Drop in if you’re looking for an inspired birthday gift, a striking tattoo or a smoked kipper, Archway’s boutiques and grooming parlours have plenty to offer, whatever your requirements. Here is our selection of local N19 shopping highlights.
Independent shop located on Holloway Rd (pictured above) with quality, traditional toys and sensibly priced gifts, books and greetings cards. Big on leather baby shoes and retro baby grows, educational toys, scented candles, books and jewellery for grown ups.
637a Holloway Road
Heads and Tails
Locals Angelo and Monique opened this hairdresser’s, with its eye-catchingly urban décor, in 2012. And they’re doing all the right things: recycling whatever they can, supporting a local children’s charity and serving good coffee to customers.
792 Holloway Road
Archway Fresh Fish & Seafood
A proper fishmonger is a blessing, and luckily, since February this year, Archway now has its own: load up on sea bass, shellfish and catch of the day. Snaking queues at busy times.
44 Junction Road
Ohh My God Tattoos
This hip parlour between the St John and Del Parc offers custom inking in every style you can think of, and showcases the unique styles of each of their artists – Levi Pinter, Bartosz Pawlicki, Chris Morris & Mowgli.
123 Junction Road
Map Gift Shop
Longstanding store with rebooted frontage that sells one-off pieces of jewellery, original artwork in sandblasted and hand-painted glass, and quirky Archway-inspired product ranges.
93 Junction Road
On Archway’s “island”, is this vintage and men’s tailoring store. They offer bespoke clothing alterations on the premises, and everything from bead and lacework to bespoke necklaces and bracelets.
3a Archway Island