Finsbury Park Area Guide
There are many well credited nurseries, schools and academies in and around Islington. A few to name are Canonbury Primary, St Mary Magdalene Academy, Scared Heart Primary, St Mary’s CofE Primary, William Tyndale is Islington’s most sought after primary school- rated overall ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. The area has much to offer parents and families who are seeking excellent quality education. As of 2018, 93% of all schools in the borough were rated as good or outstanding in their most recent Ofsted inspections.
Finsbury Park has a large selection of restaurants, cafes and pubs to choose from. You will often find a queue outside Dotori serving up some of Islington’s tastiest Korean and Japanese cuisine. Based only a few minutes’ walk from Finsbury Park tube station, Pasta Remoli is a family run restaurant offering eat in and take away fresh homemade pasta. Founded over 20 years ago, Pizzeria Pappagone is one of N4s most popular restaurants, selling wood fired pizza ovens as well as a variety of other Italian dishes.
Stroud Green Road has a number of boutique cafes, Common Ground is the perfect place for brunch, serving a delicious breakfast menu as well as great coffee. The Front Room Café offers homestyle cooking perfect for a relaxed breakfast or light lunch. Boulangerie Bon Matin serves delicious cakes and pastries with a Parisienne infleunces, the perfect place to grab a coffee on the go.
The Faltering Full Back is one of London’s most famous pubs, a well loved traditional Irish Pub with a fantastic beer garden, voted in timeouts Top 10 pubs. The Fullback plays live sports as well as live music, also popular with Arsenal fans for a match day beer. Set on the Corner of Blackstock Road The Blackstock Tavern is the perfect place for a cosy Ale in wintertime, serving a selection of beers, ales and it’s open till late.
Finsbury Park open space is one of Islington largest parks, created In 1841 for the people of Finsbury on the northern perimeter of the City of London. The park includes a large lake, walking paths and an outdoor gym. The park is also the perfect place for sports enthusiasts, within the park you will find a running track, baseball field, tennis and basketball courts. The Parkland Walk provides a pedestrian and cycle route that links Finsbury park with Crouch Hill Park, Crouch End, and Highgate Underground station. The perfect for a run or walk in the sunshine.