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 it’s here you’ll find some of London’s oldest, most charming pubs. Just to the north is the British Museum, an unrivalled collection of treasures from across the globe.
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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.
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.