Finsbury Park -What’s in a Name?

Finsbury Park is at the north-east tip of Islington and unusually the area is named after the large park, not the other way around.  The park itself was formally opened in 1869 – now Grade II listed it was the first municipal park to be authorised by its own Act of Parliament. It’s a long … Read More

Finsbury Park Station

Finsbury Park station is at the meeting point of three London boroughs – Islington, Hackney and Haringey.  Now a busy intersection between several railway lines and two lines on the London Underground it was originally just a small, almost unnoticed, pause for the mainline trains of the Great Northern Railway as they cut across the … Read More

Bridge with Finsbury Park lettering

Finsbury Park

Why Visit? Whether you’re after fitness, festivals, food or fashion – you’ll find Finsbury Park well worth a visit!  The neighbourhood has a long-standing reputation for entertainment.  You can visit the site of the iconic Rainbow Theatre and/or try some bowling or Karaoke at Rowan’s Tenpin Bowl. The impressive shopping and dining options reflect the … Read More