How is life in Finsbury Estate? A thorough guide of the neighbourhood

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Finsbury is a district of Central London, forming the southeastern part of the London Borough of Islington. It borders the City of London. “

In Finsbury Estate, what things may you need?

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Finsbury Estate name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Post offices in the area of Finsbury Estate

Want to send and receive parcels easily? There is no better way to do that than having a post office nearby. Not only do they provide post services but post office in Finsbury Estate can provide a wide range of services such as: sending money or subscribing post insurance. Here is the list of post offices in your next area

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Farringdon Road Post Office 39-41 Farringdon Road, London 3.3 259
Mount Pleasant Post Office Rosebery Avenue, London 3.6 55
Central London Delivery Office Royal Mail Central, Delivery Office, Phoenix Place, London 2.6 79
Pentonville Road Post Office 112 Pentonville Road, London 3.4 43
Local Post Box White Lion Street, London 5 1
Postal Office 8 Duncan Street, London 3.5 19
Grays Inn Post Office (Ryman) 24-28 Grays Inn Road, London 4.5 113
Post Box 57 Amwell Street, London 5 2
Sun post office 131-133 Central Street, London 3 2
Central Street Post Office 129 Central Street, London 3.4 78
Postal Office 101 Clerkenwell Road, London 4.2 5
Chapel Market Post Office 27 Chapel Market, London 3.2 138
Royal Mail Parcel Postbox 11 Hatton Garden, London 0 0
Royal Mail Group 328 Grays Inn Road, London 3.6 7

Schools in and around the area of Finsbury Estate

Having a nearby school is ideal when relocating. Below is a list of schools located within Finsbury Estate

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Nuffield Health Bloomsbury Fitness & Wellbeing Gym Mecklenburgh Place, London 3.3 80
1a Children’s Centre 1 Rosebery Avenue, London 5 2
Chartered Institute Of Housing Headland House, Grays Inn Road, London N/A N/A
Dallington School 8 Dallington Street, London 3.9 7
Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery Angel 339, 341 City Road, London 4.3 19
The Gower Primary School 10 Cynthia Street, London 5 5
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School Donegal Street, London 3.4 12
St Alban’s C of E Primary & Nursery School, London Baldwin’s Gardens, London 3.7 11
Oakdale College Ltd Susan Lawrence Hostel, 170 King’s Cross Road, London N/A N/A
The National Autistic Society Centre, Greater London (Ladbroke Grove) National Autistic Society, City Road, London 3.5 8
Alena Jewelry 145-157 Saint John Street, London N/A N/A
Medical Educator 2nd Floor, 145-157 Saint John Street, London N/A N/A
City Innovation Centre Whiskin Street, London 5 1
Accountable Now 1 Easton Street, London 5 3
FORTIUS UNIVERSITAS LONDON 145, 157 Saint John Street, London N/A N/A
Clerkenwell Mount Day Nursery and Preschool in London 27-29 Amwell Street, London 5 6
Think Chinese – Chinese Lessons in London 79 Grays Inn Road, London N/A N/A
Newpark Montessori Nursery School 22 Seward Street, London 5 6
Soho Music Unit A, Colonial Buildings, 59 – 61 Hatton Garden, London 5 2
Grays Inn Buildings Grays Inn Buildings, 41 Rosebery Avenue, London N/A N/A

Health amenities that are in Finsbury Estate

Finsbury Estate has 20 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Stark Meditrip 145, 157 Saint John Street, London N/A N/A
Mobimedicals 145, 157 Saint John Street, London N/A N/A
Holborn Medical Centre 64-66 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London 3.3 106
Psychotherapy in London / Herve Durant/ Psychothérapeute en Francais The Claremont, 66 Pentonville Road, London 5 2
GP Link 31-35 Kirby Street, London N/A N/A
Body Shaping Clinic Ely Place, London N/A N/A
Nuffield hearing centre 45 Swinton Street, London N/A N/A
Amwell Group Practice The Amwell Practice, 4 Naoroji Street, London 3.6 78
Orbis Electives 22 Wenlock Road, London N/A N/A
MMF Healthcare Limited 20-22 Wenlock Road, London N/A N/A
Finsbury Health Centre Pine Street, London 2.7 19
Hospital in a Box Lower Ground Floor, 145-157 Saint John Street, London 5 2
JL Welt Ltd 148 Saint John Street, London N/A N/A
Medical Room 1 Portpool Lane, London 5 4
All-on-4 Dental Implants London 71 Grays Inn Road, London N/A N/A
Private GP Surgery 1-5 Portpool Lane, London 5 1
Dr Malini Uppal 16 Saint John Street, London N/A N/A
RTNE Hospitral Grays Inn Road, London N/A N/A
London Doctors Clinic Private GP 131 Aldersgate Street, London 5 1
Nuffield Health Barbican Medical Centre 100 Aldersgate Street, Barbican, London 5 1

