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Where is Finsbury?

Finsbury, part of the London Borough of Islington, is a Central London district. Located immediately north of the City of London and Clerkenwell, slightly east of Goswell Road, and south of City Road, this area is one of London’s best-connected districts. It is also just west of Shoreditch – one of London’s trendiest areas.

Key sights in Finsbury

Finsbury is home to many must-see places and nature spots including the following:

  • Bunhill Fields Burial Ground
  • Finsbury Circus
  • Finsbury Circus Gardens
  • Finsbury Park
  • Haggerston Park
  • Mark Street Gardens
  • Postman’s Park
  • Potters Fields Park
  • Shoreditch Park


St Luke’s Old Street, formerly known as Finsbury St Luke, is one of the highlights of the area. A parish church, completed in 1733, is now used as a concert venue by the London Symphony Orchestra and is constantly hosting concerts and music events.


Finsbury area is also home to Moorfields Eye Hospital – a renowned eye hospital run by Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. This hospital is not only the oldest, but largest centre for ophthalmic treatments, as well as a recognised point for teaching and research across Europe.


In Finsbury, you can also find the Ironmonger Row Baths. Built in the 1930s, they were formerly a public wash house. Now they operate as a Victorian-style Turkish bath complete with three hot rooms of different temperatures, slabs for body scrubs and massages and an icy plunge pool.


For food lovers, Finsbury area is home to Whitecross Street market. Tucked away in St Luke’s Islington, between Old Street, Beech Street, Chiswell Street and Silk Street, this food market is a popular favourite for many working in the local area. Join the lunchtime hustle and bustle and take your pick of food choices from all over the globe.

History Of Finsbury

Finsbury area dates back to 1231, where it was first recorded as Vinisbir meaning “manor of a man called Finn”.


The Metropolitan Borough of Finsbury was created in 1900 – covering St Luke’s area and Clerkenwell.

Key areas of Finsbury

Finsbury Park 


Finsbury Park has become a hub of North London known for football, multiculturalism and a thriving gastronomic scene. A melting pot of cultures, Finsbury Park has come to be known as a central meeting point.

Named after its well-loved park, the area has a community spirit benefitting from multiple cafes and traditional pubs. 

Architecturally, it is known for its Victorian style houses which line wide, leafy streets – making it a popular residential area for many Londoners.

A major transport hub, it is also home to many different cultural and entertainment options from cinemas and bowling alleys to theatres staging the latest plays.




Foodies and art-lovers often flock to Shoredich. With world-renowned street art lining the sidestreets, plenty of pop-ups and multiple trendy coffee shops, there is no shortage of culture in Shoreditch.

If you are a foodie or lover of craft-beer, you can find a ton of bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes to tickle your fancy – from street food to Michelin-starred options.

Known for its rich history and eclectic neighbourhoods, in recent years Shoredich has become an absolute must-see district of London.




As well as being a popular destination for many businesses, Clerkenwell has established itself as a centre of architecture and design. Home to City University, a learning institution attracting students from all over the world, it is also the location of the Royal Mail’s Mount Pleasant sorting office – a nationally important site.


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