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A locals' guide to EC4V

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

Thomas Holmes

"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."

Tim Standing

"It is awe inspiring when you stop and think of all the history and events that have occurred right where you are standing beside The Golden Hind..."

James Glen

What is your favourite place?

Where do EC4V locals go?

St Paul's Cathedral

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

Sports Bar & Grill, Farringdon

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

The Royal Exchange

A great place to pick up jewellery for a loved one while having lunch or afternoon tea.

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 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 Folly

The Folly at Monument is like a Secret Garden! Perfect for weekend brunches, lazy lunches or catch ups after work - whatever the occasion, the Folly can do it!

Golden Hinde II

Is there anything more English than Morris dancing in front of Sir Francis Drake's galleon!?

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

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

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

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

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!

Neal's Yard Dairy

Sourcing and selling the best of British and Irish cheeses. Make sure you check out Neal's Yard Dairy when you're wandering through Borough Market.

The Refinery

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

Bounce

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

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Why not explore the nearby areas of City, Southwark, Barbican, Borough, Clerkenwell, Holborn, Covent Garden, Aldgate, Spitalfields and Elephant and Castle

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

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Child-friendly activities near EC4V

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
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