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Holborn Guide

Your All In London guide to Holborn


Meaning the ‘stream in the hollow’, Holborn is named after the River Fleet that originally flowed through the area. Modern day Holborn is split across Camden, City of London, and the City of Westminster regions of Central London. Historically, Holborn became heavily populated during the 17th century when publishing became the main industry for the region. There are still remnants of the old publishing industry in Fleet Street.

Holborn has been home to two of the four Inns of Court in London, Gray’s Inn and Lincoln’s Inn, since the 14th century, therefore unsurprisingly the area is characterised by lawyer’s offices and their employees going about very important business of one kind or another. Apart from the distinctly corporate feel, the busy thoroughfare that is Kingsway (particularly past 5pm) has pubs, bars and shops and leads to the more entertainment-led Covent Garden, while the narrow alleyways between the Inns are well worth a wander, however you probably won’t be able to access any of the buildings unless you arrange this beforehand.

Which borough is Holborn in?
Holborn is in the borough of City of Westminster, Camden, City of London

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DINING
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Nightlife

Bars & Clubs in Holborn
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Restaurants in Holborn
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Local Shops

Clothes & Fashion (29 businesses listed)

Clothes - Men
Clothes - Mixed
Clothes - Women
Clothing Repairs & Alterations
Dance & Balletwear
Fashion Shops
Hat Shops
Shirt Makers
Shoe Shops
Tailors

Food & Drink (143 businesses listed)

Bakers Shops
Butchers
Cafe & Tearoom
Cafes
Cafes, Snack Shops & Tea Rooms
Cake Makers & Decorators
Coffee Shops
Confectioners
Convenience Stores
Delicatessen
Fast Food Takeaway
Fish & Chip Shops
Greengrocers & Fruitsellers
Ice Cream Parlours
Supermarkets
Take Away Food Shops
Wine Merchants
Wines, Spirits & Beers

Health & Beauty (69 businesses listed)

Alternative & Complementary Medicines
Barbers
Beauty Products
Beauty Salons
Chemists & Toiletries
Chemists - Dispensing
Cosmetic Dentistry
Dentists
Doctors' Surgeries
Hair & Beauty Salons
Hairdressers
Hairdressers - Unisex
Health Clinics
Health Clubs
Health Foods & Products
Hospitals
Opticians
Tanning Shops
Tattooing & Piercing

Home & Garden (20 businesses listed)

Estate Agents
Furnishers
Furniture Shops
Hardware Merchants & Ironmongers
Interior Design & Decoration
Interior Design / Decoration
Letting Agents
Locksmiths
Plumbers Merchants

Shops & Amenities (204 businesses listed)

Accountants
Antique Dealers
Art & Craft
Art Galleries & Fine Art Dealers
Audio Visual Equipment
Banks & Other Financial Institutions
Bookmakers
Booksellers
Building Societies
Bureaux de Change
Camping Goods & Outdoor Wear
Card & Poster Shops
Charity Shops
Chartered Surveyors
Citizens' Advice Bureaux
Community Centres
Computers
Consulates & Embassies
Cycle Shops
Dry Cleaners
Electrical Goods
Film Developers
Florists
Gift Shops
Goldsmiths & Silversmiths
Halls
Internet Cafes
Jewellers
Language Schools
Leather Merchants & Wholesalers
Libraries
Luggage Shops
Mail Order & Catalogue Showrooms
Miscellaneous
Mobile Phones
Newsagents
Photographic - Retail
Pianos & Accessories
Police
Post Office Services
PR and Promotions Companies and Event Management
Printers
Recruitment Agencies
Royal Mail Delivery Offices
Shoe Repairs
Shopping Arcades
Sign Shops
Solicitors
Souvenir Shops
Sports Goods Shops
Stationers
Student Unions
Travel Agents
Umbrellas & Walking Sticks
Universities & Colleges
Web Design & Development Services

Taxis & Transport (9 businesses listed)

Car & Van Hire
Car Parking & Garaging
Garage Services
Minicabs
Motorbikes
Travel Agents
Underground Stations


Shopping Streets

31 Southampton Row (1 shop)
4 Procter Street (1 shop)
Barter Street (2 shops)
Bedford Row (1 shop)
Bloomsbury Square (5 shops)
Bloomsbury Way (5 shops)
Bury Place (2 shops)
Carey Street (3 shops)
Catherine Street (1 shop)
Catton Street (1 shop)
Chancery Lane (52 shops)
Charing Cross Road (2 shops)
Chichester Rents (6 shops)
Coptic Street (1 shop)
Drury Lane (19 shops)
Eagle Street (3 shops)
Fleet Street (2 shops)
Galen Place (2 shops)
Garrick Street (1 shop)
Gate Street (4 shops)
Gilbert Place (1 shop)
Gray's Inn Road (88 shops)
Gray’s Inn Road (1 shop)
Great Queen Street (8 shops)
Hand Court (1 shop)
Hatton Garden (2 shops)
High Holborn (70 shops)
Holborn Viaduct (4 shops)
Houghton Street (3 shops)
King's Mews (1 shop)
Kingsway (37 shops)
Lambs Conduit Passage (2 shops)
Lambs Conduit Street (1 shop)
Lincoln's Inn Fields (1 shop)
Lincolns Inn Fields (1 shop)
Little Russell Street (1 shop)
Little Turnstile (3 shops)
Macklin Street (2 shops)
Mount Pleasant (1 shop)
Museum Street (13 shops)
New Oxford Street (25 shops)
New Square (1 shop)
Newton Street (3 shops)
Northington Street (3 shops)
Parker Mews (1 shop)
Parker Street (1 shop)
Portugal Street (1 shop)
Princeton Street (2 shops)
Procter Street (1 shop)
Proctor Street (6 shops)
Quality Court (1 shop)
Red Lion Square (1 shop)
Red Lion Street (15 shops)
Russell Street (2 shops)
Sicilian Avenue (9 shops)
Southampton Buildings (1 shop)
Southampton Place (5 shops)
Southampton Row (1 shop)
Staple Inn (2 shops)
Stukeley Street (3 shops)
Theobald's Road (34 shops)
West Central Street (1 shop)



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