Top 10 new build homes developments in North London

View over North London from the balcony of an apartment in the Hoxton Press development

What are the best new developments in North London? We ask the residents. HomeViews reviewers come from verified owners and tenants so you can trust what they say. We take a look at the ten highest-rated new developments in North London, including apartments to rent and for sale.

Living in North London

North London is home to some of the capital’s most sought-after neighbourhoods. Angel, Hampstead, Camden, Kentish Town, Hackney, Highbury – all have their own very unique charms but they also all have that same stylish, bohemian North London feel to them… well-heeled, but with an edge; refined and suave but still characterful and colourful.

The impressive residents’ dining room at Vantage Point in North London

Some of London’s finest new build homes can be found in North London. These include the hugely popular rental development Vantage Point, sitting at the top of our list. Hoxton Press, in second place here, also attracts a lot of praise for its bold approach to design and clever regeneration of existing buildings.

As well as outstanding new build properties, North London also offers outstanding historic homes in the form of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian terraces and townhouses to equal the finest examples in West and South West London.

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What is North London famous for?

London Zoo can be found to the north of Regent’s Park, and is the world’s oldest scientific zoo. Alongside Regent’s Park, other notable green spaces in the area include Primrose Hill park and Hampstead Heath. Madame Tussauds, the British Library, The Emirates Stadium and many other significant visitor attractions can also be found in North London.

Historic houses alongside Primrose Hill park in North London

House prices in North London

The average price of a property in North London is currently £771,817 according to current figures from Zoopla (June 2022). The average price for a North London flat is £515,795 and for terraced houses £920,754.

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Highest-rated new homes developments in North London

1. The Gessner, N17

Way of Life
4.90 (49 reviews) 4.90 (49 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Haringey
Image of The Gessner, N17

Reviewed into first place, the Gessner in Tottenham Hale offers 164 apartments to rent. These include a mix of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments. In addition, the development offers a range of amenities, including a gym, smart parcel lockers, free super-fast Wi-Fi and a 24-hour on-site team. Furthermore, residents can enjoy rooftop garden views, cosy lounges and an on-site café.

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2. Vantage Point, N19

Essential Living
4.65 (138 reviews) 4.65 (138 reviews)
Area guide to Holloway
Image of Vantage Point, N19

Vantage Point is a Build to Rent development by Essential Living, offering 118 apartments – studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. All Vantage Point residents get access to a range of features and amenities. These include a 24-hour on-site team, a roof terrace, games room and exercise room.

In addition, the development is above Archway London Underground station in the North London Borough of Islington. Residents are also close to Upper Street, Emirates Stadium and Highgate Village.

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3. Grainger at Windlass Apartments, N17

4.59 (20 reviews) 4.59 (20 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Haringey

In third place is Windlass Apartments – a selection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments available to rent. Windlass Apartments offer great on-site amenities, including super fast Wi-Fi, residents’ lounge, spaces to work and 24/7 gym, all included in the rent.

Situated just 5 minutes’ walk from Tottenham Hale stations, once complete the development will include approximately 500 new homes, modern retail space and new canal-side public areas.

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4. Hale Works, N17

4.49 (44 reviews) 4.49 (44 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Haringey
Image of Hale Works, N17

Hale Works is an exclusive development in the heart of one of North London’s most diverse communities, Hale Village. This development is the final stage of an eleven-phase re-development of the whole area.

Our fourth most highly rated entrant, it offers a selection of studios, one, two and three-bedroom homes, as well as commercial spaces on the ground floor. The striking design of the tower is a landmark for Tottenham Hale and offers amazing views over the unique wetland ecosystem of Walthamstow Reservoirs and the City of London.

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5. Colindale Gardens, NW9

4.16 (164 reviews) 4.16 (164 reviews)
Area guide to Colindale
Image of Colindale Gardens, NW9

Midway down our list, Colindale Gardens is a mixed-use development in the heart of North West London. It features a large range of studio, one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments and duplexes.

Additionally, there are a range of three and four-bedroom townhouses alongside cafes, restaurants, retail facilities, a residents-only gym and a concierge service. Colindale Underground station is the nearest transport link with connections to the Northern line. Help to Buy is also available at Colindale Gardens.

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6. City North, N4

Telford Homes
4.06 (52 reviews) 4.06 (52 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Islington
Image of City North, N4

City North is a development from Telford Homes, reviewed into sixth position by our residents. It’s set in North London’s vibrant Finsbury Park, right on the edge of 110 acres of parkland. Also, it has facilities such as a roof terrace and a Wi-Fi lounge.

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7. Xchange Point, N7

Span Group
4.04 (19 reviews) 4.04 (19 reviews)
Area guide to Holloway
Xchange Point development

Xchange Point is a Build to Rent development from Span Group, close to King’s Cross, Camden and Islington, and less than a five-minute walk from Caledonian Road Underground (serviced by the Piccadilly line). The development offers one, two and three-bedroom apartments and a small selection of penthouses.

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8. Agar Grove Estate, NW1

London Borough of Camden
3.87 (18 reviews) 3.87 (18 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Camden
Agar Grove development

Agar Grove Estate is a redeveloped housing estate in Camden, London. It’s close to King’s Cross and around 15 minutes from Camden Town Underground station. The estate has been redeveloped by Camden Council and Hawkins\Brown, Mae and Grant Associates. Agar Grove Estate is the biggest Passivhaus development in the UK.

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9. Locksley Place, EN2

Linden Homes
3.15 (15 reviews) 3.15 (15 reviews)
Area guide to North London
Locksley Place by Linden Homes

Our ninth contender, Locksley Place offers a collection of four-bedroom homes set around a landscaped courtyard with easy access to the City. The four-bedroom homes offer flexible living over three floors and located less than 2 miles from Enfield town centre, Locksley Place has excellent transport links to Central London.

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10. Hoxton Press, N1

4.74 (24 reviews) 4.74 (24 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Hackney
Image of Hoxton Press, N1

Finally, Anthology Hoxton Press is a selection of studio, one, two, and three-bedroom homes. It comprises of two landmark buildings, Mono and Duo, as well as a community café and landscaped gardens. Nestled between Shoreditch Park and the Regents Canal, Hoxton Press will celebrate the heritage left by the sites former occupiers, The Mullord Brothers Printing Press.

Read reviews and details of Hoxton Press, N1

Discover more about the area in our North London Area Guide, or focus on popular North London areas like Colindale.

North London

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