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

New flats in Holloway

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.

new flats in Holloway

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 development in a great location

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Review Date Jan 2022

This is in an amazing location with Highbury fields a 5 minute week, Upper street a 20 minute walk and there are some great coffee shops and restaurants opened up recently.

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The development is new with a great Gym, concierge and outdoor gardens. The management company keep the development spotless and it seems to be cleaned 7 days a week. The concierge are always super helpful with sorting any requests. There is no through road so the street is nice and quite.

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We were nervous about noise, but you don’t hear anything from other residents.

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They have always responded promptly and solved any issues we have had.

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Enjoy living in Vantage Point

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Review Date Oct 2021

Vantage point is a fantastic apartment with lost of local shops, restaurants. It is a very convenient place and park available.

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Lovely apartment! Everyone I met here is friendly and kind, the reception and everyone who works at this apartment is nice and responsible. Thank you very much to a nice staff member named Michelle who responded to my email and decided to rent this apartment to me. Here is pet friendly, which means you may meet some cute pets:)

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I like ‘build to rent’ which means you do not need to deal with real estate agents.

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They are so nice and patient to answer the question.

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Thank you for taking the time out to write us this amazing review Aurora. We will be sure to pass on the comments to Michelle.

We hope you continue to enjoy living here with us.

Very good development – Amazing location and great rooms

Review Date Oct 2021

The area of this development is almost excellent. Next to the tube, just 2 mins away walking, 25mins walking from Kings Cross. 3 supermarkets (Tesco express size) in just 2-3 mins walking and the larger ones just 15mins away. The only minus is that there aren’t many bars/restaurants in the range of 10-15 mins away.

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Very good development. The design is very good but it could be better. The rooms are very good, nice size and very good arrangement of stuff. Some rooms may be a bit darker than others but I am not in this case. There is a gym on the ground floor which is large and not many people go, so that is very good too. The management is very good and helpful to any problems that may occur.

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nothing came as a surprise, the landlord was very clear

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

Immediate response, they were very helpful to send people to fix any issue.

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New development in good condition, good services and facilities.

Review Date Oct 2021

Several green spaces around, excellent transport links, convenience and local shops close by, good proximity to city centre.
Semi-busy and loud road (student hall next door), although station close by parts of main road a bit dodgy

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New development in good condition, good services and facilities. Some extra safety measures such as second building door however tenants are unable to unlock it from the flat. This would not be a problem if concierge service was available 24/7. Also balconys flooring poor and not fully covered when it rains. Kitchen has too many appliances in it, hardly any storage space.

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Hardly any storage in the living / kitchen area, need to purchase or ask for extra storage cabinet

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Management has been very responsive and has attended to our issues promptly.

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