Holloway and surrounding areas
A locals' guide to Holloway and surrounding areas
"North London remains for me the essence of London living...urban and innovative against a backdrop of centuries of history..."Vikki Broad
"Holloway Road has great connections to central London along the Piccadilly line."Imogen Harrison-Broadley
"Canonbury and Islington are renowned for their beautiful Regency architecture that attracts so many of the local residents."Daniel Burrell
Where do Holloway and surrounding areas locals go?
Highbury Arts Club
Amazing place, so small that you may miss it if it isn't recommended! A family run business close to Highbury Barn, perfect for breakfast, brunch or dinner. They have now started doing jazz nights on a Thursday too.
Submitted by Annabel
A coffee shop with a difference! Great food, lovely staff, quirky décor and even better coffee, all in the heart of Blackstock Road. There's a lounge area and garden, complete with an air-raid shelter and table tennis, which is the perfect place to hide away from the hustle and bustle of Finsbury Park. It's more than a coffee shop, Blighty is a community.
Submitted by Leanne
A fantastic addition to the area, I love this Italian deli and café because of its tasty food and personable service.
Submitted by Eglel
The best European restaurant in London serving gluten free alternatives and delicious pizzas!
Submitted by Local
Forget The Hawksmoor. This Argentinian steak restaurant serves amazing meat and has a very cosy ambience.
Submitted by James
Anima e Cuore
From the outside, Anima e Cuore looks like a gelateria and café, but this teeny tiny restaurant serves amazing Italian food at a very reasonable price. The menu is read by the waiters and changed daily. It books up very fast and it's BYOB!
Submitted by Alex
Newington Green Fruit and Vegetables
There isn't a vegetable or a piece of fruit that you cannot buy here. Amazing presentation and CHEAP!
Submitted by James
The Highbury Barn
One of the most succulent chicken roasts you'll ever taste in a pub, with all of their meats supplied from the organic butcher just across the road.
Submitted by Sarah
A restaurant/bar/club serving pan-Asian food cooked by the amazing chef Ian Pengelley. You can dine and enjoy the bar area at the same time.
Submitted by Grace
For music lovers there is the famous Roundhouse venue, which has amazing views from anywhere inside and great sound for a brilliant night out!
Submitted by Lisa
Serving organic food and drink ideal for a quick brunch. Wholesome meals, delicious salads and a variety of smoothies that are nice too.
Submitted by Habiba
Highgate Bathing Ponds
Tucked away just off Millfield Lane, it is a lovely quiet place to go and relax and walk - and even better when it is sunny!
Submitted by Harriet
Kentish Town Sports Centre
Recently renovated, this leisure centre set in a historic Grade II listed building has a swimming pool and a gym.
Submitted by Samuel
Why do you find Holloway and surrounding areas a great place to live?
"I love Newington Green because of the close community and village atmosphere. The proximity to Clissold and Church Street is handy, but Newington Green has most of what you need. This part of Green Lanes is really changing for the better and it's an exciting place to go now!"
What do you like about Holloway and surrounding areas?
Did you know?
"Despite HMP Holloway being a female-only prison, Oswald Mosely and his wife, both of whom were being held for being Nazi sympathizers during the war, were allowed to live in a cottage within the grounds after Winston Churchill personally intervened."
Explore Holloway and surrounding areas
Child-friendly activities near Holloway and surrounding areas
Accessory Design with BellapacellaIslington Arts Factory
The course is designed to give you a good grounding in jewellery and accessory design. Website
Tiddlywinks Stay and PlaySt Johns Barnes Library
Lots of room for your child to play and a chance for you to meet local families. Website
GymnasticsSt. Mary Magdelene Academy
Gymnastics Classes for children aged 4 1/2 to 16 years old. Website
Hilldrop Family Drop InHilldrop Community Centre
Hilldrop Community Centre offers a wide range of activities everyday of the week. Website
Islington Arts Factory - Contemporary DanceIslington Arts Factory
Regular weekly fun and lively classes in Ballet, Street Jazz and Contemporary dance that stretch the imagination and develop strength, co-ordination and flexibility. General, non-exam based classes, mean there is no pressure and children move through the levels at their own pace. All children who attend IAF classes have the opportunity to take part in an annual performance in a professional theatre Website
AquanautsHighbury Fitness First
Swimming Classes for babies and children In a safe, relaxed atmosphere children as young as four months will learn to enjoy the water and feel confident in this new environment. Through encouragement and social engagement, your child will develop life skills, which will help them to blossom physically and mentally. Website
Little SuperstarsSobell Leisure Centre,
Little Superstars run fun and innovative weekly football sessions. Website
About Holloway and surrounding areas
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Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Tufnell Park
- Finsbury Park
- Caledonian Road
- Kentish Town
- Newington Green
- Dartmouth Park
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