Postal area N4

Postal area in/near Finsbury Park, existing between 1917 and now

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Postal area · Finsbury Park · N4 ·
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2021

Postcode N4 covers an area near Finsbury Park.


The streets of N4:
Addington Road Addington Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Adolophus Road Adolophus Road is a location in London.
Adolphus Road Adolphus Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Albany Road Albany Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Albert Mews Albert Mews is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Albert Road Albert Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Alexandra Buildings Alexandra Buildings is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Alexandra Grove Alexandra Grove is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Alexandra Mews Alexandra Mews is a location in London.
Alexandra Road Alexandra Road is a location in London.
Almington Street Almington Street is a road in the N4 postcode area
Alroy Road Alroy Road is a road in the N4 postcode area
Ambler Road Ambler Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Arena Business Centre Arena Business Centre is a location in London.
Ashdale House Residential block
Ashfield Road Ashfield Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Athelstane Mews Athelstane Mews is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Beatrice Road Beatrice Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Beechfield Road Beechfield Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Biggerstaff Street Biggerstaff Street is a road in the N4 postcode area
Blackstock Mews Blackstock Mews is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Blackstock Road Blackstock Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Blythewood Road Blythewood Road is a location in London.
Blythwood Road Blythwood Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Bracey Street Bracey Street is a road in the N4 postcode area
Brambledown Mansions Brambledown Mansions is a location in London.
Brambledown Brambledown is a location in London.
Bridgemount Mews Bridgemount Mews is a road in the N4 postcode area
Briston Grove Briston Grove is one of the streets of London in the N8postal area.
Brownswood Road Brownswood Road is a road in the N4 postcode area
Brownwood Road Brownwood Road is a location in London.
Burgoyne Road Burgoyne Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Campbell Road Campbell Road, or "The Bunk" - was known as the worst street in London.
Carlisle Road Carlisle Road is a road in the N4 postcode area
Carlton Road Carlton Road is a road in the N4 postcode area
Carville Street Carville Street is a 1970s incarnation of a demolished street of the same name.
Casbeard Street Casbeard Street is a location in London.
Castleview Close Castleview Close is a road in the N4 postcode area
Cavendish Road Cavendish Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Chapman Place Chapman Place is a road in the N4 postcode area
Charter Court Stroud Green Road Charter Court Stroud Green Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Charteris Road Charteris Road is a road in the N4 postcode area
Chesterfield Gardens Chesterfield Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Christina Square Christina Square is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
City North Place City North Place is a location in London.
City View Apartments City View Apartments is a location in London.
Clifton Court Clifton Court is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Clifton House Clifton House is a location in London.
Clifton Terrace Clifton Terrace is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Colthurst Crescent Colthurst Crescent is a road in the N4 postcode area
Coningsbury Road Coningsbury Road is a location in London.
Coningsby Road Coningsby Road is a location in London.
Connaught Road Connaught Road is a road in the N4 postcode area
Corbyn Street Corbyn Street is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Cornwall Road Cornwall Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Coster Avenue Coster Avenue is a location in London.
Crouch Hall Court Crouch Hall Court is one of the streets of London in the N19postal area.
Crouch Hill Crouch Hill runs between Crouch End and Stroud Green straddling the boroughs of Haringey and Islington.
Cyprus Close Cyprus Close is a road in the N4 postcode area
Dagmar Road Dagmar Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Darren Close Darren Close is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Devan Grove Devan Grove is a location in London.
Dickenson Road Dickenson Road is one of the streets of London in the N8postal area.
Digby Crescent Digby Crescent is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Doncaster Gardens Doncaster Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Ducket Road Ducket Road is a location in London.
Duckett Mews Duckett Mews is a location in London.
Duckett Road Duckett Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Dulas Street Dulas Street is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Eade Roa Eade Roa is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Eade Road Eade Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Ella Road Ella Road is one of the streets of London in the N8postal area.
Elyne Road Elyne Road is a road in the N4 postcode area
Endymion Road Endymion Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Ennis Road Ennis Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Evershot Road Evershot Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Ferme Park Road Ferme Park Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Finsbury Gate Finsbury Gate is a road in the N4 postcode area
