Holborn Guide

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Holborn is in the borough of City of Westminster, Camden, City of London, click the links to see other regions.
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.

Nightlife, Bars & Clubs

Bars & Clubs in Holborn
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Restaurants in Holborn
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What's On in the area

BP Portrait Award 2020

Location: National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London
Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things CANCELLED
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London
Birkbeck Arts Weeks 2020: Online
Birkbeck School of Arts

National Theatre, Upper Ground, South Bank, London
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience in London
Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel, 9-13 Bloomsbury Street, London

Tantra: Enlightenment to Revolution
The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London
Arctic culture and climate
The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London

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Thai Square
Dalloway Terrace

Experiences in the area...

The best places near here...

Cafe Pacifico
Best for...
  • The best Mexican food in London
  • Bars which serve London's biggest drinks

Food For Thought
Best for...
  • Great restaurants for Vegetarians
  • Top restaurants where you can bring your own booze

Joe Allen
Best for...
  • Restaurants that serve a great brunch

Smollensky's On The Strand
Best for...
  • London's top restaurants for Stag and Hen parties

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Local Shops

Clothes & Fashion [44 businesses listed]

Food & Drink [237 businesses listed]

Health & Beauty [124 businesses listed]

Home & Garden [32 businesses listed]

Shops & Amenities [269 businesses listed]

Taxis & Transport [9 businesses listed]

Shopping Streets

31 Southampton Row [1 shop]
4 Procter Street [1 shop]
Barter Street [2 shops]
Bedford Row [2 shops]
Betterton Street [1 shop]
Bloomsbury Square [7 shops]
Bloomsbury Way [7 shops]
Bury Place [5 shops]
Carey Street [3 shops]
Catherine Street [1 shop]
Catton Street [1 shop]
Chancery Lane [67 shops]
Charing Cross Road [2 shops]
Chichester Rents [9 shops]
Coptic Street [1 shop]
Drury Lane [33 shops]
Eagle Street [3 shops]
Fleet Street [2 shops]
Furnival Street [1 shop]
Galen Place [4 shops]
Garrick Street [1 shop]
Gate Street [5 shops]
Gilbert Place [1 shop]
Gray's Inn Road [140 shops]
Gray’s Inn Road [1 shop]
Great Queen Street [13 shops]
Great Russell Street [1 shop]
Hand Court [1 shop]
Hatton Garden [4 shops]
High Holborn [90 shops]
Holborn [2 shops]
Holborn Viaduct [4 shops]
Houghton Street [3 shops]
King's Mews [1 shop]
Kingsway [62 shops]

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