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Forget Strictly - see a cutting-edge dance show in bustling Finsbury

Finsbury is a district of central London which is south of Islington and west of Shoreditch. Not to be confused with Finsbury Park - a few miles north - the area is home to buzzing Exmouth Market and Sadlers' Wells Theatre. Catch a show at renowned Sadlers' Wells, which has a rolling programme of dance from classical ballet to salsa and cha-cha-cha, offering something for every dance lover. Wander round the shops in Exmouth Market or for wide open peace and quiet, head to the Green Flag Finsbury Park with its outdoor gym, children's water feature, tennis courts and skate park.

Eating and drinking in and around Finsbury

Exmouth Market has a great range of international food stalls or for gluten-free dining, try Niche on Rosebury Avenue. Fifteen, Jamie Oliver's famous first restaurant, is Nearby and come nightfall head to Nightjar for its creative cocktails. The neighbouring district of Shoreditch has some of the capital's hippest bars, clubs and nightspots. Head down Old Street for some of the best nights in town.

What to do and see Near Finsbury

Within a short distance from Finsbury is your pick of some of London's best museums, of which the crown is the British Museum. Free to enter, marvel at the spectacular foyer and don't miss the Egyptian mummies. Art-lovers will enjoy Sir John Soane's Museum, also free, which has a fine collection including works by Canaletto, William Hogarth and Joshua Reynolds. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Finsbury? Travelodge London Central Kings Cross Hotel's a good bet or try Travelodge London Farringdon Hotel.