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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Amazing!

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Review Date May 2020

Restaurants, supermarkets, barber shops, tube…..

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Beautiful, convenient, perfect if you work from home, the residence team is definitely the soul of the building. The management and Monika are super responsive and helpful.Common areas are perfectly decorated with thoughtful details To enjoy all day.

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The list of things that the residence team can do.

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The residence team and the common areas all over..

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Wonderful place to live

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Review Date Apr 2020

Great independent restaurants, pubs, transport links and local parks

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Great place to live with plenty of communal spaces for working and relaxing. The rooftop balconies are amazing with great views, complete with a BBQ and pizza oven. Also really nice to have a gym with regular classes to attend. The Residents Team are great and always on hand to help, and make the building feel like a safe and secure place to live. It’s nice to meet people living in the building at the communal events that are organised regularly.

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Can be quite noisy with the window open!

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Can be slow to respond to emails but generally very good. If maintenance is need the Residents Team respond very quickly. External management (those not based within the building) such as those who deal with finance are a lot slower to respond and have often had to send multiple emails before getting a response.

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Well connected and good value for money

Review Date Apr 2020

Lots of local shops, takeaways, grocery stores and transport options!

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The building is lovely, with access to a roof top terrace and gym. The staff are always incredibly happy to help and very friendly. It’s also a nice option to live in a pet friendly building, although we don’t have a pet ourselves at the moment!

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That the stove was an induction stove – we had to buy all new pots and pans!

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I would have a larger gym area as it can get quite busy quite quickly.

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A wonderful new development

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Review Date Apr 2020

Islington is wonderful, full of culture and a lovely mix of people, close enough to the centre of town but far enough away to feel like a proper neighbourhood.

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The building is architecturally interesting and unique. My flat is bright and spacious.

The concierge is outstanding!

The buildings are always clean and well taken care of.

Problems with internal lifts and car lifts have been problematic but finally seem to have been remedied.

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I wish I’d known more about the electrics, as well as what companies were used to install heating, wiring etc

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Floor to ceiling windows, spacious balconies, beautiful open plan kitchen!

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