Finsbury Park

Things to do

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The park is a fantastic urban green space, with lots to do

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Finsbury Park, London, the World

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Avenue of London Plane Trees, Finsbury Park

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Boating Lake

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Feed the Finsbury Park Swans and Ducks for a quid

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Treasure machines, 20p

Ice Cream in Finsbury Park

I scream, you scream..

There is masses to do in Finsbury Park.

A running track, tennis courts, bowling green, indoor and open-air gym. American football, skatepark. Baseball, football. A kids playground, a drumming circle on Sunday evenings, a cricket pitch and open-air gym.

You can have lunch or a cuppa in Finsbury Park or Park View café, do yoga under a tree, hire a boat on the lake (£8 for 30mins), or go for a run on a Saturday while most folks still in bed.

If you fancy a walk you can access the Parkland Walk, become an amateur arborist with a Finsbury Park tree trail (PDF), or do a mile-and-a-half around the park. There is even an art gallery (furtherfield.org).

..or you can simply enjoy a pleasant stroll, feed the ducks, admire the amazing variety of trees, maybe with an ice-cream or a picnic on a sunny day.

Finsbury park, a potted history

Finsbury Park was officially opened on the 7th August 1869. Previously it was an area of woodland in the Brownwood manor, called Hornsey Wood. A tea-room was opened in the mid-18th century, which later becoming the Hornsey Wood Taven, which was later demolished.

The Park was created in response to the rapid urbanisation of London in the mid-19th century and the need for green space for the expanding population.

During the World War I, Finsbury Park was used for political meetings , including pacifist campaigns, and during The Second World War the park was used to store heavy weaponry.

In recent years the Finsbury Park has been used as a music venue, concerts including The Arctic Monkeys, the Sex Pistols, Pulp, Oasis, Paul Weller, New Order, KISS, Bob Dylan, Madness and Pride.

Finsbury Park Links

Boats: finsburyparkboats.co.uk

Skate park: londonskateparks.co.uk

Café: finsburyparkcafe.co.uk

Leaflet, with brief history of park: (PDF)

Tennis courts booking: openplay.co.uk

Sports: finsburyparksportspartnership.uk

Furtherfield Gallery: furtherfield.org

Drumming, Arts Club: facebook.com

Freinds of Finsbury Park: thefriendsoffinsburypark.org.uk



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