Finsbury Park Avenue Finsbury Park Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Finsbury Park Road Finsbury Park Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Florence Avenue Florence Avenue is a location in London.
Florence Road Florence Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Fonthill Mews Fonthill Mews is a location in London.
Fonthill Road Fonthill Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Gloucester Drive Gloucester Drive is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Gloucester Villas Gloucester Villas is a location in London.
Goodchild Road Goodchild Road is a road in the N4 postcode area
Goodwin Street Goodwin Street is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Grand Parade Grand Parade is a shopping parade on Green Lanes.
Granville Road Granville Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Green Lane Williamson Road is situated beside Harringay Green Lanes station.
Green Lanes Gate Green Lanes Gate is a road in the N4 postcode area
Green Lanes Green Lanes is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Greenway Close Greenway Close is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Grenville Road Grenville Road is one of the streets of London in the N19postal area.
Hanley Road Hanley Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Harringay Passage Harringay Passage is a road in the N4 postcode area
Hatley Road Hatley Road is a road in the N7 postcode area
Henry Road Henry Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Hermitage Road Hermitage Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Hermitage Works Hermitage Works is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Hermittage Road Hermittage Road is a location in London.
Heron Drive Heron Drive is a road in the N4 postcode area
Highlands Close Highlands Close is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Holly Park Estate Holly Park Estate is an estate in Crouch End.
Holly Park Holly Park, in Crouch Hill, dates from the 1870s.
Honeyfield Honeyfield is one of eight blocks on the 1960s estate known as Six Acres.
Ilex House Residential block
Ironworks Yard Ironworks Yard is a location in London.
Japan Crescent Japan Crescent is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Kayani Avenue Kayani Avenue is a road in the N4 postcode area
Kimberley Gardens Kimberley Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Lancaster Road Lancaster Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Laura Terrace Laura Terrace is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Leeds Place Leeds Place is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Lennox Road Lennox Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Lenton Terrace Lenton Terrace is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Linkway Linkway is a location in London.
Lordship Park Mews Lordship Park Mews is a road in the N16 postcode area
Lordship Road Lordship Road is a road in the N4 postcode area
Lorne Road Lorne Road is a road in the N4 postcode area
Lothair Road North Lothair Road North is a road in the N4 postcode area
Lothair Road South Lothair Road South is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Marquis Road Marquis Road is a road in the N4 postcode area
Marriott Road Marriott Road is a road in the N4 postcode area
Matisson Road Matisson Road is a location in London.
Mattison Road Mattison Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Medina Road Medina Road is a road in the N4 postcode area
Monsell Road Monsell Road is a location in London.
Montem Street Montem Street is a road in the N4 postcode area
Morris Place Morris Place is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Mount Pleasant Crescent Mount Pleasant Crescent is a road in the N4 postcode area
Mount Pleasant Villas Mount Pleasant Villas is a road in the N4 postcode area
Mount View Road Mount View Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Mountview Road Mountview Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Murrain Road Murrain Road is a location in London.
Myddleton Avenue Myddleton Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
New River Gate New River Gate is a road in the N4 postcode area
New River Path New River Path is a road in the N4 postcode area
New River Way New River Way is a road in the N4 postcode area
Newnton Close Newnton Close runs along the northern edge of the Woodberry Wetlands.
Nichols Close Nichols Close is a location in London.
Oakdale Road Oakdale Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Oakfield Road Oakfield Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Omega Works Omega Works is a commercial block.
Osborne Road Osborne Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Ossian Mews Ossian Mews is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Ossian Road Ossian Road is a road in the N4 postcode area
Oxford House Residential block
Oxford Road Oxford Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Pamlion Court Pamlion Court is a location in London.
Park House Residential block
Pemberton Road Pemberton Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Perth Road Perth Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Pickering House Residential block
Pine Grove Pine Grove is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Playford Road Playford Road was built in 1869/1870.
Plimsoll Road Plimsoll Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
PO Box 4 Grand Parade is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
PO Box 4 Pemberton Practice is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
PO Box 4 Seven Sisters Road is one of the streets of London in the N7postal area.
PO Box 4 Williamson Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
PO Box 4 Drive N4 Ltd is a location in London.
PO Box 4 Hornsey Wood Tavern Gate is a road in the N4 postcode area
