Archway has plenty going on at the moment – there are buildings going up, being adapted andÂ even a new pedestrian square. But then ArchwayÂ probably always has been a place of big changes. Here are some interviews with people you may see inÂ Archway. And don’t forget to try the Saturday Archway market near Upper Holloway train station.
CAFES & CLUBS
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).
Have you tried Roshni Shah’s delicious 8 Plates supper club yet?
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. Â 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.
Merium Bhuiyan who runs the innovative CakeFace Makeup – which includes makeovers, special occasion make-up, book clubs, meet ups and ladies nights dancing – is based in Archway.
Kate Calvert, Archway campaigner, interviewed by Speak Street organiser Joanna Bevin.
The wonderfulÂ Elizabeth JonesÂ runs the Talking News which goes to manyÂ 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.
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.
Air quality analyst Andy Grieve cycles from Archway to his job studying lung function at King’s College London in Waterloo.