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Finsbury Circus

Finsbury Circus is an elliptical square in the City of London, and with an area of 2.2 hectares is the largest public open space within the City’s boundaries. It has an immaculately maintained Lawn Bowls club in the centre, which has existed in the gardens since 1925. A bandstand, built in 1955, is located nearby.

The circus was created in 1812 on an area which was originally part of the Finsbury Manor Estate, having existed since 1527.

The gardens were developed by William Montague to the specifications of George Dance the Younger in 1815.

The nearest Tube station is Moorgate, to the West, and the park is also close to Liverpool Street Station; both are within about two hundred meters. It is located in the Coleman Street ward.

Finsbury Circus has been used as the finish point for the Miglia Quadrato each year. In recent years it has also played host to the start of the Miglia Quadrato since the event start was removed from Smithfield Market.

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