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

Restaurants in Holborn
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What's On in the area

Oct
18
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Beyond the River - London Film Premiere

Location: Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London
Oct
18
Wed
Après Ski London
Nordic Bar, 25 Newman Street, Soho, London
Oct
18
Wed
11th Native Spirit Film Festival - Bolivia Evening: Inal Mama + Insurgentes
Room 246, Human Rights Consortium, School of Advanced Studies, Renate House, Malet Street, London

Oct
18
Wed
Discover the hidden treasures of Swedenborg House | Sally Kindberg
Swedenborg House, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, London
Oct
18
Wed
Book Talk: Goodbye Berlin
The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, London

Oct
18
Wed
Beyond the River - London Film Premiere
Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London
Oct
18
Wed
100 Wardour St Presents A Capella Pioneers Naturally 7
100 Wardour Street, 100 Wardour Street, Soho, London

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Our local trusted reviews...

[Restaurant]
Thai Square
7/10
[Restaurant]
Dalloway Terrace
8/10
[Restaurant]
Big Easy
8/10
[Shopping & Retail]
Good & Proper Tea
8/10

Experiences in the area...


The best places near here...

Cafe Pacifico
Best for...
  • The best Mexican food in the capital
  • 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...
  • Great Restaurants for Stag and Hen parties



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Local Shops

Clothes & Fashion [42 businesses listed]


Food & Drink [208 businesses listed]


Health & Beauty [101 businesses listed]


Home & Garden [28 businesses listed]


Shops & Amenities [237 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]
Bloomsbury Square [7 shops]
Bloomsbury Way [7 shops]
Bury Place [3 shops]
Carey Street [3 shops]
Catherine Street [1 shop]
Catton Street [1 shop]
Chancery Lane [60 shops]
Charing Cross Road [2 shops]
Chichester Rents [6 shops]
Coptic Street [1 shop]
Drury Lane [26 shops]
Eagle Street [4 shops]
Fleet Street [2 shops]
Galen Place [3 shops]
Garrick Street [1 shop]
Gate Street [3 shops]
Gilbert Place [1 shop]
Gray's Inn Road [126 shops]
Gray’s Inn Road [1 shop]
Great Queen Street [13 shops]
Hand Court [1 shop]
Hatton Garden [3 shops]
High Holborn [85 shops]
Holborn [1 shop]
Holborn Viaduct [4 shops]
Houghton Street [3 shops]
King's Mews [1 shop]
Kingsway [50 shops]
Lamb's Conduit Passage [1 shop]



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