Bordered by High Holborn to the North and the Thames to the South, the artery linking The City with the West End is rich in history and home to the ‘Inns’ of London’s legal eagles since medieval times.

Dickensian is an oft used term but wholly appropriate when describing Holborn, as the author at one time lived in Furnival’s Inn and took inspiration from his personal experience of the area when describing Pip’s London exploits in ‘Great Expectations’.

As Holborn & Bloomsbury established themselves as the beating heart of old London, neighbouring St. Giles was historically rather more down at heel.

However this small enclave to the east end of Oxford Street has experienced a new lease of life and now firmly at the vanguard of modern London, being home Renzo Piano’s Central St. Giles, a collection of brightly coloured towers adjacent to Centre Point with a fantastic public courtyard and home to the UK headquarters of Google, MindShare and NBC Universal.

Ciao Bella | Lambs Conduit Street WC1N 3LZ
A favourite local Italian insutution that serves up an amazing bowl of pasta.
Holborn Dining Room | 252 High Holborn WC1V 7EN
A superb grand brasserie serving fantastic British cuisine
Chicken Shop| 199-206 High Holborn WC1V 7BD
Free range rotisserie chicken & chips - do we need to say anymore!
Hubbard & Bell |199 - 206 High Holborn WC1V 7BD
Housed in the new Hoxton Hotel Holborn and in partnership with Soho House, this great new eaterie serves up top French/American grub
Store Street Espresso | Store Street WC1E 7BD
A great independent coffee shop that serves a great espresso and some tasty food to boot.
The Espresso Rooms | 31-35 Great Ormond Street WC1N 3HZ
A compact cafe that is always buzzing with locals
All Star Lanes | Bloomsbury Place WC1B 4DA
The perfect place for a cocktail complete with some bowling action - S T R R R R I K E ! ! ! ! !
Holborn Grind | 199-206 High Holborn WC1V 7BD
The latest opening from the Shoreditch Grind gang. A great place for a pit stop and refuel.
Store Street
A hidden gem just off Tottenham Court Road, Store Street houses some great shops, cafes and restaurants and is a great escape from the bustle of the West End.
Lambs Conduit Street
What is not to love about this picturesque tree lined street which is home to a multitude of great shops - a real mecca for fashion. This is a civilised as shopping gets.
The Brunswick Centre
A grade II listed development that has been given a new lease of life in recent years and now has some fantastic shops and restaurants
Leather Lane
A great weekday food market with some of the best vendors the city has to offer.
Bloomsbury Square
There are so many fantastic garden squares to choose from in this area but Bloomsbury Square is one of our favourites
Corams Fields
Corams Fields is a unique seven acre playground and park for children and young people living in or visiting London.
Central St Giles
There is a superb courtyard in the centre of Central St Giles with plenty of seating and even a table tennis table for those that fancy a game
Lincolns Inn Fields
A great tranquil spot that buzzes with local office workers at lunchtime. There are tennis courts and the tasty Fields Bar & Kitchen
Famous culinary school Le Cordon Bleu opened its first European cafe in a secluded courtyard off Bloomsbury Square.

The Bloomsbury Set – An influential group of British writers that included Virginia Woolf and EM Forster, They lived, worked and studied together during the first half of the 20th century in Bloomsbury.
The worlds first public electricity generating station was opened near Holborn Viaduct in 1882 to light the lamps on the bridge. Designed by Thomas Edison, it was steam powered and supplied DC current.
Lincolns Inn Fields is the largest square in London and the oldest in Camden. There has been public open space here since at least the 12th century.
Russell Square (Piccadilly Line)

Holborn (Central & Piccadilly Lines)

Chancery Lane (Central Line)
Regular bus services from Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury Square & High Holborn
Boris Bike docking stations located all around Midtown
Regular mainline services to the north and south east of England from Euston and St Pancras. Eurostar also operates from St Pancras.
News, views and the word from the street
Mar 27th 2018

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