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A locals' guide to N4

"There's a peaceful spot along the New River, which winds unassumingly through the residential streets to Finsbury Park."

Daniel Burrell

"The Mackenzie Garden in Finsbury Park is a peaceful spot that I like to visit when I have the time."

Vikki Broad

"Clissold Park is the perfect place for a day out with the kids - there's animal enclosures, a lovely café and lakes to explore."

Chris Ball

What is your favourite place?

Where do N4 locals go?

Rowans Tenpin Bowl

This is a legendary late-night hotspot in Finsbury Park. It is open until 2:30am Friday and Saturday and has karaoke too.

Osteria Tufo

The owner is from Naples and it's a super friendly Italian. Very pretty place, service is wonderful and it has freshly made pasta and homemade puds.

The Arsenal

Perfect stop for any Arsenal fan! Underneath the railway lines at Finsbury Park, it is open all of the time, not just match days.

Park Theatre

Locals of Finsbury Park and Stroud Green are very proud to have this new theatre in the area. It opened in 2013 and has very varied performances. It's right behind Finsbury Park Station.


An absolute favourite for residents of The Ladder. This is the best of a large number of Turkish restaurants on Green Lanes. Portions are big and cheap. Even has a rave review in the Evening Standard! Check out their TripAdvisor ratings.

Blighty Coffee

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.

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Burgers, hot dogs and burritos with cocktails and beer!

The Front Room Cafe

Super friendly local café with an amazing breakfast selection. Nice place to spend a 'work from home' day. Outdoor seating too when the weather is good.


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My Cottage Café

Tiny little family run café with delicious Lebanese food - it's a real surprise!

Yasar Halim

The best place for cheap fruit and veg on Green Lanes.

The Faltering Fullback

This is a brilliant local pub with a massive decked beer garden, including covered areas for rainy days!


Just opposite Crouch Hill Station, this restaurant serves ENORMOUS sandwiches and booze, perfect for an evening feast, as it is only open from 5pm in the week.

The Old Dairy

This pub has an amazing history, as it used to be a creamery (hence the name!) and is in a stunning building. Food is great and it has just had a refurb, so is a lovely place to go any time of the day.

Bun and Bar

I love the amazing cocktails at this burger joint!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Finsbury Park, Harringay, Crouch End, Hornsey, Stoke Newington, Highbury, Archway, Newington Green, Holloway and Wood Green

What do you love about N4?

Why do you find N4 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. "

August 2015


"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."

February 2015


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"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!"

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Child-friendly activities near N4

Kindy Drama - Helen O'Grady Drama Academy

Finsbury Park
If you want your child to join the most popular drama academy in the world, to perform, learn to speak well, learn skills to help them on leaving school, and have great fun, then act now! We guarantee your child will develop excellent social skills they will need in everyday life. Website

Pram Attack

Finsbury Park Cafe
Outdoor exercise class for parents and carers with buggies. Pram Attack offers an outdoor exercise class for pre and post natal mothers, no need to commit to annual contracts just pay as you go. The classes give you the opportunity to exercise with your buggy and meet other parents and carers at the same time. Website

Aerobics with creche

Ambler Children's Centre
Lots of Support and Activities under one roof for Parent / Carers & Children. Aerobic session with free creche facility 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

Family Taster Session at the Castle Climbing Centre

The Castle Climbing Centre
The Family Taster is a 1.5 hour climbing and bouldering session suitable for parents/carers with children aged 5 to 17. The whole family can try bouldering. climbing and abseiling in these short, relaxed sessions. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult. Saturday and Sunday: morning or lunchtime sessions School holidays: morning or late afternoon sessions Website

Drawing Lessons from Life

Clissold Park,
Landscape, figure drawing, and more for Mums, Dads, children of any age (babies also welcome).

Childminders' Stay and Play

Ambler 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
  1. About N4

    N4 is the postcode district in North London incorporating the areas of Finsbury Park, Manor House, Harringay (part), Stroud Green (part) and is covered by the Haringey, Islington and Hackney local authorities.

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