Located in north London, Finsbury Park is an ideal location for those looking for great transport in the city. With stylish interiors, ample space, a fully equipped kitchen and a comfortable bedroom, serviced apartments are ideal for extended stays and are a perfect alternative to hotels. Finsbury Park is an area of London that is quite obviously named for the famous park that sits within it. The park itself is famed as being one of the first designated parks in London, when it was first allocated the title back in Victorian times. It covers a total of 110 acres and is a multi-function area with space for sports and nature. It is also famous in modern times for hosting major outdoor concerts for the capital, as well as full on music festivals such as Wireless.
The area known as Finsbury Park is located just north of Central London and the residential area was formed organically around the railway and underground station, Finsbury Park Station. The station is also a major bus interchange.
The area is very cosmopolitan and there’s a real community feel usually associated with a smaller town. To really get a sense of living in the area, it’s worth considering some of the best serviced apartments in Finsbury Park which are offered by TheSqua.re. Here’s a couple in and around the area.
As with any properties offered by TheSqua.re, these properties offer many comforts and luxuries people would usually have in their homes as standard. These include Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and flat screen TVs. Some also include amenities often associated with hotels such as gyms, concierge and off-street parking.
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Finsbury Park is an area that grew from its transport facilities. There aren’t many better places in London in terms of the number of connections available to its residents. Whilst other areas have attempted to retroactively install transport links, Finsbury Park already had them before the majority of the residential areas arose.
The advantage of staying in Finsbury Park is that it feels more like a commuter town. The greenery, open spaces and sense of community mask the fact that it is so close to the business action in Central London.
Apartments also give a more private feel to a stay. People coming to London on business need a personal space to unwind before the next day’s work starts all over again.
London is one of the most popular places in the world to visit for a vacation. There aren’t many places with as long or interesting a history and people come from all over the world to see the sights and have a good time.
Serviced apartments offer the perfect base from which a holiday in London can be enjoyed. Serviced apartments in Finsbury Park offer the added bonus in that they are located far enough away from the throngs of people in Central London in order to have some relaxing time away from the rush.
Not only that, only the best properties in the area are selected by TheSqua.re to be offered on their booking platform.
Finsbury Park station is located in Zone 2 of the transport network but is one of the most reasonably priced areas that find themselves this close to Central London. As such it is in high demand by commuters.
The vast majority of the Finsbury Park area is made up of residential buildings. There’s rows of Victorian terraces, modern apartment buildings and blocks of flats from the middle of the last century, in terms of the accommodation offering. Some of which overlook or are very close to the park.
There’s plenty of bars to sample in all areas but clubs are scarce. These establishments tend to be a mix of traditional old English pubs, or former traditional old English pubs which have been transformed into gastropubs.
Like areas such as Notting Hill and Hackney, Finsbury Park had a rough and ready reputation in the past which in recent times has been erased in favour of a vibrant, modern twenty first century commuter town. Even some Londoner’s may not appreciate what the place has to offer in modern times.
Here are a few facts about Finsbury Park:
The property is generally dominated by Victorian terraces, some remain as large houses but many have been transformed into flats and maisonettes over the years. The more modern looking purpose built apartments are much more expensive, with some of them offering park views.
There is a number of examples of residential housing which is made of ex-local authority buildings too. As with most places in London, property prices are on the rise, with some properties in Finsbury Park being sold at a 25% premium on previously purchased prices.
When compared to nearby Stoke Newington, Finsbury Park offers far more value for money. As it does when compared to other neighbours such as Highbury and Holloway.
Short term property rental can still be outrageously expensive on a month by month basis. Serviced apartments in Finsbury Park give a much cheaper and infinitely more flexible option for anyone looking to stay for the medium or longer term.
Finsbury Park offers a quiet, green, commuter area within easy reach of London proper. The sights of London are just minutes away but people staying in Finsbury Park should make the most of where they are too. Here are a few tips as to how to make the most out of Finsbury Park:
Finsbury Park is located right next to the action in London so people staying there have an endless choice of things to do, whether it be staying local or venturing into the ‘Big Smoke’.
Q. What are the most popular landmarks in Finsbury Park?
There are plenty of obscure and more famous landmarks around the Finsbury Park area:
Q. What are some free things to do in Finsbury Park?
London has a fierce reputation as being a pretty expensive place to visit. In some cases, it is, but there’s plenty of cheaper stuff to do too. Here’s some stuff that’s completely free.
Q. Are there many excursions to be had from Finsbury Park?
Finsbury Park could not be in a better location in order to visit the world famous landmarks and sights that London has to offer. Its location is largely irrelevant due to the transport links.
The railway station connects with the East of England, the buses connect with the rest of North London as well as Central London, and the tube station has got many connects, including one straight through to London Victoria, one of London’s best connections to the South of England with a coach station that links the whole country!
In other words, if there’s a desired excursion anywhere in the country, it’s probably possible to get there!
Q. What are the most family-friendly things to do in Finsbury Park?
As mentioned above, Finsbury Park is so well connected that any family things to do in London can be reached easily. The museum quarter in Kensington is just a tube ride away. The best thing about most London museums is that not only are they family friendly, but they are also free.
Closer to home (the serviced apartment now called home anyway), there’s Rowans Ten Pin Bowling. This is a very old school alley which hasn’t been updated since the 1980s. Kids will love the neon decor as well as the slushy machine and post bowling karaoke.
Staying in Finsbury Park gives visitors plenty of options with regards to days and evenings out.
There’s plenty going on eatery wise in Finsbury Park for those who want to stay local and not venture into the city. There are fine dining options but probably not the same level as found further into London. Nevertheless, the options are many.
London is a world famous shopping destination, that’s well known, and Finsbury Park is ideally located as a base from which to set off for some retail therapy. There are also a number of shopping centres within close vicinity of Finsbury Park itself. Here are a few:
Finsbury Park has an almost unrivalled number of connections for any place outside of Central London. Not only is the city fully accessible, but the rest of England and the UK opens up from Finsbury Park. One way tube tickets typically cost around £2.
Underground Stations close to the apartments that will take you across the city include the likes of:
Mainline Stations that will take you outside of London and to other destinations and cities nearby (Cambridge, for example) include:
Finsbury Park mainline station is a National Rail station and is also the location of the tube station above and two bus stations.
London weather is best summed up in one word, ‘unpredictable’. Its weather cycles are generally the same that are experienced in Western Europe except the summers aren’t quite as hot and the winters aren’t quite as cold.
It’s difficult to believe when standing in freezing drizzle in February but London’s median temperatures are actually a couple of degrees warmer than the towns on its outskirts.