Tube & Train stations nearby Finsbury Estate

Having to walk more than 10 to 15 min to reach public transportation is usually considered as a downside when considering a property to live in. To simplify this, we curated the list of train and tube station of Finsbury Estate to help you find what would be the best location for you to move in. There are 4 train or tube stations within the Finsbury Estate area. Here are the main ones

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Farringdon Farringdon Station, Cowcross Street, London 4.3 363
Angel Islington High Street, London 4.3 217
Barbican Underground Ltd, Aldersgate Street, London 4.3 104
Chancery Lane High Holborn, London 3.9 92

What to do in Finsbury Estate

It could be that Finsbury Estate has a lively atmosphere with many activities happening and there are ways to find this out. To discover what to do in your area, we recommend looking at sites like Timeout that list weekly events in Finsbury Estate. We want to make finding things easy, so here’s a link to see upcoming happenings in Finsbury Estate. Also, knowing what’s available in Finsbury Estate and where helps when getting to know a new place. That’s why we made a map with property price info from this article to simplify your search.

In Finsbury Estate, what are some things we love?

What makes the heart of Finsbury Estate? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in Finsbury Estate to help you decide to move in there.

Parks and green spaces in Finsbury Estate

One of London’s best features is its many green spaces. See if Finsbury Estate offers space for strolls or picnics.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Granville Square Granville Square, London 4.1 28
Myddelton Square Gardens 42 Myddelton Square, London 4.4 202
Landspace Design F9, Peabody Estate, Farringdon Lane, London 5 39
St Luke’s Garden, Islington 40 Mitchell Street, London 4.3 195
Calthorpe Community Garden Calthorpe Community Garden, 258-274 Grays Inn Road, London 4.6 358
Smithfield Rotunda Garden West Smithfield, London 4.2 103
Spa Fields 91 Skinner Street, London 4.3 608
Coram’s Fields 93 Guilford Street, London 4 124
Culpeper Community Garden 1 Cloudesley Road, London 4.6 386
Saint James’s Church Garden 3 Sans Walk, London 4.4 132
RCC Moro Junction moro N/A N/A
Northampton Square 14 Sebastian Street, London 4.9 9
Spa Green Garden 173 Rosebery Avenue, London 4.2 53
St James Clerkenwell Sekforde St, Clerkenwell, London EC1R, Sekforde Street, London 4.7 34
Wilmington Square 5 Wilmington Square, London 4.3 97
St John’s Churchyard Jerusalem Passage, Saint John Street, London 5 1
King Square Gardens King Square, London 4.4 279
Owens Field Angel, London 4.1 10
Hiking In London 15 Dance Square, London 4.8 136
Peregrine Square City Road, London 4.5 8

What are the range of supermarkets like?

Out of all the other services in Finsbury Estate, supermarkets are arguably some of the most important. Take a look at the table below that tells you where the nearest supermarkets are so you can do your shppping conveniently. It would be a shame to move somewhere new and not realise some of your favourite stores aren’t nearby in Finsbury Estate.

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What kind of restaurants are there?

