Is Farringdon made for you? Our guide of the area

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Find out a general overview of the area using Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Farringdon is a small district in Central London, the southern part of the London Borough of Islington. The term is used to describe the area around Farringdon station. Historically the district corresponded to southern Clerkenwell and the small parish of St Sepulchre Middlesex. “

What kind of things are there to do in the city of Farringdon?

There’s always something going on in a vibrant area like Farringdon. For ideas on activities, check Timeout which updates weekly on local events. We’re including a link to their Farringdon listings to help you easily find stuff happening soon. A great way to get oriented in a new area is seeing what’s around and where. Our map gathers property price details and other info from this article to give you a snapshot of Farringdon offerings.

In Farringdon, what things may you need?

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Farringdon name before moving in the neighbourhood.

In Farringdon, what schools are nearby?

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the Farringdon vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
City of London School for Girls Barbican,St Giles Terrace, Wood Street, London 4 40
1a Children’s Centre 1 Rosebery Avenue, London 5 2
Dallington School 8 Dallington Street, London 3.9 7
St Alban’s C of E Primary & Nursery School, London Baldwin’s Gardens, London 3.7 11
Alpha Japanese School in London 107 Charterhouse Street, London N/A N/A
Alena Jewelry 145-157 Saint John Street, London N/A N/A
Medical Educator 2nd Floor, 145-157 Saint John Street, London N/A N/A
FORTIUS UNIVERSITAS LONDON 145, 157 Saint John Street, London N/A N/A
Soho Music Unit A, Colonial Buildings, 59 – 61 Hatton Garden, London 5 2
London School of Management Studies Bleeding Heart Yard, London N/A N/A
English At Holme Ltd 28 Ely Place, London N/A N/A
BelTrader 88-90 Hatton Garden, London N/A N/A
Savvy Hospitality 36, 88-90 Hatton Garden, London N/A N/A
Alan d Hairdressing Education 1 Hayne Street, London 4.4 72
Old Anatomy Building London N/A N/A
Summer School 24 Holborn Viaduct, Chancery Lane, London N/A N/A
Glisten Training 24 Holborn Viaduct, London N/A N/A
Whatson 4 Schoolkids International House, 24 Holborn Viaduct, London N/A N/A
TBS Buchanan House, 30 Holborn, London N/A N/A
Grays Inn Buildings Grays Inn Buildings, 41 Rosebery Avenue, London N/A N/A

Post offices in the area of Farringdon

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages a breeze. Post office branches in Farringdon provide services like money orders and postal insurance alongside mail services. You can take a look for yourself to see where they are located below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Farringdon Road Post Office 39-41 Farringdon Road, London 3.3 259
Grays Inn Post Office (Ryman) 24-28 Grays Inn Road, London 4.5 113
Mount Pleasant Post Office Rosebery Avenue, London 3.6 55
Central London Delivery Office Royal Mail Central, Delivery Office, Phoenix Place, London 2.6 79
Royal Mail Parcel Postbox 11 Hatton Garden, London 0 0
Postal Office 101 Clerkenwell Road, London 4.2 5
Penfold post box London 4 2
Sun post office 131-133 Central Street, London 3 2
Central Street Post Office 129 Central Street, London 3.4 78
Post box 86 Chancery Lane, London 0 0

How many hospitals, pharmacies and doctors are there in Farringdon?

Farringdon has 20 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
School of Health Sciences Queen Elizabeth II Wing, 2 Raymond Buildings, London N/A N/A
St Bartholomew’s Hospital West Smithfield, London 4.1 403
Bupa Health and Dental Centre Chancery Lane 123 Chancery Lane, London 3.7 23
Body Shaping Clinic Ely Place, London N/A N/A
Stark Meditrip 145, 157 Saint John Street, London N/A N/A
Mobimedicals 145, 157 Saint John Street, London N/A N/A
GP Link 31-35 Kirby Street, London N/A N/A
Dr Catherine Sykes 1 Snow Hill, London 5 2
Holborn Medical Centre 64-66 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London 3.3 106
Amwell Group Practice The Amwell Practice, 4 Naoroji Street, London 3.6 78
Russell Square Quality Associates Ltd Ludgate House, 107-111 Fleet Street, London N/A N/A
Hospital in a Box Lower Ground Floor, 145-157 Saint John Street, London 5 2
Dr Malini Uppal 16 Saint John Street, London N/A N/A
JL Welt Ltd 148 Saint John Street, London N/A N/A
Professor Aung Ye Oo West Smithfield, London 5 1
London Doctors Clinic Private GP 131 Aldersgate Street, London 5 1
King Henry VIII 24 West Smithfield, London 3 2
Premier Podiatry Ltd 38 Giltspur Street, London N/A N/A
Dr Patrick Wilson 38 Giltspur Street, London N/A N/A
Nuffield Health at St Bartholomew’s Hospital 38 Giltspur Street, London 4.6 13

Tube & Train stations in and around Farringdon

Most prefer transit within a 10-15 minute walk and if there aren’t public connections nearby then this could be something that takes down the price of property or can even deter people from moving in to Farringdon entirely. Here is a table below so you can see where these connections are for yourself.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Farringdon Farringdon Station, Cowcross Street, London 4.3 363
Barbican Underground Ltd, Aldersgate Street, London 4.3 104
Chancery Lane High Holborn, London 3.9 92
St. Paul’s Cheapside, London 4.5 224

Some great things about Farringdon

At Cozee we looked at elements defining the area like restaurants, nightlife, parks, and more. Whether you’re a foodie or night owl, Farringdon has something for you. Check out spots below to get a feel for life in Farringdon.

