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A locals' guide to N7

"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 N7 locals go?


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!

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!!

Emirates Stadium

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

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.

The Lord Stanley

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

Bear + Wolf

Fantastic Sunday brunch and great coffee.


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

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 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.


The prettiest tailors in North London?

My Cottage Café

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

Street N4

Burgers, hot dogs and burritos with cocktails and beer!

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.


This butchers sells award-winning meat. Simples.

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

What do you love about N7?

Why do you find N7 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


What do you like about N7?

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"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."

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Child-friendly activities near N7

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!

Fun Violin Lessons for children

The Basement Dance Studio London
Note by Note violin lessons are designed to gently introduce the instrument in a fun and nurturing environment Website

Ringcross Baby & Toddler Group

Ringcross Community Centre
Come along and have some fun. lovely, bright hall, clean toys. Website

Baby Massage

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

Angel Shed Inclusive Theatre

City & Islington College
Every child, regardless of disability, income or background should be given the opportunity to shine in the performing arts. Website


St Mary Magdalene Academy
Our classes are very popular and we strive to have a coach:child ratio of 1:8. In the course of the year children can engage in displays, competitions and Badge&Certificate awards. 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
  1. About N7

    N7 is the postcode district in North London incorporating the areas of Holloway, Barnsbury (part), Islington (part), Tufnell Park (part) and is covered by the Islington, Camden local authorities.

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