Area Guide


Emirates Stadium (15 minutes walk)

Home to Arsenal FC, this modern coliseum is the third largest football stadium in England and holds about 60,000 fans on a match day. Go and see Arsenal challenge for the premiership or get involved in one of the big champion’s league games (they regularly qualify for this competition). Cup tickets can be purchased at a reasonable price if you want to go to a match and if not, there are some concerts held here during the summer months.

Finsbury Park (5 minutes walk)

A 110 acre green oasis sits just around the corner from the building. Here you can expect to find, open green spaces with gardens, avenues of mature trees and a café. The park is a great place to visit on a warm day, or if you fancy a walk. During the summer, they also host some big gigs here and over the years have seen the likes of Artic Monkeys, Bob Dylan, The Stone Roses, Oasis and a range of others displaying their musical talents.


Jai Krishna (13 minutes walk)

Despite the cheap looking interior, Jai Krishna is a great bring your own bottle joint that offers up superb South Indian vegetarian food. When taking a trip to this simple little venue, don’t expect to be amazed by the surrounding, in fact don’t even expect to get matching cutlery or napkins. What you are here for is cheap, filling delicious food.

Dotori (4 minutes walk)

This restaurant next to Finsbury Park Station is another one that offers both Korean and Japanese cuisine and is a firm favourite amongst locals, offering top notch food at knock-down prices. Much in the same way as the menu, the dining room blends Korean and Japanese influences with bits and pieces dotted around the restaurant. Although Dotori is not noted for its service, the staff are warm and efficient, making this well priced restaurant a firm local favourite.

Season Kitchen and Dining room (9 minutes walk)

A fantastic neighbourhood restaurant worth checking out and recommended by a number of food writers, this little gem offers up the best of seasonal British cooking, the menu is constantly changing in accordance with the seasonal ingredients that are available.

Vagabond (11 minutes walk)

Vagabond is a great little coffee shop tucked away behind the junction of Stroud Green Road and Upper Tollington Park. Here you can expect baristas to serve a range of coffees produced from top quality beans along with a selection of home-made cakes, pastries and sandwiches. The interior is simple, yet stylish with a handful of wooden tables, however this is less of a secret than it used to be and tables are becoming increasingly hard to get.


The Faltering Fullback pub (10 minutes walk)

Hidden away in the back streets of Stroud Green in Finsbury Park, the ivy-covered Faltering Fullback is a fantastic pub with old school décor and a pretty interesting tree-house type beer garden space that is definitely worth checking out.The bar is well stocked with a wide range of beers and is a lively place to go and watch some sport and have a few beers….just remember though, this is Arsenal FC territory.

The World’s End (7 minutes walk)

Located on Stroud Green Road, this bar is a great place to go and see bands or DJs play or to watch sport. Music is a big feature of the weekends and even when the bar is not busy, table football and board games are available for patrons to play.

Getting around

By Tube: Pure Highbury is only a 2 minute walk from Finsbury Park tube station and is served by the Piccadilly, Victoria and London Underground lines, from September 2015 some of these tube lines will run through the night at weekends.

By Bus: There are several buses and night buses that leave the area surrounding Finsbury Park Station. These include the 29 which runs from Trafalgar Square to Wood Green via Camden all night long and is widely known by locals as the party bus.

By Train: Finsbury Park overground station allows you to go southbound to Moorgate or northbound to Welwyn or Hertford North.

Getting to University

Birbeck University, Hult University, London College of Fashion, Rose of York English Language School, SOAS, Central Saint Martins and University of Westminster are all under a 20 minute journey away either by tube or bus.