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Finsbury Circus Conservation Area

Finsbury Circus Conservation Area [No. 17]

The character of a London square with unified frontage lines, building heights and architectural design. The City's largest open space, with valuable trees and planting.​

The Finsbury Circus Conservation Area SPD (2MB) was adopted on 14 July 2015. This document analyses the significance of the conservation area and sets out relevant policies for its preservation and enhancement.

Use the 'Conservation' tab on the City of London interactive map to view the conservation area boundary.

The Circus is affected by ongoing Crossrail works.

History and character summary

  • Part of a planned development including Finsbury Circus, in an otherwise largely unplanned City
  • A secluded garden with an intimate and private atmosphere created by large scale trees and planting, which complements and screens the garden from surrounding buildings
  • Impressive 19th and 20th century commercial buildings with extensive detail, modelling, uniform height and varied rooflines.
18 April 2012
Last Modified:
29 May 2019