A vibrant area bustling with independent and high street stores
"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
"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 locals go?
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
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
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 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
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 best European restaurant in London serving gluten free alternatives and delicious pizzas!
Submitted by Local
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
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 Old Dairy
This pub has an amazing history, as it used to be a creamery (hence the name!) and is in a stunning building. Food is great and it has just had a refurb, so is a lovely place to go any time of the day.
Submitted by Michael
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
Why do you find Holloway a great place to live?
"Waitrose, M&S, indi department store, central location, excellent transport, relaxed interesting atmosphere, culturally mixed (ethnically & demographics), affordable!"
What do you like about Holloway?
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."
Child-friendly activities near Holloway
Chinese Mandarin Playgroup for ChildrenKentish Town Com. Centre
Immersive playgroup exposes babies and toddlers to mandarin in a natural way through music, movement, sensorial activities, puppets and storytelling. Mandarin nursery rhymes and songs make their ears familiar with Mandarin tones and build up their vocabulary. Website
Ballet for 7-10yrs, Beginners, Intermediate and over 50sKentish Town Community Centre,
A range of ballet classes are held to appeal to all ages and abilities, in our newly renovated dance studio. The classes are held in a strict but friendly atmosphere, and the skills gained in class are very useful. We are using a unique combination of English and Russian approaches which makes each lesson enjoyable yet very valuable. Try it and feel the improvement after one lesson! Website
Dads Stay and PlayWillow Children's Centre
Drop-In for all dads and male carers with children. Website
Stay and PlayWillow Children's Centre,
Children play centre. Website
Childminders' Stay and PlayWillow Children's Centre
Support, training and advice for local childminders. Website
We believes that our beginner kids martial arts is an effective way to instil confidence, self-esteem, and respectfulness to others. The confidence they earn as they succeed in taekwondo helps them to succeed in school academically and socially. Website
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
Holloway is an inner-city district in the London Borough of Islington located 3.8 miles north of Charing Cross and follows for the most part, the line of the Holloway Road (A1 road). At the centre of Holloway is the Nag's Head area. It is home to a very multicultural population and is one of the most densely populated areas of London.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Tufnell Park
- Kentish Town
- Finsbury Park
- Dartmouth Park
- Caledonian Road
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