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
"Canonbury and Islington are renowned for their beautiful Regency architecture that attracts so many of the local residents."Daniel Burrell
"Highgate's elegant properties complement its charming high street and leafy surroundings."Samuel Burke
Where do Holloway and surrounding areas locals go?
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
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
Locals of Finsbury Park and Stroud Green are very proud to have this new theatre in the area. It opened in 2013 and has very varied performances. It's right behind Finsbury Park Station.
Submitted by Chris
Out of the Attic
A fab place for vintage finds and antiques, the stock is often spilling out onto the pavements.
Submitted by Andrew
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
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
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
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
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
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
Beautiful little Italian with fantastic food and wine, a welcoming atmosphere and very reasonable prices.
Submitted by Henry
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
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
Children's Theatre classesAngel Shed Theatre Company
CHILDREN'S THEATRE 1 is starting up again for age 5-7 year olds! Fun inclusive creative performing arts sessions including dance drama singing and story telling!
Bamboch! Dance FitnessIslington Arts Factory
For those who may want an activity they could enjoy with their partners or children. Website
Tiny Time Music-Full of Beans Play caféFull of Beans Play café
Bring your babies and toddlers to join Holly, Anita and Steven for a fun introduction to musical concepts, using singing, instrument playing, listening and dancing to music from classical traditions, contemporary music and music from around the world! Drop in class £6 per child, £9 for two siblings*. No need to book! Website
Dance & Ballet ClubStudio 45
Ballet and dance classes with former Royal ballet dancer Sarah Toner. Each 45 minute class £104 per term Each 1 hour class £117 per term Each 1 hour 15 minutes class £146.25 per term Each 1 hour 30 minutes class £175.50 per term Each 2 hour class £234 per term Website
Christchurch Parent & Toddler Drop InChrist Church Highbury
Every Monday morning in term time from 9.45am until 11.45am there is a stay and play session in the Fellowship Room, welcoming babies, toddlers and their parents or carers. The room is filled with toys, puzzles, games, books, trains, dolls, dressing up, colouring and more. Throughout the session buttered toast and drinks are available for the little ones, and tea/coffee and biscuits for the accompanying adults. 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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