Commercial Property Area Guide: Upper Holloway - London
Holloway is a district of Islington in central/north London. It’s located in transport zone two and splits into two somewhat distinct areas on either side of the Holloway Road. To the North East of this major thoroughfare is Upper Holloway. There you’ll find the Emirates Stadium, home to premier league team Arsenal since 2006, and the Arsenal Football Club Museum, where football fans from across the globe flock to learn more about one of the UK’s most successful teams.
Holloway is a popular place for many in the world of media, arts and literature, thanks to its close proximity to central London and the prominent businesses in this field that are based nearby. In fact, some of literature’s great works have come out of Upper Holloway - Douglas Adams penned The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy at 19 Kingsdown Road. It’s also known as a hotspot for London’s street artists, whose works give the area an edgier, urban feel than neighbouring districts.
Recently, Upper and Lower Holloway have both undergone lots of redevelopment works, which have seen luxury developments spring up all across the area between the Arsenal stadium and Caledonian Road. There are still plenty of areas that retain inner-city London’s traditional charm though, like the Nag’s Head Market just off Seven Sisters Road.
Looking to base your business in Upper Holloway? Here’s everything you need to know about the vibrant central area.
Getting around in Upper Holloway
Arsenal underground station is located in HollowayIt is the only underground station to be named after a football club in the UK and is located on the Piccadilly line. You can travel as far north as Cockfosters on the Enfield/Barnet border, via areas such as Finsbury Park and Wood Green.
If you’re heading west, you’ll be able to reach central stops such as Leicester Square, Earl’s Court and King’s Cross, or travel as far as Heathrow on the southerly branch of the line. The northern branch lets you travel as far as Uxbridge, stopping at Ruislip Manor, South Harrow and North Ealing along the way.
Kings Cross Station is 11 minutes from Arsenal station. If you need to travel further afield, major rail interchange Kings Cross St Pancras is just an 11-minute underground ride away. Within the Upper Holloway area, you can also catch local overground and national rail services from Upper Holloway station, close to Archway or Drayton Park, a few minutes’ walk from London Metropolitan University.
Four airports are within an hour of Upper HollowayLuton Airport and Stansted Airport are roughly an hour’s drive north of Upper Holloway. Heathrow Airport is just over an hour’s drive from Upper Holloway, or around an hour and a quarter’s journey on the Piccadilly line of the tube. Finally, for domestic or short haul flights, London City Airport is just under an hour’s public transport journey or roughly 45 minutes in the car.
Upper Holloway is well-connected by roadLocated north east of arterial Holloway Road, other main roads including Seven Sisters Road run through Upper Holloway. From Holloway Road, you can travel north west to the A1, which connects the area to junction 2 of the M1. the
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Where can I find a bank or Post Office in Upper Holloway?There are three banks in Upper Holloway. There’s one Barclays Bank, one Santander and one Halifax branch. All three are just off Holloway Road.
If you’re looking for a post office in Upper Holloway, you’ll find one on Holloway Road (close to Drayton Park station) and one close to Upper Holloway Railway station. There is also a third branch nearby, just off Seven Sisters Road.
Upper Holloway has plenty of places to buy groceriesAs well as an array of independent grocery stores along Holloway Road, most of the UK’s big supermarket brands can be found in Upper Holloway. These include:
- Three Sainsbury’s Local
- Four Tesco Express
- One Iceland Foods
- One Co-Op
- One Waitrose & Partners
If you’re looking to enjoy a day of shopping, there are plenty of high street brands and independent stores lining Holloway Road, including New Look, Argos and JD Sports. Nag’s Head Market is also popular place to visit. The indoor market, which has been around since the Victorian Era, is located off Seven Sisters Road. There, you’ll find clothing, jewellery and food stalls and it’s soon to have an upper floor, which will offer even more space for pop-up eateries to occupy.
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Interesting facts about Upper Holloway
Upper Holloway is home to an Art Deco cinema, which was built in 1932. It’s now an Odeon but was once one of a staggering ten picture houses that lined central Holloway Road.
The glittering Emirates stadium has some pretty rubbish foundations – no, really. The home of Arsenal football club sits on top of Islington’s former waste site.
Upper Holloway is home to legendary local The Nambucca, which has hosted intimate gigs by Marcus Mumford, The Libertines and Laura Marling.
Nag’s Head Market was once home to the Nag’s Head pub, of Only Fools and Horses fame.