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
Where do Upper Holloway locals go?
Beautiful little Italian with fantastic food and wine, a welcoming atmosphere and very reasonable prices.
Submitted by Henry
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
An independent hairdressers with the loveliest staff. I always feel welcome and they do a fantastic job!
Submitted by Vikki
One of the best pubs in Crouch End located on Crouch End Hill, with friendly staff, good food and an amazing beer garden.
Submitted by Octavian
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.
Submitted by Daniel
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.
Submitted by Angela
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!
Submitted by Harriet
The Bull & Last
A gastro pub with substantial breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, as well as a large selection of beers and ales.
Submitted by Dominic
A rustic Mediterranean restaurant open from 7am! Grab breakfast in the morning and more traditional Middle-Eastern fare in the evening.
Submitted by Hannah
This ice cream café sells amazing ice cream! There's always a queue right down the road - I can't get enough!
Submitted by Tallulah
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....
Submitted by Imogen
Really good burgers, brilliant milkshakes and onion rings from a hidden shack at the back of Pizza East.
Submitted by Samuel
O's Thai Café
Authentic Thai food at great prices, this restaurant is perfect for a quick dinner or a take away lunch.
Submitted by Charlotte
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
What do you like about Upper Holloway?
Did you know?
"Grade II Listed pub, The Assembly House, was the favourite local of poet and author TS Eliot."
Explore Upper Holloway
Child-friendly activities near Upper Holloway
Dad's Sing and SignArchway 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 AcademyPlatform
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 AcademyIslington 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 YogaActive 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Lynn Murphy: Monday 10:00am - 12:00am, Wednesday 7:00pm - 9:00, book at 0207 2817059 or email@example.com We recommend regular attendance throughout your pregnancy starting at any time after 13 weeks up until your estimated due date. Website
Singing and SigningArchway 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 PlayWillow Children's Centre
Drop-In for all dads and male carers with children. Website
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.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Tufnell Park
- Dartmouth Park
- Finsbury Park
- Crouch End
- Kentish Town
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