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Not to be confused with Royal Holloway, a university in Surrey.
Holloway Prison in 1896
Holloway is an area of the London Borough of Islington, around Holloway Road. Holloway Prison is the UK's main women's prison.

LGBT history

Oscar Wilde was held for a time at Holloway prison, which then housed prisoners of both sexes.

In 1911 Ethel Smyth composed the suffragette anthem "March of the Women" while a prisoner in Holloway prison.

Joe Meek, record producer, lived, worked and died in his flat in 304 Holloway Road.

Matthew Bourne went to a gay youth club (London Gay Teenage Group) there in his teens.