Will you love Holloway? Our local guide

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Find out a general overview of the area using Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Holloway is an inner-city district of the London Borough of Islington, England, 3.3 miles (5.3 km) north of Charing Cross, which follows the line of the Holloway Road (A1). At the centre of Holloway is the Nag’s Head commercial area which sits between the more residential Upper Holloway and Lower Holloway neighbourhoods. Holloway has a multicultural population and includes the Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal F.C.. Until 2016, it was the site of Holloway Prison, the largest women’s prison in Europe. Before 1965, it was in the historic county of Middlesex. “

In Holloway, what things may you need?

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

Tube & Train stations within the region of Holloway

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 Holloway to help you find what would be the best location for you to move in. There are 4 train or tube stations within the Holloway area. Here are the main ones

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Drayton Park Drayton Park, London 3.8 25
Holloway Road Underground Ltd, Holloway Road, London 3.6 72
Caledonian Road Underground Ltd, Caledonian Road, London 4.2 49
Arsenal Underground Ltd, Highbury Hill, London 4.3 149

Schools in and around the area of Holloway

Having a nearby school is ideal when relocating. Below is a list of schools located within Holloway

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
City and Islington College – Centre for Business, Arts and Technology 444 Camden Road, London 3.2 39
Bright Horizons Mount Carmel Day Nursery and Preschool 18 Eden Grove, London 4.6 10
Andover Pre-School 49-50 Corker Walk, London 3.4 5
Mother Tongue & Supplementary Schools Partnership 9 Manor Gardens, London N/A N/A
Kumon Maths & English The Old Fire Station, 84 Mayton Street, London 5 1
piano organ keyboard tuition Vaynor House, Flat 1, Williamson Street, London N/A N/A
Bennett court community playgroup Bennett Court, Axminster Road, London N/A N/A
Hornsey Road Children’s Centre 8 Tiltman Place, Hornsey Road, London 4.6 30
Bright Start Community Nursery 55 Newington Barrow Way, London N/A N/A
Minority Matters 51 Newington Barrow Way, London N/A N/A
St Mark’s C Of E Primary School Sussex Way, London 5 3
Christ the King Primary School 55 Tollington Park, London 4.9 11
Revive Health 28 Prah Road, London 4.9 33
Grafton Primary School Eburne Road, London 4.3 6
Sam Morris Centre Nursery Parkside Crescent, London 5 15
Les Petites Etoiles Bilingual Montessori – Tufnell Park Saint George’s House, Crayford Road, London 4.9 31
Pakeman Primary School Hornsey Road, Holloway, London, United Kingdom, N7 6DU, London 4.6 13
Willow Children’s Centre 1A Holbrooke Court, London 4.8 15
Montem Primary School Hornsey Road, Islington 4 14
Paradise Park Childrens Centre 164 MacKenzie Road, London 4.9 8

Medical institutions in Holloway

Holloway has 5 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
The Medical Centre 140 Holloway Road, London 3.5 40
Drayton Park Medical Centre 40 Drayton Park, London N/A N/A
Marie Curie N 7, Holloway Road, London N/A N/A
Sports Injury Clinic Science Centre, London 5 1
Northern Health Centre 580 Holloway Road, London 2.5 108

Are there many post offices in the region of Holloway?

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages a breeze. Post office branches in Holloway provide services like money orders and postal insurance alongside mail services. You can take a look for yourself to see where they are located below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Holloway Post Office 116-120 Seven Sisters Road, London 2 151
Royal Mail Holloway Delivery Office North Road, London 3 213
Holloway Road Post Office 118 Holloway Road, London 3.8 114
Postbox 268-258, A1, London 0 0
POST BOX STROUD GREEN 2 Tollington Park, Finsbury Park, London 1 1
Royal Mail Postbox Gillespie Road, Finsbury Park, London 0 0
Postbox 21 Turle Road, Finsbury Park, London 1 1

Is the local life vibrant in Holloway

Holloway is full of life and things to do. We suggest looking at Timeout for their weekly Holloway event listings to find local activities. Here’s a convenient link to see their upcoming happenings. Having a good grasp of what’s in Holloway and where helps get situated when moving. Our map compiles property price points and other details from this article to outline what’s available in Holloway.

Some great things about Holloway

At Cozee we looked at elements defining the area like restaurants, nightlife, parks, and more. Whether you’re a foodie or night owl, Holloway has something for you. Check out spots below to get a feel for life in Holloway.

