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St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral

One of London's most famous landmarks with a beautiful, ornate interior and regular tours.

Sports Bar & Grill, Farringdon

Sports Bar & Grill, Farringdon

Every sport on multiple wide screens and great burgers. The champagne cocktails are to die for!

Ibérica Farringdon

Ibérica Farringdon

A great spot for tapas right by Farringdon Station, with good value, super tasty food and a buzzy atmosphere.

Konditor & Cook

Konditor & Cook

They have a few stores around, but this is the best. Curly Whirly cake is the food stuff of legends, the most chocolatey chocolate cake ever!

The Grill on the Market

The Grill on the Market

Steak, cocktails and very good fajitas... If you're a member you can even get 50% of food and 2-4-1 drinks!

The Thirsty Bear

The Thirsty Bear

The only pub where you can pull your own pints from your table! Every table also has its own iPad from which you can order drinks and food - the novelty will never wear off!

The Clink Prison Museum

The Clink Prison Museum

Set on the site of one of England's oldest prisons, this museum is a great day out for all the family!

Gourmet Burger Kitchen

Gourmet Burger Kitchen

Whilst there have been many new entries into the London burger market, GBK remains a firm favourite. The Don burger is a thing of beauty!

Porky's

Porky's

Very impressive meat dishes cooked in a proper American smoker. The ribs are fantastic!

The Bleeding Heart

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.

Mugen

Mugen

Owned and operated by Japanese ladies, this gem on Cowcross Street opposite Farringdon Station offers quite simply the best selection of sushi and other Japanese food this side of Kyoto!

The Refinery

The Refinery

An industrial, but welcoming bar and restaurant hidden behind Tate Modern.

Bounce

Bounce

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

Tate Modern

Tate Modern

Where better to view some of the country's modern art than along the South Bank.

Tate Modern Kitchen & Bar

Tate Modern Kitchen & Bar

Nothing quite like sitting down with a cold, crisp glass of wine after a stroll along the south bank. The bar on the 6th floor of Tate Modern also comes with one of the best views in town AND the added benefit of supporting a fantastic arts institution. Later weekend opening times make this a great place to watch the sunset.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Southwark, City, Barbican, Borough, Clerkenwell, Holborn, Covent Garden, Aldgate, West End and Bloomsbury

"Connecting Smithfield Market and Farringdon Station, aptly named Cowcross Street was used as a route to take cows to market."

When walking across stunning Millennium Bridge, it always makes me feel like a tourist in my own city.

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I love the buzz of the City at dusk and the stunning architecture along the cityscape. It really makes me excited to live in London.

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The majesty of St Paul's Cathedral's architecture and the historical significance is amazing...

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Mini Moles babies group

Museum of London Shop
Learn, play and explore together. Website

Little Moles toddlers group

Museum of London Shop
This is a fun session for children who are walking-5 years and their carers and involves hands-on creative activities, exploring the galleries, songs, stories and refreshments. Website

Gymnastics

Golden Lane Sport & Fitness
Gymnastics is one of the most popular junior activities; spaces are in demand as this activity helps children develop physical strength, flexibility, agility, coordination and balance. Our classes and sessions are a great balance of structured learning and relaxed enjoyment, based around the British Gymnastic Association award scheme. Sessions run: Saturday 10:00 - 11:00 (5 - 7years) Saturday 11:00 - 12:00 (8 - 12 years) Website

Short Tennis

Golden Lane Sport & Fitness
Our popular Junior Tennis sessions are based on the Spanish system called "Street tennis" and are run by qualified LTA coaches. This runs at Golden Lane Sport and Fitness for ages 5-8 years. Tennis helps develop speed, leg strength, body coordination, agility and balance at a physical level as well as discipline, sportsmanship and competition at a mental level. Website

Our Teacher's A Troll

Roundabout Theatre
Paines Plough and Half Moon present a family comedy in Paines Plough's award-winning pop-up theatre, Roundabout. Two terrible twins with a talent for turmoil rule their school with terror and tyranny - until the arrival of a new head teacher with green scaly skin, sharp fangs and a long spiky tail. Website

Swimming Class UK

Soho Gyms Farringdon
Kids swimming lessons are a fun way to become friends with water. This new London swimming school will help your children learn how to swim. Our hands on teaching method will fast track your children to become brilliant swimmers. Website

About Blackfriars

Blackfriars is an area of central London, which lies in the south-west corner of the City of London. The name Blackfriars was first used in 1317 (as Black Freres from the French 'frère' meaning 'brother') and derives from the black cappa worn by the Dominican Friars who moved their priory from Holborn to the area between the River Thames and Ludgate Hill in 1276. The area is now the location of Blackfriars station, and forms the northern bridge-head for both Blackfriars Bridge and Blackfriars Railway Bridge. Alongside the road bridge is Blackfriars Millennium Pier, a stop for river bus services on London River Services. The Victoria Embankment stretches along the north bank of the river west from Blackfriars to Westminster Bridge. Notable buildings in the area include the large Art Deco Unilever House. The older parts of Blackfriars have regularly been used as a filming location in film and television, particularly for modern films and serials set in Victorian times.

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