Holloway and surrounding areas
A locals' guide to Holloway and surrounding areas
"North London remains for me the essence of London living...urban and innovative against a backdrop of centuries of history..."Vikki Broad
"London Metropolitan University is one of a whopping 22 universities in London!"Angela Clarke
"Holloway Road has great connections to central London along the Piccadilly line."Imogen Harrison-Broadley
Where do Holloway and surrounding areas 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
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 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
Perfect stop for any Arsenal fan! Underneath the railway lines at Finsbury Park, it is open all of the time, not just match days.
Submitted by Amie
My Cottage Café
Tiny little family run café with delicious Lebanese food - it's a real surprise!
Submitted by Amie
Out of the Attic
A fab place for vintage finds and antiques, the stock is often spilling out onto the pavements.
Submitted by Andrew
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
Forget The Hawksmoor. This Argentinian steak restaurant serves amazing meat and has a very cosy ambience.
Submitted by James
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 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
The Front Room Cafe
Super friendly local café with an amazing breakfast selection. Nice place to spend a 'work from home' day. Outdoor seating too when the weather is good.
Submitted by Chris
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 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?
"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."
Explore Holloway and surrounding areas
Child-friendly activities near Holloway and surrounding areas
Angel Shed Inclusive TheatreCity & Islington College
Every child, regardless of disability, income or background should be given the opportunity to shine in the performing arts. Website
Sign & Learn at Highbury Community NurseryHighbury Community Nursery
Sign & Learn is a fun way to interact with your baby and enables babies from as young as 6 month to communicate their needs effectively, thus reducing frustration. Website
ArtStart @ Islington Arts FactoryIslington Arts Factory
A fantastic introduction to painting and 3D work. Website
Penguin ClubSobell Centre
Have fun on ice with Percy the Penguin, a skate aid that is perfect for the pre-school age. Website
Baby MassageWillow Children's Centre
Babies find massage very soothing and it helps with colic and sleep. Website
GymnasticsSt. Mary Magdelene Academy
Gymnastics Classes for children aged 4 1/2 to 16 years old. Website
BuggyfitParadise Park Children's Centre
The ultimate fitness class for Mums and babies. Website
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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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