Holborn

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The area
Neighborhood: Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


How to get there
  • Holborn • 1 min walk
  • Covent Garden • 7 min walk

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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,091 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Came here on a work day and the place was quiet. Normally the place would be full of people, but I guess everyone is working from home nowadays. Same to see many shops closed, so it's not as lively as it used to be. There's still fine places to visit close by such as Lincoln's Inn, Sloan Museum, Soho, British Museum, Bloomsbury and Strand are all walking distance.
Written October 30, 2021
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,091 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
I used to work around and haven been here recently. Came here at the weekend, and it's pretty quiet at during the weekends as it's always been. As it's pretty much on the edge of "The City', the offices are closed, so there's less passing traffic. However, it's a great place to stay as the whole Bloomsbury/High Holborn area is pretty affluent.

There's plenty to do around the area, as there's several museums within walking distance and plenty of restaurants, cafes and shops to use up your time.

Location wise, it's perfect for visitors to London as it's walkable to many London attractions and the central line is get you to pretty much everything else that's not.
Written May 18, 2019
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Larry D
Romulus, NY31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
I have never met a hotel manager...ever, prior to my stay at the Holborn. After a day of sightseeing we returned to the hotel were the manager greeted us by name, introduced himself and asked if all was well with our stay. The concierge service is also very personal. We asked for directions to an Italian and the concierge assigned one of his assistant to escort us there.
You will be treated as a valued guest and made to feel at home in this cozy posh establishment.
Written February 12, 2019
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sheepygold
london5,335 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
Holborn is not the most interesting road but it does have a number of interesting attractions nearby including the British Museum and Sir John Soane museum plus Tudor buildings near Chancery Lane and the old Victorian Prudential building. The station gets very busy. Sicilian Avenue is worth looking out.
Written March 9, 2018
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ferrariwa
Bradford, UK155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Family
Just seeing the cost of the house prices in the area tells you everything about Holborn.
We regularly visit and stay in the vicinity and have never experienced anything other than a satisfying stay.
The tourists attractions such as the British museum are minutes away, oxford street 10 minute walk and Covent Garden probably less.
In a short taxi ride you could reach Hyde park in 15 minutes or the London eye in similar time.
Within the immediate area there is an abundance of things to do both for adults and kids. In walking distance of the tube station there is a small square containing a children’s play ground and a multitude amount of shops , stores and eateries.
Hotels are vast and well priced considering the location - we recommend The Grange.
Having visited almost a dozen times over the last couple of years we still find something new in the area.
Written November 7, 2017
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Alauddin A
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
near to all attractions in london, only few metro stations to any of the attractions, all shops are near to you
Written February 28, 2020
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Neil M
Northampton, UK364 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
I tend to stay in Holborn more than anywhere else in the city. As it's very close to most central attractions. Yet out of the hustle and bustle.
Written February 17, 2019
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,431 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
This area of Central London has so many different facets. It has the mediaeval Inns of Court, busy gardens and playgrounds like Coram Fields, the world famous Great Ormond children’s hospital, historic architecture such as the Prudential and the Pearl Assurance buildings, the magical John Soane Museum, endless traditional pubs like the Cittie of York, countless restaurants. The list goes on and on. There’s something interesting on and round every corner. Exploring it takes time, but it’s very worthwhile.
Written January 28, 2019
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BigHugh51
Adelaide, Australia3,629 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
Our most recent stay in London again saw us take a number of long walks through the inner area of this great city.
One of those walks took us up through Soho and once onto High Holborn which is basically an extension of New Oxford Street. The roadway carries masses of vehicular traffic and while we were there this time, it was quite noticeable that the air quality was not great.
We had strolled along this roadway before and at that time had enjoyed the fine architecture of many of the old buildings located there.
This visit was mainly limited to along this roadway simply because of a tight time schedule. In any case, we did enjoy seeing the elegant buildings and some of the fascinating small shops and cafes located there!
Written November 1, 2017
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Richard F
Swindon, UK1,622 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
There's a good blend of big buildings, quaint streets and nice street gardens to look around in this area. It's a nice place to spend some time rather than just walk straight to where you're going.
Written October 15, 2017
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