Best things to do in North London’s Finsbury Park


London and its vivid and diverse neighbourhoods have so many things to do and see. One of many lovely places in London to visit is North London’s Finsbury Park. If you are visiting you can’t miss exploring this great area. It's a lovely mix of city life and residential area, that offers the ideal blend of cultures and communities. 

To explore this area easily and stay in the beautiful neighbourhood, you can book yourself a luxurious stay at the Montcalm Royal London House. This gorgeous property is located in the heart of Finsbury Square and offers a fine selection of in-house amenities, facilities and services.  

After you have settled into the opulence of Montcalm luxury hotel London, step out to see some amazing sights and scenes of this area. Here's a compilation of things you can explore and indulge in. 

The Finsbury Public Park 

London is known for its lush green patches throughout the city and the Finsbury Public Park is one of them. Located moments away from the Montcalm hotel, it is definitely a gem that makes the area so popular amongst visitors and Londoners alike. On a clear day you can do lots in this park. Trek to the highest point of the park, and enjoy the most stunning views of the city- take pictures and get bombarded with likes and comments on your social media accounts. Other excellent facilities of the park include a lake where you can boat or enjoy a picnic with your friends and family, tennis courts, a skate park and great serving delicious food and for children there is a lovely play area too. 

The Parkland Walk 

Right next to the park, is the famous linear path called the Parkland Walk Nature Reserve. The walk is along an unused railway track that starts from Finsbury Park and leads all the way up to Alexandra Palace. You will enjoy walking under the green shade of trees with chirpy birds, fluttering butterflies along with joggers, cyclists and walkers. The path includes unused tunnels with artistic graffiti. After a picturesque walk you can enjoy a lovely meal at one of the fine restaurants at Finsbury Square

Castle Climbing Centre

Have you ever climbed inside a castle? No? Then what better place to experience this unique activity than in the UK, that has castles all over the country and has a rich history attached to each one of them. The Castle Climbing Centre is housed in a restored Victorian water pumping station. Located at the end of the Green Lanes of Finsbury Park, it is the UK's largest climbing centre. Have a thrilling experience here while climbing walls and bouldering routes to suit all skill levels. The outdoor boulder garden makes you feel like you are out in the rocks for real. Whether you are climbing or just pretending, it is a great place for a photo-op. You can enjoy some fresh air at their community garden too. 

Park Theatre

London’s weather can be very unpredictable, a sunny, clear day can be overshadowed by overcast or rain in a matter of seconds. If it is one of those wet rainy days, you can head to Park Theatre. Unlike other London theatres, this one is a contemporary building, built recently in 2013. Apart from some exceptional performances the theatre building also has bars and cafes to enjoy a pre or post theatre meal. 

Stroud Green Market

This buzzing market is another popular attraction near Finsbury Park. Boasting of some famous independent eateries. The market also houses some great independent shops, boutiques, shops with unique vintage and antique collections of clothes, accessories, homeware, furniture and more. There are a few lovely book stores for those fond of books. You can get some lovely bargains at these shops and take home some lovely shopping. Like the shops, you can also find some great hotel packages for London hotels too. Grab a deal and enjoy your stay in this splendid area.

But if you are too tired to eat at a restaurant, you can enjoy a fine-dining experience in the lap of luxury and comfort of your hotel at the stunning Montcalm restaurants. 

Rowans Bowling Alley

One of the most popular and bussing places in the area is the Rowans Bowling Alley. Designed in the authentic American retro style this 10-pin bowling alley in the area is a fun place to be. If you are travelling with friends or family, you can definitely have a great time here, and if you are travelling alone, then it's a great place to make some friends while playing strikes. The venue has a licensed bar and sports screen if you want to enjoy a match and a drink with the right sporty vibe. Other than bowling alley the place, this place also has pool tables and an amusement arcade. So if you are looking for something fun to do, head to this place.

Blackstock Road and Fonthill Road

Other interesting and intriguing places to visit in the area is the Blackstock Road. This road is buzzing high on its eateries, shops, salons and cafes that will soon become your favourite places to visit. Another such loved road is the Fonthill Road. This  road is a dream for bargain and thrift shoppers. Full of fashion shops, you can pick your perfect prom, wedding or bridesmaid dresses at literally jaw dropping prices. 

Nightlife near Finsbury Park

London is loved and frequently visited by party lovers from all over the world. The nightlife near the Finsbury Park area is also very vibrant. From dance clubs, to bars to concept restaurants you have it all here. All you have to do is put on your party shoes and show up at one of its nightclubs to enjoy a memorable night out in the area. 

New Development

Lots of new development has taken place in the area and one such new addition is the City North development right next to the transport hub. It has lavish residential apartments, commercial spaces, a cinema, grocery stores and popular restaurant chains that make it a have-it-all place to visit and see.