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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

24%

Average

2%

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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Facilities
4.74
Design
4.46
Location
4.3
Value
4.67
Management

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Islington charm from a beautiful high rise

Verified Resident

Lovely, clean interiors close to many local shops, restaurants, the Under and Overground, and other ammenities. The view from the balcony and the inclusive gym was was really sold me on the place – would recommend to anyone!

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I like that it’s very close to restaurants and food shops, don’t dislike anything about the area.

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That the hob was an induction hob – had to buy all new cookery ware.

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5.00
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5.00
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3.00
Value
5.00
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Thank you for the 5* review Yasmin, its great to hear you are enjoying Vantage Point.

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Good experience so far

Verified Resident

Overall Vantage Point is a good and convenient way of renting by taking care of the hassle over renting and dealing with services here in London, as well as Landlords or rental agencies. The building in itself has great facilities and location could not be better. Unfortunately the flats lack better ventilation, a proper kitchen extractor and better space destined for regular size fridges. Also it has been brought among residents the need for already in place fans if AC are not an option.
In terms of the Residents Team we could not be any happier, they are the heart of Vantage Point and should definitely be recognised more.

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The area has good transportation and Archway has been on the rise for the last 3 years with improvements taking place regularly. The square downstairs while bringing new businesses and giving place to more developments has become quite an inconvenience over the weekends and lately during the week after midnight. We get all people leaving the Club at 4 am starting fights and shouting which has now extended to weekdays as well. This has been discussed many times on the building’s Facebook group by various residents as is leaving many of us sleepless on working days but there seems to be no foreseeable solution so far.

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I wished I had known that it would get so noisy downstairs sometimes. We don’t mind weekends but during the week it affects our working routine.

4.00
Facilities
4.00
Design
4.00
Location
4.00
Value
4.00
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Hi Veronica, we love these photos. Thank you for the review, we are so pleased to know you are having a good experience 🙂

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Great place to live

Verified Resident

Great location next to the underground, and really great residents team always happy to help. The communal facilities are lovely and it’s nice to meet other people in the building.

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Great pubs and restaurants, and choice of food shops. Being so close to the underground station makes it feel safe if coming home late at night.

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It can be quite noisy, especially at night time if the window is open. The flats also get very hot in the summer!

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5.00
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4.00
Location
4.00
Value
5.00
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Hi Annabel, thank you for the review. We are so pleased you think Vantage Point is as great as we do 🙂

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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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5.00
Location
4.00
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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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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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5.00
Design
4.00
Location
4.00
Value
4.00
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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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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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5.00
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5.00
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5.00
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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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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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5.00
Location
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Value
5.00
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HI DANIEL, THANKS FOR THE 5* REVIEW! 🙂

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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!

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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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Location
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Value
5.00
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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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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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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.

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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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