PO Box 4 Portland Gardens is a road in the SE12 postcode area
Pooles Park Pooles Park is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Portland Gardens Portland Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Portland Rise Portland Rise is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Prah Road This is a street in the N4 postcode area
Princes Close Princes Close is a road in the N4 postcode area
Princess Crescent Princess Crescent is a road in the N4 postcode area
Quality Street Quality Street is an obscure road in north London.
Queen’s Drive Queen’s Drive connects two parks - Finsbury Park and Clissold Park.
Quernmore Road Quernmore Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Railway Approach Railway Approach is a road in the N4 postcode area
Regina Road Regina Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Ridge Road Ridge Road is a road in the N4 postcode area
River Studio River Studio is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Roads Place Roads Place is one of the streets of London in the N19postal area.
Rock Street Rock Street is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Romilly Road Romilly Road is a road in the N4 postcode area
Roseberry Gardens Roseberry Gardens is a road in the N4 postcode area
Rowley Gardens Rowley Gardens is a road in the N4 postcode area
Rumsey Mews Rumsey Mews is a location in London.
Rutland Gardens Rutland Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Rutlands Gardens Rutlands Gardens is a location in London.
Scarborough Road Scarborough Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Scrimgoeur Place Scrimgoeur Place is a location in London.
Searle Place Searle Place is a location in London.
Seven Sisters Road In 1833, Seven Sisters Road was laid out providing a link from Tottenham to Holloway.
Seymour Road Seymour Road is a road in the N8 postcode area
Sim Street Sim Street is a location in London.
Somerfield Road Somerfield Road is a road in the N4 postcode area
Spring Park Drive Spring Park Drive is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Springpark Drive Springpark Drive is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
St Johns Court St Johns Court is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
St Olaves Cottage St Olaves Cottage is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
St Thomas’s Road Saint Thomas’s Road runs between Highbury and Finsbury Park.
Stanhope Gardens Stanhope Gardens is a road in the N4 postcode area
Stapleton Hall Road Stapleton Hall Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Station Place Station Place is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Stonenest Street This is a street in the N4 postcode area
Stroud Green Road Stroud Green Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Surrey Gardens Surrey Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Sussex Gardens Sussex Gardens is a road in the N4 postcode area
Swan Lane Swan Lane is a location in London.
Sybil Mews Sybil Mews is a road in the N4 postcode area
Tancred Road Tancred Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
The Grove The Grove is a road in the N4 postcode area
Thorpedale Road Thorpedale Road is a road in the N4 postcode area
Tiverton Road Tiverton Road is one of the streets of London in the N15postal area.
Tollington Court Tollington Court is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Tollington Place Tollington Place is a road in the N4 postcode area
Town Court Path Town Court Path is a location in London.
Towncourt Path Towncourt Path is a road in the N4 postcode area
Turle Road Turle Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Turlewray Close Turlewray Close is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Umfereville Road Umfereville Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Umfreville Road Umfreville Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Upper Tollington Park Upper Tollington Park is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Urban Mews Urban Mews is a road in the N15 postcode area
Vale Grove Vale Grove is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Vale Road Vale Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Veneita Road Veneita Road is a location in London.
Venetia Road Venetia Road is a location in London.
Victoria Road Victoria Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Victoria Terrace Victoria Terrace is a road in the N4 postcode area
Vincent Parade Vincent Parade is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Warham Road Warham Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Warwick Gardens Warwick Gardens is a road in the N4 postcode area
Waverley Place Waverley Place is a location in London.
Wells Terrace Wells Terrace is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Whiteman Road Whiteman Road is a location in London.
Wightman Road Wightman Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Wilbderforce Road Wilbderforce Road is a location in London.
Wilberforce Road Wilberforce Road was named after politician William Wilberforce.
Willberforce Road Willberforce Road is a location in London.
Wiltshire Gardens Wiltshire Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Woodberry Down Estate Woodberry Down Estate was begun by London County Council in 1949.
Woodberry Down Woodberry Down is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Woodberry Grove Woodberry Grove is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Woodfall Road Woodfall Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Woodstock Road Woodstock Road is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Woodview Close Woodview Close is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.
Woollaston Road Woollaston Road is a road in the N4 postcode area
Wray Crescent Wray Crescent is one of the streets of London in the N4postal area.


CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY


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David Gibbs   
Added: 3 May 2021 16:48 GMT   

73 Bus Crash in Albion Rd 1961
From a Newspaper cutting of which I have a copy with photo. On Tuesday August 15th 1961 a 73 bus destined for Mortlake at 8.10am. The bus had just turned into Albion Road when the driver passed out, apparently due to a heart attack, and crashed into a wall on the western side of Albion Road outside No 207. The bus driver, George Jefferies aged 56 of Observatory Road, East Sheen, died after being trapped in his cab when he collided with a parked car. Passengers on the bus were thrown from their seats as it swerved. Several fainted, and ambulances were called. The bus crashed into a front garden and became jammed against a wall. The car driver, who had just parked, suffered shock.

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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 09:12 GMT   

Dunloe Avenue, N17
I was born in 1951,my grandparents lived at 5 Dunloe Avenue.I had photos of the coronation decorations in the area for 1953.The houses were rented out by Rowleys,their ’workers yard’ was at the top of Dunloe Avenue.The house was fairly big 3 bedroom with bath and toilet upstairs,and kitchenette downstairs -a fairly big garden.My Grandmother died 1980 and the house was taken back to be rented again

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Janet Creed (nee Burke)   
Added: 31 Aug 2017 14:46 GMT   

Campbell road
My father was William Burke, 74 Campbell road n4 my mother was May wright of Campbell road, I was born on 13.02.1953, we stayed with my grandparents in Campbell Road, William and Maggie Wright.

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Born here
Vanessa Whitehouse   
Added: 17 Feb 2021 22:48 GMT   

Born here
My dad 1929 John George Hall

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Jude Allen   
Added: 29 Jul 2021 07:53 GMT   

Bra top
I jave a jewelled item of clothong worn by a revie girl.
It is red with diamante straps. Inside it jas a label Bermans Revue 16 Orange Street but I cannot find any info online about the revue only that 16 Orange Street used to be a theatre. Does any one know about the revue. I would be intesrested to imagine the wearer of the article and her London life.

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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 09:12 GMT   

Dunloe Avenue, N17
I was born in 1951,my grandparents lived at 5 Dunloe Avenue.I had photos of the coronation decorations in the area for 1953.The houses were rented out by Rowleys,their ’workers yard’ was at the top of Dunloe Avenue.The house was fairly big 3 bedroom with bath and toilet upstairs,and kitchenette downstairs -a fairly big garden.My Grandmother died 1980 and the house was taken back to be rented again

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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 08:59 GMT   

Spigurnell Road, N17
I was born and lived in Spigurnell Road no 32 from 1951.My father George lived in Spigurnell Road from 1930’s.When he died in’76 we moved to number 3 until I got married in 1982 and moved to Edmonton.Spigurnell Road was a great place to live.Number 32 was 2 up 2 down toilet out the back council house in those days

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Lewis   
Added: 27 Jul 2021 20:48 GMT   

Ploy
Allotment

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Added: 27 Jul 2021 14:31 GMT   

correction
Chaucer did not write Pilgrims Progress. His stories were called the Canterbury Tales

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old lady   
Added: 19 Jul 2021 11:58 GMT   

mis information
Cheltenham road was originally
Hall road not Hill rd
original street name printed on house still standing

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Patricia Bridges   
Added: 19 Jul 2021 10:57 GMT   

Lancefield Coachworks
My grandfather Tom Murray worked here

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Lived here
Former Philbeach Gardens Resident   
Added: 14 Jul 2021 00:44 GMT   

Philbeach Gardens Resident (Al Stewart)
Al Stewart, who had huts in the 70s with the sings ’Year of the Cat’ and ’On The Borders’, lived in Philbeach Gdns for a while and referenced Earl’s Court in a couple of his songs.
I lived in Philbeach Gardens from a child until my late teens. For a few years, on one evening in the midst of Summer, you could hear Al Stewart songs ringing out across Philbeach Gardens, particularly from his album ’Time Passages". I don’t think Al was living there at the time but perhaps he came back to see some pals. Or perhaps the broadcasters were just his fans,like me.
Either way, it was a wonderful treat to hear!

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Manor House Manor House station was named after a nearby pub.

NEARBY STREETS
Addington Road, N4 Addington Road is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Albany Road, N4 Albany Road is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Alroy Road, N4 Alroy Road is a road in the N4 postcode area
Beatrice Road, N4 Beatrice Road is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Carlisle Road, N4 Carlisle Road is a road in the N4 postcode area
Carlton Road, N4 Carlton Road is a road in the N4 postcode area
Charter Court Stroud Green Road, N4 Charter Court Stroud Green Road is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Coningsbury Road, N4 Coningsbury Road is a location in London.
Coningsby Road, N4 Coningsby Road is a location in London.
Connaught Road, N4 Connaught Road is a road in the N4 postcode area
Cornwall Road, N4 Cornwall Road is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Cyprus Close, N4 Cyprus Close is a road in the N4 postcode area
Dagmar Road, N4 Dagmar Road is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Elyne Road, N4 Elyne Road is a road in the N4 postcode area
Endymion Road, N4 Endymion Road is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Finsbury Park Avenue, N4 Finsbury Park Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Florence Avenue, N4 Florence Avenue is a location in London.
Florence Road, N4 Florence Road is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Green Lane, N4 Williamson Road is situated beside Harringay Green Lanes station.
Green Lanes Gate, N4 Green Lanes Gate is a road in the N4 postcode area
Green Lanes, N4 Green Lanes is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Lancaster Road, N4 Lancaster Road is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Lothair Road North, N4 Lothair Road North is a road in the N4 postcode area
Lothair Road South, N4 Lothair Road South is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Oakfield Road, N4 Oakfield Road is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Osborne Road, N4 Osborne Road is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Oxford House, N4 Residential block
Oxford Road, N4 Oxford Road is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Princes Close, N4 Princes Close is a road in the N4 postcode area
Quernmore Road, N4 Quernmore Road is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Rowley Gardens, N4 Rowley Gardens is a road in the N4 postcode area
Scarborough Road, N4 Scarborough Road is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Seven Sisters Road, N4 In 1833, Seven Sisters Road was laid out providing a link from Tottenham to Holloway.
Sybil Mews, N4 Sybil Mews is a road in the N4 postcode area
Tancred Road, N4 Tancred Road is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Upper Tollington Park, N4 Upper Tollington Park is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Urban Mews, N4 Urban Mews is a road in the N15 postcode area
Victoria Road, N4 Victoria Road is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Victoria Terrace, N4 Victoria Terrace is a road in the N4 postcode area
Woodview Close, N4 Woodview Close is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Woollaston Road, N4 Woollaston Road is a road in the N4 postcode area

