Archway has plenty going on at the moment – there are buildings going up, being adapted and people figuring out where the road will be today. But then Archway probably always has been a place of big changes. Here are some interviews with people you may see in Archway. And don’t forget to try the Saturday Archway market near Upper Holloway train station.

Mikhail Braunhofer: Pop Coffee by the Whittington Hospital.


Ian Morris: co-owner of Map Gift Shop: “Christmas is our busiest time but then it’s Valentines, Mother’s Day and Easter. Summer is probably our least busy time – however tourist trade can be good.” (c) Map Gift Shop

Ian Morris: co-owner of Map Gift Shop: “Christmas is our busiest time but then it’s Valentines, Mother’s Day and Easter. Summer is probably our least busy time – however tourist trade can be good.” (c) Map Gift Shop

CAFES
Try the inventive, healthy and often Italian-influenced food as well as a flat white at Pop Coffee run by Mikhail Braunhofer, just by the doors of the Whittington Hospital (underneath the famous cat sculpture).

SHOPS AND SERVICES

Jean Hughes, the council’s recycling and waste minimisation officer is an Archway resident.

Ian Morris runs the magnificent Map Gift shop. Check out it’s beautiful pink curved shop window.  And in the run up to Christmas it’s the best place to admire baubles.

Chris Morris, tattoo artist interviewed by Speak Street organiser Joanna Bevin.

CAMPAIGNERS

Talking News volunteer readers, editors and steering group members with Elizabeth Jones (in purple cardigan).

Talking News volunteer readers, editors and steering group members with Elizabeth Jones (in purple cardigan). (c) islington faces

Kate Calvert, Archway campaigner, interviewed by Speak Street organiser Joanna Bevin.

The wonderful Elizabeth Jones runs the Talking News which goes to many visually impaired people living in Islington.

Ilario Guidu works with ex prisoners and users to turn their lives around using the 12 step programme. His interview is inspiring and you can help his work by visiting Best Grub stall on Arsenal home games.

Paul Wood author of London’s Street Trees (c) Kimi Gill Photography for Islington Faces

Street tree fan, the well-named Paul Wood, has written a book about London’s Street Trees. In it there’s a walk taking you around Archway’s street tree hot spots.