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, a cosmopolitan high street scene and plenty to do for all ages.

Where is Holloway?

Holloway is a neighbourhood in London’s upmarket Islington borough, tucked among the sprawling green spaces of Finsbury Park and Highgate Fields. Just four miles from the centre of London, surrounding areas include Highgate, Highbury, Stoke Newington and Tufnell Park.

Transport in Holloway

Tubes, trains and buses get Holloway residents from A to B with ease. Archway station is on the Northern line, Highbury & Islington is serviced by the Victoria line, and 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

Holloway is the official home of Arsenal Football Club – the Emirates Stadium seats more than 60,000 people and, along with matches, 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. Contemporary apartments here come 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, close to tube and Overground services and 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 Holloway

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. 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 Tiltman Place, a Grainger property built on the site of the old Hornsey Road swimming baths.

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

Love the design aspect of the building, great building overall, like the new addition of the table tennis table. The concierge staff are always on hand to help and are lovely and friendly. Very happy with everything.” – resident at Tiltman Place

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, and it’s 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

Top Rated Developments in Holloway

Explore the area