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
Where do Holborn locals go?
The coolest coffee shop and cocktail bar in town! It's just a stones throw from Holborn Underground Station and serves proper coffee.
Submitted by Stuart
Terroni of Clerkenwell
Terroni's on Clerkenwell Road is a charming traditional Italian café and food store offering all the delights of the old country. There is nothing better than an afternoon cappuccino with a delicious pistachio cream filled cannoli!
Submitted by Adrian
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.
Submitted by Adrian
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!
Submitted by Domenique
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.
Submitted by Daisy
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!
Submitted by Trish
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.
Submitted by Daisy
My Old Dutch
The best place for pancakes on Shrove Tuesday - or any day of the year for that matter!
Submitted by Alex
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.
Submitted by Petras
The afternoon tea at One Aldwych is a magical experience. Inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the steaming cocktail is just one of the culinary spectacles!
Submitted by Hayley
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.
Submitted by Olimpia
The Zetter Townhouse
Amazing cocktails - especially the Twinkles recommended by the waiter - impressive service, great atmosphere and a quirky, eccentric interior.
Submitted by Nicola
Exceptional views over a number of London's most famous landmarks...
Submitted by Jonathan
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Did you know?
"On 3rd February each year, people with throat infections may visit London's oldest Catholic church, St Etheldreda's in Ely Place to have their throat blessed. The service commemorates St Blaise who once saved a child from choking on a fish bone."
Child-friendly activities near Holborn
Parent and Toddler Drop in for the under 5Bedford 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
Family Art SessionsOctober 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
Oasis Sports Center
The central Oasis Sports Centre includes not one but two swimming pools - one indoor and one outdoor, both heated. Often the outdoor pool is popular with recreational swimmers and can be more over-crowded than the indoor pool even during the winter months. £3.75 (Outdoor swim) Website
Swimming Class UKSoho 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
Bangladeshi under 5s Drop-InCoram Parents Centre
Set in the peaceful grounds of Collingham Gardens, our drop-ins are funded by Camden Council. Drop-in for Bangladeshi families and their children. 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
Yoga Therapy London - Ante Natal Yoga HolbornDragons Hall - Holborn & Covent Garden
Yoga Therapy has been used in India for thousands of years to help heal many illnesses and physical injuries. It uses a combination of yoga practices to help restore the body and emotions to full health when illness is present. It is much more specialist than yoga with all sessions tailored to a specific ailment or injury. Yoga Therapy assists the systems of the body to function as efficiently, effectively and naturally as possible. The aim is not simply to help heal the specific symptoms but to target the cause and therefore help to stop the ailment or injury reoccurring. Much medical research is now available showing that Yoga Therapy is very effective in treating many conditions. Yoga Therapy is complimentary to western medicine and should not be viewed as a substitute for a medical diagnosis or the services of a physician. Yoga Therapy can be practised in conjunction with medical treatments being received and also in tandem with other complementary therapies. Website
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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