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In the heart of London, you'll never get bored...

"Walk or take a bus ride along the Strand to soak in London's vibe..."

Alex Fleet

"Restaurants and charming shops sit in and around Convent Garden's former market place."

Alex Fleet

"With all the shops and restaurants, sometimes you forget that there are some beautiful residential properties around Charlotte Street."

Charles Cutting

What is your favourite place?

Where do Holborn locals go?

Radio Rooftop Bar

The best cocktails and great panoramic views of London - it's the perfect spot for pre-dinner drinks, a romantic date and for those looking to celebrate in style.

Kastner and Ovens

The best lunch stop in Covent Garden bar none. They have a daily changing menu of healthy salads and dishes to take away.

Kerbisher & Malt

Sustainable and stylish fish and chips that taste fantastic!

The Zetter Townhouse

Amazing cocktails - especially the Twinkles recommended by the waiter - impressive service, great atmosphere and a quirky, eccentric interior.

The Hoxton Holborn

There is nothing better than The Hoxton's full English breakfast and a latte from Holborn Grind - these places are next to each other too.

The Bleeding Heart

Tucked away down an alleyway that is reputedly the site where Lady Hatton was found murdered in the 17th century, this collection of restaurants offers amazing French cuisine in a quaint surrounding.

Holborn Grind

The coolest coffee shop and cocktail bar in town! It's just a stones throw from Holborn Underground Station and serves proper coffee.

Bloomsbury Bowling

If you ever want an alternative night out in central London, then this is the place to go. Bowling, karaoke and a club, all in one.

London Film Museum

'Bond in Motion' exhibition - see the actual cars and gadgets of 007 made famous by the movies!

DoubleTree by Hilton

Great for family or group dinners. Looks very classy and the food is delicious. Voucher deals are always available. If you think you can't afford the Hilton, think again!

Bloomsbury Square

A beautiful spot to sit in the sunshine!


A restaurant, bar and club all in one, so you can spend all night here! It's a great place for large groups who want to catch up over dinner without having to move on to somewhere else later in the night.

Little Water

The best and juiciest burger I have ever had! They have fantastic deals as well that enable you to get brilliant quality food for a reasonable price. The restaurant is very small, quaint and even offers cosy blankets if you're feeling a little nippy!


A great place to enjoy a drink, food and a good game of ping pong in the founding home of table tennis!

Waterloo Bridge

Exceptional views over a number of London's most famous landmarks...

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Covent Garden, Bloomsbury, Soho, Euston, West End, Fitzrovia, Clerkenwell, King's Cross, Barbican and Southwark

Why do you find Holborn a great place to live?

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"Upon his death, architect John Soane bequeathed his house to the nation as long as nothing was added and nothing sold off..it is now the Soane Museum in Lincoln's Inn Fields."

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Child-friendly activities near Holborn

Drop In

Dragon Hall
The Under 5s Drop In at Dragon Hall is on Friday mornings from 10am to 2pm, during school term time. All under 5s are welcome with their parents or carers. There is lots of space to run around, different activities each week including trips out to other venues Website

Messy Play

Bedford House Community Centre
This is a chance for kids to get their hands a bit messy! It's also a good opportunity to run around, make noise, and have lots of fun in a social environment. Website

Parent and Toddler Drop in for the under 5

Bedford House
Bedford House is a really good resource for the under five's community in Central London. Even if you do not live close enough to utilise the facility regularly, keep it in the back of your mind for a day trip to do the British Museum. Website

Stop Motion Animation(7-14 years)

The 1A Centre
How would you like to tell stories, make characters, experiment with different materials and create short animated films? Well that's exactly what you can do at our Stop Motion Animation class! Then you can take home a DVD of your films to show your friends and family! Website

After school Pottery Class

The 1A Centre
Our after school Pottery Class is a lot of fun and makes use of our fantastic facilities at 1A Arts. We have a pottery studio, complete with kiln, allowing kid's to explore their creativity. Colleen is our very talented pottery tutor and always makes it a fun experience! Website

Family Art Sessions

October Gallery
The Family Programme at October Gallery has run successful family art sessions that use international art, multi-sensory activities and storytelling. Our FREE sessions run from 10am-11.30am on Saturday once a month and are suitable for Under 5s and older siblings. Website

Fives Stay & Play

Coram Family
All parents and children are welcome to come along and enjoy our Under Fives Stay & Play drop-in service, here at Coram. Set in the peaceful grounds of Collingham Gardens, our drop-ins are funded by Camden Council and free for parents and children under five. Website
  1. About Holborn

    Holborn is an area of Central London, England. Holborn is also the name of the area's principal east-west street, running as High Holborn from St Giles's High Street to Gray's Inn Road (the junction being roughly where Holborn Bar - the entrance to the City of London - was) and then on to Holborn Viaduct. The street since boundary changes in 1994 runs along the boundary between the London Borough of Camden and the City of London; previously the boundary was less obvious in the area and crossed the street at Holborn Bar.

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