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Nag's Head
Nags Head pub Holloway Road 2005.jpg
The Nags Head pub on Holloway Road, from which the area takes its name
Nag's Head is located in Greater London
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• Charing Cross 3.5 mi (5.6 km) S
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51°33′25″N 0°07′01″W / 51.557°N 0.117°W / 51.557; -0.117Coordinates: 51°33′25″N 0°07′01″W / 51.557°N 0.117°W / 51.557; -0.117

Nag's Head is a locality within the Holloway area of the London Borough of Islington.

History

Toponymy

The area is named after the Nag's Head public house. The pub, also previously called the Mustang Diner and O'Neills, closed in 2004; the original early Victorian building is in use today as a gambling establishment.

Geography

The name refers to the junction of Holloway Road (the A1) with Seven Sisters Road, where the Nag's Head pub stood, and also to the surrounding area, particularly the stretch of Holloway Road between the former pub and its junction with Camden Road.

Economy

The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London. The shopping and entertainment area includes the Nag's Head Market (behind Holloway Road on the northwest corner of Hertslet Road) and the Nag's Head Shopping Centre. It hosts a James Selby department store.

In 1975, McDonalds chose Nags Head to open their second restaurant in the UK, (the first being in Woolwich) situated at the former Burtons Mensware store in Seven Sisters Road.

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