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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Great place to rent in the heart of London

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Review Date Sep 2021

Super close to Caledonian tube and several bus routes. Sandwiched between Kings Cross, Camden and Angel/Holloway, you have everything you need within walking distance

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Fantastic location and on-site gym and concierge. The concierge team are really helpful and friendly. The building management team are also quick to respond to any queries and have been nothing but accommodating during our rental, good security and modern finish

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Didn’t actually realise when we moved in the complex was above a busy railway line. It’s well hidden by trees etc. And the soundproofing is excellent so you rarely hear it but if you want your windows open in summer it can be a bit of a pain at night, especially if there are any rail repairs going on

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They respond quickly and we haven’t had any issues with getting problems we’ve had fixed in a matter of days.

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Incredible design in the heart of Shoreditch

Review Date Sep 2021

Beautifully designed.

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Beaufitul design overall. Modern spaces. Elegantly decorated. I really love the building. Great finishes. Beautiful cinema space and gym as well! Lovely terraces. It’s an amazing building to live in. Really really love it. Would absolutely recommend!

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Downside: No good supermarkets anywhere around

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It has been somewhat complicated because of the letting agency, not so much management.

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Makers Building beauty!

Review Date Sep 2021

Really great local area. Super quiet during the night, it feels safe too. Close to all main attractions too. Local station nearby too.

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Building is great, easy access for bin chute. Building amenities are spot on! Design is lush and also there’s a cinema and gym facilities. Really clean and team are so friendly. The business centre is always so clean and a great working space. The garden space is tranquil and residents respect the grounds too. Very clean

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I didn’t have a full understanding of how the heating and air con worked, had to read the guide etc. Otherwise all self explanatory. Team are really helpful so helped me understand how to book the cinema etc and gym

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Any issues raised, the problem has been fixed immediately.

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Xchange Point – lovely place!

Review Date Sep 2021

Very lovely area with lots of green spaces and residential areas near by, but also very connected.

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Lovely home, great design, amazing staff. Very happy with my new home. Couldn’t ask for a better place. The management is very well done, friendly people and 24/7 help. Can always rely on the concierge and maintenance crew for quick service. The whole place also looks lovely.

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Wasn’t aware of the maintenance system, very helpful!

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Very quick, very helpful. They were helpful and fixed the couch that was faulty within days.

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