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Finsbury Park is an area on the northern edge of Inner London, England, which grew up around an important railway interchange near the borders of the Boroughs of Islington, Haringey and Hackney. It is not to be confused with Finsbury, a district which borders the City of London 3.3 miles (5.3 km) farther south,[2] although in some local contexts the name is shortened in this way. In June 2017 a terrorist attack against the Muslim Welfare House drew national and international attention.

Finsbury Park
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Finsbury Park is located in Greater London
Finsbury Park
Finsbury Park
Finsbury Park shown within Greater London
Population 14,358 (2011 Census. Ward)[1]
OS grid reference TQ314872
London borough
Ceremonial county Greater London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LONDON
Postcode district N4
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament
London Assembly
List of places
51°34′06″N 0°06′11″W / 51.5683°N 0.1031°W / 51.5683; -0.1031Coordinates: 51°34′06″N 0°06′11″W / 51.5683°N 0.1031°W / 51.5683; -0.1031



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.[3]

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 Emirates Stadium is nearby.


As with nearby Archway, Finsbury Park is home to a significant Irish community, and has hosted the London Fleadh/London Feis on multiple occasions.[4] The area has been settled by various immigrant groups in different periods, such as Caribbeans in the 1940s to 1960s, Cypriots in the 1950s to 1970s, and Somalis in the 1980s and 1990s.


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

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  1. ^ "Islington Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. 
  3. ^ "Finsbury Park Management Plan 2007-2011" (PDF). Management Plan. London Borough of Haringey. Retrieved 26 December 2010. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Reviewed Will Dean (20 June 2011). "Feis Festival, Finsbury Park, London". The Independent. 
  5. ^ "Miami Nice". The Guardian. London. 3 July 2006. 
  6. ^ James Morris. "EXCLUSIVE: Jeremy Corbyn promises Islington 'will not be forgotten'". Islington Gazette. 

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