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Max's

Max's

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 Old Dairy

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.

Osteria Tufo

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.

Rowans Tenpin Bowl

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.

Trattoria Terra

Trattoria Terra

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

Girasole

Girasole

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

The Arsenal

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 Front Room Cafe

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.

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The Edward Lear

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!

My Cottage Café

My Cottage Café

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

Street N4

Street N4

Burgers, hot dogs and burritos with cocktails and beer!

Park Theatre

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.

Waterlow Park

Waterlow Park

Tranquil and quiet. I love coming here and having my lunchtime refresh!

Bear + Wolf

Bear + Wolf

Fantastic Sunday brunch and great coffee.

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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

"The statue of Victorian philanthropist Sir Sydney Hedley Waterlow who donated the land for Waterlow Park in Highgate is the only statue in London with an umbrella!"

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

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

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Mike Tracy

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

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What locals say about Upper Holloway

  1. 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. Honestly, I cannot complain about the area, it's clean throughout and people do their best to keep the smile : )

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Child-friendly activities near Upper Holloway

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

Multi-Sport Holiday Club-St Joseph's RC Primary School

St Joseph's RC Primary School
Inspire to Engage is Premier Sport's brand new holiday course initiative. Your children will keep busy and active with a huge variety of activities and sports for them to enjoy during the school holiday. The fun environment on our holiday courses means they mix with loads of children of their own age, get active and most importantly have fun. The scheme is not avaliable on Good Friday and the Easter Bank Holiday on Monday 6th April. Website

Kids Street Dance - with Turnstyles Creative Arts 6-16yrs

Islington Arts + Media School
Our Classes are great fun and allow beginners to join in immediately and learn their new trade. It is also the perfect place for already established dancers to come and 'shine' as well as learn fantastic new material from our great teaching staff! Website

Childminders' Stay and Play

Willow Children's Centre
Support, training and advice for local childminders. 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

Groovy Tots

Archway Children's Centre
The best music session for young children you will ever attend! Led by professional musicians. It's a wonderful mix of classical instruments and African rhythms. Website

Caxton House (under-fives drop-in and toy library)

Caxton House
The Under 5s groups were set up for local parents/carers and their children. They offer a safe, stimulating place for children to socialise, integrate and make new friends in a purpose built environment especially for under fives. Website

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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