About Holloway

Thanks to new housing developments and the closure of Holloway prison, the property market in Holloway is booming. The short commute to the City means it’s growing evermore popular as a choice to buy and rent, attracting more and more families and young couples. Situated in the London Borough of Islington, the N7 and N19 postcode has long been associated with Holloway Prison, but the perception of Holloway is changing quickly, with gentrification of the area speeding up. The availability of affordable housing is one of the main factors why people want to buy or rent a home herer. Despite being dominated by Victorian terraces and Georgian townhouses, many of which have been converted to flats, Holloway has undergone a regeneration in recent years with many new housing developments and conservation areas. The development of the Emirate’s Stadium brought over 2,000 new-build properties to the area in the last 10 years.

At the centre of Holloway is the Nag's Head commercial area which sits between the more residential Upper Holloway and Lower Holloway neighbourhoods. The Nag’s Head shopping centre has many high-street brands as well as a great selection of cafés and restaurants.

Holloway Highlights

The most prominent building in Holloway is the towering Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal Football Club. With a capacity of 60,704 it is the fourth-largest football stadium in England. However, the stadium is used for more than just football. It’s played host to a summit between former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy; used as a location for the audition stage of reality shows The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent; and used as a music venue, where Bruce Springsteen and British band Coldplay have both played concerts.




The nearest Underground Stations are:

  • Caledonian Road in Zone 2 on the Piccadilly Line
  • Highbury & Islington in Zone 2 on the Victoria Line
  • Holloway Road in Zone 2 on the Piccadilly Line
  • Archway is on the boundary of Zone 2 and 3 on the Northern Line


Overground stations include:

  • Caledonian Road & Barnsbury in Zone 2
  • Camden Road in Zone 2
  • Upper Holloway in Zone 2
  • Drayton Park Railway Station in Zone 2
  • Highbury & Islington Station in Zone 2


Holloway is served by London Buses routes: 29, 91, 253, 259, N29, N91, N253, and night bus N279.




Thornhill Primary School
William Tyndale Primary Scholl
Laylock Primary School
St Mary’s CofE Primary School
Canonbury Primary School


The Bridge Integrated Learning Space
New River College Secondary
St Mary Magdalene Academy
City of London Academy Islington

Did you know?

Holloway was home to the largest women's prison in Europe, Holloway Prison, until 2016.