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Piccadilly Line Platforms

Balloon Mosaic, Finsbury Park Underground

The balloon mosaics are a fantastic, sight on the walls of the Piccadilly Line platforms at Finsbury Park Underground Station.

Designed by Annabel Grey, they were installed in the early 1980's as part of a renovation programme undertaken by London Regional Transport.

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hanley road in the london blitz

Top of Regina Road

I have lived on Hanley Road for over 20 years, and I always find it remarkable and humbling that there are neighbours of mine who were living in the street when a bomb hit on December 31 1944, killing 13 people and devastating the end of Regina Road.

This was not a rare occurance. According to...

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john lydon revisits childhood home

Stroud Green Road

John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten) grew up in 6 Acres Estate, Finsbury Park.

"Born, 31 January 1956, London, England …to Irish parents, the eldest of three brothers. John Lydon grew up in a small council flat in Finsbury Park, North London. A melting pot of English, Irish, Scottish, West Indian, Turkish and Greek immigrants… "

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new river in finsbury park

Stroud Green Road

New River Plaque, Finsbury Park

Crossing the top north-east corner of Finsbury Park between Endymion Road and Green Lanes is a section of the New River.

The New River is neither new, or is it a river. The waterway was constructed over 400 years ago, in 1609-13, to bring fresh water to London from Hertfordshire.

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Old Dairy, Crouch Hill

Stroud Green Road

Old Dairy, Crouch Hill

Facade of the Old Dairy, Crouch Hill

The Old Dairy is a striking red-brick building at the top of Stroud Green Road, Finsbury Park.

It was built in 1891 as a branch of the Friern Manor Dairy Company, who had extensive operations in London, with head offices in Hatton Garden.

Particularly interesting are the panels on the Crouch Hill side showing dairy...

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Kitty's Cat: Colouring book for Adults

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96 Stroud Green Road

020 7619 3933

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196 Stroud Green Road

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