North London neighbourhood home to Arsenal's Emirates Stadium
"London Metropolitan University is one of a whopping 22 universities in London!"Angela Clarke
"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
Where do Lower Holloway locals go?
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 place to quaff on the finest wines around without having to buy a bottle! Very highbrow.
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
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
The Canonbury Tavern
A public house since the early 1700's, The Canonbury Tavern was refurbished in 2009 giving the residents of Islington one of the best pub gardens in the city and a superb roast lunch on a Sunday. Moreover, the beautiful garden offers an escape from chaotic city life.
Submitted by Beniamino
Forget The Hawksmoor. This Argentinian steak restaurant serves amazing meat and has a very cosy ambience.
Submitted by James
Not great if you're on a budget. However, if you want to push the boat out and want tasty Turkish-inspired food, you're in luck!
Submitted by James
Mem & Laz Brasserie
An Islington institution, this Mediterranean restaurant is amazing value!
Submitted by Angela
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
69 Colebrooke Row
One of London's best kept secrets. The size of a small living room, but serving the best experimental cocktails around. The bar uses spirits and drinks that it infuses itself in a drinks laboratory and the staff wear lab coats.
Submitted by James
The best European restaurant in London serving gluten free alternatives and delicious pizzas!
Submitted by Local
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"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."
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Child-friendly activities near Lower Holloway
Dani Grant School of Dance- Ballet ClassesWestbourne Community Centre
Pre-School Ballet classes for little dancers. Website
Spanish - La Jolie Ronde Islington Licensee
An excellent/native accent for the children to copy. Conversation, basic grammar, games, role-plays, rhymes and stories. An awareness of Spain, its geography and culture. Termly reports on your child's progress. Launching offer: £5 for first term Price per class after first term £5.50 Website
Children's Theatre classesAngel Shed Theatre Company
CHILDREN'S THEATRE 1 is starting up again for age 5-7 year olds! Fun inclusive creative performing arts sessions including dance drama singing and story telling!
Ringcross Baby & Toddler GroupRingcross Community Centre
Come along and have some fun. lovely, bright hall, clean toys. Website
drama at Perform GroupRobert Blair Primary School
Excellent drama classes full on energy, amazing teachers, bring out so much confidence in the children.If you go with a friend bth you and your friend earn a 30pound discount. Classes are held in Scout hall, behind nugent terrace in St Johns Wood Website
Crescendo Music ClassesBrecknock Primary School
Crescendo classes are individually created music sessions for the Early Years; children aged 0-6.5 years old. The sessions aim to introduce your child to music through singing and the use of instruments incorporating games, rhythm activities and group percussion. £6.50/session, £65/term Website
Tiny Turner SwimBridge School
Classes for kids with the emphasis on teaching them the correct techniques in a fun and warm environment. Website
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Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Caledonian Road
- Tufnell Park
- Finsbury Park
- Kentish Town
- Newington Green
- King's Cross
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