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Holborn area guide

Explore the literary history of nearby Bloomsbury and discover Holborn’s best restaurants, bars and pubs in WC1 and WC2

Holborn starts at the western boundaries of the historic City of London, and its central location makes it a popular place to work. But that also makes it a great place to play. Holborn restaurants serve a range of international cuisine, from Korean to North American. The bars and pubs in Holborn comprise some of London's most historic hostelries as well as cutting-edge drinking spots. The shops in Holborn tend to be independent places that specialise in unusual stock. Where else can you buy an umbrella with a hickory crook when it unexpectedly rains on your way to the office?

What are your favourite Holborn haunts? Let us know in the comments. 

Eating and drinking in Holborn

Restaurants

Holborn restaurants

The restaurants in Holborn offer outstanding food with a side of adventure. Take in some burgers, milkshakes and bowling at All Star Lanes, or enjoy afternoon tea at Bea's of Bloomsbury. Read the Time Out guide to Holborn restaurants and cafés to find the right one for you.

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Bars and pubs

Holborn bars and pubs

If you fancy a pint after work or simply want a drink in central London, Holborn is a superb place to go. Try the Princess Louise to get a sense of what it was like to drink in Victorian times. If you'd rather be surrounded by pearls when you have a drink, head to Pearl Bar. Read on to find even more great places to have a drink.Think we've missed a great drinking spot in Holborn? Let us know in the comment box below.

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Comments

3 comments
Maria
Maria

My favourite place in Holborn is The Square Pig, nice pub, un-fuzzy down to earth food and friendly atmosphere. It also helps that they have a nice outside area.

DAVID SANCHEZ
DAVID SANCHEZ

i would enjoy being there in Holborn.. I really want to go and stay on this amazing area of london..

Luz Khan
Luz Khan

I have lived in Holborn for 25 years, and I would not change it for any other neighborhood in London. The progress in this area is amaizing. You are just a walking distance to Covent Garden, Oxford Street, London Bridge, and theBritish Museum. At night time is tranquil, refreshing and very safe. I LOVE HOLBORN....!!!!