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Local Estate Agents Finsbury Park

A cosmopolitan and characterful neighbourhood with a bounty of green space and some of the city’s best transport links

Four miles north of central London, Finsbury Park can easily be described as a bustling neighbourhood. The vibrant and cosmopolitan area has seen a good deal of regeneration over the last few years; it’s now laced with a bounty of creative spaces, shops and cool eateries. Thankfully, it has retained its unique sense of character, too, and remains a multicultural hub.

Crossing the boroughs of Hackney, Haringey and Islington, the area is mostly residential – think streets of traditional Victorian terraces and a mix of contemporary apartment buildings and local authority properties. Unsurprisingly, it is popular with young professionals who find the area more affordable than nearby Islington, and the quality of local primary schools make it a draw for young families, too.

The area is named after the 110-acre park which was developed in the 1700s. Known as the People’s Park, it was established on the site of an historic tea room as a result of local people petitioning for some green space in the fast-growing zone. The sense of community that helped to create the locale has certainly not been lost, and the park – now an award-winning Green Flag amenity – has benefitted from a £5M Lottery-funded restoration, cementing it as the beating heart of the area. It features tennis courts, football pitches and even a boating lake.

What’s more, it acts as a venue for regular musical performances – it’s home to Wireless, London’s best-known rap and hip-hop festival.

Aside from the creative and cultural aspects, a huge draw of Finsbury Park is its transport hub. It sits in Zone 2, with the tube serving the Piccadilly and Victoria lines, plus there are and National Rail trains to Moorgate and King’s Cross with additional cross-London Thameslink trains to Blackfriars via Farringdon.