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 Building if you’re renting

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Verified Resident
Review Date Mar 2021

Great location overall. Area can be a bit dodgy in terms of people on Seven Sisters Road.

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I can’t fault the building as a tenant. I do know people that own property in the building have cladding issues with the management, but if you’re looking to rent a nice property in a area with access to the rest of London, it’s great.

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building works going on which we weren’t told about

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Great with a couple of faults

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Review Date Mar 2021

There is a huge range of great restaurants in the area as well as good pubs and bars. Finsbury Park park is nearby providing much needed open green space. Transport is excellent, the best place I’ve lived for transport connections. Tiltman is a very quiet development, private car park, set away from the street.

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The 24/7 concierge service is brilliant, I cannot fault them. Friendly and always helpful. The downside of the development is the building management and design. We have currently had scaffolding on our block for 6 months for what should have been a 6 week job. There is an issue with the balcony materials and leaks coming from the roof. The management team seem very slow in sorting it.

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Currently cannot use our balconies to their full potential due to incorrect building materials being used on them.

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The best feature of my home is the 24 hour concierge with the property being in an area with excellent transport links.

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Stylish Islington flats

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Review Date Mar 2021

The area is perfect, with a lovely neighbourhood feel (never noisy/never heavy traffic)yet still so close to both Angel and Highbury, both full of wonderful shops, independent butchers, fish mongers and grocery stores. Transport could not be better, Highbury and Islington, Barnesbury and Angel tubes all so close by. Underground carpark, where bins are stores and collected every Tuesday. The flats are beautifully designed, modern but unique, may with lovely balconies.

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The flats are beautifully designed, modern but unique, many with lovely balconies. The concierge is fantastic, hand delivering parcels and post to your front door, always ready to help with any problems big or small. we have always felt extremely well taken care of.

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How to change all of the different light fixtures.

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The location is superb, quiet and peaceful yet within walking distance to Angel and Highbury, and right next door to Highbury Fields. The park in front of the building is a delight to look out on to.

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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

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

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