Is Archway a nice place to live in?

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People walking on the riversides in London

Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Archway is an area of north London, England, in the London Borough of Islington 3.8 miles (6 km) north of Charing Cross. It straddles the A1 and is named after a local landmark, the high, single-arched Archway Bridge which crossed the road in a cutting to the north. It has a modern commercial hub around Vantage Point and Archway tube station. “

Things that make us love Archway

What makes the heart of Archway? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in Archway to help you decide to move in there.

Restaurants in the area

Archway has a range of different eateries. This is important for someone who is moving to an area who wants to be able to eat out and not cook every day. The below table gives you an overview of what options you have.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Tiffin Tin (Tufnell Park) 122 Junction Road, London 4.3 183
St John’s Tavern 91 Junction Road, Archway, London 4.3 899
Loving Hut Archway 669 Holloway Road, London 4.3 539
North Nineteen 194-196, Sussex Way, London 4.3 320
Tufnell Park Tavern 162 Tufnell Park Road, London 4.3 1019
Boston Arms 178 Junction Road, London 4.3 413
Highgate Newtown Community Partners 25 Bertram Street, London 4.3 41
Archway Kebab 26 Junction Road, London 4.3 364
Che Cosa 653 Holloway Road, London 4.3 437
KFC Archway – Holloway Road 667 Holloway Road, Archway, London 4.3 455
Starbucks Coffee 1 Junction Road, London 4.3 449
Chicken Pot – Archway 3 Junction Road, London 4.3 66
Subway N/A, 8-10 Junction Road, London 4.3 73
Premier Inn London Archway hotel Hamlyn House, MacDonald Road, London 4.3 1363
Shinobi Sushi – Archway 85 Junction Road, Archway, London 4.3 218
Pizza Da Milano 624 Holloway Road, London 4.3 192
Pizza Bella 510A Hornsey Road, London 4.3 38
Dixy Chicken 171A Fortess Road, London 4.3 77
Stanley Pubs 162 Tufnell Park Road, London 4.3 5
Lee Garden 420 Hornsey Road, London 4.3 70

Green spaces and parks of Archway

Big green spaces cover the UK and London. However, it may be hard to work out just how much green space there is by just looking at a map. Here is a table below that shows you the green space of Archway in more detail.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Siorai Bar 114 Junction Road, London 4.2 248
Grenville Road Gardens Grenville Road, London 4.3 39
Giesbach Road Open Space London 4 2
Archway Park Archway, London 4.3 4
Girdlestone Park Vorley Road, London 4.2 18
Davenant Road Gardens 33 Davenant Road, London 4.2 15
Scholefield Road Open Space 20 Mowatt Close, London 5 1
Whittington Park London 4.5 352
Zoffany Park London 4.3 15
4 H Community Garden Rupert Road, London N/A N/A
Wedmore Estate Community Garden Wedmore Street, Archway, London N/A N/A
Dartmouth Park 80-18 Bickerton Road, London 4.3 55
Elthorne Park 23 Hazellville Road, London 4.1 422
Dartmouth Park 27B Tremlett Grove, Archway, London 4.3 27
Sussex Way Gardens 252-254 Sussex Way, London 4.3 22
Dartmouth Park 47 Poynings Road, London 4.6 5
Tufnell Park Playing Fields Campdale Road, London 4.3 252
Landseer Gardens 37 Landseer Road, London 4.3 7
Waterlow Park Highgate Hill, London 4.7 2343
Sunnyside Community Gardens Hazellville Road, London 4.5 35

What are the range of supermarkets like?

Out of all the other services in Archway, supermarkets are arguably some of the most important. Take a look at the table below that tells you where the nearest supermarkets are so you can do your shppping conveniently. It would be a shame to move somewhere new and not realise some of your favourite stores aren’t nearby in Archway.

We weren’t able to find any supermarket in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local supermarket or grocery store. We’ll amend this page

