London Area Guides
Finsbury Park Area Guide
Our area guide to Finsbury Park gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include N4
Finsbury Park is an area in London which grew up around an important North London railway interchange at the junction of the London Boroughs of Islington, Haringey and Hackney. It is not to be confused with Finsbury, which is some miles further south, in the City of London. The area, centred on the station has a definite cosmopolitan feel. The shopping area clustered around the crossing of Seven Sisters Road and Blackstock Road and Stroud Green Road reflects this.
Property Types & Architecture
Like many areas of London, Finsbury Park properties are a wonderful mix of old and new with quiet leafy streets of Victorian terraces and double fronted semi detached properties and a smattering of new developments within the area.
Shopping & Entertainment
Following its regeneration programme, Finsbury Park eateries and drinking holes have been revamped to include stylish wine bars, pubs, coffee shops and eateries. Shopping in Finsbury Park stretches out along the roads that meet at Finsbury Park station and although shopping here is no glitzy Bond Street, tucked away there is the occasional gem. Football fans love the Arsenal merchandise shop at the station.
Parks & Commons
The area is characterised by its huge namesake Finsbury Park which offers a peaceful retreat in this urban landscape and where sporting and social events from rock concerts to festivals provide a key leisure focus for the community. The park boasts a lake, children's play area, cafe and an art exhibition space Sports facilities include football pitches, a bowling green, an athletics stadium, and tennis and basketball courts. Unusually for London, the park also hosts an American football field, also used for softball and baseball.
Who lives here?
Finsbury Park is popular with young professionals who find the area more affordable than nearby Islington. It has the best transport connections outside Zone 1, with two Tube lines, a mainline station and two bus stations.
Guide to Finsbury Park transport links
Excellent bus services. Finsbury Park train station goes to both Kings Cross and Moorgate.
Finsbury Park (Zone 2)
Piccadilly LineVictoria Line
Manor House (Zone 2, Zone 3)
Finsbury Park Local Authorities
Finsbury Park is is represented by Hackney Council, Haringey Council, Islington Counci. which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
Finsbury Park Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 3 councils covering the Finsbury Park area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Schools in Finsbury Park & Exam Results
Schools in Finsbury Park fall under the Hackney Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Finsbury Park by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Finsbury Park
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