Upper Holloway

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For "Upper Holloway", an area of the village of Holloway, in Derbyshire, see Holloway, Derbyshire.
Upper Holloway
Upper Holloway is located in Greater London
Upper Holloway
Upper Holloway
 Upper Holloway shown within Greater London
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Coordinates: 51°33′58″N 0°07′52″W / 51.566°N 0.131°W / 51.566; -0.131

A map showing the Upper Holloway ward of Islington Metropolitan Borough as it appeared in 1916.

Upper Holloway is a district in the London Borough of Islington, London, centred on the A1 Holloway Road.


The name has fallen out of common use and the area is generally regarded as being a part of Archway or Holloway. The use of 'Upper Holloway' is most often used for Upper Holloway railway station. Upper Holloway is the original designation of the N19 postal district and the term is still used by the Royal Mail.[1]


The classic late Victorian comic novel Diary of a Nobody is set in Upper Holloway. The BBC's BBC Doomsday Project has some content for this area here:. Digital Public art project landscape-Portrait asked respondents about themselves and their area. The responses below relate to the postcode N19 4EH which is in Tollington ward in Upper Holloway.[2]

What is it like to live in this area ?
What sort of people live in your neighbourhood ?
How you been able to make friends here ?