The range of gyms in Archway

More at-home work means more gym-goers. Major chains make staying active in Archway easy.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Factory Fitness and Dance Centre 407 Hornsey Road, London 4.3 100
PureGym London Holloway Road Collingwood Business Centre, Mercers Road, London 4.3 420
Islington Boxing Club 20 Hazellville Road, London 4.3 255
New Leaf Personal Training unit 10, 3 Wedmore Street, London 4.3 1
Align Fitness 2 Junction Road, London 4.3 33
Ashtanga Yoga North Archway Close, Archway, London 4.3 7
Archway Leisure Centre 1 MacDonald Road, London 4.3 644
In Touch Pilates 2, Bickerton House, 25 Bickerton Road, London 4.3 N/A
Akasa Sanctuary Ltd Tufnell Park Road, London 4.3 N/A
HealthClub Partners 202, Belgravia Workshops, Marlborough Road, London 4.3 N/A
Dowe Dynamics Gym 2-4 Navigator Square, London 4.3 87
Goldendoor Yoga 39 Fairbridge Road, London 4.3 26
Yoga By Lizzie 14 Windermere Road, London 4.3 5
Personal Fitness Centre United Kingdom 4.3 N/A
Astanga Yoga Here Archway Central Hall Methodist Church, Navigator Square, London 4.3 20
Outdoor Gym London 4.3 N/A
Osteopilates 2 Prospero Road, London 4.3 4
AC Pilates Highgate – Pilates Reformer Prospero Road, London 4.3 56
Whittington playground 563 Rupert Road, London 4.3 N/A
The Glass House Studio 664 Holloway Road, London 4.3 3

Museums & Galleries

Art helps discover an area’s culture. Galleries and museums are great weekend enjoyment and you can find where all the fun is happening by checking out the museum and galleries table for Archway below.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Bush Industrial Estates 10, Bush Industrial Estate, Station Road, London 5 2
Winscombe St – Neave Brown (Grade 2 Listed) 15B Winscombe Street, London N/A N/A

Pubs

As Londoners, we cherish our local pubs. Archway has some great go-to spots. From smaller, more family run chains to larger pubs like WeatherSpoons, there is a pub for everyone in the area.

Pub name Name Address Description
Brendan the Navigator 90 Highgate Hill London N19 5NQ One cask beer on offer, rotating between the two listed. We will see if trade recovers sufficiently for this to happen – “Our intention is to add up to an additional 2 quality cask products on a rotating basis from October of this year.” However on a walk-by in June 2023 no cask could be seen through the windows.
Landseer Arms 37 Landseer Road London N19 4JU December 2021 – Four real ales on at time of visit. £7 lunch deals served 12pm-4pm weekdays along with main food menu. Sunday roasts offered. Spacious outdoor seating area, which is the perfect place to enjoy a drink on a Summer’s evening.
Shaftesbury Tavern 534 Hornsey Road London N19 3QN May 2022 – we understand that Remarkable Pubs are ending their trade arrangement with Fuller’s and shifting to Shepherd Neame. However, in this pub that seems to relate mostly to keg products not cask – so they can shop around for cask beer which means the range can vary week by week. On 04/02/23 the cask was Pumphouse Pale, Purity Ubu, and a 2.7% session ale from Small Beer.
St John’s Tavern 91 Junction Road London N19 5QU 26/07/23 – Pub closed for refurbishment…. reopened 6th September with three cask beers as listed. Pre refurb Keg beers including Orbit, Brew by Numbers etc.
Star 47 Chester Road London N19 5DF Aug 2023 – pre-covid this pub sold up to 4 cask beers but that range has now been significantly reduced. Our reported comments, “2 pumps but only one on. TT Landlord. It will be replaced when it runs out. Intention of keeping at least one on.” So expect to find Landlord but at times there might be a replacement beer.

How’s the local life around Archway

It could be that Archway has a lively atmosphere with many activities happening and there are ways to find this out. To discover what to do in your area, we recommend looking at sites like Timeout that list weekly events in Archway. We want to make finding things easy, so here’s a link to see upcoming happenings in Archway. Also, knowing what’s available in Archway and where helps when getting to know a new place. That’s why we made a map with property price info from this article to simplify your search.

The facilities you might need in Archway

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Archway name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Post offices in Archway

Want to send and receive parcels easily? There is no better way to do that than having a post office nearby. Not only do they provide post services but post office in Archway can provide a wide range of services such as: sending money or subscribing post insurance. Here is the list of post offices in your next area

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Peedees Newsagents & Post Office 507 Hornsey Road, London 5 5
Hornsey Road 507 Post Office 507 Hornsey Road, London 4 38
Upper Holloway Post Office 55-57 Junction Road, Archway, London 3.2 101
Hornsey Delivery Office 13, 11 Station Road, London 1.7 15
North London Delivery Centre 11, Bush Industrial Estate, 5UW, Station Road, London 1.9 42
Postbox 148A Marlborough Road, London 4 2
Campdale Road Post Office 6 Campdale Road, London 3.1 35
POST BOX STROUD GREEN 2 Tollington Park, Finsbury Park, London 1 1

What schools are nearby in Archway?

