A locals' guide to N7
"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
"London Metropolitan University is one of a whopping 22 universities in London!"Angela Clarke
Where do N7 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 European restaurant in London serving gluten free alternatives and delicious pizzas!
Submitted by Local
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 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
Forget The Hawksmoor. This Argentinian steak restaurant serves amazing meat and has a very cosy ambience.
Submitted by James
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
Really good burgers, brilliant milkshakes and onion rings from a hidden shack at the back of Pizza East.
Submitted by Samuel
The best place to quaff on the finest wines around without having to buy a bottle! Very highbrow.
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
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
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
Why do you find N7 a great place to live?
"Waitrose, M&S, indi department store, central location, excellent transport, relaxed interesting atmosphere, culturally mixed (ethnically & demographics), affordable!"
What do you like about N7?
Did you know?
"The original main route through Holloway was for driving cattle to the meat market at Smithfield. The route was in such disrepair by the late 1200s, that the Bishop of London built a new toll road that is now the route of the A1."
Child-friendly activities near N7
Kindy Drama - Helen O'Grady Drama AcademySt Lukes Church Hall
It has been carefully devised to complement the existing Helen O'Grady Drama Academy's Primary,Youth programmes and Adult drama. Website
BuggyfitParadise Park Children's Centre
The ultimate fitness class for Mums and babies. Website
Childminders' Stay and PlayWillow Children's Centre
Support, training and advice for local childminders. Website
Tiny Turner SwimBridge School
Classes for kids with the emphasis on teaching them the correct techniques in a fun and warm environment. Website
Fun Violin Lessons for childrenThe Basement Dance Studio London
Note by Note violin lessons are designed to gently introduce the instrument in a fun and nurturing environment Website
Hilldrop Family Drop InHilldrop Community Centre
Hilldrop Community Centre offers a wide range of activities everyday of the week. Website
Baby MassageWillow Children's Centre
Babies find massage very soothing and it helps with colic and sleep. Website
N7 is the postcode district in North London incorporating the areas of Holloway, Barnsbury (part), Islington (part), Tufnell Park (part) and is covered by the Islington, Camden local authorities.
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