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.

Reviews in North London

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Best place to live in Angel Islington

Review Date Jan 2022

Great and secure location – within 10 mins walk of Angel or Highbury & Islington Station. You have a plethora of food and drink destinations on your door step. Although the location is situated just off Upper Street, noise is really well insulated so there is peace and quiet. You also get a parking spot. The property management services are top class and always helpful, even for requests outside their typical remit. Highly recommend.

Arranging for guests visiting can be slightly administrative, but this more demonstrates the high level of security.

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Great design. Modern but classic. The high ceilings give this property an extremely spacious feel. Appliances are all top notch and property management take good care of communal areas.

Depending on the flat, on a cloudy day, natural lighting can appear lacking despite the big windows. Water pressure could also be improved.

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The level of security and lack of noise for a development in central london is unparallelled

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

Yes – always helpful to any questions. Will direct you to the relevant authority where questions sit outside of their remit

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Good Quality Modern Development in upcoming northern area

Review Date Jan 2022

Pros:
– Tube station very nearby rendering good connectivity
– Departmental stores and super markets at walking distance
– Great connectivity to stansted airport
– Park near by
– Good bin management in property
– No anti-social behaviour

Cons:
– Property is too close to busy main road that means can’t keep the windows open in the night due to traffic noise

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Building has good facilities that includes well-equipped gym, bike storage, shared working area, bin management, cafe/bar (yet to be opened) space included. There is shared area for evening walk and leisure time. Tennis and pool options are available too. Good builtin security systems for coming in apartment and to floors via lift.

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Good:
– You can select electricity provider of your choice
– Dehumidifiers in washrooms
– Great quality of fixtures in apartments

Bad:
– Amount of noise traffic in main road on the side can make during the night.

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

Building management has been very courteous, proactive and responsive for every small matter. They have made moving in to new place very smooth.
Availability of resident host 24/7 has been very helpful.
Staff always gives a heads up for any upcoming maintenance activities to avoid sudden disruption.

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Great development in a great location

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Review Date Jan 2022

This is in an amazing location with Highbury fields a 5 minute week, Upper street a 20 minute walk and there are some great coffee shops and restaurants opened up recently.

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The development is new with a great Gym, concierge and outdoor gardens. The management company keep the development spotless and it seems to be cleaned 7 days a week. The concierge are always super helpful with sorting any requests. There is no through road so the street is nice and quite.

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We were nervous about noise, but you don’t hear anything from other residents.

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

They have always responded promptly and solved any issues we have had.

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Great building and friend management at The Gessner

Review Date Jan 2022

Great community with loads of amenities within the local area. Ample transport links with good accessibility to Central London.

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Lovely building finished to a very high standard. Plenty of communal areas which is useful when working from home. Management are very helpful and always looking to go the extra mile, this highlights why living in a fully serviced apartment building is a very convenient and attractive option.

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This was initially a short term solution, however having enjoyed it so much I would moved in far sooner!

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

Always have a prompt response when a problem is raised with issues fixed within a short space of time.

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