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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Finsbury Park London

Finsbury Park is one of North London's greatest and most well-known open spaces, as well as one of the first, being created in the Victorian era.

The petition for Finsbury Park was started in 1841 with the objective of improving conditions for the poor people of Finsbury. There were four proposed locations for the park, the chosen one being on Endymion Road, N4. Finsbury Park was formally opened in 1869.

Finsbury Park London
During the 20th century, the park was used as a leisure space, a venue for political meetings and campaigns during World War I and a host for anti-aircraft guns and heavy armour during World War II.

During the 1960s Finsbury Park also began to be used as a music venue and still is to this day. It has played host to some of the biggest names in music, including Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Oasis and, most recently, Arctic Monkeys.
Finsbury Park London
Finsbury Park is now a well-kept, frequently-used London park, equipped with a running track, tennis courts, a skate park, a baseball field and an art gallery.

Finsbury Park London UK
It is easily accessible by public transport, as it is within walking distance from Finsbury Park station, Manor House tube station and Harringay railway station.

Finsbury Park London

1 comment:

Evelyn said...

I lived here once for about two weeks but never visited the park. Nice to see what I missed.
The Castle Lady