When looking for somewhere to live it’s important that you know as much about the area as possible so that you know it will meet all your requirements. Man and Van wants to do that so if you’re moving in or around Finsbury Park you should know that it is in north London and a part of the boroughs of Islington, Hackney and Haringey. It is north of Charing Cross and its postcode district is N4. The area should not be confused with Finsbury, which is further south and is wholly a part of the Borough of Islington
The area is centred around the train, bus and tube stations allowing for easy access to Finsbury Park and the rest of London which is handy for people who have to commute for work. The station has been undergoing improvements in recent years to improve it to a higher quality. The open space, also named Finsbury Park, is a 110 acres public green. It’s origins have it as part of Hornsey Wood, but it was increasingly cleared from the medieval period. Around 1750 a tea room was opened and would be developed until it became the Hornsey Wood Tavern. A lake, stemming from the new lakes created at this time and sports such as archery and shooting became common. As time went on the tavern closed but the lake was expanded. A new pub was later opened and rechristened the Hornsey Wood Tavern, but was renamed the Alexandra Dining Room not long before it was demolished.
As the area became more and more developed and urbanised in the 19th century the park remained as it was. It became known for the site of political meetings including pacifist rallies during the First World War. The area was always having new and modern features added such as Tennis courts, running tacks and art galleries. People from all over London come here and it has acted as a venue for many famous musical acts such as Jimi Hendrix, Morrissey, Bob Dylan, The Corrs, Sting, The Sex Pistols, KISS, Oasis and Rage Against the Machine.
Seven Sisters Road, Blackstock Road and Stroud Green Road house many different stores and shops. The North London Central Mosque is located in Finsbury Park and Emirates Stadium, home ground of former Premier league Champions Arsenal F.C is nearby. Finsbury Park is close by to many other areas worth visiting such as Crouch End, Highbury, Holloway, Islington, Stroud Green, Harringay and Manor House.
There have been many famous people who were born or lived here such as musicians John “Johnny Rotten” Lydon and Graham Bond, late politician John Grant, photojournalist Don McCullin and multiple actors including Kate Beckinsale, Naomie Harris, Minnie Driver, Peta Toppano and Emily Mortimer.
Now that you know what to expect from Finsbury Park you should be aware of what your move will actually entail. Packing is just the beginning and you will need wrapping and containers for all you possessions. Large furniture and appliances can be a nightmare to handle and you will have to have vehicles at the ready that can hold all your goods. It is vital you book the correct parking spaces for where you are moving from and too with these links: Islington
, and Hackney
. Man and Van can do all these things so all you have to know is that you should relax. Calling us on 020 3743 9354 will allow us to see how we can assist you and we can offer a free, no obligation quote
. The sooner you call us, the sooner you be enjoying your new home in Finsbury Park.