Welcome to Archway
Archway is a quiet, residential area that is conveniently located in the heart of North London. Archway adopted its current name when a high, multi-arched road bridge was constructed in the area, across the Highgate bypass. The road over the bridge is Hornsey Lane and it connects the Highgate and Crouch End neighbourhoods.
The current bridge dates from 1893, with the original 1813 bridge demolished in 1901.Although it is perhaps the more conservative area within the Tufnell Park region, it is known for its numerous watering holes and live music venues.
Home movers love Archway because of its transport links that connect the neighbourhood with the rest of the capital. With numerous bus services serving North and Central London, and its own Underground station on the Northern line, Archway is a commuters' delight.
Archway also benefits from good road connections, sitting at the junction of four principal roads leading to adjacent boroughs and close to the A1 and onto the M1 motorway.
After 15 months of traffic and pedestrian chaos, Archway has emerged from a £12.8 million facelift.
The hated gyratory roundabout has been swept away and a new public square (with a Saturday market) has been created at the bottom of Highgate Hill in front of the Archway Tavern, the pub that famously featured on the cover of The Kinks’ 1971 album, Muswell Hillbillies.Over the last couple of years, change has come thick and fast to the centre of Archway.
The area’s tallest building, 17-storey Vantage Point, has been converted into flats, while eight-storey Hamlyn House has been converted into a Premier Inn hotel with a ground-floor restaurant.
Those not quite ready for the budgets of close by Highgate Village will find exceptional value for money and character in Archway, with swathes of neat Victorian terraced homes.