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in North London

A thrilling area that embodies a perfect mix from cosy urban villages to vibrant communities.
Last update on 31 Oct 2023

Key details

  1. Expectations A mixed and diverse area with more affordable housing, spacious green spaces, and sports history. Locals enjoy vintage boutiques and classy cafes as well.
  2. Typical lifestyle Morning commutes, cheaper breakfast and lunch options, lots of greenery to relax, vivid nightlife options.
  3. Not on the cards The proximity of top attractions, excellent security, best-in-class buildings and offices, cleanest streets.
  4. Market settings More affordable housing, cheaper rents and new build homes prices, less competition in the market and an easier market state.
  5. Feel of the area Vivid and diverse living in a unique and more affordable London area that suits different people from young families to experienced creatives.


Diverse, mixed, more affordable, greenery & scenery, open spaces, nature, infrastructure, attractive, creatives, artists, football, sports, the best education, family life.
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Local area map

Popular Commute Times

Emirates Stadium 16m by train, 7m by car
Big Ben 27m by train, 23m by car
St. Paul's Cathedral 28m by train, 15m by car
Heathrow airport 53m by train, 54m by car

Well Known Subways

Old Street


North with Enfield
East with Walthamstow
South with Clerkenwell 
West with Notting Hill

Around The Block

North London is home to many of the most sought-after neighbourhoods in the capital. It is a perfect mix of cosy village centres, architectural masterpieces and classy high streets. It is little surprise that 4 million Londoners (half of the total population) live in North London. Currently, its favourable market offers and affordable housing attract a lot of local and international buyers facing challenging economical settings and increased interest rates.

As a result, the area attracts many new build developers, so the property supply is growing, driven by heated demand. Some of the new developments are ready to move, while many others are available via off-pan sales.

Culture and Leisure in North London

North London neighbourhoods reflect the fine and unique mix the area represents. Residents in Islington can find something to their taste: the area combines busy life at Upper Street and quiet quality time in green spaces. Classy cafés and modern cocktail spots line up against old authentic pubs here. It is also home to the Farmers’ Market, launched on the verge of two millennia in 1999.

Stoke Newington in North London can easily compete with luxury East London neighbourhoods: its residents go to vintage shops and spend quality time in Art Deco cinema. In turn, locals in the nearby friendly Highbury neighbourhood enjoy gastropubs and relax in a beloved namesake park.

North London is about culture as well. For thrilling performances, visit the Sadler’s Wells dance studio or the Almeida theatre. Interested in reading and literature – there is a famous literary festival in Stoke Newington in the summer.

The Abney Park cemetery is another North London destination to visit. It is the burial ground of famous persons such as William Booth and also serves as a nature reserve. In addition, visitors take part in various workshops such as stone carving.

The adjacent Finsbury Park area in Haringey is a diverse creative hotspot, thanks to the Park Theatre and a well-deserved reputation as a centre for young creatives. The namesake Finsbury Park is a 46-acre green space to enjoy, the size of St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall, UK.

Sports Spirit of North London

Emirates Stadium in Holloway, home to the Arsenal Football Club, sits below Finsbury Park. The neighbourhood has lots of attractive pubs which are full of red shirts (Arsenal home colours) on game days. Residents of the Drayton Park Apartments, one of the top-rated living places in North London, have the Emirates Stadium next door.

Moving north to Tottenham, there is the largest club stadium in London – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The local area is known for its diversity: residents and visitors go to various restaurants to try authentic foods or hit Seven Sisters Market to try the Latin America menu.

Family Living in North London

Families will enjoy living in North London nearby Alexandra Palace and Highgate. Areas have good reviews from families, with their good schools, chill greenery and historic housing. The famous Alexandra Palace is a Grade II listed entertainment and sports centre, sitting in Haringey. Each year in November, it hosts a stunning fireworks display.

Locals in the Highgate, in particular, enjoy stunning vistas over the nearby countryside from Hampstead Heath – a spacious, ancient London public grassy space.

As the return to normality appeared on the cards, North London is set for further recovery and development. Property experts predict even greater momentum for the real estate market in North London in 2023. The rising costs of living and the increased interest rates likewise make more affordable prices seen in North London more appealing to buyers.

North London is a unique area with features for buyers with various background. It is a beloved area among young families, creative people, and many other lucky Londoners.

Property Settings

In general, living in North London tends to be pricier compared to the southern regions. If you have the means, the costliest districts in the northern part of the city at present are Islington and Lambeth.

Living In Islington = Dream

Conversely, the more affordable options can be found in Enfield and Croydon, both conveniently located for those who need to commute to the city centre.

If you're considering purchasing a home, the Lower and Upper Edmonton areas, as well as Tottenham, South Tottenham, and Palmers Green, all stand out as family-friendly districts. These neighbourhoods offer abundant green spaces, local amenities, and convenient access to the city centre, making them great choices for commuters.

Frequently Asked Questions


Is North London A Nice Place To Live?

North London, with its dynamic blend of multicultural gathering spots and a bustling social environment, stands as a centrally located haven for prospective homebuyers in the heart of the capital. Here, you can revel in a cosmopolitan atmosphere on the northern banks of the Thames.

The options are abundant, ranging from lively neighbourhoods in proximity to Central London to enchanting urban villages nestled a bit farther out, all seamlessly linked by the city's robust transportation network.

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