St Andrew Holborn
This church on the southeastern corner of Holborn Circus, first mentioned in the 10th century, was rebuilt by Wren in 1686 and is the...
Great Fire Memorial
This small statue of a corpulent boy opposite St Bartholomew’s Hospital, at the corner of Cock Lane and Giltspur St, has a somewhat odd...
Golden Boy of Pye Corner
This small statue of a corpulent boy opposite St Bartholomew’s Hospital has a somewhat odd dedication: ‘In memory put up for the fire of...
Ye Olde Mitre
A delightfully cosy historic pub, tucked away in a backstreet off Hatton Garden (look for a Fullers sign above a low archway on the...
Club Gascon has earned a Michelin star for its degustation (read ‘fine flavours in small portions’) approach to French cuisine. Order...
Holborn Viaduct information
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.