North London

Welcome to North London, home to some of the most popular postcodes in the capital. This place fuses charming village centres with architectural gems and fashionable high streets, so it’s easy to see why half of London’s eight million-strong population have laid down roots here. Read on to hear about some of the best places to live in North London.

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Best places to live in North London

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Cafes and culture  

Places like Islington and Stoke Newington brag a pleasing mix of hustle and bustle and green space. On Islington’s cosmopolitan Upper Street, stylish bistros line up against old-world pubs and contemporary cocktail spots. Also, the district’s Farmers’ Market was actually the first to be set up in London, launched in 1999 by food writer, Nina Planck. Today it pulls in big crowds each Sunday, with 30-plus stalls piled high with fresh produce.

Stoke Newington gives East London’s edgy postcodes a run for their money, with its vintage stores and Art Deco cinema. And close-by Highbury is sleepier than its neighbours, with a great line in gastropubs and a much-loved namesake park.

This North London area offers lots for culture buffs, too. Settle in for a dazzling performance at the Sadler’s Wells dance studio or the Almeida theatre. And in the summer, don’t miss Stoke Newington’s literary festival, dubbed ‘one of the best book bashes in the UK’ by pop culture website, The Quietus. 18th century Abney Park cemetery, one of London’s Magnificent Seven cemeteries, is another must-visit. The burial ground of famous figures such as Salvation Army Founder, William Booth, it doubles as a nature reserve and offers workshops in things like stone carving.

Nearby Finsbury Park is best-known for its 46-acre expanse of the same name. This is another creative big-hitter, thanks to the Park Theatre and a reputable performing arts centre for young people.

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North London’s sports stars

Arsenal supporters can count Emirates Stadium as a neighbour in Holloway, just north of Islington’s Upper Street. This suburb has a plethora of quality pubs, which, naturally, overflow with red shirts on game days. Opt for a flat at the Drayton Park Apartments and you will be next door to the stadium, which has been rated as one of the best places to live in North London.

Move north to Tottenham, meanwhile, and brilliant days out can be had at Spurs’ home stadium on White Hart Lane. N17 is celebrated for its diversity – head to Seven Sisters Road for a conga-line of flavours – from Italian antipasti to Greek grilled meats. Or hit Seven Sisters Market for a taste of Latin America.

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Family-friendly neighbourhoods

Places like Alexandra Palace, Wood Green and Highgate have real family appeal, with good schools, leafy parks and Victorian and Edwardian housing. Highgate, in particular, offers spectacular views over the surrounding countryside, with a hilltop setting on the fringes of Hampstead Heath.

Find out more – read reviews from the residents who live in North London by looking down below. Or, if you live in a residential development in North London, click here to leave your review.

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Comfortable accommodation

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Review Date Oct 2022

advantage:The quality of living in this area is ordinary, there are supermarkets and shopping malls nearby
It is also very convenient to take the tube, bus and train
Cons: Sometimes a bit noisy because the game is over in the middle of the night.

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I like the design of this building very much, there are many fitness facilities, and there are often some outdoor activities, such as yoga classes, music season parties.
There are comfortable sofas in the sofa area of the public facilities, and many design books are displayed. There are also many paintings by artists on the walls.

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I would like to know if there is an air conditioner, because as an Asian home, there are air conditioners. This is the design of a new house without air conditioning.

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

They will provide me with solutions very quickly, and will always help if there is any problem.

5
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Location
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Value
5
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Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

It is great to hear that you are taking advantage of the fitness classes and yoga sessions.

Unfortunately air conditioners were not installed within the apartments at The Gessner. I can certainly offer tips for next summer when the temperature rises again.

Thanks for your kind words regarding the team.

As always, you know where we are if you need us.

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James

Love the Gessner

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Review Date Oct 2022

We would love to have more bars and restaurants near The Gessner, it is a nice area to live but we would enjoyed having places around. It is amazing having the underground and National Rail near, so we can move around the city, and it is also great having the Stansted Airport line near us so we can travel more often. For us it has been great that we can’t hear the traffic or construction noise unless we open the windows.

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For us the building is amazing, our lease will end in March and we know we will be staying here. We enjoyed thee gym and the classes with Manor and will be happy if there were more classes available with them during the week. We like the terraces and the amazing views we can enjoyed from there. The management is friendly and we don’t have any complaints.

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We would recommend to get the furniture from Way of Life, when you move in they are already there, they are comfortable and look nice.

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

We haven’t had any problems that needed to be resolved by management.

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Design
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Hi Desiree,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

It is great to hear that you are enjoying the gym and fitness classes with Manor. I will certainly pass on your comment regarding additional classes.

Hopefully more bars and restaurants will open soon in the area for you to enjoy. I totally agree that the underground to the city and overground to Stansted are great perks.

As always, you know where we are if you need us.

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James

Amazing amenities and great location

Review Date Oct 2022

Great location, close to the station and lots of cafes and shops around, never too loud even next to a main road.

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Classy and modern decoration, well looked after and always clean in common areas, great gym and 13th floor roof terrace. Always someone available to help when needed and great communication with tenants. Would be happy living here for longer than planned.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

There’s nothing that I wish I knew about, everything was shared with us before moving.

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

They have been great with communication and sorting out any problems we have had.

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Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

It sounds like you are really enjoying The Gessner, which is wonderful to hear.

Thanks for your kind words regarding the team.

As always, you know where we are if you need us.

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James

Excellent value for a very stylish and conveniently located property

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Review Date Oct 2022

With the Tottenham Hale retail park 5 mins away, you got all the shops you need nearby. When it comes to bars, restaurants and entertainment, obviously not the same experience as some other more developed areas, but expecting more to come in the near future. Perfect connection with city center though, very easy and fast commute!

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Love the design of the residence, both in the furnished apartments and the common areas. Everything is looking clean, fresh and stylish. The property is very well managed and maintained, any issues or repairs are taken care of within a week at most. Great job!

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

No surprises really, I am very happy with the decision to move in

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

Everything has been taken care of promptly, both issues and special requests

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Design
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Hi Maxim,

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review.

Firstly, your kind words for the onsite team are very much appreciated.

It is great to hear that you are enjoying the design of the apartments and amenity spaces.

You also seem to be benefiting from the location, hopefully you will see more restaurants and bars open soon.

As always, you know where we are if you need us.

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James