Apartment - 4* contemporary
30 Greville Street, Farringdon, EC1N 8AFShow on map
These serviced apartments are in a new 5-Star, environmentally friendly development in a part of London that is well known for design studios, creative industries and jewellers. Hatton Garden, famous for the... Read More »
Apartment - 4* contemporary
66 Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell, EC1M 5RRShow on map
Blueprint Living offers a range of fabulous apartments in the centre of London's business and financial district; 66 Turnmill Street is a modern building set amongst the sleek offices and ancient monuments of... Read More »
4 star classic hotel
12 Peters Lane, , Clerkenwell, EC1M 6DSShow on map
Close to the City of London and a short tube ride from the West End, this eclectic hotel is 0.1 miles from Farringdon Station - a mainline railway station served by First Capital Connect trains from Brighton... Read More »
47-48 Hatton Garden, Holborn, EC1N 8EXShow on map
“Access Holborn is a furnished apartment property close to Farringdon”The Access Holborn Apartments is a 10 room, furnished apartment property which is located in Farringdon, East London. This lies... Read More »
15 West Smithfield, St Pauls, EC1A 9HYShow on map
These serviced apartments, convenient for doing business in the City of London, are close to several stations. Farringdon, Barbican, City Thameslink and St Paul’s stations are all 0.3 miles away.... Read More »
4 star modern hotel
86-88 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, EC1M 5RJShow on map
“The Zetter offers stylish interiors close to the City”The Zetter Hotel is a 59 room, 4 star contemporary hotel which is located in Farringdon in the City of London. This lies in Zone 1 of the... Read More »
4 star urban cool hotel
18-21 Charterhouse Square, Farringdon, EC1M 6AHShow on map
This distinctive 4-Star hotel is in the fashionable area of Smithfield just north of the City of London. It is very close to Charterhouse Square – a pleasant historic green space – and also a short... Read More »
7-21 Goswell Road, Barbican, EC1M 7AHShow on map
Citadines Barbican's conveniently located and inexpensive serviced studios and apartments provide easy access to the City of London and its environs. A few minutes' walk from Barbican Underground Station,... Read More »
4 star classic hotel
1-2 Serjeants Inn, Fleet Street, Temple, EC4Y 1LLShow on map
"Luxury 4-Star hotel in the City of London with sumptuous accommodation and a courtyard" Apex Temple Court Hotel is a luxury 4-Star hotel just off London’s Fleet Street, in the City of London. It is... Read More »
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Farringdon is a historic area, which lies near the northernmost part of the City of London, or so it would seem, because throughout the ages Farringdon's exact status in London has been the subject of some dispute, and still today Farringdon is split into two wards, called Farringdon Within and Farringdon Without, the titles denoting whether or not the area was contained in the City walls. The locals however, don't seem to acknowledge these schisms and whether Farringdon is within the city walls or not it has been heavily developed and become rather popular with an eclectic crowd in recent years.
Once a poverty-stricken part of London, where writer Charles Dickens, a prolific philanthropist, once described the area around Fleet Market as full of 'pick-pockets, vagrant and idlers'. The tanneries and curriers of the mediaeval times gave way to slums and sewers by the 19th century, although it is hard to imagine today when you look at the many trendy gastropubs nearby. Farringdon came into its own as bankers from the City began to move into the area and elegant Victorian buildings, cheap rents and Farringdon's proximity to affluent cultural centres and landmarks such as the Barbican and St Paul's Cathedral, brought new businesses to the area.
Smithfield's market is a landmark in Farringdon, and the last surviving wholesale market in the city, where many of the local pubs source ingredients for their menus. The site was previously used for executions and dissenters such as William Wallace and Wat Tyler, who led the Peasant's Revolt, both died here, and so it seems grimly apt that a meat market now resides on the spot. Smithfield's Market is held in the elegant, Grade II listed, Victorian buildings designed by Sir Horace Jones, which add a lot of charm to the area, which is known for its slightly shabby appeal.
Farringdon has a very lively nightlife scene, with a fantastic selection of pubs, such as The Three Kings and The Hat & Tun, filled with an eclectic mix of be-suited City boys and girls and a trendy young crowd from north London. It is also the site of Fabric; a nightclub that has topped many DJ’s top-100 club lists, where you can dance the night away to some of London's best DJs with a fashionable crowd. If you don't fancy dancing until 4am, Farringdon also has some great eateries, such as Vivat Bacchus, Little Bay and The Modern Pantry.
Farringdon has a very good selection of hotels, to cater for all budgets, from elegant boutique establishments to large chains. It is a great area to stay in for business and leisure visitors alike due to its proximity to London's most established financial district and London's more bohemian quarters. Farringdon also has fantastic transport links, with Farringdon tube station situated on the Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City and Circle lines, so you can easily reach King's Cross St Pancras Station, for travel on the Eurostar; Paddington Station, for the Heathrow Express Train; and Victoria Station for the Gatwick Express Train.