Having a nearby school is a plus when moving. Below are schools located by Archway. This table is especially important to pay attention to if you are trying to find a place for your child to learn in the next few years.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Oberon String Quartet 47 Miranda Road, London 5 1
Chameleon Nursery Ltd 76 Dartmouth Park Hill, London N/A N/A
Archway Children’s Centre 1 Vorley Road, London 4.5 50
Ashtanga Yoga North Archway Close, Archway, London 5 7
Kumon Maths & English The Harry Rice Hall, 72 – 74, Hargrave Park, Archway, London 5 12
St Joseph’s Islington 140 Dartmouth Park Hill, London 3.7 12
Pascal Rogé Clarion/Seven Muses, 47 Whitehall Park, London 3 1
Ceesay Nursery School Charity 46 Dartmouth Park Hill, London N/A N/A
Whitehall Park School 106 Hornsey Lane, London 4.4 13
Konstam Children Centre 75 Chester Road, London 5 1
St Mark’s C Of E Primary School Sussex Way, London 5 3
St Aloysius’ RC College Hornsey Lane, London 3 17
Maria Montessori School – Hornsey Rise St Mary’s Community Hall, Ashley Road, London 5 2
Beehive School Arkansas House, New Orleans Walk, London N/A N/A
Duncombe Primary School Sussex Way, London 4.5 18
Yerbury Primary School 67 Foxham Road, Archway, London 4.5 8
St John’s Upper Holloway C of E Primary School Pemberton Gardens, London 4.7 3
Drum Lessons London Turpin Way, London N/A N/A
Hargrave Park School Bredgar Road, London 5 8
Brookfield Primary School Chester Road, London 4.3 15

In Archway, what tube and train stations are nearby?

Having to walk more than 10 to 15 min to reach public transportation is usually considered as a downside when considering a property to live in. To simplify this, we curated the list of train and tube station of Archway to help you find what would be the best location for you to move in. There are 3 train or tube stations within the Archway area. Here are the main ones

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Upper Holloway Holloway Road, Upper Holloway, Greater London 4.4 47
Archway Junction Road, London 4 99
Tufnell Park United Kingdom 3.5 66

Hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in the area of Archway

Archway has 17 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Whittington Hospital Magdala Avenue, London 3.1 766
Gastroenterology Clinic 4B, Level 4, The Whittington Hospital Magdala Avenue, London 4.5 2
Highgate Wing Dartmouth Park Hill, London 3 2
Blessing Agencies 465C Hornsey Road, London N/A N/A
St. Johns Way Medical Centre 96 Saint John’s Way, London 3.3 143
Archway Sexual Nhs Health Clinic Ltd 681-689 Holloway Road, Greater, Archway, London 3.9 28
Masajes Ignacio 710 Holloway Road, Archway, London 5 2
PALS Whittington Hospital Magdala Avenue, London 2.5 11
Jenner building 1A Gordon Close, London N/A N/A
Whittington Hospital Labour Ward Magdala Avenue, London 3.4 21
Whittington Goods In 5hz, 109 Dartmouth Park Hill, London 5 2
The Rise Group Practice Health Centre, Hornsey Rise, London 2.3 80
Highgate mental Health centre – West Highgate Mental Health Centre West, Dartmouth Park Hill, London N/A N/A
Northern Health Centre 580 Holloway Road, London 2.5 108
Highview Medical Centre 3-11 Cromartie Road, London N/A N/A
Hanley Primary Care Centre 51 Hanley Road, London 3.1 261
MedicSpot Clinic Tufnell Park 165 Fortess Road, London 4 1

Other areas nearby

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If you are not completely sure that you want to move the area check out our other guides about cities in the nearby vicinity

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Kings Cross See the guide here
Camden Town See the guide here
Barnsbury See the guide here
Primrose Hill See the guide here
Canonbury See the guide here
Chalk Farm See the guide here
Belsize Park See the guide here
Kentish Town See the guide here
Highbury Fields See the guide here
Hampstead See the guide here
Gospel Oak See the guide here
Tufnell Park See the guide here
Highbury See the guide here
Holloway See the guide here
Dartmouth Park See the guide here
Stoke Newington See the guide here
Finsbury Park See the guide here
Upper Holloway See the guide here
Manor House See the guide here
Sandy Lodge See the guide here
Crouch End See the guide here
Harringay See the guide here
Hornsey See the guide here
Fortis Green See the guide here
Muswell Hill See the guide here
Kings Cross See the guide here
Camden Town See the guide here
Barnsbury See the guide here
Primrose Hill See the guide here
Canonbury See the guide here
Chalk Farm See the guide here
Belsize Park See the guide here
Kentish Town See the guide here
Highbury Fields See the guide here
Hampstead See the guide here
Gospel Oak See the guide here
Tufnell Park See the guide here
Highbury See the guide here
Holloway See the guide here
Dartmouth Park See the guide here
Stoke Newington See the guide here
Finsbury Park See the guide here
Upper Holloway See the guide here
Manor House See the guide here

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