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Guidebook for London

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Guidebook for London

Food Scene
It's local, they play fantastic music (particularly on Arsenal match days) and the food is amazing. You won't regret it.
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Piebury Corner
209-211 Holloway Rd
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It's local, they play fantastic music (particularly on Arsenal match days) and the food is amazing. You won't regret it.
Wonderful traditional wood fired Pizzeria, just a few minutes walk from my flat. Try the charcoal pizza base - it's very good!
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Zia Lucia
157 Holloway Rd
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Wonderful traditional wood fired Pizzeria, just a few minutes walk from my flat. Try the charcoal pizza base - it's very good!
A really new addition to the area and whilst Holloway already has a couple of great pizzerias, the pizzas at Terroni are fabulous and they do some great pasta dishes too. Nice and quiet location with a terrace also, so ideal on warm evenings.
Terroni Pizza
6 Hornsey St
A really new addition to the area and whilst Holloway already has a couple of great pizzerias, the pizzas at Terroni are fabulous and they do some great pasta dishes too. Nice and quiet location with a terrace also, so ideal on warm evenings.
Wings, fries, burgers and alcohol... this place is where you want to go for tasty burgers, amazing chicken and a great drinks menu.
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MEATliquor N1
133B Upper St
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Wings, fries, burgers and alcohol... this place is where you want to go for tasty burgers, amazing chicken and a great drinks menu.
Trullo Restaurant offers a simple, seasonally focused, Italian inspired menu that changes daily. Always enjoyed eating here and had great feedback from friends I've recommended too.
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Trullo
300-302 St Paul's Rd
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Trullo Restaurant offers a simple, seasonally focused, Italian inspired menu that changes daily. Always enjoyed eating here and had great feedback from friends I've recommended too.
AMAZING cheese and wine deli with regular events, definitely worth a visit during your stay.
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Provisions
167 Holloway Rd
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AMAZING cheese and wine deli with regular events, definitely worth a visit during your stay.
French cuisine on Holloway Road - they also cater for customers at The Lamb, opposite!
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La Muse
119 Holloway Rd
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French cuisine on Holloway Road - they also cater for customers at The Lamb, opposite!
Café in Islington with a serious case of nostalgia and a passion for local produce. Wine, cocktails & evening food Thursday-Saturdays
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Nanna's
274B St Paul's Rd
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Café in Islington with a serious case of nostalgia and a passion for local produce. Wine, cocktails & evening food Thursday-Saturdays
Le Mercury is a French Restaurant who has been open from 1985 and still going - one of my favourite restaurants in Islington.
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Le Mercury
140 Upper St
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Le Mercury is a French Restaurant who has been open from 1985 and still going - one of my favourite restaurants in Islington.
Traditional French Restaurant close to Angel, Islington. Around 20 minute walk or catch a 43 bus.
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Le Sacre Coeur
18 Theberton St
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Traditional French Restaurant close to Angel, Islington. Around 20 minute walk or catch a 43 bus.
Wonderful, intimate restaurant offering a daily changing European menu built around the best seasonal British ingredients. Highly recommended.
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Oldroyd
344 Upper St
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Wonderful, intimate restaurant offering a daily changing European menu built around the best seasonal British ingredients. Highly recommended.
Authentic Indian dhaba food comes to islington. Selling wraps, thalis, grills and honest home-cooked curries. Very, very good.
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Delhi Grill
21 Chapel Market
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Authentic Indian dhaba food comes to islington. Selling wraps, thalis, grills and honest home-cooked curries. Very, very good.
Located by Highbury Corner, its cosy dining room and quality gastropub food makes it the perfect place to watch afternoon sport or go for a Sunday roast. Only a few minutes walk from the flat.
The Duchess of Kent
Located by Highbury Corner, its cosy dining room and quality gastropub food makes it the perfect place to watch afternoon sport or go for a Sunday roast. Only a few minutes walk from the flat.
Smoothies. Juices. Crepes. Coffee. Milkshakes (amazing!!) Everything. Wednesday - Sunday (10am - 10pm)
Miki's Paradise
221 Holloway Rd
Smoothies. Juices. Crepes. Coffee. Milkshakes (amazing!!) Everything. Wednesday - Sunday (10am - 10pm)
Tapas & Cocktails Bar and Restaurant, modern and traditional Spanish cuisine in the heart of Angel, Islington
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La Farola Cafe
101 Upper St
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Tapas & Cocktails Bar and Restaurant, modern and traditional Spanish cuisine in the heart of Angel, Islington
Little known, but much loved Thai restaurant in Upper Holloway. A few minutes on the 43 or 271 bus, or a 25-30 minute walk. If you like Thai food, it's worth a visit.
