• Discover Holborn’s best restaurants, bars and pubs • Explore the literary history of nearby Bloomsbury or find a new favourite shop • Use our handy map of Holborn to find plenty of things to do 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?