North London, N & NW

Camden & Primrose Hill, NW1

A bustling and eclectic part of town known for its unique blend of music history, pop culture, and street life. It’s a bit cleaner these days and the new Hawley Wharf Development is a smart and stylish offering providing an even greater choice of eats. The roof garden is fantastic for vistas of Camden and beyond and Stables Market is still a big draw for tourists.

Nearby there’s London Zoo, panoramic views of the capital from Primrose Hill and The Elegant Regents Park.

La Patagonia an Argentinian Steak Restaurant with its tabletop Brasero De Mesa and parilla grills is a favourite for my family and The Jazz Cafe is still an institution hosting the elite of soul, jazz and world music.

The recently refurbished from top to toe KOKO has a diary filled with contemporary and lesser-known acts and with its now stylish mid-century, with a twist, interiors and multiple spaces is pushing the boundaries of what a concert venue can be.

Kentish Town, NW5

If Kentish Town was once seen as Camden’s nondescript little brother then the tables eventually turned, it grew up and found a strong identity of its own. These days it’s more mature than Camden’s young high street and has a solid sense of community, stylish pubs and diverse dining options. The pineapple is a fantastic local and the Forum is still one of my favourite venues for live music

Islington, N1

Homes in Islington sit in the higher region for those outside of Central London but in return you are spoilt for choice, especially On the famous upper Street where every taste and desire is catered for, shopping, culture, restaurants, and nightlife.

Architecture is eclectic with Regency, Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and Modernist

A gig at The stunning Union Chapel is a must-do.

Finsbury Park, N4

Frequently cited as North London’s new hipster hotspot, Finsbury Park is North London through and through.

Its musical heritage includes The Rainbow Theatre where Jimi Hendrix played as well as the famous Rock Against Racism shows of the late 70s which were held in the park itself.

Today Finsbury Park is a bustling and cosmopolitan neighbourhood with fantastic restaurants, bars and shopping.

A personal favourite is Pappagones in Stroud Green for traditional wood-fired Pizza and The Faltering Fullback: A traditional British pub with a multistory beer garden and a buzzing atmosphere – especially for the 6 Nations.

Highbury, N5

Spiritual Home to The Gunners Highbury is a favourite with families, Arsenal fans and younger buyers alike.

With Highbury fields and Clissold Park nearby, there are plenty of green spaces, charming Victorian architecture and a huge range of cafes, independent stores, bars and restaurants.

Holloway, N7

A diverse and bustling neighbourhood with a mix of residential streets and commercial areas. Key attractions include Holloway Roads wide range of shopping, several microbreweries and tap rooms which are dotted around the local area and Emirates Stadium, home to Arsenal Football Club.

Crouch End, N8

A charming and leafy neighbourhood known for its independent shops, cafes and restaurants. Overlooked by Alexandra Palace in the North, Crouch End doesn’t have a tube station making it off the beaten track for many. This contributes to the area having a village feel and a distinct identity of its own with a huge variety of shopping from great butchers, cheese and bottle shops, craft bakers and organic grocers, two independent cinemas (The Arthouse and Picturehouse) and several fantastic parks including Priory and Stationers Parks.

Links to town come in the form of numerous bus routes and both train and overground stations at Hornsey and Crouch Hill.

Edmonton, N9 & N18

A largely residential area with a mix of traditional homes and modern developments. Key draws include the large Silver Street shopping area and the historic Pymmes Brook Park, a large public park with a playground and scenic waterways. The streets of Victorian houses around the park make it popular with young families.

Friern Barnet, N11

Another favourite with families Friern Barnet is a residential neighbourhood with a mix of traditional late victorian and early Edwardian homes along with some modern developments.

The recently refurbished Arnos Arms serves a wide range of craft beers, cocktails and contemporary pub food and is a hub of the local community.

Allotmentz N11 is a social initiative serving a largely vegetarian, Caribbean, Street Food menu of local produce, with Live Music and Spoken Word events All profits go to support our North London Community Consortium member’s projects.

With Both train and tube at New Southgate and Arnos Grove transport links are plentiful.

Finchley Central & North Finchley, N3 & N12

Finchley Central Centers around the bustling Ballards Lane with its diverse range of shopping including North African Butchers, Turkish Restaurants and Middle Eastern Grocers to name a few.

Victoria Park provides an oasis of green with tennis courts and an adventure playground whilst the Northern line station provides easy access to Central London.

Homes here are predominantly Victorian and Edwardian terraces that run off the High Rd.

Just 5 minutes away buzzing and diverse neighborhood, North Finchley’s center is Tally Ho Corner where its array of shops and cafes can be found. This increasingly sought-after location has easy access to central London, with the Northern Line Underground stations of West Finchley and Woodside Park and the North Circular road all nearby.

Creative arts are well catered for in N12 with Artsdepot, a multi-use community center with theaters, dance and drama studios located on the High Road.

Palmers Green, N13

A leafy residential part of North London known for its vibrant mix of communities, including a large Turkish community. Key attractions include the large shopping district of Green Lanes with it’s wide range of Turkish restaurants and the extensive Broomfield Park with its playground and views across North London.

Southgate, N14

Southgate has a mix of traditional Edwardian and 1930s homes which is very popular with families as it benefits from a comprehensive High Street, very good schools and excellent transport links.

Ye Olde Cherry Tree is a traditional English pub with a large beer garden and superb Sunday Roasts

Stamford Hill, N15

vibrant and diverse with a large Hasidic Jewish community, known for its lively market street and historic synagogues. Points of interest include the lively Clapton Road shopping district and the historic Abney Park Cemetery.

Stoke Newington, N16

A traditionally bohemian and increasingly upscale village known for its vibrant pub and arts scenes, fashionable shops, and historic buildings. Key attractions include the bustling Church Street and historic Clissold Park.

Tottenham, N17

Diverse and happening, home to Spurs and North London’s renowned Beavertown Craft Brewery, Tottenham is on the up. That bit More affordable than it’s neighbours there’s still big scope for growth which continues to add to its popularity with first-time buyers.

Archway, N19

Downhill from Highgate sits Archway, a regeneration success story with Vantage Point and the recently pedestrianised area around Archway Tavern providing a focal point.

There is a wide array of contemporary restaurants, cafes and bars and prices compare well to neighbouring areas making it popular with younger purchasers.

Whetstone & Totteridge, N20

Known best for its scenic countryside and historic buildings. Key attractions include Totteridge Village, a picturesque shopping area surrounded by rolling hills and greenery, and Totteridge Green, a large public park with scenic walks and wildlife. The area is also home to the historic Totteridge Mill Hill Cricket Club, one of the oldest cricket clubs in England.

Winchmore Hill, N21

Bordering Southgate Winchmore Hill is a stylish residential village with a mix of Edwardian and 1930s properties. Life here centres around The Green with its cafes, delis and great pubs. Grovelands Park, with its lake and scenic walks is a breath of fresh air.

Alexandra Park & Wood Green, N22

Wood Green is bustling and cosmopolitan with a mix of residential streets, shopping, restaurants and cafes, commercial areas including the chocolate factory – a workspace for artists and creative industries; and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium just a short distance away. The area has an abundance of Victorian terraces which along with its Piccadilly Line Station makes it popular with families.

As you move into Alexandra Park the pace becomes that bit slower with the green open spaces providing respite from city life.

Transport links are still top-notch with Alexandra Palace rail station providing direct access to the city or Piccadilly and Victoria Lines at Finsbury Park.

Homes here are largely period houses or conversions with a mixture of Victorian and Edwardian-style properties.