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A vibrant area bustling with independent and high street stores

"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

What is your favourite place?

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!!


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!

Emirates Stadium

There is only one team in North London! A good day out....

The Lord Stanley

Just off Camden Road, this pub does the best sausage and mash!

Bear + Wolf

Fantastic Sunday brunch and great coffee.

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!


A fantastic addition to the area, I love this Italian deli and café because of its tasty food and personable service.


Just opposite Crouch Hill Station, this restaurant serves ENORMOUS sandwiches and booze, perfect for an evening feast, as it is only open from 5pm in the week.


The best European restaurant in London serving gluten free alternatives and delicious pizzas!

Park Theatre

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.

Osteria Tufo

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.

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.

Street N4

Burgers, hot dogs and burritos with cocktails and beer!

My Cottage Café

Tiny little family run café with delicious Lebanese food - it's a real surprise!

The Arsenal

Perfect stop for any Arsenal fan! Underneath the railway lines at Finsbury Park, it is open all of the time, not just match days.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Tufnell Park, Kentish Town, Archway, Finsbury Park, Dartmouth Park, Caledonian Road, Highbury, Canonbury, Camden and Highgate

What do you love about Holloway?

Why do you find Holloway a great place to live?

Local resident

"Waitrose, M&S, indi department store, central location, excellent transport, relaxed interesting atmosphere, culturally mixed (ethnically & demographics), affordable!"

May 2011


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"Grade II Listed pub, The Assembly House, was the favourite local of poet and author TS Eliot."

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Child-friendly activities near Holloway

YogaBugs Classes - Fun Yoga for Children

Dolphin Montessori Nursery
YogaBugs classes are magical, fun and totally interactive story-style adventures for children! These classes bring stories to life through specially developed moves inspired by yoga. Combining fun with exercise, children go on wild adventures where they may roar like a lion, fly like a bird or blast into outer space! Website

Baby Massage

Willow Children's Centre
Babies find massage very soothing and it helps with colic and sleep. Website

Turnstyles Creative Arts Academy

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

Ballet for 7-10yrs, Beginners, Intermediate and over 50s

Kentish 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

Yoga For Children

Kentish Town Community Centre,
Yoga for children is a form of yoga that is designed specifically for children. It includes poses to increase strength, flexibility and coordination. Website

Children's Theatre classes

Angel 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!

Chinese School and Playgroup

Kentish Town Community Centre
Mandarin is taught in a happy atmosphere through various fun activities integrated with Chinese culture. Children will learn Chinese/ Mandarin in a FUN and CREATIVE way with us! We do talking, singing, playing, drawing and making! That's the way children like and that's the way children learn. Website
  1. About Holloway

    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.

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