NEARBY PUBS
Beaconsfield This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Finsbury This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Finsbury Park

Finsbury Park is an area in north London which grew up around an important railway interchange near the borders of the London Boroughs of Islington, Haringey and Hackney.

Finsbury Park is not to be confused with [Finsbury">Finsbury] which is 5.3 km further south in the London Borough of Islington.

The area is centred on Finsbury Park station, a major bus, rail and tube interchange near the southern end of the public park of the same name.

The surrounding area has a cosmopolitan feel, as reflected by the wide variety of shops and establishments on Seven Sisters Road, Blackstock Road and Stroud Green Road. The North London Central Mosque (formerly the Finsbury Park Mosque), which drew attention for extremist activity before a change in leadership in 2003, is located here. Arsenal Football Club’s Emirates Stadium is nearby.

Finsbury Park station first opened on 1 July 1861 and was originally named Seven Sisters Road (Holloway). It is on the route of the East Coast Main Line from King’s Cross to the north of England and Scotland. The southern section of this was built in stages during the 1840s and early 1850s by the Great Northern Railway (GNR). Tracks were first laid through Finsbury Park in 1850 to the GNR’s temporary terminus at Maiden Lane just north of the permanent terminus at King’s Cross (which opened in 1852).

Soon after the first station opened, the Edgware, Highgate and London Railway (EH&LR) began construction of a line from Finsbury Park to Edgware. The GNR took over the EH&LR shortly before its opening on 22 August 1867. The station was given its current name Finsbury Park on 15 November 1869.

The Great Northern & City Railway (GN&CR) was an underground railway planned to provide a tunnel link between Finsbury Park and Moorgate in the City of London as an alternative London terminus for GNR trains. The tunnels were constructed with a large diameter to accommodate this service but a dispute between the two companies prevented the GN&CR connecting its tunnels to the GNR platforms. The GN&CR tunnels, instead, terminated beneath the main line station without a connection to the surface and the line operated as a shuttle between Finsbury Park and Moorgate. This line opened on 14 February 1904.

The Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway (GNP&BR) (now London Underground’s Piccadilly line) opened on 15 December 1906 between Finsbury Park and Hammersmith in west London. The tube railway originated as the Great Northern and Strand Railway (GN&SR) in 1897 and was initially supported by the GNR as a means of relieving congestion on its main line into King’s Cross by constructing a tube line under the GNR’s tracks from Alexandra Palace to King’s Cross and then to the Strand. The GN&SR was taken over in 1901 by a consortium led by Charles Yerkes before any work had been carried out and the section north of Finsbury Park was cancelled. The GN&SR was merged with the Brompton and Piccadilly Circus Railway to form the GNP&BR. It was constructed with the smaller-diameter tube tunnels common to other underground railways being constructed in London at that time. Its platforms were constructed by the GNR parallel with the GN&CR’s platforms beneath the main line station. The Piccadilly Line was later extended northwards.

London Underground had for many years been planning a new route across central London to relieve pressure on the central sections of the Piccadilly and Northern lines. In the early 1960s the plans were consolidated into a single plan for the Victoria line. The route of the new line was designed to provide the maximum number of interchanges with other Underground and British Rail lines as possible, and Finsbury Park was an ideal candidate for this. The first section of the Victoria line, including Finsbury Park, opened between Walthamstow Central and Highbury & Islington on 1 September 1968.


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Postcard from the turn of the twentieth century titled ’Finsbury Park - A shady walk’
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