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Five Things to do in Holloway

Five Things to do in Holloway

Holloway is one of the capital’s most unpretentious, diverse places to call home. It’s been extensively regenerated in recent years, yet despite that fact, properties remain affordable; something that first-time buyers and families with young children particularly appreciate.

If you’re looking for a place that has plenty of buzz, plus lots of things to do, Holloway is a location to consider. Here’s a list of the five best things to do in the area.

Top five activities in Holloway

Visit Emirates Stadium

Arsenal’s home ground is arguably Holloway’s most famous landmark. If you’re a fan of the club, you’ll want to watch a match or two; but even if you’re not a supporter, a tour of the stadium is an experience not to be missed. As well as catching the next game, you can also enjoy a musical performance or two; in the past, the venue has hosted major acts such as Muse and Bruce Springsteen.

Spend an afternoon amongst some greenery

When you live in Holloway, you’ll have easy access to Paradise Park; a large green space that has a children’s playground, chess tables and outdoor exercise equipment. There’s also a floodlit astro-turf pitch, which can be rented out if you fancy a game of football with friends.

Highbury Fields is also close by, and is home to Highbury Pool and Fitness Centre; the perfect place to have a swim. The kid’s playground has a sandpit and water-play area, and there’s also a café, if you want to enjoy a cup of tea while you’re there. In the summer, you can also make use of the barbeques.

Spend an afternoon at Freightliners City Farm

Children of all ages will love Freightliners City Farm. It’s completely free to enter, and provides kids with the opportunity to pet some farm animals, learn about fruit and vegetable production, and try the cakes, which are all baked at the farm. There are also several group activities here, which offer the chance to learn some farming skills, and make new friends at the same time.

Try out the restaurants

Holloway is starting to get a reputation as one of North London’s hippest foodie hotspots. There’s a wealth of great restaurants here, such as Westerns Laundry, which serves up fresh seafood, and Sambal Shiok, a Malaysian laksa bar that caters for those who like plenty of spice.

The Owl and Hitchhiker is another must-visit location. This pub (named in honour of Holloway’s most celebrated local author, Douglas Adams), sells weekend ‘drag brunches’ and plenty of well-cooked fast food during the week.

Spend the day at The British Museum

The British Museum is only a few short stops away by tube, and is the perfect place to while away a rainy day. It’s home to a vast array of remarkable artefacts, such as the Rosetta Stone and the Elgin Marbles; and each area (which is divided by continent) is a joy to wander through. The central atrium (the Great Court) is well worth a visit in itself; and houses the world-famous Reading Room at its centre.

(Photo Credit: Julian Walker

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