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Nid Ting Thai
533 Holloway Rd
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Little known, but much loved Thai restaurant in Upper Holloway. A few minutes on the 43 or 271 bus, or a 25-30 minute walk. If you like Thai food, it's worth a visit.
Great gastro-pub within walking distance (15/20 mins walk) or easily accessible by bus.
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The Pig and Butcher
80 Liverpool Rd
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Great gastro-pub within walking distance (15/20 mins walk) or easily accessible by bus.
Drinks & Nightlife
My local! A great pub with live music on Tuesday and Sunday (Irish folk music) and Thursday (Dave the Keys on the piano) - around 10 minutes walk from the flat. Great range of lager/ales on tap and you can order pizzas and/or burgers from across the road!
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The Lamb
54 Holloway Rd
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My local! A great pub with live music on Tuesday and Sunday (Irish folk music) and Thursday (Dave the Keys on the piano) - around 10 minutes walk from the flat. Great range of lager/ales on tap and you can order pizzas and/or burgers from across the road!
Just a great pub - around 10 minutes walk from the flat. Great range of lager/ales on tap.
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The Swimmer at the Grafton Arms
13 Eburne Rd
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Just a great pub - around 10 minutes walk from the flat. Great range of lager/ales on tap.
Quizzes, stand-up comedy, music (I think?) and food at this bright corner pub a few minutes away from the flat.
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The Horatia
98-102 Holloway Rd
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Quizzes, stand-up comedy, music (I think?) and food at this bright corner pub a few minutes away from the flat.
Long-standing live music venue a few minutes walk from the flat. Check their website for programme of events coming up.
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The Garage
20-22 Highbury Corner
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Long-standing live music venue a few minutes walk from the flat. Check their website for programme of events coming up.
Famous Arsenal pub for match-goers before and after games at the Emirates stadium. Always packed, no matter what the weather or opponent visiting Arsenal, but you won't wait more than a couple of minutes to be served.
The Tollington Arms
115 Hornsey Rd
Famous Arsenal pub for match-goers before and after games at the Emirates stadium. Always packed, no matter what the weather or opponent visiting Arsenal, but you won't wait more than a couple of minutes to be served.
Gastropub located close to the shopping area at Angel, Islington and just 20 minutes walk from the flat. Worth bearing in mind if in the area.
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The Angelic
57 Liverpool Rd
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Gastropub located close to the shopping area at Angel, Islington and just 20 minutes walk from the flat. Worth bearing in mind if in the area.
Brilliant gastropub close to Kings Cross station. Great food, range of wine and a first floor terrace. Perfect stop-off en route to or from the station but a worthwhile destination in its own right.
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The Fellow
24 York Way
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Brilliant gastropub close to Kings Cross station. Great food, range of wine and a first floor terrace. Perfect stop-off en route to or from the station but a worthwhile destination in its own right.
Amazing cocktails in a quiet location in Angel, Islington. Highly recommended.
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The Bar With No Name
69 Colebrooke Row
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Amazing cocktails in a quiet location in Angel, Islington. Highly recommended.
Fantastic, hidden cocktail bar with regular events including live music. Highly recommended but booking is essential.
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Nightjar
129 City Rd
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Fantastic, hidden cocktail bar with regular events including live music. Highly recommended but booking is essential.
The best place nearby to find a wide range of wines.
Majestic Wine Islington
2 Holloway Rd
The best place nearby to find a wide range of wines.
BAR+BIEROCKS. Gravity & Hand Pull, 7 Keg lines, Local Bottles - 4-11 Mon - Thurs, 4-12 Fri, 12-12 Sat. 2-10.30 Sun
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The Taproom
163 Upper St
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BAR+BIEROCKS. Gravity & Hand Pull, 7 Keg lines, Local Bottles - 4-11 Mon - Thurs, 4-12 Fri, 12-12 Sat. 2-10.30 Sun
A 19th century gin palace down the backstreets of Angel, Islington. Drinks, food & handsome staff.
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The Island Queen
87 Noel Rd
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A 19th century gin palace down the backstreets of Angel, Islington. Drinks, food & handsome staff.
Entertainment & Activities
Home of Arsenal Football Club - tours of the stadium can be booked and two club shops are also open Monday to Saturday and on Sunday's before a match.
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Emirates Stadium
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Home of Arsenal Football Club - tours of the stadium can be booked and two club shops are also open Monday to Saturday and on Sunday's before a match.
Parks & Nature
One of London's Royal Parks and a great space to have a picnic, go running or just get away from the city.
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Regent's Park
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One of London's Royal Parks and a great space to have a picnic, go running or just get away from the city.
Lovely park (with a swimming pool) very close by. If you are a runner, this is a great place to go for a few laps.
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Highbury Fields
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Lovely park (with a swimming pool) very close by. If you are a runner, this is a great place to go for a few laps.
