Holloway – A Hidden Gem
26th April 2017
By living in N7, you’ll be choosing to live in an area that has yet to reach its full potential. Holloway is the hotspot for families who have been priced out of areas like Islington and Highgate. Only 4 miles from Central London, it is still relatively obscure in the London property searches.
OUT AND ABOUT
Having just moved to Holloway, your first point of call should be Ooh-La-La. Known the area over for its incredible vintage pieces at incredible prices, vintage lovers will be able to furnish their new home with the second-hand treasures found here.
Don’t forget Archway With Words! An annual festival featuring acclaimed authors, scientists, performers, singers, musicians and much more.
A fun day out with the family, Freightliners City Farm has a fun range of farm animals and a beehive famous for its prize-winning honey.
Speaking of bees, Bumblebee has been one of N7’s natural food stores since 1980. The store has a nut shop, veg shop and a bakery & deli with fresh pastries, artisan bread and cakes.
If you’re looking to sit back, relax and enjoy then Holloway is the place for you. The Odeon cinema on Holloway Road (a Grade II listed building) shows all the latest hits and blockbusters. While The Pleasance is the place for all things live comedy. With two stages, those performing are often destined for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!
However should your child have an urge to be on stage, The Angel Shed is where they need to go. An inclusive theatre company for children and young people to be part of workshops and productions!
Holloway is primarily on the Piccadilly Line, with Caledonian Road, Holloway Road and Arsenal dispersed along Holloway Road. The Northern Line serves two stations nearby and there are Overground trains to Stratford, Dalston Junction and Moorgate.
For a more scenic route to work, you can opt for the plethora of buses heading to Euston, Waterloo and other Central London locations. Or, since you’re only 4 miles from Central London, you could always take a nice walk!
The closing of Holloway Prison in early 2016 has made way for a new housing development in its place. Though it may be a couple of years until completed, it is reported the 10-acre site will be used to create 5,000 new homes in the area!
The housing and amenities of the area are perfectly suited for young couples and family, ready to settle down, but not settle. New housing developments, an abundance of Victorian Era terrace houses, countless independent eateries, and proximity to Central London all means you can enjoy the small developing area of Holloway, but still explore beyond.