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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Kentish Town street art

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.

Camden Lock

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.

Old Street Station

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.

Reviews in North London

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Sterling way

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

What is the best feature of your home:

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

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3
Location
5
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Mono Tower

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Review Date Dec 2020

Development well located by Shoreditch park and in between angel and old street stations

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Great facilities with 24hours concierge (accept deliveries of any parcels you may have), underground storage for certain flats and very well maintained hallway and corridors. If issue with lift etc. addressed very quickly by the management team in the building

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Quite a lot of building work around the development

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

The building management are very responsive when an issue arises (online portal to report issues)

5
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5
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5
Location
4
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4
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Overall it is very good

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Review Date Dec 2020

great accessibility but few restaurants nearby.

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Overall it is very good, but the maintenance efficiency in the later period needs to be improved. The signs of water leakage on the roof of the house have not been maintained for three months after reporting the problem.

The overall appearance is very modern, concierge is responsible and friendly.

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Surrounding infrastructure

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

Hope there is more storage space. Windows can be installed on the balcony guardrail to seal or prevent rain.

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An honest review :)

Review Date Nov 2020

Very accessible, many grocery stores nearby. However, more recreational facilities needed (i.e. residential gym etc.)

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The overall area around the development is decent. For students, the nearby grocery stores like Tesco, Sainsbury’s’, NisaLocal provides easy access to supplies. The added organic grocery store which offers vegan alternatives is also a plus. This means that the area caters to those who are vegetarian or vegan as well. One other positive about the local area around the development is that down Caledonian road, there are many cafes and restaurants which makes it easy to get access to delicious meals when one is not up for cooking. The overall building management is decent, nothing to complain about but nothing to brag about either. The design is simple and functional. However facilities for residents needs improving, a gym needs to be built for the residents as to make the total amounts paid worth it. Overall a decent living experience.

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I wish I knew that there wasn’t going to be a gym.

What is the best feature of your home:

It is very spacious and the balcony offers residents a good bit of fresh air… in London.

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