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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Facilities good and inside the block is well maintained

Review Date Jun 2022

Quiet block, good transport links but is on the dodgier end of seven sisters road. Good pubs and bars around

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Security management excellent. All nice guys who are happy to help with post/moving in/out and any off jobs. Building development management not great. Scaffolding up for 2 years when estimated 6 months. Facilities good and inside the block is well maintained

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Seven sisters road can be a bit dodgy

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

I have not reported any issues myself and I am a private tenant.

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Outstanding design and views but poor property management and customer service from high level management, except from the building management downstairs in reception: they are stars.

Review Date May 2022

Archway has undoubtedly flourished in the last couple of years with local shops, restaurants, and a lovely community. Vantage Point’s development is a reflection of that. Unfortunately, this also means there’s more nightlife in the area than it used to be. The building’s location is beneficial in transport links and overall convenience. It also means it’s at the centre of some pretty bad anti-social behaviour.

You’ll find drunk people outside the building and from Thursdays till Mondays early morning if the club on Navigator Square is open. If your flat faces Navigators’ square side, you’ll find it pretty impossible to have a good night’s sleep on weekdays and go to work on a Friday or Monday sleepless.

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Design: Outstanding.
Facilities: Convenient and overall good.
Building Management: Used to be really good, quality has decreased. There are less and less events and activities for residents as time passes.
Property Management: They just want your money.

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The anti-social behaviour nearby during night club nights.

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Building Management is what’s holding this development. They do such a great job and are always welcoming you with a smile at reception. Property Management could perhaps take a lesson or 2 from them on customer service. Maybe they would stop losing tenants this way.

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Review Date May 2022

I think the transport and shipping are very convenient, and enough cafe and restaurants to choose, but the tastes are not very good.

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1. Please reduce the noise from ventilation system in bedroom.
2. Please keep the waste tube working all the day.
3. Reception’s service is good
4. Facilities in common room are not very clean and heating not work
5. Waste bin always full, and smells bad

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More introduction about thermostats

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Responses are very quick, stuff can solve the problem at a short time

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The house design is pretty good

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Review Date May 2022

There are lots of shops and restaurants so it is pretty convenient. Also, the downstairs is archway station so the transport location is decent. In a word, everything’s perfect!

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The house design is pretty good: 2b2b. Facilities are also in a good condition, once there are some problems appeared, there would be stuff to help you solve it.The only bad thing is that the drill in the kitchen sometimes it is easy to block. The reception stuff is pretty friendly.

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The heating system. It’s hard to operate because once u turn it off it turns into default mode and needs the stuff to set.

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It’s pretty fast responding and once we report some problems they are willing to help us

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