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Vantage Point, N19

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Ranked 1st out of 14 in Holloway
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4.65 Rating (based on 46 reviews) 46 reviews

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74%

Very Good

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Average

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Disappointing

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Vantage Point is a Build to Rent development by Essential Living, offering 118 apartments – studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. The development is set above Archway London Underground station in the North London borough of Islington, close to Upper Street, Emirates Stadium and Highgate Village. Read more

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4.74
Design
4.46
Location
4.3
Value
4.67
Management

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The best place to rent in London

Verified Resident

Had an amazing time in Vantage Point – from the building design, communal areas, helpful and friendly residents team and the perfect location – can’t fault it!

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It’s extremely well connected with 2 branches of the Northern line and just up Holloway Rd / Upper St. Building is literally next to the tube.

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There was a bin chute when we moved in which the building decided to not fix anymore as it broke down too often. It’s now permanently closed and residents need to bring their bins to the basement now, but only one lift goes there out of 3 and there are no stairs to it. So you can easily find yourself waiting a while for the lift! It’s not the worst thing in life, but I wish they would fix the chute, it’s not like the rents are cheap and Essential living can’t afford it… Also flats don’t have A/C (communal areas do) and it gets REALLY hot in the summer. But that’s probably the case in any flat in London!

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Design
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Location
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Hi Fabian, thank you for the 5* review. It’s great to hear that you are having such an amazing time at Vantage Point!

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Couldn’t Be Happier At Vantage Point

Verified Resident

I’ve told many a person that moving to Vantage Point was the best thing to happen to us since arriving in London three years ago. Everything in the building is of a superior standard, from the epic view to the amenities all the way through to the super attentive residents team, who make us all feel like royalty and help to create a real sense of community. Would recommend Vantage Point further without a second’s hesitation.

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Proximity to public transport couldn’t be more convenient as the tube station (Archway) is literally right under the building. This neighbourhood is really coming up with a wide variety of grocery and dining options right at your doorstep. There’s a very charming little park called Waterlow just up the hill while Hampstead Heath is up there with the best parks in the world and is reachable at less than 20 minutes walk.

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What we didn’t know going in how much living in Vantage Point would contribute to our social life being new to London. The building is full of fascinating and warm-hearted people and the fact that there are so many shared amenities and events put on by the building means there’s no shortage of opportunity to meet an mingle.

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Location
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Manager Response

Hi Derek, thank you so much for the fantastic review and recommendation. We are so happy that you love Vantage Point as much as we do. See you at a resident event soon!

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Best accommodation experience

Verified Resident

Having lived in many places, living in Vantage Point has been the best experience so far. I love living in such modern building with beautiful exterior. It’s not only it’s design that’s perfect, but also the services they offer. A member of staff always on site has been helpful in many situations from fixing something in the apartment to helping with the post etc. Having the option to go to the gym anytime I want is of a great benefit. Moreover, it’s good to be able to hang out in so many common areas. As a student I don’t have to travel to my uni library as I can just stay in Vantage Point and study there! Also, it’s a pet friendly accommodation which is quite hard to find in London.

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I love living close to the tube station. It’s very access whether by tube or by bus. The building is also located close to 2 big parks which is beneficial for people with kids and pets. There are plenty of grocery storEs to choose from. The only disadvantage I find is to not have that many restaurant options

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How much support and help we will get from the staff

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5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Manager Response

Hi Karin, we love this picture of Ronnie! Thank you for the 5* review, it’s great to hear you are having the best accommodation experience 🙂

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Great experience

Verified Resident

I have loved living here for a year and I am more than satisfied with what Vantage Point had to offer.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Nothing

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I wish I would have moved in sooner

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Hi Maria, what a fantastic review – thank you! We are happy to hear you are having such a great experience.

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Mixed experience. Great building but lacking in customer service.

Verified Resident

The building is aesthetically lovely and the shared spaces are great for hosting events, working or hanging out. The flats themselves are good, though the water pressure is inconsistent between the various faucets and the washing machine/dryer combo leaves something to be desired. Overall, the building itself is as you’d hope.

