infobox UK place
official_name= Finsbury
latitude= 51.52603
longitude= -0.10347
os_grid_reference= TQ315825
london_borough= Islington
region= London
country= England
post_town= LONDON
postcode_area= EC
postcode_area1= WC
postcode_district= EC1
dial_code= 020
constituency_westminster= Islington South and Finsbury

Finsbury is a small district in the south of the London Borough of Islington and north of the City of London.


The name is first recorded as "Vinisbir" (1231) and means "manor of a man called Finn."Mills, D., "Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names," (2000)]

The name as a geographical term of reference has partly been superseded in recent years by Clerkenwell and St Luke's. Although "Finsbury" is used in building names such as "Finsbury Tower", the Finsbury Estate and the "Finsbury Library" and by local newspaper, the "Clerkenwell & Finsbury Advertiser". []


The name "Finsbury" has also been applied to the Finsbury division of the Ossulstone hundred of Middlesex and later the Metropolitan Borough of Finsbury in the County of London. In relation to this, there is a Finsbury Park some miles further north of the borough and within the division.

Now-demolished Holford Square was from 1942 the controversial location of a statue of Vladimir Lenin, erected by Finsbury Borough Council.


Finsbury is the home of Exmouth Market, the Sadler's Wells Theatre and City University.


Nearest places:
* Clerkenwell
* Pentonville
* Islington
* City of London

Nearest tube stations:
* Angel tube station
* Barbican tube station



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