Holloway and surrounding areas
A locals' guide to Holloway and surrounding areas
"Holloway Road has great connections to central London along the Piccadilly line."Imogen Harrison-Broadley
"Clissold Park is the perfect place for a day out with the kids - there's animal enclosures, a lovely café and lakes to explore."Chris Ball
"North London remains for me the essence of London living...urban and innovative against a backdrop of centuries of history..."Vikki Broad
Where do Holloway and surrounding areas locals go?
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
Rowans Tenpin Bowl
This is a legendary late-night hotspot in Finsbury Park. It is open until 2:30am Friday and Saturday and has karaoke too.
Submitted by Michael
The Edward Lear
A pub on Holloway Road with plenty of cosy booths and a pretty interior. It also has Pimms and Lemonade on tap!
Submitted by Amie
Bumblebee Natural Foods
Bumblebee Natural Foods shops on Brecknock Road...you have to add them to your list, they are amazing. Great produce over three shops and the best bread ever!!
Submitted by Tim
The owner is from Naples and it's a super friendly Italian. Very pretty place, service is wonderful and it has freshly made pasta and homemade puds.
Submitted by Amie
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
This restaurant provides the best food, near and far, in the Islington/Holloway area. Amazing cocktails, a well chosen wine card and an extraordinarily friendly and expert service that guarantees a complete dining experience. Alcedo will never disappoint!
Submitted by Christiane
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
The Faltering Fullback
This is a brilliant local pub with a massive decked beer garden, including covered areas for rainy days!
Submitted by Amie
Great breakfasts and lunches and the only café in the area to open early. And they have food from Brazil too! OMG, I am so excited that this is my new local!
Submitted by Dorotta
A fantastic addition to the area, I love this Italian deli and café because of its tasty food and personable service.
Submitted by Eglel
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?
"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."
Explore Holloway and surrounding areas
Child-friendly activities near Holloway and surrounding areas
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
Stay and PlayHighbury Roundhouse Community Centre
The activities we offer include painting, arts and crafts, book corner, play dough, role play, dressing up and sing-along. Website
Dads Stay and PlayWillow Children's Centre
Drop-In for all dads and male carers with children. Website
The London Scout Centre
London Scouts cover the Camden, Islington and City of London districts. Please contact them to find out the location of your nearest centre. Website
Perform - Drama Workshops - HighburySt John's Highbury Vale Primary School,
Dance and singing weekly workshops. Website
Baby MassageWillow Children's Centre
Babies find massage very soothing and it helps with colic and sleep. Website
Penguin ClubSobell Centre
Have fun on ice with Percy the Penguin, a skate aid that is perfect for the pre-school age. 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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