Where VP lets you down is the customer service. There are a few members of the Residents’ Team that are stellar, helpful and they really know their stuff. However, there are also members of the Team who are rude and go out of their way to be unhelpful. As a whole, on the one hand, the Team tries to foster a community atmosphere when hosting events but, on the other, building-wide emails tend to be frustrated and unprofessional. Instead of taking building-wide issues to management and implementing a fix, they shut off facilities (i.e. trash chute) for all residents. Complaints often go unanswered and my guests have reported rudeness upon entering the building on more than one occasion. The customer service really lets the building down and makes you feel like it’s not a friendly place to come home to.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Convenient tube links, lots of nearby shops and amenities.

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That amenities and services can be shut off for the whole building on a whim.

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Thank you for the review and for bringing this to our attention, this is really helpful 🙂

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A really wonderful place to live

Verified Resident

Vantage Point is a beautiful building with excellent facilities. You can tell a lot of thought has gone into making sure that it is not only designed to look modern and welcoming, but also has a lot of very useful and practical elements.

Everything within the apartments themselves is high quality, from the kitchen with it’s fantastic use of utilising space to little touches here and there that make you realise how much thought has gone into the development.

The really great thing about Vantage Point is that there is so much to enjoy outside of your apartment too, with two beautiful community balconies, a library/office space, a lounge area, dinning room with fully fitted kitchen, gym and games room.

Location wise, you are practically on top of Archway tube station and there is an abundance of supermarkets, coffee shops and restaurants on your door step.

The residence team also make Vantage Point a great place to live. They are on reception 24/7 and are always there to greet you, take parcels and help with anything you need. They are a friendly bunch and having them there really helps you feel secure in the building.

Overall, I can’t fault this place!

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Great choice of supermarkets, coffee shops and restaurants. Pick a direction and you’ll no doubt find a little hidden gem. Practically on top of Archway tube station (Northern Line) and within walking distance to Upper Holloway (London Overground). Plenty of bus stops nearby too, as well as a number of Zip Cars if you need to rent a car.

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Quite a few dogs here. I think it’s great, but if you have a serious dog problem, phobia or something it may bother you. However, they are not allowed in communal areas so you will only pass them in the lifts and at reception.

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Hi Laura, wow what an amazing review! and what a lovely picture! Thank you very much, we are so happy you are enjoying living at Vantage Point.

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ALL YOU NEED!

Verified Resident

FRIENDLY STAFF, GREAT LOCATION, OVER THE STATION AND M&S FOOD HALL .

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CONVENIENCE STORES AND SERVICES ARE PRACTICALLY NEXT DOOR,

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NOTHING

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HI DANIEL, THANKS FOR THE 5* REVIEW! 🙂

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Location, value, team and facilities 5 star!

Verified Resident

Vantage Point is a brilliant place to live. The facilities are wonderful and the staff very friendly. The location is excellent and it has everything and more you could hope for in an apartment complex.

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I like how accessible it is and close to shops. I wish there were cardio machines in the gym but otherwise I love it.

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Nothing!

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What a fantastic review, thank you so much Jessica. We are glad you think Vantage Point is as brilliant as we do!

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Best apartment living I have experienced so far.

Verified Resident

There are many things I like about living in Vantage Point. The building itself with its spectacular view, the amenities it offers, the sense of community and its location being just a few steps away from the tube station.

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Likes: 1. The building is literally few steps away from the tube station. It makes it very convenient to get around especially during freezing winter time. 2. There are many options for grocery stores and little utility shops. 3. The location has become so much nicer than we first moved in (3 years ago). There are nice shops popping up every few months. Dislikes: 1. We do get some doggy characters around the area sometimes. 2. The building is positioned in a wind tunnel that sometimes makes it unpleasant to pass by.

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1. The fact that the flats don’t get any breeze in during summers. On very hot days, it can feel like an oven. 2. That a building with glass walls was going to be built right in front of our view.

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Hi Sara, we love this picture and are glad you are enjoying the communal areas 🙂 Thanks for the review.

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Great place to live

Verified Resident

Excellent location, fantastic facilities and staff who can’t help you enough. Great set-up!

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Archway is a busy north London area with nearby Highgate and Hampstead offering some really nice areas to relax.

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Nothing

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Hi Michael, thank you for the review. We are so happy you have a great set-up living at Vantage Point.

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