What kind of restaurants are there?

The below table gives you a good idea of what kind of options there are for eating out. In Farringdon, you may find things like Italian, Chinese or even Indian takeouts. Take a look below if you are visiting or want to move here if eating out is a big deal for you.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Premier Inn London Blackfriars (Fleet Street) hotel 1-2 Dorset Rise, London 4.3 2413
Malmaison London 18-21 Charterhouse Square, London 4.3 904
The Craft Beer Co. Clerkenwell 82 Leather Lane, London 4.3 1233
St. JOHN Restaurant 26 Saint John Street, London 4.3 2255
The Jugged Hare 49 Chiswell Street, London 4.3 2061
The Peasant 240 Saint John Street, London 4.3 559
The Wilmington 69 Rosebery Avenue, London 4.3 1063
The Eagle Farringdon 159 Farringdon Road, London 4.3 1007
The Easton Pub & Kitchen 22 Easton Street, London 4.3 442
Club Gascon – French Michelin Starred Restaurant 57 West Smithfield, London 4.3 429
Premier Inn London Holborn hotel 27-29 Red Lion Street, London 4.3 1237
Old Red Cow 71 Long Lane, London 4.3 984
Bounce Farringdon 121 Holborn, London 4.3 3749
Tinseltown 44-46 Saint John Street, London 4.3 1786
The Zetter Clerkenwell 49-50 Saint John’s Square, London 4.3 975
Moro 34-36 Exmouth Market, London 4.3 1092
Papa Johns Pizza 65 Farringdon Road, London 4.3 249
Caravan Exmouth Market Restaurant 11-13 Exmouth Market, London 4.3 1270
Bleeding Heart Bistro 7 Bleeding Heart Yard, Greville Street, London 4.3 547
Sports Bar & Grill – Farringdon 19-25 Cowcross Street, London 4.3 1269

What type of green space is there in Farringdon?

One of London’s greatest features are the large green spaces that cover the surface of the city. Check below if Farringdon is a good fit for you. Be it for a simple walk or for a casual summer picnic.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Postman’s Park King Edward Street, London 4.6 1142
Granville Square Granville Square, London 4.1 28
Landspace Design F9, Peabody Estate, Farringdon Lane, London 5 39
Smithfield Rotunda Garden West Smithfield, London 4.2 103
St Luke’s Garden, Islington 40 Mitchell Street, London 4.3 195
St Mary Staining Oat Lane, London 4.5 4
Barbican Conservatory Silk Street, London 4.6 708
Spa Fields 91 Skinner Street, London 4.3 608
Saint James’s Church Garden 3 Sans Walk, London 4.4 132
Bourne Estate 70 Grays Inn Road, London 3.7 36
Christchurch Greyfriars Church Garden King Edward Street, London 4.6 184
Saint John’s Gardens Albion House, Benjamin Street, London 4.3 87
The Edward Johnston Memorial at Farringdon Station Cowcross Street, London 3.3 3
Foxell & James Ltd 57 Farringdon Road, London N/A N/A
St John’s Churchyard Jerusalem Passage, Saint John Street, London 5 1
St James Clerkenwell Sekforde St, Clerkenwell, London EC1R, Sekforde Street, London 4.7 34
The Garden Market Floor Suite, 63/66 Hatton Garden, Fifth, London N/A N/A
Charterhouse Square Charterhouse Square, Barbican, London 4.9 7
Ejecuciones 16 West Smithfield, London N/A N/A
St Andrew Holborn Garden Holborn Viaduct, London 4.7 16

Gyms to stay in shape in Farringdon

While working from home has increased, so has the frequentation of gyms to help keep in shape. With companies like Better or Pure Gym and others, Farringdon might help you stay in shape. A great feature to have nearby.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Golden Lane Sport & Fitness Fann Street, Fane Lane, London 4.3 126
Gymbox Farringdon 12a Leather Lane, London 4.3 663
Virgin Active 200 Aldersgate Street, London 4.3 514
Finsbury Leisure Centre Norman Street, London 4.3 418
PureGym London Farringdon 122 Clerkenwell Road, London 4.3 237
Seen on Screen Mob45 20, Farringdon Road, London 4.3 4
Yoga with Olivia BGM Entertainment, 73 Saint John Street, London 4.3 30
BGM Entertainment The Basement, 73 Saint John Street, London 4.3 11
Balanced Osteopathy 70 Saint John Street, London 4.3 59
MOB45 20 Farringdon Road, London 4.3 92
Akasa Sanctuary 145, 157 Saint John Street, London 4.3 N/A
Zonto Fitness 145, 157 Saint John Street, London 4.3 N/A
Fitness to Practice London 4.3 N/A
Grand Union Jiu Jitsu at Gymbox Gymbox, 12A Leather Lane, London 4.3 41
The Gym Group London Holborn Circus 1 Thavies Inn, Holborn Circus, London 4.3 263
PureGym 20 Little Britain, London 4.3 240
Rabble games 160-164 Grays Inn Road, London 4.3 5
Health Avenues 193 Whitecross Street, London 4.3 10
Yoga Hive 173 Whitecross Street, London 4.3 N/A
Ironmonger Row Baths 1 Norman Street, London 4.3 608

