Holborn, EC1N

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Holborn, EC1N

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2018

Holborn commemorates the River Fleet, also known as the Holbourne stream.

The road was once lined with coaching inns with the Bull and Gate being particularly noted for being the terminus of stagecoaches from the north. These in turn attracted costermongers who would sell travellers fruit. The sixteenth-century Staple Inn is one of London’s few surviving timber-faced buildings. Otherwise the inns of Holborn were swept away with the coming of the railways.

Two nineteenth century granite obelisks stand on both sides of Holborn at the junction with Gray’s Inn Road marking the entrance to the City.


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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
City Temple The City Temple is a Nonconformist church on Holborn Viaduct.
Fleet Market The Fleet Market was a market erected in 1736 on the newly culverted River Fleet.
Hicks Hall Hicks Hall (1611 - 1778) was a building in St John Street, Clerkenwell, London.
Lisle’s Tennis Court Lisle’s Tennis Court was a building off Portugal Street in Lincoln’s Inn Fields in London.
Old and New London: Temple Bar Temple Bar was rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren, in 1670–72.
Smithfield, London Smithfield is a locality in the ward of Farringdon Without situated at the City of London’s northwest in central London, England.
St Andrew The Church of St Andrew, Holborn stands within the Ward of Farringdon Without.
St Etheldreda’s Church St Etheldreda’s Church is in Ely Place, off Charterhouse Street in Holborn, London.
Staple Inn Staple Inn is London’s only surviving sixteenth-century domestic building, situated on the south side of High Holborn.
Thavie’s Inn Thavie’s Inn was a former Inn of Chancery, associated with Lincoln’s Inn, established at Holborn, near the site of the present side street and office block still known as Thavies Inn Buildings.
The 1860s map of London "Stanford’s Library Map of London and its Suburbs" was published in 1862

