offers residents a good bit of fresh air… in London.

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