The capital’s legal quarter since the 14th century, the cloistered establishments where bright young sparks would lodge and study for the bar still remain. As does a passion for a different sort of bar altogether, because here you’ll find some of London’s oldest, most charming pubs.
A stone’s throw away from the shopping mecca that is Covent Garden, Holborn shops tend to play by their own rules and often boast eclectic inventories. This is one of the few places in London where you can still have your shoes shined, trousers pressed and pick up a brolly complete with a hickory crook, all before you’ve had your Monday morning mocha.
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Lambs Conduit Street
One of London’s quirkiest shopping streets.
Londoners’ favourite ‘secret’ museums
Including the Sir John Soane’s, the Hunterian, the Charles Dickens and the Foundling Museums.