Finsbury Park

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Finsbury Park
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Finsbury Park

Finsbury Park is a 112-acre oasis in the middle of a hectic patch of north London, with the buzzing traffic of Seven Sisters Road on one side and the chatter of Green Lanes on the other. It's a prime example of what a London park should be: a place that's used by all slices of the surrounding community, from the surly hoodies with trousers around their thighs walking soft-as-anything dogs, to the middle-class couples from gentrified Stroud Green Road trailing space-age pushchairs. There's a lovely café in the middle of the park (with toilets), and a children's playground next to that, built with a £5 million Heritage Lottery Fund, that will keep kids amused for hours. There are fast slides going into the sandpit and really tricky climbing equipment to challenge older children, plus lots for toddlers to enjoy. Kids of all ages also love the enormous wooden structure adjacent to the playground, with its aerial walkways, slides, ramps and ladders. The boating lake with ducks and swans in it and the friendly café also border the playground. There's a running track, tennis courts and areas for ball games, plus a small skate park. A real people's park.

Venue name: Finsbury Park
Contact:
Address: Seven Sisters Rd
London
N4 2NQ
Transport: Tube: Finsbury Park/Manor House
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FloA
tastemaker

I live less than 5mn walk from Finsbury Park and it's such a great place for sports!!! 
Basketball, Netball, Tennis, Yoga (just to mention a few) and of course running (there is a 1.5 mile loop and an athletics track within the park).


During the summer, lots of sports clubs are training outdoor in the park and most of these clubs are welcoming newbies during these summer sessions. Totally worth a look or a trial (I personally tried Korfball a year ago and I'm still doing it!) 


I am quite a big fan of sports but Finsbury park is also a great place to chill out and go for picnics.


Please note if you have kids there is a fantastic playground area.


The only downside with Finsbury park is that it gets pretty dodgy at night (as most parks at night actually...)   :( 

Kat J

Our settled spot in the summer and our fsbourite crisp autumn morning stroll

Sara M

A really inclusive and well-used park. Runners, dog-walkers and young people share the space happily with local families. And it's well-kept!

Orlando H

The perfect park. It has something for everyone. You can go for a run, feed the birds, have a picnic, play sports. Brilliant.

Sarra D

A spacious park full of things to do for kids and a lovely park to walk around for adults

Celia B

This is a great park with lots of facilities including a children's playground, a boating lake, an athletics track and an outdoor gym. And running alongside it is the lovely Parkland Walk which takes you to various parts of Crouch End, Highgate, Muswell Hill and Ally Pally.

Poppy L
Tastemaker

Known as the 'People's Park', this grade || listed park is an oasis between Finsbury Park and Manor House tube stations. It houses a great cafe and many of the parks original features have been revamped to a high standard. These include the American Gardens and the Historical Flower Gardens, as well as new additions such as the outdoor gym. Finsbury Park has also been a Green Flag park since 2007.

Annie H

Our Saturday's wouldn't be the same without Park Run at 9am, followed by Mindful Movements Yoga at 10am and a catch-up with friends over a lovely coffee in the Park cafe - what more could you want from your local lovely park?!