Holborn Viaduct

sights / Architecture

Lonely Planet review

This fine iron bridge was built in an effort to smarten up the area, as well as to link Holborn and Newgate St above what had been a valley created by the River Fleet. The four bronze statues represent commerce and agriculture (on the southern side) and science and fine art (on the north).

When Queen Victoria opened it in 1869 she was booed by onlookers because of her relationship with her Scottish servant John Brown.