London is a city that is constantly evolving and never runs out of vibrant and exciting places, waiting to be explored. Finsbury Square was originally developed in the early 18th century as a residential area, but it soon transformed into a prime financial centre. Today, the square is still home to several banks and other financial institutions, but it is also a popular spot amongst tourists and locals alike.
What makes Finsbury Square special is its several public art installations, including a statue of William Shakespeare and a fountain dedicated to the victims of the Great Fire of London. So, book yourself a luxe and full of comfort stay at the conveniently located Montcalm Hotel in London City and explore the best of Finsbury Park only a few steps away.
About Finsbury Square
This charming historic square in London is approximately 1.7 acres in size and has undergone a major transformation in recent years. Today, you’ll see office buildings, residential developments, a vibrant collection of retail stores and several exquisite Finsbury Square restaurants and bars sprung up in the square. This makes it the perfect spot to soak in some culture, cool off with great choices of food and drinks, and enjoy a nice city escape with your loved ones.
Finsbury Square is easily accessible by public transportation, making it a convenient location to explore the rest of London, while you book your choice of London hotel package. It is served by the London Underground (Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City, and Northern lines), as well as several bus routes that you can opt for.
Places to Visit Near Finsbury Square
The dynamic Finsbury Square nestled in the central part of London city offers a variety of recreational activities for people of all ages. Whether you're looking to enjoy a classic British picnic or simply explore the captivating surrounding areas, you’re sure to love Finsbury Square.
- Just a few blocks away from Finsbury Square, you will find the buzzing Shoreditch area, home to some of the best street art in London. From Banksy's iconic murals to the latest works by up-and-coming artists, there's always something new to see in Shoreditch. A haven for independent shops and boutiques, you’ll find everything from vintage clothing to quirky homewares
- Finsbury Park is a breath of fresh air in the heart of London. This sprawling park is home to a lake for boating adventures and a playground for the kids to take joy in. This makes it the best stop for the whole family to relax, unwind and spend a memorable time together.
- The Barbican is a multi-arts centre, just north of Finsbury Square that is dedicated to showcasing the most exciting art from around the world. It is home to a large conservatory, and immersive art galleries and hosts a fine selection of exhibitions and theatre performances all year round. A great place to be and get entertained on a typical rainy day in London.
Finsbury Square also hosts a variety of spectacular events throughout the year that you can look out for and attend. If you’re travelling to London during Christmas festivities, make sure to look out for the vibrant Finsbury Christmas market. It features over 100 innovative stalls selling unique Christmas gifts and traditional Christmas food and drinks (special emphasis on the mince pies and mulled wine) for you to delight in.
How to Get to Finsbury Square
Finsbury Square is easily accessible by public transportation, including the London Underground and buses.
- By Tube: Take the Northern, Piccadilly, or Circle line to Moorgate or Liverpool Street station.
- By bus: Finsbury Square is served by several bus routes, with the nearest stops being Finsbury Square, Moorgate, and Liverpool Street Station.
Finsbury Square is within walking distance of many other parts of London, including the City of London, Shoreditch, and Islington. So, feel free to take a scenic walk or hire a cycle from one of the many stations near Finsbury Square.
London’s Finsbury Square is a major financial hub and an essential role player in the city’s splendid cultural history. While some of the most significant financial landmarks such as the Bank of England and the London Stock Exchange are based here, it has also been the centre of London's LGBTQ+ community. If you are looking for accommodation, right at the epicentre of it all, make sure to explore central London hotels with rich amenities like spas to unwind and relax.