Scene of the Finsbury Park van attack: one of London's most diverse neighbourhoods

By The Guardian | Mon, 19 Jun 2017 06:34:38 +0100 | 64

Despite creeping gentrification, the suburb retains a strong working-class flavour reflecting its decades-long popularity as a landing place for immigrantsFinsbury Park is a typically diverse London suburb situated a few kilometres north of the city centre. It’s home to a staggering variety of nationalities and although it is undergoing a lot of gentrification ( a theatre has opened in recent years, a newly opened branch of the ubiquitous sandwich chain Pret A Manger), it is populated by people from all walks of life and retains a strong working-class flavour. The local MP is Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who won a huge 33,000 majority at this month’s general election. Related: Finsbury Park attack: one dead in 'potential terrorist attack' near London mosque, PM says – live updates Continue reading...