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Upper Holloway

A locals' guide to Upper Holloway

"Highgate's elegant properties complement its charming high street and leafy surroundings."

Samuel Burke

"Peeking out from behind the trees in Waterlow Park is an impressive view of London."

Mike Tracy

"Highgate High Street has an amazing selection of upmarket shops, cafes and restaurants - I love being in the centre of them all!"

Mike Tracy

What is your favourite place?

Where do Upper Holloway locals go?

Trattoria Terra

Beautiful little Italian with fantastic food and wine, a welcoming atmosphere and very reasonable prices.


A fantastic addition to the area, I love this Italian deli and café because of its tasty food and personable service.


The best European restaurant in London serving gluten free alternatives and delicious pizzas!

Pandan Leaf

Simply one of the nicest Thai meals outside of Thailand.


An independent hairdressers with the loveliest staff. I always feel welcome and they do a fantastic job!

Railway Tavern

One of the best pubs in Crouch End located on Crouch End Hill, with friendly staff, good food and an amazing beer garden.


From sushi, to curries, to noodle dishes, there's plenty to choose from on this restaurant's menu. The décor is cool too, both inside and out.

The King's Head

This pub is great for their food and range of beers and ales. They even hold comedy nights and live music sessions here.


From cakes for special occasions to sandwiches at lunchtime, this local bakery has been serving Crouch End for years and they're certainly my first port of call for baked treats!

The Bull & Last

A gastro pub with substantial breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, as well as a large selection of beers and ales.

Bistro Laz

A rustic Mediterranean restaurant open from 7am! Grab breakfast in the morning and more traditional Middle-Eastern fare in the evening.


This ice cream café sells amazing ice cream! There's always a queue right down the road - I can't get enough!

Crouch End Broadway

With so much to do and see in Crouch End, there's no wonder why it's such a popular place to live....

Dirty Burger

Really good burgers, brilliant milkshakes and onion rings from a hidden shack at the back of Pizza East.

O's Thai Café

Authentic Thai food at great prices, this restaurant is perfect for a quick dinner or a take away lunch.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Archway, Tufnell Park, Dartmouth Park, Holloway, Highgate, Finsbury Park, Crouch End, Kentish Town, Highbury and Harringay

What do you love about Upper Holloway?

Why do you find Upper Holloway a great place to live?


"I have lived in Upper Holloway for 8 months now; well, since I moved to London from Canada. The nearby streets are lined with late Victorian houses which adds to the history of the area. I really like the place, my residential street is very quiet, and it's only 4 minutes walk from Holloway Road and 10 minutes from Archway station, very convenient for commuting to job, going out in trendy Upper Street or buzzing West End. ... more

May 2011


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"Grade II Listed pub, The Assembly House, was the favourite local of poet and author TS Eliot."

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Child-friendly activities near Upper Holloway

Dad's Sing and Sign

Archway Children's Centre
Fantastic session lead by trained staff using the Makaton Signing. Excellent group for parents to socialise and babies to develop language and communication skills Website

Turnstyles Creative Arts Academy

Aims to improve and enrich their learning experience in order for them to maximise their full potential. Ballet Class on Saturday 9:00am - 10:00am for ages 3-5. Website

Caxton House (under-fives drop-in and toy library)

Caxton House
The Under 5s groups were set up for local parents/carers and their children. They offer a safe, stimulating place for children to socialise, integrate and make new friends in a purpose built environment especially for under fives. Website

Turnstyles Creative Arts Academy

Islington Arts + Media School
Aims to improve and enrich their learning experience in order for them to maximise their full potential. In our Dance sessions, Commercial Street Dance is fused with elements from complimenting dance genres to develop style and technique. In our Drama sessions, children will take part in a range of games, improvisation exercises and script work, with an emphasis on collaborating and team work. Website

Pregnancy Yoga

Active Birth Centre
Classes are booked separately for Janet Balaskas or Lynn Murphy; Janet Balaskas: Tuesday 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday 12:30-14.30, book at 0208 3610124 or jb@activebirthcentre.com Lynn Murphy: Monday 10:00am - 12:00am, Wednesday 7:00pm - 9:00, book at 0207 2817059 or lm@activebirthcentre.com We recommend regular attendance throughout your pregnancy starting at any time after 13 weeks up until your estimated due date. Website

Singing and Signing

Archway Children's Centre
Fantastic session lead by trained staff using the Makaton Signing. Excellent group for parents to socialise and babies to develop language and communication skills. Website

Dads Stay and Play

Willow Children's Centre
Drop-In for all dads and male carers with children. Website
  1. About Upper Holloway

    Upper Holloway is a district in the London Borough of Islington, London. The name has fallen out of common use and the area is generally regarded as being a part of Archway. The use of 'Upper Holloway' is most often used for Upper Holloway railway station. Upper Holloway is the original designation of the N19 postal district. The classic late Victorian comic novel Diary of a Nobody is set in Upper Holloway.

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