Archway's town centre has two main streets - Junction Rd and Holloway Rd - crowded with possibilities, plus businesses located on the island opposite Archway tube and at the foot of Highgate Hill. Every Saturday we have a street market (on Holloway Rd near the junction with St John's Grove) with a distinctive mixture of traders. See www.archwaymarket.org for more information.

The combination of small and large retailers enables you to do all your main household shopping and find something more unusual such as gifts, toys, fine wines and interior design.

For food shopping that's outside the usual, try Oriental Food on Junction Rd (Chinese, Korean and Japanese), An Apple a Day on Holloway Road, or the Yildiz bakery selling Turkish specialities. For fresh bread and cakes you have a choice including the traditional baker Stagnells and offerings from further afield at Deli Junction (both on Junction Rd). We have a number of fruit and veg shops, some specialising in more unusual food such as Yildiz (which also has an extensive range of Cypriot products) and Tahir Halal grocery (which also sells halal meat).

As well as florists, estate agents and newsagents, we have an award winning giftshop - MAP on Junction Rd - which has a treasure trove of items.

If you're looking to do a bit of DIY, there are hardware, lighting and electrical retailers. And if your bike needs attention, we now have a bicycle shop on Junction Road.

Archway Town Centre is very compact! And as most of the shops are small and independent, there is a huge range of choice within five minutes of the Tube.