The below table gives you a good idea of what kind of options there are for eating out. In Finsbury Estate, you may find things like Italian, Chinese or even Indian takeouts. Take a look below if you are visiting or want to move here if eating out is a big deal for you.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Malmaison London 18-21 Charterhouse Square, London 4.3 904
Premier Inn London Angel Islington hotel 18 Parkfield Street, London 4.3 782
The Craft Beer Co. Clerkenwell 82 Leather Lane, London 4.3 1233
St. JOHN Restaurant 26 Saint John Street, London 4.3 2255
The Peasant 240 Saint John Street, London 4.3 559
The Easton Pub & Kitchen 22 Easton Street, London 4.3 442
The Wilmington 69 Rosebery Avenue, London 4.3 1063
The Eagle Farringdon 159 Farringdon Road, London 4.3 1007
Tinseltown 44-46 Saint John Street, London 4.3 1786
The Zetter Clerkenwell 49-50 Saint John’s Square, London 4.3 975
Moro 34-36 Exmouth Market, London 4.3 1092
Caravan Exmouth Market Restaurant 11-13 Exmouth Market, London 4.3 1270
Papa Johns Pizza 65 Farringdon Road, London 4.3 249
The Dovetail 9-10 Jerusalem Passage, London 4.3 968
Sports Bar & Grill – Farringdon 19-25 Cowcross Street, London 4.3 1269
1920 Bar 19-20 Great Sutton Street, London 4.3 631
Otto’s French Restaurant London 182 Grays Inn Road, London 4.3 349
Bleeding Heart Bistro 7 Bleeding Heart Yard, Greville Street, London 4.3 547
Old Red Cow 71 Long Lane, London 4.3 984
The Lexington 96-98 Pentonville Road, London 4.3 2569

Museums & Galleries nearby

The vitality of a region is shaped by its residents who live, work, and engage with one another. Exploring an area through art offers a fresh perspective. If you’re considering relocating to Finsbury Estate, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. These venues offer delightful experiences, especially on weekends.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Museum of the Order of Saint John St John’s Gate, 26 Saint John’s Lane, London 4.6 485
Charles Dickens Museum 48-49 Doughty Street, London 4.5 1949
The Charterhouse Charterhouse Square, London 4.6 550
Islington Museum 245 Saint John Street, London 4.3 97
St John Priory Church Saint John’s Square, London 4.7 76
The Postal Museum 15-20 Phoenix Place, London 4.6 4244
System Gafa 20 Hatton Wall, London N/A N/A
Amin Taha building 15 Clerkenwell Close, London 5 2
Riceyman Steps Granville Square, London N/A N/A
Colorful Ice Cream Ornament Baird House, 15-17 Saint Cross Street, London N/A N/A
Thomas Paine statue Angel Square, London N/A N/A
The Drill Hall Farringdon Road, London N/A N/A
Budapest Services 4 Helmet Row, London 4 2
New Gallery of Digital Art 24 Britannia Street, London N/A N/A
Art of Stones 20 Wenlock Road, London 5 4
Antoniq asenova Liverpool Road, London N/A N/A

What kind of gyms are there in Finsbury Estate?

In Finsbury Estate, using the public parks is not for everyone. Finding out if you are able to attend a local gym or leisure centre nearby may be a good idea if you are trying to move to the area perhaps for permanent residency.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Golden Lane Sport & Fitness Fann Street, Fane Lane, London 4.3 126
Gymbox Farringdon 12a Leather Lane, London 4.3 663
Nuffield Health Bloomsbury Fitness & Wellbeing Gym Mecklenburgh Place, London 4.3 80
Otium Health and Leisure Club Central Street, London 4.3 86
Finsbury Leisure Centre Norman Street, London 4.3 418
Virgin Active 333 Goswell Road, London 4.3 494
PureGym London Farringdon 122 Clerkenwell Road, London 4.3 237
Anytime Fitness King’s Cross Unit 2, Nido Building, 200 Pentonville Road, London 4.3 168
Zonto Fitness 145, 157 Saint John Street, London 4.3 N/A
Akasa Sanctuary 145, 157 Saint John Street, London 4.3 N/A
The Gym Group London Angel 265-269 Goswell Road, London 4.3 821
Seen on Screen Mob45 20, Farringdon Road, London 4.3 4
Yoga with Olivia BGM Entertainment, 73 Saint John Street, London 4.3 30
BGM Entertainment The Basement, 73 Saint John Street, London 4.3 11
Balanced Osteopathy 70 Saint John Street, London 4.3 59
Fitness to Practice London 4.3 N/A
Rabble games 160-164 Grays Inn Road, London 4.3 5
MOB45 20 Farringdon Road, London 4.3 92
Ironmonger Row Baths 1 Norman Street, London 4.3 608
Position Pilates 6a Liverpool Road, London 4.3 N/A

Pubs

As Londoners, we cherish our local pubs. Finsbury Estate has some great go-to spots. From smaller, more family run chains to larger pubs like WeatherSpoons, there is a pub for everyone in the area.