NEARBY STREETS
Albion Courtyard, EC1A Albion Courtyard is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
Albion Place, EC1M Albion Place was formerly George Court.
Amen Court, EC4M Many of the highways and byways around the precincts of St Paul’s Cathedral bear names which have ecclesiastical origins.
Atkin Building, WC1R Atkin Building is one of the streets of London in the WC1R postal area.
Baldwin Gardens, EC1N Baldwin Gardens is one of the streets of London in the EC1N postal area.
Baldwins Gardens, EC1N Baldwin Gardens runs between Gray’s Inn Road and Leather Lane.
Barnard’s Inn, EC4A Barnard’s Inn lies near Holborn Circus.
Bartlett’s Buildings, EC4A Bartlett’s Buildings was the name of a street situated off of Holborn Circus
Bear Alley, EC4A Bear Alley is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Bedford Row, WC1R Bedford Row runs between Theobalds Road and Sandland Street.
Bell Yard, EC4A Bell Yard is a small lane off the Strand where the Bell hostel once stood.
Benjamin Street, EC1M Benjamin Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
Bishop’s Court, EC4M Bishop?s Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
Bleeding Heart Yard, EC1N Bleeding Heart Yard is a courtyard off of Greville Street.
Bolt Court, EC4A Bolt Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Breams Buildings, EC4A Breams Buildings is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Briset Street, EC1M Briset Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
Britton Street, EC1M Britton Street was named after Thomas Britten, a 17th century coalman.
Broad Yard, EC1M Broad Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
Brooke Street, WC1X Brooke Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1N postal area.
Carey Street, WC2A Carey Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
Central Markets, EC1A Central Markets is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
Central Markets, EC1M Central Markets is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
Chancery Lane, WC2A Chancery Lane has formed the western boundary of the City of London since 1994, having previously been divided between the London boroughs of Westminster and Camden.
Charterhouse Street, Charterhouse Street lies within the postcode.
Charterhouse Street, EC1A Charterhouse Street is a street on the northern boundary of the City of London.
Charterhouse Street, EC1A Charterhouse Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1N postal area.
Charterhouse Street, EC1A Charterhouse Street is a road in the EC1M postcode area
Chichester Rents, WC2A Chichester Rents is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
Cliffords Inn Passage, EC4Y Cliffords Inn Passage is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Cliffords Inn, EC4A Cliffords Inn is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Cock Lane, EC1A Cock Lane leads from Giltspur Street in the east to Snow Hill in the west.
Cockpit Yard, WC1N Cockpit Yard is one of the streets of London in the WC1N postal area.
Cowcross Street, EC1M Cowcross Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
Crane Court, EC4Y Crane Court lay beside the Two Crane Inn Tavern.
Cursitor Street, EC4A Cursitor Street is one of the streets of London in the W1 postal area.
Cursitor Street, EC4A Cursitor Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Dyer’s Buildings, EC1N This is a street in the EC1N postcode area
Eagle Court, EC1M Eagle Court is a courtyard situated off of Benjamin Street.
East Central Markets, EC1A East Central Markets is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
East Harding Street, EC4A This is a street in the EC4A postcode area
East Market Building, EC1A East Market Building is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
East Poultry Avenue, EC1A East Poultry Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
Eldons Passage, EC1N A street within the EC1N postcode
Ely Court, EC1N Ely Court is one of the streets of London in the EC1N postal area.
Ely Place, EC1N Ely Place is a gated road at the southern tip of the London Borough of Camden.
Farringdon Road, EC1A Farringdon Road is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
Farringdon Road, EC4A Farringdon Road is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
Farringdon Street, EC1A The building of Farringdon Street is considered one of the greatest urban engineering achievements of the 19th century.
Farringdon Street, EC4A Farringdon Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
Farringdon Street, EC4A A street within the EC4A postcode
Farringdon Street, EC4M Farringdon Street was constructed over the Fleet river.
Faulkners Alley, EC1M Faulkners Alley is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
Fetter Lane, EC4A Fetter Lane is corrupted from ’Fautre’ which was the name for a spear rest - spears were made close by.
Field Court, WC1R Field Court is one of the streets of London in the WC1R postal area.
Fleet Place, EC4M Fleet Place is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
Fleet Street, EC4Y Fleet Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Fulwood Place, WC1R Fulwood Place is one of the streets of London in the WC1V postal area.
Furnival Street, EC4A Furnival Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Gate House, EC1M Residential block
Giltspur Street, EC1A Giltspur Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
Gough Square, EC4A Gough Square is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Gravel Street, EC1N Gravel Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1N postal area.
Grays Inn Place, WC1R Grays Inn Place is one of the streets of London in the WC1R postal area.
Grays Inn Square Chambers, WC1R Grays Inn Square Chambers is one of the streets of London in the WC1R postal area.
Grays Inn Square, WC1R Grays Inn Square is one of the streets of London in the WC1R postal area.
Great James Street, WC1N Great James Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1N postal area.
Great New Street, EC4A Great New Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Great Turnstile, WC1V This is a street in the WC1V postcode area
Greenhills Rents, EC1A Greenhills Rents is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
Greville Street, EC1N Greville Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1N postal area.
Gunpowder Square, EC4A Gunpowder Square is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Hand Court, WC1R Hand Court is one of the streets of London in the WC1V postal area.
Hardwicke Building, WC2A Hardwicke Building is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
Hare Place, EC4Y Hare Place is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Hat and Mitre Court, EC4Y Hat and Mitre Court is a road in the EC1M postcode area
Hatton Garden, EC1N Hatton Garden is a street and area noted as London’s jewellery quarter and centre of the UK diamond trade.
Hatton Place, EC1N Hatton Place is one of the streets of London in the EC1N postal area.
Hatton Square, EC1N Hatton Square is one of the streets of London in the EC1N postal area.
Hatton Wall, EC1N Hatton Wall is one of the streets of London in the EC1N postal area.
Hind Court, EC4Y Hind Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Holborn Circus, EC1N Holborn Circus is a junction of five highways in the City of London, on the boundary between Holborn, Hatton Garden and Smithfield.
Holborn Viaduct, EC1A Holborn Viaduct is a road bridge in London and the name of the street which crosses it.
Hosier Lane, EC1A Hosier Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
Houghton Street, WC2A Houghton Street is a street which has been ’demoted’ over time.
