Finsbury Park Area Guide
Estate and Letting Agents in Finsbury Park
Finsbury Park is an area in North London which grew around an important railway interchange near the borders of the London Boroughs of Islington, Haringey and Hackney.
The area is centred on Finsbury Park station, and is becoming increasingly popular because of its major bus, rail and tube interchange, as well as a nearby 110-acre public park of the same name. The surrounding area has a cosmopolitan feel, which is reflected by the wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants.
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Why Live in Finsbury Park?
Our estate agents in the area are finding the area to be attracting families, couples and singles because Finsbury Park underwent a £5million Heritage Lottery Funded restoration and improvement programme in 2005. In recognition of the incredible transformation, the Park was awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award in 2007 and has retained it ever since. The area is fantastic for families as there are a number of top schools and nurseries in the area.
For football fans, Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium is a short walk from the station – perfect for match days
There are fantastic travel amenities in Finsbury Park, including the intermodal interchange station, which consists of a National Rail station and a London Underground station and two bus stations, all of which are interconnected.
The station is served by the Piccadilly and Victoria underground lines, making central London, Kings Cross Station and other popular locations easily accessible.
Things to do in Finsbury Park
Finsbury Park is best known for its proximity to Emirates Stadium, and of course, for its impressive public park. It’s one of the first of the great London parks laid out in the Victorian era; bordering the districts of Finsbury Park, Harringay, Stroud Green and Manor House. The park has a mix of open ground, gardens and arboretums for people to explore at their leisure. There’s also a lake, a children’s play area and a café, as well as art exhibition space and plenty of sports facilities.
Make no mistake though, there’s more to this area than a park and a stadium. For example, Finsbury Park is excellent for those who love café culture, and there are several independent cafes for residents to enjoy a cup of coffee and watch the world go by. There are also some excellent restaurants, such as Pasta Remoli, where customers can select their own pasta, sauce, and even type of cheese.
Great pubs like The Blackstock sum up the personality of the area; a lively spot for a drink, and also for dancing to DJ sessions at the weekend. If you’re into fine wines, you’ll also appreciate having Oak Wine Store on your doorstep.
Of course, there’s all of London’s main attractions on offer too, with South Bank just a short distance away by train, and places like the London Dungeon right on the doorstep.
Property in Finsbury Park
The property market in Finsbury Park is dominated by quiet streets of Victorian terraces, as well as more modern new-built blocks that overlook the park and the town. Prices in the area are steadily rising, reportedly by around 20% in the last year, but Finsbury Park is still cheaper than neighbouring spots such as Holloway, Highbury and Stoke Newington.
As such, it offers terrific value for money; giving buyers the chance to invest in a more spacious home. The most sought-after properties in the area tend to be the characterful period houses, which date back to the Victorian or Georgian era. These usually boast elegant original features, multiple bedrooms, and generously proportioned rooms throughout.
There are also some attractive 1920s and 30s semi-detached properties on the market. The advantage of these is that they have driveways and outdoor space, something that’s a premium in the capital. There are also many apartments, both in sub-divided period houses and contemporary buildings.
For families, couples or singletons looking to buy homes in Finsbury Park, it’s a fantastic location that offers so much to its residents. Contact our Finsbury Park estate agents and letting agents today to learn more about the properties available in this area.
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