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 asked 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

The impressive residents’ dining room at Vantage Point 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.

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.

Highest-rated new homes developments in North London

Why not take a look at what North London has to offer when it comes to new builds? Our list below should provide the ideal place to start your search for that ideal new home. Remember that 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.

*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how recently reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. More recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.

1. The Gessner, N17

Way of Life
4.73 (81 reviews) 4.73 (81 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.

Read reviews and details of The Gessner, N17

2. Vantage Point, N19

Essential Living
4.59 (176 reviews) 4.59 (176 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.

Read reviews and details of Vantage Point, N19

3. City North, N4

Telford Homes
4.05 (52 reviews) 4.05 (52 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Islington
Image of City North, N4

In third, City North is a development from Telford Homes. 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.

Read reviews and details of City North, N4

4. Hoxton Press, N1

Anthology
4.77 (23 reviews) 4.77 (23 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Hackney
Image of Hoxton Press, N1

In 4th, Anthology Hoxton Press is a selection of studio, one, two, and three-bedroom homes. It comprises 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 celebrates the heritage left by the sites former occupiers, The Mullord Brothers Printing Press.

Read reviews and details of Hoxton Press, N1

5. Arundel Square, N7

United House Developments
4.71 (12 reviews) 4.71 (12 reviews)
Area guide to Holloway
Image of Arundel Square, N7

Sitting in the middle of the North London list is Arundel Square, a United House Development located in Islington. It offers 147 apartments and residents have access to a range of amenities, for example: a concierge, bike storage, parking and gardens. The development is conveniently situated just a few minutes walk from both Highbury and Islington station and Caledonian Road & Barnsbury station.

Read reviews and details of Arundel Square, N7

6. New River View, N21

Dandara
4.65 (8 reviews) 4.65 (8 reviews)
Area guide to North London
Image of New River View, N21

Sliding into 6th place is a new development that has already found a lot of love from reviewers. New River View is located in Winchmore Hill and offers 2 bedroom apartments. Winchmore Hill has a village-like ambience with all the benefits of city living. The development is within walking distance of Winchmore Station and residential cycle storage is also available.

Read reviews and details of New River View, N21

7. Plimsoll Building, N1C

King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership
4.60 (11 reviews) 4.60 (11 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Camden
Image of Plimsoll Building, N1C

In 7th, and situated in King’s Cross, the Plimsoll Building offers a collection of two- and three-bedroom apartments. It has views over Gasholder Park, Regent’s Canal and the city beyond. The interiors are a combination of the finest materials and sleek contemporary appliances.

Read reviews and details of Plimsoll Building, N1C

8. The Makers, N1

Londonewcastle
4.60 (12 reviews) 4.60 (12 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Hackney
Image of The Makers, N1

In 8th, The Makers is a Londonewcastle and London Borough of Hackney development located in Hoxton. It offers 175 apartments over 28 floors and these range from studio and one-bedroom apartments to three-bedroom apartments. The development is conveniently situated a 7-minute walk to Old Street station, which is served by the Northern line and national rail services.

Read reviews and details of The Makers, N1

9. The Tapestry Building, N1C

King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership
4.61 (11 reviews) 4.61 (11 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Camden
Image of The Tapestry Building, N1C

Next up in 9th, The Tapestry Building offers one, two- and three-bedroom apartments, townhouses and penthouses. Residents can make use of an on-site gym, a concierge and parking. Also, it’s just a 10-minute walk from London King’s Cross station. Similarly, St Pancras is also only a 10-minute walk.

Read reviews and details of The Tapestry Building, N1C

10. Grainger at Windlass Apartments, N17

Grainger
4.26 (31 reviews) 4.26 (31 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Haringey
Image of Grainger at Windlass Apartments, N17

Rounding off the North London list is Windlass Apartments, with its selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available to rent. Windlass Apartments offer great onsite amenities including super fast Wifi, resident’s lounge, spaces to work and 24/7 gym are all included in the rent. It’s also situated just 5 minutes walk from Tottenham Hale’s stations.

Read reviews and details of Grainger at Windlass Apartments, N17

What is North London famous for?

Historic houses alongside Primrose Hill park in North London

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.

House prices in North London

The average price of a property in North London is currently around £791,000 according to current figures from Zoopla (August 2023). The average price for a North London flat is £490,000 and for terraced houses £954,000.

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