Jockeys Fields, WC1R Jockeys Fields is one of the streets of London in the WC1R postal area.
Kings Mews, WC1X Kings Mews is one of the streets of London in the WC1N postal area.
Kirby Street, EC1N Kirby Street was named for Christopher Hatton’s Kirby House in Northamptonshire.
Leather Lane, EC1N Leather Lane is a street one block west of Hatton Garden, in the Holborn area of London.
Limeburner Lane, EC4M Limeburner Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
Lincoln’s Inn Fields, WC2A Lincoln’s Inn Fields is the largest public square in London, laid out in the 1630s under the initiative of the speculative builder William Newton.
Little New Street, EC4A Little New Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
London Central Markets, EC4A London Central Markets is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
London Silver Vaults, WC1V London Silver Vaults is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
Long Lane, EC1M Long Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
Ludgate Circus, EC4M Ludgate Circus is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
Ludgate Hill, EC4M Ludgate Hill is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
New Fetter Lane, EC1N New Fetter Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC1N postal area.
New Fetter Lane, EC4A New Fetter Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
New House, EC1N Residential block
New Square Passage, WC2A This is a street in the WC2A postcode area
New Square, WC2A New Square is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
New Street Square London, EC4A A street within the EC4A postcode
New Street Square, EC4A New Street Square is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Norwich Street, EC4A Norwich Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Old Bailey, EC1A Old Bailey is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
Old Bailey, EC4M Old Bailey is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
Old Buildings, WC2A Old Buildings is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
Old Seacoal Lane, EC4M Old Seacoal Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
Old Square, WC2A Old Square is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
Passing Alley, EC1M Passing Alley is a road in the EC1M postcode area
Pemberton Row, EC4A Sir James Pemberton was Lord Mayor of London in 1611, and a member of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.
Peter’s Lane, EC1M Peter’s Lane is named after the church which once stood close to the Cross Keys tavern.
Plough Place, EC4A Plough Place is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Ploughs Place, EC4A Ploughs Place is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Plumtree Court, EC4A Plumtree Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Poppins Court, EC4A Poppins Court is an historic alley off Fleet Street.
Portpool Lane, EC1N Portpool Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC1N postal area.
Portugal Street, WC2A Portugal Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
Quality Court, WC2A Quality Court is a courtyard, built around 1700.
Raymond Buildings, WC1R Raymond Buildings is one of the streets of London in the WC1R postal area.
Red Lion Court, EC4A Red Lion Court forms part of labyrinth of little passages behind the shops on the north side of Fleet Street.
Red Lion Street, WC1R Red Lion Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1R postal area.
Regent Square, WC1N Regent Square is a road in the WC1N postcode area
Rolls Buildings, EC4A Rolls Buildings is a road in the WC2A postcode area
Rolls Passage, WC2A Rolls Passage is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Saffron Hill, EC1N Saffron Hill’s name derives the time that it was part of an estate on which saffron grew.
Saint Andrew Street, EC4A This is a street in the EC4A postcode area
Saint Bride Street, EC4A Saint Bride Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Saint Cross Street, EC1N This is a street in the EC1N postcode area
Saint John Street, EC1M This is a street in the EC1M postcode area
Saint John’s Lane, EC1M This is a street in the EC1M postcode area
Sandland Street, WC1R Sandland Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1R postal area.
Serle Street, WC2A Serle Street is a road in the WC2A postcode area
Shoe Lane, EC4A Shoe Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Silver Vaults, WC1V Silver Vaults is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
Smithfield Street, EC1A Smithfield Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
Smokehouse Yard, EC1M Smokehouse Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
Snow Hill, EC1A Snow Hill is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
Snowhill, EC4A Snowhill is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
South Square, WC1X South Square is one of the streets of London in the WC1R postal area.
South Square, WC1X South Square is a road in the WC1X postcode area
Southampton Buildings, WC2A Southampton Buildings marks the site of the house of the 4th Earl of Southampton, son of Shakespeare’s patron.
St Andrew Street, EC4A St Andrew Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
St Bride Street, EC4A St Bride Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
St Brides Avenue, EC4Y St Brides Avenue is a narrow alley which leaves Fleet Street almost opposite Shoe Lane.
St Clement’s Passage, WC2A St Clement’s Passage is a road in the WC2A postcode area
St Clements Lane, WC2A St Clements Lane is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
St Cross Street, EC1N St Cross Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
St Cross Street, EC1N St Cross Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1N postal area.
St Johns Lane, EC1M St Johns Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
St Johns Path, EC1M St Johns Path is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
St. Bride Street, EC4A A street within the EC4A postcode
Staple Inn Buildings North, WC1X Staple Inn Buildings North is one of the streets of London in the WC1V postal area.
Staple Inn Buildings, WC1V Staple Inn Buildings is part of historic Staple Inn.
Staple Inn Buildings, WC1X Staple Inn Buildings is one of the streets of London in the WC1V postal area.
Star Yard, WC2A Star Yard is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
Stationers Hall Court, EC4M Stationers Hall Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
Stone Buildings, WC2A Stone Buildings is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
Stonecutter Street, EC4A Stonecutter Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Theobald’s Road, WC1N Theobald’s Road is a road in the WC1R postcode area
Theobalds Road, WC1N Theobalds Road is one of the streets of London in the WC1X postal area.
Took’s Court, EC4A Took’s Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Turnmill Street, EC1 Turnmill Street appears in the works of Shakespeare.
Verulam Buildings, WC1R Verulam Buildings is one of the streets of London in the WC1R postal area.
Verulam Street, WC1X Verulam Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1X postal area.
Vestry House, EC1A Residential block
Warwick Court, WC1R Warwick Court is one of the streets of London in the WC1R postal area.
Waterhouse Square, EC1N Waterhouse Square is one of the streets of London in the EC1N postal area.
West Market Building, EC1A West Market Building is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
West Smithfield, EC1A West Smithfield is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
Wine Office Court, EC4A Wine Office Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.


