HOLLOWAY ROAD

Holloway Road may be the gateway out of (or into) London but as the traffic slows down and the pedestrian crossings improve (eg, opposite the Nag’s Head near James Selby) it’s becoming a good place to do your shopping again. And did you know it was the home of the deliberately unfunny (and thus funny) Diary of a Nobody (see book reviews)? 10 of the interviews on Islington Faces blog are with people who know this area well. 

If you want to look at a local website exclusively about Holloway, see Holloway Life which has a huge range of info about the area.

Landlord Adrian Clarke: “The Lamb Beer & Liquor is a bohemian place. We’re not a football pub with screens but if you are an Arsenal fan and you come up the side of the road from Highbury we’re the first pub you find. Match days are really busy: lots of guys come in here before the match for a pint.”

Landlord Adrian Clarke: “The Lamb Beer & Liquor is a bohemian place. We’re not a football pub with screens but if you are an Arsenal fan and you come up the side of the road from Highbury we’re the first pub you find. Match days are really busy: lots of guys come in here before the match for a pint.”

PUBS
Ade Clarke, landlord at the Lamb Beer & Liquor – a chilled pub which just happens to be the nearest one to Arsenal on the Holloway side of the Emirates.

SHOPS, CAFES & RESTAURANTS
Pick your interviewee then look for the 5 places they love about Islington to find some new places close to Holloway Road that you might want to try.

SPORT
Find out why Georgina Gray set up a Bikram (hot yoga) studio just behind Holloway tube. The first class is free!

TRAINING
Jennifer Yong runs cooking courses at Genius Social, a few minutes from Holloway tube. The classes make great experience gifts – a skill you can learn and then try again in your own kitchen.

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The long awaited pedestrian crossing over Holloway Road opposite Nags Head.

In Islington Faces interview with architect David Gibson, who is also chair of the Islington Society, he talks about how Holloway Road finally got this long awaited pedestrian crossing opposite Nags Head. Now both sides of the road have busier shops.

MUSIC

  • Meet a fairy spirit who rehearses at St Luke’s, West Holloway and at the piano on St Pancras International station, Alicia Montplaisir.
  • He may be big enough to tour the US, but singer songwriter Frank Turner also bigs it up for Nambucca on Holloway Road

PEOPLE

  • Jeremy Corbyn, MP by Garry Kennard - part of the Holloway Icon series. (c) Garry Kennard

    Jeremy Corbyn, MP by artist Garry Kennard for his Holloway Icon series. (c) Garry Kennard

    Teaching assistant Molly Gorrell Barnes reckons she’s from Holloway & Bristol.

  • Barry Edwards was Islington Mayor from 2013-14.
  • Singer songwriter Frank Turner bigs it up for Nambucca on Holloway Road
  • Jane Parker, a skilled photographer and blogger at Jane’s London living in Holloway, talks about her business designing wonderful recycled London treasures  – be tempted by the way a broken clay pipe can become a smoking hot necklace.
  • Buy me once campaigner Tara Button once lost her cat on the top of the Nag’s Head. The cat’s home now!
  • Jeremy Corbyn, MP, allegedly buys his vests from Nag’s Head market.
  • Artist Garry Kennard who also knows about science and writing is also a mountaineer (training on the slopes of Highgate Hill).
  • Traveller Rachel Zatz does Airbnb just off Holloway Road. She tells guests to eat at Amici (now Ekko).

Over to you
Where’s your favourite place on Holloway Road? Have you ever worked there? Have you got some good stories to tell about HollowayRoad’s history like Christopher Curtis? If so do share in the comments – or contact islington faces blog and suggest you are interviewed.  Thanks.

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