Finsbury Town Hall, Rosebery Avenue EC1 - Islington

Town hall, built in 1895 to the design of C Evans Vaughan in an eclectic 'Free Renaissance' style, with a magnificent public hall on the first floor with elaborate plasterwork in Belle Epoque manner. The building is now in use as dance studios with the main halls available for public use. The owners have undertaken some repairs, but Historic England is in discussion with them to secure further necessary external works.

Finsbury Town Hall, Rosebery Avenue EC1 - Islington
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: FINSBURY TOWN HALL
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1293112
  • Local Planning Authority: Islington
  • Site Type: Civil > Public building


  • Building Name: Finsbury Town Hall
  • Street Name: Rosebery Avenue
  • Postcode: EC1
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Islington
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Islington South and Finsbury
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Occupied/in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Commercial company
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, CA

Contact Details

Verena McCaig 020 7973 3718

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England