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The City of London constituted most of London from its settlement by the Romans in the 1st century AD to the Middle Ages, but the conurbation has since grown far beyond its borders.

As the City's boundaries have remained almost unchanged since the Middle Ages, it is now only a tiny part of the metropolis of Greater London, though it remains a notable part of central London. It holds city status in its own right and is also a separate ceremonial county.

It is widely referred to as 'The City' (often written on maps as City and differentiated from the phrase 'the city of London') or 'the Square Mile' as it is 1.12 square miles in area. These terms are also often used as metonyms for the United Kingdom's financial services industry, which continues a notable history of being largely based in the City.

The local authority for the City, the City of London Corporation, is unique in the UK and has some unusual responsibilities for a local council, such as being the police authority. It also has responsibilities and ownerships beyond the City's boundaries. The Corporation is headed by the Lord Mayor of the City of London, an office separate from (and much older than) the Mayor of London.

The City is a major business and financial centre, ranking as the world's leading centre of global finance. Throughout the 19th century, the City was the world's primary business centre, and continues to be a major meeting point for businesses.

The City had a resident population of about 7000 in 2011 but over 300,000 people commute to it and work there, mainly in the financial services sector. The legal profession forms a major component of the northern and western sides of the City - especially in the Temple and Chancery Lane areas where the Inns of Court are located, of which two—Inner Temple and Middle Temple - fall within the City of London boundary.


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Waterloo Bridge on an 1810 map.
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Amen Court, EC4M
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Farringdon Street, EC4M
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Kirby Street sign
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Poppins Court EC4
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Saffron Hill street sign
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Sans Walk, Clerkenwell
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Yorkshire Grey Yard street sign
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In the neighbourhood...

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The old wooden Temple Bar
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Saint John’s Gate, Clerkenwell, the main gateway to the Priory of Saint John of Jerusalem. The church was founded in the 12th century by Jordan de Briset, a Norman knight. Prior Docwra completed the gatehouse shown in this photograph in 1504. The gateway served as the main entry to the Priory, which was the center of the Order of St John of Jerusalem (the Knights Hospitallers).
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Illustration of Fleet Market
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William Davenant had Lisle
Credit: Henry Herringman, London, 1673
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Farringdon Road and the Metropolitan Railway, 1868. Looking north from Turnmill Street
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Farringdon Street, EC4M
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Kirby Street sign
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Poppins Court EC4
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Saffron Hill street sign
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Sans Walk, Clerkenwell
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