Where can you buy groceries in the area

Perhaps one of the most common amenities in Holloway would be supermarkets. Below, you will be able to tell what type of supermarket there are in Holloway and what company operates here.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Tesco Express Portfield, 214-218 Cricklewood Broadway, London 3.6 48
Lidl 408 Edgware Road, London 4.2 2766
Xodo Brazil 29 Cricklewood Broadway, London 4.7 106
Iceland Supermarket Cricklewood 154-156 Cricklewood Broadway, London 4.1 840
Royal Market 9 Cricklewood Lane, London 4.7 6
Acc Polski Supermarket 9 Cricklewood Lane, London 4.6 166
Khan Supermarket London 16 Cricklewood Lane, London 4.3 12
Forat Supermarket 159 Cricklewood Broadway, London 4.4 16
Bacovia Supermarket 145 Cricklewood Broadway, London 4.5 72
Al Rahma 130 Cricklewood Broadway, London 4.5 8
Alanwar Grocery 172 Cricklewood Lane, London 4.3 15
H & P Food & Wine 93 Cricklewood Lane, London 4.4 44
International Food Centre London 2 Cricklewood Broadway, London 3.7 7


Holloway has a range of different places to eat. From Chinese, Indian or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and if you are a foodie you will surely find what you are looking for here.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Hana Sushi 150A Seven Sisters Road, London 4.3 537
The Coronet 338 Holloway Road, London 4.3 2809
Big Red 385 Holloway Road, London 4.3 1259
McDonald’s 280 Holloway Road, London 4.3 1977
The Horatia 98-102 Holloway Road, London 4.3 617
Domino’s Pizza – London – Highbury 92 Hornsey Road, London 4.3 117
Subway 38 Seven Sisters Road, London 4.3 132
North Nineteen 194-196, Sussex Way, London 4.3 320
HD Mona 192 Seven Sisters Road, London 4.3 27
118 Menu 208 Hornsey Road, London 4.3 3
Green Jade 219 Holloway Road, London 4.3 94
Marmaris BBQ Restaurant 108 Seven Sisters Road, London 4.3 37
Azuma 361 Holloway Road, London 4.3 413
Paradise Passion 4, 22 Seven Sisters Road, London 4.3 7
Koyla Lahore Karahi 31 Seven Sisters Road, London 4.3 193
Tangpopo 114 Seven Sisters Road, London 4.3 7
The Swimmer at the Grafton Arms 13 Eburne Road, London 4.3 793
Beijing Aroma Chinese Restaurant Northview Parade, 3 Tufnell Park Road, London 4.3 41
Ichiban Sushi Northview Parade, 3 Tufnell Park Road, London 4.3 8
The Hercules- Holloway 504 Holloway Road, London 4.3 531

Museums & Galleries in the region

The vitality of a region is shaped by its residents who live, work, and engage with one another. Exploring an area through art offers a fresh perspective. If you’re considering relocating to Holloway, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. These venues offer delightful experiences, especially on weekends.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Keith Toy Store 456 Holloway Road, London N/A N/A
Arsenal Museum Emirates Stadium, London 4.4 28
Science Centre 29 Hornsey Road, London 5 1
Stone Circle Gillespie Park 10 Tannington Terrace, Gillespie Road, London N/A N/A

Green spaces and parks of Holloway

One of London’s greatest features are the large green spaces that cover the surface of the city. Check below if Holloway is a good fit for you. Be it for a simple walk or for a casual summer picnic.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Olden Community Garden 22 Whistler Street, London 4.7 35
Islington Ecology Centre 191 Drayton Park, London 4.6 44
Gillespie Park 10 Tannington Terrace, Gillespie Road, London 4.5 350
Kinloch Gardens 204 Kinloch Street, London 4.4 69
Biddestone Park 321 Holloway Road, London 4.4 22
Friends of Biddeston Park 68 Biddestone Road, London N/A N/A
Penn Road Gardens Penn Road, London 4.7 27
Bennett Park London 4.2 6
Octopus Community Plant Nursery London 5 3
Isledon Gardens London 3.7 12
Royal Northern Gardens 6 Manor Gardens, London 4.1 27
St Georges Open Space 55A Tufnell Park Road, London 4.7 6
Landseer Gardens 37 Landseer Road, London 4.3 7
Churnfield Green Finsbury Park, London N/A N/A
Islington Council Greenspace 1 Cottage Road, London N/A N/A
Wedmore Estate Community Garden Wedmore Street, Archway, London N/A N/A
Dalmeny Park 13-14 Dalmeny Road, London 4.6 48
Biddestone Park N/A N/A N/A
Isledon Gardens N/A N/A N/A
Andover Central Square N/A N/A N/A

