On the northern edge of Inner London, the area of Finsbury Park is centred on its well-known Station which is a major bus, rail & tube interchange.
Hard to believe today, but the entire area was originally a wood. By the 1860s however, over 100 acres were transformed into the first of London’s great parks called Albert Park and later renamed Finsbury Park. The Park was created as a green & pleasant place for working people to escape to on their rare days off; away from the City’s smog and Industrial grind. The park has been a huge draw for Londoners ever since, especially after a £5 million Lottery Fund regeneration award in the early Noughties brought the Park back to its magnificent best complete with a boating lake, football pitches, a bowling green and athletics stadium. It also boasts tennis and basketball courts, as well as being a permanent home for American Football.
Focused around Seven Sisters Road, Blackstock Road and Stroud Green Road, the area is known for its cosmopolitan feel, with a wide variety of shops, world-food restaurants, and independent stores offering interesting vintage finds. Also in the area is the North London Central Mosque.
Transport in Finsbury Park is quick & easy with the Victoria & Piccadilly lines stopping there. The Great Northern railway links the station to Welwyn Garden & Hertford. From 2018 Thameslink will also connect Finsbury Park to London Bridge station and the South Coast of England.
Finsbury Park also has its fair share of celebrities with actresses Kate Beckinsale, Minnie Driver and Naomie Harris born in the area. It’s also home to Jeremy Corbyn MP, leader of the Labour Party.
The area comprises a combination of characterful late Victorian terraced houses, traditional flats & maisonettes, along with luxury High-rise blocks of flats mainly overlooking the lake at the new phased development at Woodberry Down.
Like most inner London areas, Finsbury park has a diverse population and well established neighbourhoods. Over the past couple of decades however, the area increasingly attracts young professionals and Overseas investors who are attracted by the always-on lifestyle in the area, along with the great variety of homes. So if you’re thinking of buying in Finsbury Park, you’re certainly be in good company, as this area continues to grow in popularity.
Not surprisingly, houses and flats in Finsbury Park been selling very well . In recent years homes have increased in value year on year and despite the recent London slowdown, the market in Finsbury Park has remained fairly resilient. Largely because the area still represents value for money across both traditional properties, as well as the new-build options. Overseas investment also continues to flow into the area.
For those looking to rent property in Finsbury Park, there’s lots to choose from. With flats for sharers and couples to Let, along with homes to rent for families. Young professionals in particular love the urban vibe, along with the excellent tube & public transport links into London. With cafes and restaurant everywhere and a relaxed night life, renters in the area delight in the holistic Islington package. Landlords also continue to benefit from Finsbury Park’s property investment potential and many have built-up successful rental portfolios in the area.
Drivers & Norris is an independent Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agency that has been helping sellers, buyers, renters and landlords in Finsbury Park, and across North London since 1852. We are experts in selling and letting residential property to buyers and tenants locally, around the UK and Overseas. Our experienced Team of property professionals love working in Finsbury Park and they have exceptional local knowledge & property know-how to provide a Top quality service, whilst also delivering the best possible results for clients. We’re proud of our reputation and that’s why we’d be pleased to show you how Drivers & Norris will make a difference in Finsbury Park.