Located in the London Borough of Camden, Holborn is brilliantly situated between the City, Bloomsbury and Temple. The area has always had a deep-rooted connection with the law profession and is now a rising residential star, providing the perfect bridge between the City and the West End.

Holborn is full of real character and culture. Residents rub shoulders with such grandiose neighbours as the British Museum and the stunning Sir John Soane’s Museum, and there’s always the mischief of the Museum of Freemasonry for those residents keen on secret handshakes. Maybe keep your hands in your pockets when visiting.

For culture vultures, Covent Garden and the West End are only a stone’s throw away – you can walk to Covent Garden in just 8 minutes – and Holborn’s restaurant scene is really coming into its own, being driven by the demands of its new luxury hotels. But isn’t all about the new, as you’re never far from those creaky, atmospheric streets of olde London that feel as if they could have been lifted from a Dickens’ novel, with plenty of old pubs oozing character to settle down in and dream for a while.

Keiron McGill, the Sales Manager of Frank Harris & Company’s Southampton Row branch, says that residents are attracted to Holborn because of its wonderful history combined with a speedy commute. It takes no time to get to the City or the West End by tube, and a lazy stroll to explore the delights of Bloomsbury takes only 10 minutes! The serene greenery of Lincoln’s Inn Fields is as good a place to recharge your batteries as any of London’s more famous parks.

Holborn is pronounced from o’b’n to Hole-born, with locals tending towards as few letters as possible. Maybe settle somewhere in the middle just to be safe: Ho-bun.

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£635,000

Red Lion Street, Holborn, London, WC1R

  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Reception Room