The range of gyms in Holloway

As remote work becomes more prevalent, there’s a corresponding rise in gym attendance to maintain fitness. With options like David Lloyd, TheGym, and others, Holloway could be instrumental in helping you stay in shape – a valuable amenity in close proximity.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
CrossFit Evolving | Holloway Arch 3, 303 Railway Street, Holloway Road, London 4.3 46
PureGym London Holloway Road Collingwood Business Centre, Mercers Road, London 4.3 420
St Luke’s West Holloway Church Hillmarton Road, London 4.3 22
The Yoga Quarter 8 Hornsey Street, London 4.3 237
Karoon Taekwondo Sobell Leisure Centre, London 4.3 82
Yogacampus 7 Thane Works, London 4.3 7
MahaDevi Yoga Centre 12 Eden Grove, London 4.3 20
Energie Fitness Gym Highbury 555 Liverpool Road, London 4.3 275
Bodyjunkies Boxing & Fitness Studio 259 Holloway Road, London 4.3 61
London Centre of Indian Champissage – Massage Academy 494 Caledonian Road, London 4.3 265
PureGym London Finsbury Park 189-219 Isledon Road, London 4.3 591
JL Fitness Solutions 189-219 Isledon Road, London 4.3 39
New Leaf Personal Training unit 10, 3 Wedmore Street, London 4.3 1
Fitness First Unit A, Eaststand Apartments, Avenell Road, London 4.3 462
Ballet 444 Camden Road, London 4.3 1
Solarium A503, London 4.3 N/A
Metrobox London Metrobox London, Sobell Leisure Centre, Hornsey Road, London 4.3 4
Maria Peace Yoga Studio Yogacampus, 7 Thane Works, Thane Villas, Finsbury Park, London 4.3 7
Mohamed Haider 25 Val McKenzie Avenue, London 4.3 N/A
F45 Training Holloway 256 258Holloway Road, London 4.3 127

Are there any good pubs in Holloway?

Being Londoners ourselves, at Cozee, we hold a strong bond with our regular visits to the local pub every week. Why should your experience be any different in your new home? That’s why we’ve thoroughly tested and reviewed all the pubs in Holloway. While we didn’t get the chance to personally visit each one, we certainly wish we could have. Here’s the curated list of the finest pubs in Holloway.

Pub name Name Address Description
Duchess of Kent 441 Liverpool Road Holloway N7 8PR With the general devastation of pubs in N7, it’s good to see one outlet still flying the flag at the corner with Ellington Street. It has received the standard North London makeover – large, mixed size scrubbed tables, comfy chairs, board games and books and a liberal use of candles. There is a TV but volume is used sparingly for large, national sporting events. Being close to the Emirates stadium it can get busy when Arsenal are at home. On those days the pub will have an outside BBQ and unique bar snacks such as balti pasties. Quiz nights Monday and food nights also held, such as Wednesday pie nights, and cheese and beer tastings, see website for detail. Full meals are served Mon to Fri 12.00-15.00 and Sat/Sun 12.00-16.00 and evenings 18.00-22.00 with full table service. There is a snack menu. It still retains a number of original features although a lot has gone to create the L shaped open space. Cask Marque accreditation achieved March 2008.
Swimmer At The Grafton Arms 13 Eburne Road Holloway N7 6AR May 2022 – we understand that Remarkable Pubs are ending their trade arrangement with Fuller’s and shifting to Shepherd Neame. We await to see what Shep’s beer(s) will be stocked.
Tollington 115 Hornsey Road Holloway N7 6DN A huge, street-corner pub very substantially modernised with large picture windows and acres of pine. The drinking/eating areas wrap themselves around a large central bar. Thai food is served daily. There are non-Thai options plus Sunday roasts. There are 8 screens often showing different subjects (mostly for sport) and the pub is very close to the Arsenal’s stadium. There is a large outside terrace at the front.
Tufnell Park Tavern 162 Tufnell Park Road Holloway N7 0EE A very welcome re-opening in May 2010 after a period of closure and has been operated by the same team since, Stanley Pubs Ltd who now run three other pubs in North London. Although in the Holloway postcode it’s not that far from the pubs of Kentish Town so can be easily combined with other visits.
Coronet 338-346 Holloway Road London N7 6NJ it closed as a Spoons on 10/12/23 but quickly reopened albeit with a slightly less adventurous cask beer range. For clarification – a company called Milegate owns the Toll Gate. DN Properties London now owns the Coronet.
Hercules 504 Holloway Road London N7 6JA 29/12/23 – report from a visitor, “Hand pump clips turned round when visited. One of the pump clips was Timothy Taylor Landlord.”
Horatia 98-100 Holloway Road London N7 8JE Tiled picture of Lord Nelson by the front door. Menu & kitchen run by Borough Foods. New tenants took over in July 2013. Two or three changing real ales and over 60 craft beers (see website for list).
Lamb 54 Holloway Road London N7 8JL Three constantly rotating cask beers, typically a best bitter and a pale ale, alongside an amber, rye beer or porter from Redemption, Howling Hops, Dark Star, 5 Points, Thornbridge, etc. Plus 12 keg lines, 10 of which also feature local beers.
Owl & Hitchhiker 471 Holloway Road London N7 6LE Following its acquisition by Laine’s (and then their acquisition) the pub closed briefly and has re-opened as Owl & Hitchhiker. The second part of the latest name comes from the fact that author Douglas Adams lived nearby. The first is in recognition of Edward Lear, see below. A mixture of science (!) and nonsense. There is also a very large tree internal to the pub! The pub has very impressive interior. Internal decoration might best be summarised as eclectic.

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It would be great to hear what you think about Holloway. Especially if you live there or have lived there in the past. Your opinion could really help as other people moving in could read this article and I’d also helps us understand you. So, we’d love your opinion of Holloway below. Please leave some feedback if you have a moment

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