Pub name Name Address Description
Betsey Trotwood 56 Farringdon Road London EC1R 3BL Formerly the Butchers Arms this Victorian pub is named after the character in David Copperfield. The main bar is at street level with a shabby chic vibe. There are separate function rooms on the first floor and the cellar which host music gigs and comedy nights – see website for details. The rooms are available for hire. Food and bar snacks available until 9pm weekdays. The pub is closed on Sundays
City Pride 28 Farringdon Lane London EC1R 3AU Formerly the White Swan (Charrington), a Toby house bought by Fuller’s and expanded to take on neighbouring premises. Bright and friendly. Function room with dartboard.
Clerk & Well 156 Clerkenwell Road London EC1R 5DU Renamed Clerk & Well in October 2010. Run by the First Restaurant Group who have recently taken over the One Tun in Farringdon. The pub was refurbished and reopened in April 2022. Extensive food menu.
Clerkenwell Tavern 106 Farringdon Road / 2 Exmouth Market London EC1R 4PX Former Watneys pub. Closed c2002 and changed to restaurant c2006. It re-opened as Craft House London in 2021 and as Clerkenwell Tavern in November 2023.. A traditional bar with wooden floorboards and furniture and a variety of plants. 10 taps dispensing keg beer.
Coach 26-28 Ray Street London EC1R 3DJ Victorian pub closed in July 2015 while upstairs is converted to flats. Reopened but has been completely revamped to a modern style. French/British Food. Two cask ales.
Crown Tavern 42 Clerkenwell Green London EC1R 0EG The original 18th-century building included the Apollo Concert Room on the first floor, which is now a bar and function room, while the downstairs bar is divided into a number of attractive drinking areas. Five changing real ales are served, and an extensive a la carte and set menu is available throughout the day, with roasts on Sundays. The beer garden continues out onto the Green, with a view of the Old Sessions House and the Marx Memorial Library.
Eagle 159 Farringdon Road London EC1R 3AL Generally reckoned to be the country’s first gastropub, even though that term did not emerge until several years later. It was opened in January 1991 by Michael Belben and David Eyre, acquiring a former Watney’s pub that was being disposed of after “The Beer Orders”. Belben is still involved in its day-to-day running. It perhaps pioneered the use of mismatched tables and chairs, with panoramic windows and solid ash floor, world music and jazz in the background. The founders of Hackney Brewery were employed here which possibly explains why they provide the regular guest beers. The chef chalks the menu up five minutes before service and dishes come and go all the time in the course of the day. Their website has a live feed, updated at least twice a day! The Eagle Gallery was established by Emma Hill in the old function rooms above the pub and was one of the first alternative gallery spaces that opened in London in the early 1990s.
Green 29 Clerkenwell Green London EC1R 0DU Opened in 2004. It had been a pub a century previously, but it closed in 1920, serving as offices and then as a restaurant. Small and modern inside. Polished wooden floor, green and cream décor, large windows, outside benches. First floor bar, gallery and function room. Important sporting events such as Six Nations are shown on TV. Tasteful background music can be heard. Some picnic benches are located on the pavement outside. The gents (mind your head) is downstairs and ladies upstairs.
Harlequin 27 Arlington Way London EC1R 1UY Look carefully and note many original features. Try celebrity spotting here. All day cheese board. Quiz night Monday.
Horseshoe 24 Clerkenwell Close London EC1R 0AG Former Courage pub on a long standing pub site (since at least 1748). Traditional locals’ house with an emphasis on darts with four dartboards in regular use upstairs. Is now a single bar inside with a counter equipped with 4 hand pumps. Large recently refurbished upstairs function room.
Marian Anderson 28-32 Bowling Green Lane London EC1R 0BJ A large rambling interior in a pub which reopened after refurbishment as the Bowler in 2005. TV sport is very popular here with multiple TV screens. Pub has been acquired a sister pub to the Sekforde and has been renamed as the Marian Anderson, after an American singer and civil rights activist. Eclectic mix of furniture. Real Ale may not always be available.
Sekforde 34 Sekforde Street London EC1R 0HA Formerly a Charrington pub and then a free house and finally in the Young’s pub company stable. The pub is built on land belonging to Thomas Sekforde who died in 1588. The Sekfordes came originally from Suffolk and pub maintained its contacts there in Woodbridge with inter-pub visits. The pub is now privately owned and has been redeveloped. It has a traditional feel, with a separate restaurant downstairs and a function room upstairs.
Shakespeares Head 1 Arlington Way London EC1R 1XA Small immaculate theatre pub just behind Sadler’s Wells.
Three Kings 7 Clerkenwell Close London EC1R 0DY A curved fronted house in Clerkenwell Close – for a while called Kings of Clerkenwell but this has now reverted to Three Kings. One bar with 4 handpumps. Superbly polished linoleum floor. Smaller upstairs function rooms. Limited opening hours at weekends. Rare to see a turntable and vinyl being played here. Fine Mann Crossman and Paulin window. Became a managed Ei Group pub in February 2019. Following refurbishment in 2021 the original tiling on the exterior has been removed and the interior substantially altered.
Wilmington 69 Rosebery Avenue London EC1R 4RL Closed for complete refurbishment in 2013, it re-opened in October of that year when it became part of the Metropolitan Pub Co range of Greene King and serving a more varied cask ale range. Work included reinstating a large glass atrium from the 19th century. prior to this it had been a music pub with live bands. There is a large dining area with an open-plan kitchen and gets very busy at lunchtimes and early evening.