Highgate Cemetery is England's finest Victorian burial ground. It is world famous for its romantic wooded landscape and ivy-clad tombs
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Highgate Cemetery
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Highgate Cemetery is England's finest Victorian burial ground. It is world famous for its romantic wooded landscape and ivy-clad tombs
Iconic North London destination and venue, with the best panoramic views of London
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Alexandra Palace
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Iconic North London destination and venue, with the best panoramic views of London
Regent's Canal is a natural wildlife habitat & one of London's prized green spaces. You can access it at various points - I'd suggest heading to the Caledonian Road access point.
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Regent's Canal
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Regent's Canal is a natural wildlife habitat & one of London's prized green spaces. You can access it at various points - I'd suggest heading to the Caledonian Road access point.
A beautiful Park in East London. Winner of the 2014 and 2015 Green Flag People's Choice award. Get there via bus or take a walk along the canal.
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Victoria Park
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A beautiful Park in East London. Winner of the 2014 and 2015 Green Flag People's Choice award. Get there via bus or take a walk along the canal.
A small green space in the inner London Borough of Islington. It is a registered charity that aims to bring a bit of the countryside to the city and is a great place to visit, with or without kids.
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Freightliners Farm
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A small green space in the inner London Borough of Islington. It is a registered charity that aims to bring a bit of the countryside to the city and is a great place to visit, with or without kids.
Used to be a railway, now it's a nature reserve and a great way to escape the city. Can provide a lovely walk up to Alexandra Palace.
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Parkland Walk
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Used to be a railway, now it's a nature reserve and a great way to escape the city. Can provide a lovely walk up to Alexandra Palace.
Shopping
angel.london
106 Islington High St
Modern shopping centre with major brands and restaurants, easily accessed via overground from Highbury and Islington (7 mins walk from the flat).
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Westfield Stratford City
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Modern shopping centre with major brands and restaurants, easily accessed via overground from Highbury and Islington (7 mins walk from the flat).
You can walk it (30 mins walk, at least) or catch a bus from Holloway. A must visit for those new to London.
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Camden Market
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You can walk it (30 mins walk, at least) or catch a bus from Holloway. A must visit for those new to London.
15-20 minutes from the flat (via Holloway Road tube).
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Covent Garden
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15-20 minutes from the flat (via Holloway Road tube).
The best of 1940s & 50s vintage style clothing. 5 minutes walk from the flat.
Vivien of Holloway
294 Holloway Rd
The best of 1940s & 50s vintage style clothing. 5 minutes walk from the flat.
Arts & Culture
Little pub found on Highbury corner thats full of laughs and good times. A favourite for top stand-up comedians previewing their material before the Edinburgh Fringe.
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The Hen & Chickens Theatre Bar
109 St Paul's Rd
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Little pub found on Highbury corner thats full of laughs and good times. A favourite for top stand-up comedians previewing their material before the Edinburgh Fringe.
If it's on here, you won't see it anywhere else. Legendary Theatre Pub with real ale & craft, British charcuterie & cheese, free-entry live music & award winning theatre.
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King's Head Theatre Pub
115 Upper St
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If it's on here, you won't see it anywhere else. Legendary Theatre Pub with real ale & craft, British charcuterie & cheese, free-entry live music & award winning theatre.
21 acres of creative space along the Thames river, including Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall & the Hayward Gallery.
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Southbank Centre
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21 acres of creative space along the Thames river, including Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall & the Hayward Gallery.
World renowned contemporary/classic art gallery. Easily accessed by tube (30-35 mins).
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Tate Modern
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World renowned contemporary/classic art gallery. Easily accessed by tube (30-35 mins).
Esoteric London draws connections between London past & London present, using photography, the written word and more than a dash of humour
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Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
39A Canonbury Square
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Esoteric London draws connections between London past & London present, using photography, the written word and more than a dash of humour
Set in Hampstead Heath, Kenwood is one of London’s secret gems. An 18th C villa with a beautiful art collection, the house & estate are free to enjoy all year.
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Kenwood House
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Set in Hampstead Heath, Kenwood is one of London’s secret gems. An 18th C villa with a beautiful art collection, the house & estate are free to enjoy all year.
One of the Everyman group of independent cinemas. Relax in comfy double-seater sofa's with a glass of wine bought from the bar within the cinema, while watching blockbuster releases or timeless classics.
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The Screen on the Green
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One of the Everyman group of independent cinemas. Relax in comfy double-seater sofa's with a glass of wine bought from the bar within the cinema, while watching blockbuster releases or timeless classics.
Essentials
Tesco Express
5-7 Hornsey St
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Waitrose & Partners
366 Holloway Rd
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Sainsbury's Local
465 Holloway Road