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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Excellent

57%

Very Good

34%

Average

7%

Disappointing

1%

Very Poor

1%

Top Rated Developments in North London

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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A good place to be living in

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Review Date Oct 2020

Overall it is a very well equipped area, all the services are nearby (banks, supermarkets).

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Facilities wise I consider to be alright, the quality of life it is more than appropriate: mostly silent, the concierge is friendly and very professional, it is generally clean, the smell problem has disappeared, it there is a facility problem it is taken cared of really quickly and promptly. Overall I don’t see any inconveniences or things I dislike.

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It is a new development, the facilities are new and functioning well. The area is clean and people well educated

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

Very promptly and well taken care of by giving the contact to really competent people

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Thank you so much for the 5* review, it is appreciated !

Good potential but too many issues

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Review Date Oct 2020

It can get pretty dirty in part because of the mcdonalds. The area is a little lacking in terms of amenities but Angel is close by.

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The building has too many issues. We have the hot water that keeps going out. There is the issue with the sewage smell that comes out of the building. And the elevator and the front gate break down too often. We also had issues with packages being stolen from the building lobby.

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I wish I had known that the apartment could get so hot in summer because it faces West and is in direct sunlight for a good chunk of the day. They are difficult to air out. My main gripe is that there aren’t any proper outdoor blinds to keep the sun out, only curtains.

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The apartment is very recent so the inside looks good. It is also fairly well sound proofed.

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Thank you for your review. I’ll look into the concerns you’ve raised, but should you wish to liaise further please feel free to contact me – solvita.hadaj@a2dominion.co.uk

Happy tenant. Management could be improved-

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Review Date Oct 2020

Perfect location.

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Nice building and up to date facilities.
Amazing rooftop, nice view and bench to enjoy a nice day.
Design is good.
The flat is okay but needs repainting.
The lift and bike storage are working fine, never been an issue.
The animals by the canal can be loud.

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They lied about cleaning the place before I moved in.
Really bad experience, I had to pay further 2 weeks elsewhere as the furniture was completely broke.

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

There are always faults in the building, either hot water, pipes, gates getS blocked often.
They keep apologising but it keeps occurring.

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Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. I’m pleased to learn that your experiences overall are positive, but disappointed to see that you feel that the management service could be improved. If you would like to discuss this further so that we can endeavour to improve, please feel free to contact me at any time – solvita.hadaj@a2dominion.co.uk

Great location, building

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Review Date Oct 2020

Good transport, restaurants, etc. Mix of chain and independent. Friendly neighborhood.

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Decent attractive modern building suffering design hiccups (replaced lighting with poor new choice, boiler issues, cladding). Garden a bit lacking.
A few project management issues that I believe A2D is well aware of. On balance a great flat that we love

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

Concierge not available in 2 out of 4 buildings.

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

Yes. But with many delays and difficulties in fixing.

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