Other nearby neighbourhoods

You are not 100% sure that you want to move in Finsbury Estate? Check out our other guides about some nearby areas. You might find your next neighbourhood. The following tables shows the nearby areas within a 3.5km radius.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Newington See the guide here
Southwark See the guide here
South Bank See the guide here
Whitehall See the guide here
St. James’s See the guide here
Horton See the guide here
Moorfields Eye Hospital See the guide here
Tower of London See the guide here
Bankside See the guide here
Charing Cross See the guide here
Royal Academy See the guide here
Tower Hill See the guide here
Monument See the guide here
Billingsgate See the guide here
Leicester Square See the guide here
Temple See the guide here
Mayfair (south) See the guide here
Mayfair (north) See the guide here
Covent Garden See the guide here
Portsoken See the guide here
Chinatown See the guide here
Blackfriars See the guide here
Cannon Street See the guide here
Lombard Street See the guide here
Regent Street See the guide here
Aldwych See the guide here
Aldgate See the guide here
Soho (south east) See the guide here
Soho (north west) See the guide here
Royal Exchange See the guide here
St Paul’s See the guide here
Hanover Square See the guide here
Bank of England See the guide here
Brompton See the guide here
Whitechapel See the guide here
Soho Square See the guide here
Fetter Lane See the guide here
Bishopsgate See the guide here
New Oxford Street See the guide here
Liverpool Street See the guide here
St Bartholomew’s Hospital See the guide here
High Holborn See the guide here
Broadgate See the guide here
Marylebone See the guide here
Barbican See the guide here
Spitalfields See the guide here
Great Portland Street See the guide here
Hatton Garden See the guide here
Harley Street See the guide here
Finsbury See the guide here
Finsbury (west) See the guide here
Chenies See the guide here
Fitzrovia See the guide here
Farringdon See the guide here
Great Ormond Street Hospital See the guide here
Bloomsbury See the guide here
Shoreditch See the guide here
Bunhill Fields See the guide here
University College London See the guide here
St Luke’s See the guide here
St Pancras See the guide here
Clerkenwell See the guide here
Euston See the guide here
Somers Town See the guide here
Hoxton See the guide here
Cambridge Heath See the guide here
Kings Cross See the guide here
Haggerston See the guide here
De Beauvoir Town See the guide here
Islington See the guide here
Camden Town See the guide here
Barnsbury See the guide here
Canonbury See the guide here
Dalston See the guide here
Highbury Fields See the guide here
Newington Green See the guide here
Highbury See the guide here
Holloway See the guide here
Newington See the guide here
Southwark See the guide here
South Bank See the guide here
Whitehall See the guide here
St. James’s See the guide here
Horton See the guide here
Moorfields Eye Hospital See the guide here
Tower of London See the guide here
Bankside See the guide here
Charing Cross See the guide here
Royal Academy See the guide here
Tower Hill See the guide here
Monument See the guide here
Billingsgate See the guide here
Leicester Square See the guide here
Temple See the guide here
Mayfair (south) See the guide here
Mayfair (north) See the guide here
Covent Garden See the guide here

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