Finsbury Pavement runs north continuing from Moorgate. Situated in between the Barbican and Broadgate areas, Finsbury Pavement hosts a mixture of shops and offices.
insbury Pavement connects Moorgate with City Road EC1 in the London Borough of Islington. Finsbury Pavement was first constructed as a dry footway across the marshy moorfields surroundings.
It has been noted that a lot of construction of new houses began in 1720.
An interesting historical anecdote which relates to Finsbury Pavement was the foundation of a condiments manufacturer called Battty and Co which started on the street. Batty and Co later moved to Peckham laying the roots for the famous company ‘Heinz.’
Finsbury Pavement is a typical dual carriage way street in the middle of this mainly commercial area. Building used as offices make up the majority of Finsbury Pavement.
Marks & Spencer as well as other high street shops have Finsbury Pavement branches.
The stylish chain, ‘All Bar One,’ has a bar on Finsbury Pavement which is popular with office workers at the end of the working day.
The Barbican Centre for Arts and Conferences is heralded as London’s equivalent to the Parisian Pompidou Centre. This centre is only minutes away from Finsbury Pavement via Chiswell Street. This cultural hub can be accessed from various points on Beech Street as well as Silk Street. It includes an art gallery with vast exhibition space, three cinemas and a concert hall with three curved tiers.
Moorgate running below Finsbury Pavement, is a street with much historical value adapted to the modern commercial surroundings of EC1.
On Moorgate there is a wide range of high street shops and eateries. Just off Finsbury Pavement on Finsbury Square there is a public bowling green which can be hired. This lies near a bowling club located in the middle of the nearby Finsbury Circus.
Broadgate circle is an interesting nearby attraction to Finsbury Pavement. It was built just off Sun Street and Wilson Street and is of architectural interest. Broadgate Circle is a modern circlular structure with units consisting of shops, restaurants and bars. During the winter, the centre of the circular building is transformed into an open air ice-rink. Broadgate Circle acts as a wonderful amenity for tourists and local office staff alike.
The closest tube stops to Finsbury Pavement are Old Street at City Road EC1 and Cranwood Street EC1; and Moorgate between Moorgate and Moorfields.
The following lines run through Moorgate in addition to National Express Trains: Metropolitan line, Circle line and Hammersmith and City line. Old Street is also a National Express station as well as being a Northern line tube stop.
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|HOTEL / APARTMENT||POSTCODE||MILES||STAR||18 Feb||19 Feb||20 Feb||21 Feb||22 Feb||23 Feb||24 Feb||25 Feb|
|Moorgate Station||1||Metropolitan - Northern - Circle line - Hammersmith & City||0.26 miles|
|Bank Station||1||Northern - Waterloo & City - Central - DLR (Bank branch)||0.41 miles|
|St. Pauls Station||1||Central||0.55 miles|
|Liverpool Street Station||1||Metropolitan - Central - Circle line - Hammersmith & City||0.55 miles|
|Mansion House Station||1||District - Circle line||0.60 miles|
|Moorgate Station||0.19 miles|
|London Liverpool Street Station||0.62 miles|
|Barbican Station||0.64 miles|
|London Cannon Street Station||0.66 miles|
|London City Thameslink Station||0.93 miles|