Finsbury is an area to the north of the City of London. Historically there was no parish of Finsbury. In 1889 the area was transferred to the newly-created county of London. In 1900 the Finsbury Metropolitan Borough was created, covering the parishes of Clerkenwell, St Luke, Glasshouse Yard, Charterhouse and that part of the parish of St Sepulchre which lay outside the City of London. Finsbury Metropolitan Borough was abolished in 1965, becoming part of the London Borough of Islington.