We are Finsbury Parkphiles, we love it here, but we recognise from time to time people may want to get to work, into the country or even the West End. And in that respect we are incredibly lucky to have the best transport hub in London.
A high priority for Londoners buying or renting a property is transport and we must be near number one in the 'get from, get-to' charts. Under, on top of, inside and outside of Finsbury Park Station you will find the underground Victoria (the fastest of all the colours) and Piccadilly lines, a speedy overground service to King's Cross, Cambridge, Stevenage plus other points of north London and Herts and buses that will take you to Brent Cross, Hackney, Wood Green, Camden, Muswell Hill, Crouch End, Tottenham, Highgate, Hornsey, Chelsea, West End, City, Angel, Whitechapel and Holborn (readers may like to add their destinations if they are not mentioned above). Without wishing to sound like an eco-warrior, you really do not need a car – I reckon the name Transport for London was named after the Finsbury Park Hub.
And to put all this in perspective, the West End is 15 minutes away, Cambridge less than an hour and one stop to Highbury & Islington where you can get to south east Croydon and south west Richmond in about half an hour.
And aside from trains, tubes and buses the parking restrictions around Finsbury Park are at least fair to middling. You would expect the area around the station to be no-stay 8.30 to 6.30pm but canny folk still take the car near to the station outside those hours (except when Arsenal are playing at home) and enjoy the West End without parking headaches.
Now it's easy for your blog author to be smug about this having reached the age of 60 and in proud possession of a Freedom Travel Card. But I put this point to you, would you rather be 60 and sit all day on the tube because you can, or be younger and pay for your travel?