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N4 mapN4 mapOVERVIEW Finsbury Park, with its 112 acres of land, is at the heart of N4. Finsbury Park is situated at a cross roads between three London boroughs; Hackney, Haringey and Islington. It encompasses parts of Arsenal, Manor House, Harringay, Hornsey, Stroud Green, Crouch End, Brownswood, Highbury West, Lordship, New River, Seven Sisters, St Ann's and Tollington.

Check out our celebration of shops on Blackstock Road. The photographs below are from ‘Blackstock Road in Focus‘, an exhibition by Veronica Howard and Marion Macalpine shown in Blackstock Road library in autumn 2010.

This is what it looks like. Thanks to Kirsty Burns for this one.

Bus routes around Finsbury Park train station and along Green Lanes.

Local bloggers: Shaun Joynson writing about local food.
Laura Laker's blog including guerrilla gardening and the Harringay Green Lanes orchard project.
Hannah Roberson's blog, featuring the exciting work at Harringay Green Lanes.

Finsbury Park was originally to be named Albert Park. Finsbury Park in the late nineteenth century was popular with London businessmen wishing to get away from the smoke and smog of industrial London. The Park was ideally located to be able to view the South of London as well as Essex to the East. At the end of the nineteenth century a lake was created within the park using the water from the New River. This provided an opportunity for boating activities within Finsbury Park.

In the early twentieth century, Finsbury Park had become a space for political engagement and discussion culminating in an area for pacifist campaigns during World War One.

Finsbury Park has also been an area of significant archaeological finds within London. Prehistoric humans and animal life has been discovered near to the River Lee as well as Roman relics.

pastry shoppastry shopFinsbury Park is one of the most diverse areas within London and provides an opportunity for the different communities surrounding this area to meet and make use of the park’s facilities.

For further Information on the history of Finsbury Park: http://www.haringey.gov.uk/index/community_and_leisure/greenspaces/parks...

N4, due to its tri-borough status, is incredibly diverse. Transition Finsbury Park is centred around the areas of Manor House, Stroud Green, Harringay and Finsbury Park although sometimes the wind blows us toward Arsenal, Hornsey, Crouch End, Brownswood, Highbury West, Lordship, New River, Seven Sisters, St Ann's and Tollington.

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[Disclaimer: The information above has been compiled from Hackney, Haringey and Islington Council websites using their most recent information as of 7th December 2010. Figures are often contested even within the specific Council's websites as they are often used for different purposes or are published at different points throughout the year.]

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