(Holloway Road, London)
Holloway may not seem like the prettiest of places, but among the bookies, questionable chicken places, endless off licenses and thrift stores, there’s some super-sweet spots to have a blast…you could even have a whole day out there.
Grab a flat white at Vagabond N7:
(A bicycle outside Vagabond N7)
Located just two minutes away from Highbury and Islington station, Vagabond N7 is a café with an edge. Although its first location was built in 2011 just around the corner in Stroud Green, the coffee chain has been providing hot beverages to frosty customers on Holloway Road since 2013. Whether it’s a latte or a flat white you’re after, the friendly staff and reasonable prices will give you a rush for the rest of the day.
Tuck into some authentic London grub at Piebury Corner:
(Piebury Corner on Holloway Road)
So the name might be a terrible word play on the Gooner’s old stomping ground but one thing that doesn’t leave a sour taste in your mouth is the Corner’s famous pie and mash. Self-acclaimed as “London gourmet pies”, Piebury Corner dishes up mouthwatering delicacies (most of which named after ex Arsenal players) accompanied with a crazy selection of beverages from classic geezer beers to hipster craft ales.
Treat your sweet tooth at Cookies and Scream:
(Cookies and Scream)
Whether you fancy a post lunch dessert, have a craving to cheat on that new year diet or just plain greedy then Cookies and Scream is the place to be. Tucked away on the side of Holloway Road this cakery is a real hidden gem, plating up cookies, brownies, pies, donuts and shakes galore. They even incorporate for those pesky vegans…
Watch the Gooners at The Emirates:
(The Emirates Stadium; home of Arsenal)
As it cost around £390,000,000 to erect, you’d expect The Emirates Stadium to be made of gold…it’s obviously not, but the quality of football played there is second to none. The Gunners really know how to play the beautiful game, and whether you’re a fan or not you can enjoy a beautiful afternoon in the 60,432 park.
Enjoy a beer and a band at The Garage:
Whether you’re a hardcore music fan or you just enjoy the odd pint then The Garage is the place to be. Located literally opposite Highbury and Islington station, The Garage offers a multitude of gigs and club nights to keep people coming back for more. Opening its doors to the public just under 25 years ago, the historic 750 cap venue has played host to a number of world famous gigs, hosting acts alike The Killers, Green Day and Oasis.
Although Holloway Road might not be as lively as Leicester Square or Piccadilly Circus but it’s certainly putting its name on the map. It may seem a bit dull and gloomy at first however this list of locations proves that you should explore the less known places of London and make the most of what they have to offer.