Holloway’s story is one of renewal and regeneration. It’s turned itself from a rundown, cramped and underrated part of Islington into a true up-and-comer. Change is happening quickly here, so finding the best places to live in Holloway will require some expert insight. To make life easier for you, we’ve put together the top 10 property developments in Holloway, as rated by the people who live there. Read on, and find out what makes Holloway worth a closer look.
Where is Holloway?
Holloway makes up a large swathe of central north London. Part of the borough of Islington, it sits between the more affluent areas of Highbury and Highgate. This puts Holloway in Zone 2 for TfL services and the A1 runs almost directly through the heart of it.
Living in Holloway
Holloway used to be known for all the wrong reasons. It used to be chiefly associated with the notorious women’s prison HMP Holloway. Not to mention that the area was bisected by a major road.
Today, Holloway has much brighter prospects. The prison has closed, with the land being turned into 1000 new homes by 2026. The arrival of Arsenal Football Club’s Emirates Stadium has pumped millions into the community, and development is still going strong.
Alongside the smart rows of Victorian terraced houses, luxury apartment blocks and compounds are spring up. This is bringing more of a need for smart shops, restaurants and other amenities. The best cafes Holloway can muster are now a fair sight better than just five or so years ago!
At its heart, Holloway is still a buzzing place with lots going on. Gentrification is smoothing off some rough ends, but there’s still plenty of character to be found across the area.
Average property prices in Holloway
There’s a good mix of property to hold your interest in Holloway. The smart new developments sit alongside less pricey segments that nearby Highbury and Highgate can’t really offer. The Victorian terraced houses are still some of north London’s most affordable living options, with many being turned into flats.
Altogether, this creates a huge range of price options to buy and rent in Holloway. Everything from £200,000 flats to £3.5 million mansions are on offer. The average property price at the moment is around £725,000, but this doesn’t fully describe the property picture. You’ll have to dive in and see what can be found for your budget.
If you’re looking to rent in Holloway, expect to pay about £500 per week. This is almost 12% below the London average.
10 best places to live in Holloway
Now it’s time to see what HomeViews reviewers have to say about Holloway’s new property prospects today. The following list is based purely on their feedback about their own homes, in the form of 1-5-star rankings.
If you see anything that strikes your interest, click on it. This will take you to a dedicated page that will contain a full list of all the reviews, comments and further details about the property.
Right at the top of the tree for Holloway is Vantage Point, a Build-to-Rent development by Essential Living. It offers 118 apartments – studios, one-bedroom and two-bedrooms. All Vantage Point residents get access to a wide range of features and amenities. These include a 24-hour onsite team, a roof terrace, games room and exercise room. In addition, the development is above Archway London Underground Station. Residents are also close to Upper Street, Emirates Stadium and Highgate Village.
Read reviews and details of Vantage Point, N19
Narrowly in second we have London Square Caledonian Road, which features a range of one and two bedroom apartments. Residents here benefit from a residents’ courtyard, concierge, on-site gym and communal podium gardens overlooking the trees and green space of Market Road Gardens.
Read reviews and details of London Square Caledonian Road, N7
Arundel Square is a United House Development comprising 147 apartments that residents describe at “safe, comfortable and homely”. They also enjoy access to a range of amenities, such as a concierge, bike storage, parking and sculpted communal gardens. The development is conveniently situated just a few minutes’ walk from both Highbury and Islington Station and Caledonian Road & Barnsbury station.
Read reviews and details of Arundel Square, N7
At number four, Queensland Terrace is just seconds from the front door of the Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal football team. It is well placed for commuters, with excellent transport links via Holloway Road’s Piccadilly line and Drayton Park’s National Rail services.
Read reviews and details of Queensland Terrace, N7
At halfway through the list we have Tiltman Place, a Grainger development with 206 one, two and three-bedroom apartments. The development also features an on-site cafe and leisure facilities. It’s situated just a 10-minute walk from Finsbury Park station, which is served by the Victoria Line, the Piccadilly Line and National Rail services.
Read reviews and details of Tiltman Place, N7
Next up is The Cottonworks, by St William, which sits nicely within Finsbury Park. This development offers just 22 one and two bedroom apartments, and residents find the location extremely convenient as it is under 0.5 miles from Finsbury Park underground and train station. Residents here benefit from Help to Buy options and great transport links and amenities.
Read reviews and details of The Cottonworks, N7
Highbury Gardens is a First Base development with 119 apartments, ranging from one to three-bedrooms. It benefits from being positioned on Holloway Road, one of the main shopping streets of the area. The development is just a 5-minute walk from its nearest underground station, Highbury and Islington, which is served by the Victoria Line and overground rail services.
Read reviews and details of Highbury Gardens, N7
At number eight, Xchange Point is a Build-to-Rent development from Span Group. It sits close to King’s Cross, Camden and Islington, and is less than a five-minute walk from Caledonian Road Underground (serviced by the Piccadilly Line). The development offers one, two and three-bedroom apartments and a small selection of penthouses.
Read reviews and details of Xchange Point, N7
Next, Whittington Estate comprises six residential terrace houses designed by Camden Architects’ Department. The development is close to Archway tube station, which offers Northern Line services that can reach London Kings Cross St Pancras in just under ten minutes.
Read reviews and details of Whittington Estate, N19
To finish, residents love the “picture-postcard” quality of The Beaux Arts Building. This elegant building was used by the Royal Mail until the mid-90s. Now, it’s a hub of apartments and penthouses close to Holloway Road Station and Archway Underground Station, and within walking distance of Emirates Stadium.
Read reviews and details of The Beaux Arts Building, N7
If our list has fired you up for more of an exploration of Holloway, try taking a look at our area guide. Here you’ll find more details about Holloway’s history, culture, main areas and future prospects as a property market.
For those after a slice of North London that’s slightly more affordable than the likes of Islington town centre, Holloway is a sure-fire bet. This leafy district has fine Victorian architecture. In addition to, a cosmopolitan high street scene and plenty to do for Read more about Holloway
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