© Phil Fisk
Time Out says
Posted: Wed Jun 20 2012
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.
What's on at Finsbury Park
Alternative rock, Indie rock, Hard rock
- Critics' choice
The ferociously talented boys from Sheffield prove just how stratospherically enormous their popularity has become, with two dates in Finsbury Park – that's 100,000 people altogether! Blimey. But they are one of the country's finest young bands – still...
Things to do
A 90 minute stroll through historic North London. Find out where the Medellin cartel did their banking, see Stevie Wonder's favourite chip shop and discover stories of murdered coppers.
Hip hop, Pop, Festivals, Music festivals, Urban music
- Critics' choice
Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Drake, Rudimental, Bruno Mars, Outkast, Basement Jaxx, Wiz Khalifa, Azealia Banks, Ellie Goulding, Iggy Azalea, Pretty Lights, Chance The Rapper, John Newman, Clean Bandit, Ella Eyre, Angel Haze, Earl Sweatshirt, A$AP Ferg,...