About Finsbury Park, London

Finsbury Park is an area in north London, England, which grew up around an important railway interchange near the borders of the London Boroughs of Islington, Haringey and Hackney. It is not to be confused with Finsbury, which is 3.3mi farther south in the London Borough of Islington, although in some local contexts the name is shortened in this area is centred on Finsbury Park station, a major bus, rail and tube interchange near the southern end of the 46ha 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 ((1937-1974), a key figure in the English rhythm and blues boom of the 1960s, died at Finsbury Park station on 8 May 1974. Rapper Skinnyman grew up in Finsbury Park. Actresses Margaret Barton, Kate Beckinsale, Minnie Driver, Emily Mortimer, Lily Loveless, Naomie Harris and Peta Toppano were born in Finsbury Park. Politician John Grant (1932-2000)(dormant since January 2013, but still a useful reference source

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