Farringdon is an area of Central London just north of the City, between Holborn and Liverpool Street. Although it can be expensive, Farringdon makes a good place to base yourself as a tourist, being reasonably close to both the bustling centre of the city and to the counter-cultural hubs of Shoreditch, Hoxton and Brick Lane, while being fully immersed in neither. Farringdon hotels provide easy access to a great range of restaurants and shops, with the Barbican Centre and St. Paul’s Cathedral being too essential stops for visitors to the area.
Many Farringdon Hotels are for some reason catered apartments rather than normal hotels, and the hefty star ratings reflect the large numbers of wealthy businessmen who pass through the area. A typical Farringdon property is something like Eagle Court, a beautifully furnished four star luxury apartments very near the tube station. Secluded, plush and equipped with all the comforts of home, it makes an ideal base away from home for anyone who visits often.
For somewhere with a little more character, the Zetter Hotel is a very modern, fun little boutique place which just happens to boast one of the three best restaurants in the entire country, Bistro Bruno Loubet. The rooms are decorated in an airy, relaxed style, and the staff are charming, but for god’s sake make sure you visit the restaurant.
Finally, a three star option would be Malmaison London, located near the historic Smithfield Meat Market, and featuring all the standard trimmings of a Malmaison, which is to say excessive stylisation and self-promotion combined with a sleek dark design sense and unrealistic pricing.
Farringdon Station lies on the Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan Lines, and also services National Rail.
Farringdon Station is in Clerkenwell, in the London Borough of Islington. It’s in Travelcard Zone 1 and it’s served by the Hammersmith & City and the Circle Line. There are also National Rail services at Farringdon. The station opened in 1863 on the Metropolitan Railway, the world’s first underground metro line. It has some interesting original features, such as a sign for “Parcel Office” on the exterior wall.
The British Postal Museum and Archive is nearby, which cares for the visual, written and physical records of over 400 years of postal history. There are exhibitions in the search room at the archive, which change on a yearly basis.
Hatton Gardens is London’s jewellery quarter and has been recognised as such since Victorian times. With over 300 businesses, it’s the largest cluster of jewellers in the UK. It’s an exclusive area which is great for spotting the rich and famous. The London Diamond Centre at 100 Hatton Gardens is where all the stones are fingerprinted.
Meat, poultry, cheese, pies and savouries are on sale at Smithfield Market. It’s one of the oldest markets in London, dating back over 800 years. It supplies many of the best hotels and restaurants and is known for the quality of its produce.
At the weekend clubbers get off at Farringdon to go to Fabric nightclub. Its DJs play a variety of music depending on the night, but it’s mainly known for electronic dance music. It has 3 separate rooms with independent sound systems and one of the rooms has a floor which vibrates at the bass frequencies of the music being played.
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