infobox UK place
constituency_westminster= Islington South and Finsbury
Finsbury is a small district in the south of the
London Borough of Islingtonand 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The name as a geographical term of reference has partly been superseded in recent years by
Clerkenwelland St Luke's. Although "Finsbury" is used in building names such as "Finsbury Tower", the Finsbury Estateand the "Finsbury Library" and by local newspaper, the "Clerkenwell & Finsbury Advertiser". [http://www.infoxone.net/main/a54c089.htm]
The name "Finsbury" has also been applied to the
Finsbury divisionof the Ossulstonehundred of Middlesex and later the Metropolitan Borough of Finsburyin the County of London. In relation to this, there is a Finsbury Parksome 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 Theatreand City University.
City of London
Nearest tube stations:
Angel tube station
Barbican tube station
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