Picturesque parkland and a lively, friendly high street
"The Mackenzie Garden in Finsbury Park is a peaceful spot that I like to visit when I have the time."Vikki Broad
"There's a peaceful spot along the New River, which winds unassumingly through the residential streets to Finsbury Park."Daniel Burrell
"North London remains for me the essence of London living...urban and innovative against a backdrop of centuries of history..."Vikki Broad
Where do Finsbury Park locals go?
Forget The Hawksmoor. This Argentinian steak restaurant serves amazing meat and has a very cosy ambience.
Submitted by James
A coffee shop with a difference! Great food, lovely staff, quirky décor and even better coffee, all in the heart of Blackstock Road. There's a lounge area and garden, complete with an air-raid shelter and table tennis, which is the perfect place to hide away from the hustle and bustle of Finsbury Park. It's more than a coffee shop, Blighty is a community.
Submitted by Leanne
A fantastic addition to the area, I love this Italian deli and café because of its tasty food and personable service.
Submitted by Eglel
Highbury Arts Club
Amazing place, so small that you may miss it if it isn't recommended! A family run business close to Highbury Barn, perfect for breakfast, brunch or dinner. They have now started doing jazz nights on a Thursday too.
Submitted by Annabel
An amazing park to take your dog for a walk, with an animal enclosure and a butterfly dome!
Submitted by Emma
The Highbury Barn
One of the most succulent chicken roasts you'll ever taste in a pub, with all of their meats supplied from the organic butcher just across the road.
Submitted by Sarah
Beautiful little Italian with fantastic food and wine, a welcoming atmosphere and very reasonable prices.
Submitted by Henry
One of the best pubs in Crouch End located on Crouch End Hill, with friendly staff, good food and an amazing beer garden.
Submitted by Octavian
An independent hairdressers with the loveliest staff. I always feel welcome and they do a fantastic job!
Submitted by Vikki
From cakes for special occasions to sandwiches at lunchtime, this local bakery has been serving Crouch End for years and they're certainly my first port of call for baked treats!
Submitted by Harriet
From sushi, to curries, to noodle dishes, there's plenty to choose from on this restaurant's menu. The décor is cool too, both inside and out.
Submitted by Daniel
Why do you find Finsbury Park a great place to live?
"Finsbury park is full of life from all cultures. A lively place with a fantastic variety of coffee shops and restaurants and of course, lovely Finsbury Park. "
"Finsbury Park is lively, without being scary; independent without being up-itself. Stroud Green Road had some excellent places to eat and just minutes away you can find a peaceful haven, spotting jays along the hidden treasure of Parkland Walk, a former train line that is now nature reserve."
What do you like about Finsbury Park?
Did you know?
"Fashioned on Stirling Castle, Stoke Newington Pumping station once supplied clean water to much of North London. Threatened with demolition in 1971, the residents got the building Grade II listed and it now hosts a very successful climbing centre!"
Explore Finsbury Park
Child-friendly activities near Finsbury Park
Dance & Ballet ClubStudio 45
Ballet and dance classes with former Royal ballet dancer Sarah Toner. Each 45 minute class £104 per term Each 1 hour class £117 per term Each 1 hour 15 minutes class £146.25 per term Each 1 hour 30 minutes class £175.50 per term Each 2 hour class £234 per term Website
Childminders' Stay and PlayAmbler Children's Centre
Islington's children's centres offer a range of activities and services for children and their families, to give every child the best start in life. As well as education and daycare for your child, the centres offer a wide range of activities and services for mothers, fathers, carers and grandparents of children under five and parents-to-be. Website
Turnstyles Creative Arts AcademyIslington Arts + Media School
Aims to improve and enrich their learning experience in order for them to maximise their full potential. In our Dance sessions, Commercial Street Dance is fused with elements from complimenting dance genres to develop style and technique. In our Drama sessions, children will take part in a range of games, improvisation exercises and script work, with an emphasis on collaborating and team work. Website
Yoga (with creche)Ambler Children's Centre,
Yoga Class with creche available in Children's Centre. Fun exercise class to challenge everyone regardless of health or flexibility. Website
Kids Kung Fu & Lion Dance
Tailored specifically for children, Our Kid's kung fu and Lion Dance classes are suitable for all kids from the age of 5 to 15. Children's classes teach more than just kicking and punching. As well as being a great way to keep children in shape both physically and mentally, our classes promote development in many areas to unlock their true potential. Website
Perform - Drama Workshops - HighburySt John's Highbury Vale Primary School,
Dance and singing weekly workshops. Website
Baby Massage Course- Clissold House, Stoke NewingtonUpstairs in Clissold House,
Baby massage has many physical and emotional benefits for your baby and provides a unique space for you and your baby to develop that special bond and really get to know one another. Website
About Finsbury Park
Finsbury Park is a 46 hectare (115 acre) public park in the London Borough of Haringey. Officially part of the London area of Harringay, it is also adjacent to Stroud Green, the Finsbury Park district and Manor House. It was one of the first of the great London parks laid out in the Victorian era. The park provides a large green space in central north London. It has a mix of open ground, formal gardens, avenues of mature trees and an arboretum area with a mix of more unusual trees. There is also a lake, a children's play area, a cafe and an art exhibition space. The stretch of Seven Sisters Road running past Finsbury Park is open to the park on the west side, and on the east side are large Victorian villas now mainly used as hotels.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Tufnell Park
- Crouch End
- Newington Green
- Stoke Newington
- Dartmouth Park
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