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YARD SALE PIZZA

yardsale-LOTI Coming straight outta Clapton, Yard Sale Pizza now has a joint in Finsbury Park. All their classic pizzas, including the Holy Pepperoni and the ‘TSB’ with tender stem broccoli, parmesan, pine nuts, garlic & olive oil, are there along with a series of rotating specials, so you won't KNEAD to go anywhere else. Not only are they throwing out the usual pizza, sides, salads, Nonna's Gelato and THAT famous cheese & marmite garlic bread, but the site also plays host to collabs with Five Points Brewery.

​54 Blackstock Road, N4 2DW -

yardsalepizza.com

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SALVATION IN NOODLES

salvation-in-noodles-loti Popular Vietnamese joint Salvation in Noodles' second site features a similar menu to the Dalston joint only with some additional dishes to boot. But you gotta go for the crispy Phu Quoc chicken wings coated in a sticky fish sauce, the tasty Vietnamese dumplings, a HUGE bowl of spicy and sour Bun Bo Hue and our fave dish, the Bun Nem Nuong with soft pork patties. For a fast, fresh and tasty dinner Salvation in Noodles is always a winner.

2 Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park, N4 2DL -

salvationinnoodles.co.uk

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FINSBURY PARK

finsbury-park-loti Some parts of Finsbury Park can be pretty bleak looking, so why not get a breath of fresh air and take a stroll around the park that gives the area its name. It's really quite big, (110 acres in fact) which is what makes it such a popular venue for several of the city's festivals, including Wireless and Hospitality in the Park. Not a fan? Well there are loads of other things to do, including a boating lake, bowling green and unusually, baseball and American football fields. Go figure...

Endymion Rd, N4 1EE -

haringey.gov.uk/finsbury-park

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THE FALTERING FULLBACK

faltering-fullback-loti Is it an Irish pub filled with knick knacks and rugby memorabilia? Is it a floral paradise? Is it both? We will let you check it out yourself and decide. Making the most of the small outside space, the team behind the Faltering Fullback have transformed the beer garden into a multi-level jungle, completely taken over (especially in the summer) by plants. Obviously you are going to go for the selfies, but what about the food and drink? Well luckily their eating and drinking game is just as good as their mad gardening skillz: they serve up a good selection of your usual suspects from behind the bar and good quality Thai food from the kitchen.

19 Perth Rd, N4 3HB -

falteringfullback.com

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THE OLD DAIRY

old-dairy-loti It's not hard to put two and two together and work out that back in the day, this pub was originally used as a creamery. However, from the white stuff to the hard stuff, this great little pub serves up at least 5 cask ales and an exhaustive list of wines. Obviously you'll need something to mop up all that alcohol, so it's a good job they also serve a refined menu of pub-grub classics. What are you waiting for? Get a moo-ve on and get down to The Old Dairy.

1-3 Crouch Hill, Crouch Hill, N4 4AP -

theolddairyn4.co.uk

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CLISSOLD PARK

clissold-park-loti Clissold Park is home a huge variety of animals - in fact they've kept animals in the park for over 100 years! On your walk round you can see deer, exotic birds, goats and chickens, all for free. If that's not enough to keep you occupied, there are also ponds, tennis courts and paddling pools to name but a few of the attractions. It may not be one of the best known parks in the area, but it's certainly the most interesting.

209 Stoke Newington Church St, Stoke Newington, London N16 9ET, UK -

hackney.gov.uk/clissold-park

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GILLESPIE PARK AND ECOLOGY CENTRE

islington-ecology-loti Voted London's Best Conservation Area in 2015, this 2.8 hectare nature reserve is home to 244 species of plants, 94 species of birds and 24 types of butterflies. Offering education on sustainable living, gardening and wildlife, there is something for everything to learn.

191 Drayton Park, N5 1PH -

friendsofgillespiepark.co.uk

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PARKLAND WALK

parkland-walk-loti This 4.5 mile stretch between Finsbury Park and Alexandra Palace is a local nature reserve and passes through some of the greenest areas in London. It follows the route of an old railway line, which is mostly demolished save for a few parts that can be seen through the trees. Now overgrown with plant life, the walk is great way to spend an afternoon!

Florence Road, N4 3EY -

instagram.com/parklandwalk

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HARRINGAY LOCAL STORE

harringay-local-store-loti Tesco Express this is not. Harrinay Local Store is a proper good shop that sells a selection of locally sourced, organic and fair trade products. Bread, beer, meat, veg, vegan food... you name it, they've got it. Oh, and they also have a old and vintage vinyl records corner. Because why not.

581c Green Lanes, N8 0RG -

harringaylocalstore.co.uk

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BLIGHTY COFFEE

blighty-coffee-loti Celebrating the food, drink and coffee of the United Kingdom and the Commonweatlh is Blighty Coffee. Expect a best of British vibe to the food, with dishes named after ex-territories or regions of Britain. Set over two levels the place is packed with Blighty memorabilia and regularly hosts events such as life drawing and yoga.

35-37 Blackstock Rd, N4 2JF -

blightycoffee.co.uk

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PARK THEATRE

finsbury-park-theatre Converted in 2013 from a miserable office block into a state-of-the-art performing space, the Park Theatre is more than just your average neighbourhood theatre. With support and endorsement from huge-name actors such as Sir Ian Mckellen and the late Alan Rickman, it aims to take on the world by providing affordable quality theatre for everyone. It also offers several courses, designed to engage the diverse local community and include those of any age or ability.

Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, N4 3JP -

parktheatre.co.uk

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ROWAN’S BOWLING

Finsbury Park LOTI Just cos you're out late at night doesn't mean you have to be sat in some dingy bar or sleazy club. No, you could be out polishing your balls and hitting the lanes at Rowan's Bowling. The old school 10 pin bowling alley is open till 2.30am with balls galore, karaoke and DJ's.

10 Stroud Green Rd, N4 2DF -

rowans.co.uk

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