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Upper Holloway

A locals' guide to Upper Holloway

"Highgate's elegant properties complement its charming high street and leafy surroundings."

Samuel Burkesmith

"Peeking out from behind the trees in Waterlow Park is an impressive view of London."

Mike Tracy

"Highgate High Street has an amazing selection of upmarket shops, cafes and restaurants - I love being in the centre of them all!"

Mike Tracy

What is your favourite place?

Where do Upper Holloway locals go?

Trattoria Terra

Beautiful little Italian with fantastic food and wine, a welcoming atmosphere and very reasonable prices.

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!


The prettiest tailors in North London?

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

Street N4

Burgers, hot dogs and burritos with cocktails and beer!


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

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.

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.

Bear + Wolf

Fantastic Sunday brunch and great coffee.


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

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Archway, Tufnell Park, Dartmouth Park, Holloway, Highgate, Finsbury Park, Crouch End, Kentish Town, Highbury and Harringay

What do you love about Upper Holloway?

Why do you find Upper Holloway a great place to live?


"I have lived in Upper Holloway for 8 months now; well, since I moved to London from Canada. The nearby streets are lined with late Victorian houses which adds to the history of the area. I really like the place, my residential street is very quiet, and it's only 4 minutes walk from Holloway Road and 10 minutes from Archway station, very convenient for commuting to job, going out in trendy Upper Street or buzzing West End. ... more

May 2011


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"The first ever motorised cable car in Europe was installed on Highgate Hill in 1884 and ran until 1909."

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Child-friendly activities near Upper Holloway

Breakfast Stay and Play for Dads

Willow Children's Centre
Drop-in group for all dads and carers with babies or children aged 0-5yrs. Willow Children's Centre is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built day care and education centre for children. Website

Dad's Sing and Sign

Archway Children's Centre
Fantastic session lead by trained staff using the Makaton Signing. Excellent group for parents to socialise and babies to develop language and communication skills Website

Stay and Play

Willow Children's Centre,
Children play centre. Website

Piano Fun Club

Whittington Park Community Association
Piano Fun Club - giving students of all ages and abilities, the chance to learn the piano or keyboard in a supportive environment, whilst having fun! Group Keyboard Lesson £7.50 20 minute individual piano or guitar lesson £12.50 Website

Pregnancy Yoga

Active Birth Centre
Classes are booked separately for Janet Balaskas or Lynn Murphy; Janet Balaskas: Tuesday 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday 12:30-14.30, book at 0208 3610124 or jb@activebirthcentre.com Lynn Murphy: Monday 10:00am - 12:00am, Wednesday 7:00pm - 9:00, book at 0207 2817059 or lm@activebirthcentre.com We recommend regular attendance throughout your pregnancy starting at any time after 13 weeks up until your estimated due date. Website

Baby & Me Yoga with Lynn Murphy

Active Birth Centre
You will be amazed by the magic that takes place during these baby massage classes and how much babies love it. The art of baby massage will help you communicate with your baby through loving touch, and your touch will enhance your baby's health and well being, help to relieve issues such as colic, and encourage deeper sleep. £15 per class, £65 for a 5 week block Website

Singing and Signing

Archway Children's Centre
Fantastic session lead by trained staff using the Makaton Signing. Excellent group for parents to socialise and babies to develop language and communication skills. Website
  1. About Upper Holloway

    Upper Holloway is a district in the London Borough of Islington, London. The name has fallen out of common use and the area is generally regarded as being a part of Archway. The use of 'Upper Holloway' is most often used for Upper Holloway railway station. Upper Holloway is the original designation of the N19 postal district. The classic late Victorian comic novel Diary of a Nobody is set in Upper Holloway.

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