Searches for Finsbury Park jump by a third due to Banksy mural

New data from the UK’s biggest property website Rightmove reveals that searches have soared for Finsbury Park after Banksy claimed his latest mural there. 

Searches for Finsbury Park jumped by almost a third (30%) from Sunday into Monday, when Banksy revealed he was behind the mural. 

Monday also saw the highest number of searches for Finsbury Park in one day since July, highlighting the popularity of the illusive artist. 

The average asking price to buy a home in N4, where Finsbury Park is located, is currently £657,014, while the average advertised rent is £2,519 per month. 

Rightmove’s property expert Tim Bannister said: “As soon as Banksy confirmed he was behind the new mural on Finsbury Park, curious searchers jumped straight onto Rightmove to find out more about the area, the type of homes that are available, and perhaps what it might be like living nearby.” 

Marc von Grundherr, Director of Benham and Reeves said: “Finsbury Park is not so much a hidden gem, but more a diamond in the rough compared to its trendier North London neighbours, but the area has a lot to offer and has already been attracting the attention of homebuyers long before Banksy left his mark. The park itself is a focal point of the community, and it’s also one of the best-connected areas in Zone 2. With Banksy now strengthening the spotlight on the area, we expect it will continue to perform well over the year ahead, as more buyers discover why it has become one of the capital’s most understated hotspots.” 


Notes to editor 

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About Rightmove 

  • Rightmove has the UK’s largest selection of properties for sale and to rent, and over 80% of all time spent on property portals is on Rightmove 
  • Rightmove’s purpose is to make home moving easier in the UK by creating a simpler and more efficient property marketplace 
  • People can search Rightmove for residential resale, new homes, rentals, commercial property and overseas properties and use tools and information including getting a Mortgage in Principle, checking local sold prices, property valuations, market trends, maps and schools 
  • Customers include the following key groups: estate agents, lettings agents, new homes developers, commercial property operators and overseas property agents 
  • Founded in 2000, Rightmove listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2006 and is a member of the FTSE 100 index 
  • The first Rightmove House Price Index was published in 2002 and is the largest monthly sample of residential property asking prices and housing market activity in the UK 


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