Finsbury Park, London

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For the nearby park of the same name, see Finsbury Park.

Coordinates: 51°34′06″N 0°06′11″W / 51.5683°N 0.1031°W / 51.5683; -0.1031

Finsbury Park
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Finsbury Park is located in Greater London
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 Finsbury Park shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ314872
London borough Hackney
Haringey
Islington
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LONDON
Postcode district N4
Dialling code 020
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Finsbury Park is an area in north London, England which grew up around an important railway interchange at the junction of the London Boroughs of Islington, Haringey and Hackney. It is not to be confused with Finsbury, which is 3.3 miles (5.3 km) farther south in the London Borough of Islington,[1] although in some local contexts the name is shortened in this way.

Geography[edit]

The area is centred on Finsbury Park station, a major bus, rail and tube interchange near the southern end of the 46-hectare (110-acre) public park of the same name.[2] Both the station and the park have seen much public investment on improvements in recent years.

The surrounding area has a cosmopolitan feel, as reflected by the wide variety of shops and establishments on Seven Sisters Road, Blackstock Road and Stroud Green Road. The North London Central Mosque (formerly the Finsbury Park Mosque, which drew attention for extremist activity before a change in leadership in 2003) is located here. Arsenal Football Club's new Emirates Stadium is nearby. Stroud Green is a small part of the Finsbury Park area.

Demographics[edit]

Among other groups, Finsbury Park is home to a significant Irish community, and has hosted the London Fleadh/London Feis on multiple occasions.[3]

Education[edit]

For details of education in Finsbury Park, London see the London Boroughs of Hackney, Haringey and Islington articles.

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Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://maps.google.com.au/maps?client=safari&rls=en&q=distance%20Finsbury%20to%20Finsbury%20Park&oe=UTF-8&redir_esc=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wl
  2. ^ "Finsbury Park Management Plan 2007-2011". Management Plan. London Borough of Haringey. Retrieved 26 December 2010. 
  3. ^ http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/reviews/feis-festival-finsbury-park-london-2300244.html
  4. ^ "Miami Nice". The Guardian (London). 3 July 2006. 

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