North London neighbourhood home to Arsenal's Emirates Stadium
"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 Lower Holloway 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
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 best place to quaff on the finest wines around without having to buy a bottle! Very highbrow.
Submitted by James
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
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 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
Forget The Hawksmoor. This Argentinian steak restaurant serves amazing meat and has a very cosy ambience.
Submitted by James
Not great if you're on a budget. However, if you want to push the boat out and want tasty Turkish-inspired food, you're in luck!
Submitted by James
Out of the Attic
A fab place for vintage finds and antiques, the stock is often spilling out onto the pavements.
Submitted by Andrew
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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 Lower Holloway
Child-friendly activities near Lower Holloway
Total Football AcademyHighbury Fields,
All academies offer accessible and affordable football training through programmes expertly designed by our network of FA qualified coaches. 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!
Islington Karate Club- Kids BeginnersSobell Leisure Centre,
Traditional shotokan karate classes. Children of all ages are welcome. Website
Spanish - La Jolie Ronde Islington Licensee
An excellent/native accent for the children to copy. Conversation, basic grammar, games, role-plays, rhymes and stories. An awareness of Spain, its geography and culture. Termly reports on your child's progress. Launching offer: £5 for first term Price per class after first term £5.50 Website
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
Tiddlywinks Stay and PlaySt Johns Barnes Library
Lots of room for your child to play and a chance for you to meet local families. Website
Freightliners Farm Stay and PlayFreightliners Farm
Come and make some new friends then pay a visit to the animals too. Website
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Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Caledonian Road
- Tufnell Park
- Finsbury Park
- Kentish Town
- Newington Green
- King's Cross
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