Museums & Galleries in the region

An area lives because of the people who live, work and interact. Art is a great way to discover an area in a new way. If you are looking to move in Farringdon we definitely recommend that you check for galleries, museums and other cultural institutions. They provide a great source of enjoyment over the weekends.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Museum of London 150 London Wall, London N/A N/A
Museum of the Order of Saint John St John’s Gate, 26 Saint John’s Lane, London 4.6 485
Charles Dickens Museum 48-49 Doughty Street, London 4.5 1949
The Charterhouse Charterhouse Square, London 4.6 550
Dr Johnson’s House 17 Gough Square, London 4.4 285
Islington Museum 245 Saint John Street, London 4.3 97
St John Priory Church Saint John’s Square, London 4.7 76
System Gafa 20 Hatton Wall, London N/A N/A
The Postal Museum 15-20 Phoenix Place, London 4.6 4244
Novelty Automation 1A Princeton Street, London 4.8 869
St Bartholomew’s Hospital Museum NB this is NOT Barts Pathology Museum, North Wing, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, West Smithfield, London 4.5 82
The Drill Hall Farringdon Road, London N/A N/A
Colorful Ice Cream Ornament Baird House, 15-17 Saint Cross Street, London N/A N/A
Amin Taha building 15 Clerkenwell Close, London 5 2
Barts Heritage St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, West Smithfield, London 4.7 7
Budapest Services 4 Helmet Row, London 4 2
Roman Fort Ruins Viewing Walkway Noble Street, Oat Lane, London 5 3
Riceyman Steps Granville Square, London N/A N/A
St. Anne Blackfriars 5 Friar Street, London N/A N/A
NLA – the London Centre 3 Aldermanbury, London 4.6 105

Pubs in the area

As Londoners, at Cozee we are deeply attached to our weekly attendance to our local pub. Why should you be different in the place where you are going to live? That is why we have been testing and reviewing all the pubs in Farringdon. As a matter of fact, we didn’t… But we would have loved to. Here is then the list of the greatest pubs of Farringdon

Pub name Name Address Description
Holy Tavern 55 Britton Street Clerkenwell EC1M 5UQ Opened in 1996 as a re-creation of an 18th-century tavern. After over 20 years as the Jerusalem Tavern it was reopened in March 2022 in its current guise. The pub is now run by the building’s owners but the tie up with St Peter’s brewery remains for the time being. The decor is bare wooden floors and bare walls, with a mixture of wooden chairs and tables.
Sutton Arms 6 Carthusian Street Farringdon EC1M 6EB Former Charrington pub bought by Fuller’s in 2015. Long L shaped bar. Rear has skylight, mirrors and Friary Meux poster. The upstairs saloon bar has no bar front and has wine and bottled beers.
Castle 34-35 Cowcross Street London EC1M 6DB A pawnbroker’s sign and a large painting commemorate a former licensee of this pub lending George IV money for a bet, some of which he accepted as reward the right to practise as a pawnbroker which of course has not been used. The pub was refurbished in 2021 and now has a single bar. wooden floorboards and some exposed brickwork. There is a mixture of seating styles with additional seating up the steps at the rear of the pub.
Fox & Anchor 115 Charterhouse Street London EC1M 6AA The main bar is narrow and not that big. Well restored in 1993, including a plasterboard beamed ceiling, blue tiled strip above the dado, the bar-back, stunted partitions down the opposite side, fireplace. Some elements are newer, like the pewter bar counter and at the back, the Fox’s Den, consisting of a small anteroom and three tiny snugs or booths (each slightly different), created by remodelling the back of the pub including what used to be the gents. Ex-Allied, from 1999 Bass, M&B. Taken over in 2007 by Cunning Plan, their first outlet, combining gastro food with a boutique hotel upstairs. Bought by Young’s in 2014. Young’s also run the next door cocktail bar The Vestry.
Hope 94 Cowcross Street London EC1M 6BH Late 19th century four storey building with many fittings from Victorian and inter-war times. Above a black polished granite base is a fine recessed pub frontage including a rare central bay bowed and curved window above etched panels. The lower ‘Wines’, ‘Ales’ and ‘Spirits’ frosted windows look to be from the 1920/30s. Built as an inn during the days between the medieval and modern market in an area which was then parkland. It is alleged that the pub was erected over the Path of Hope leading to a sanctuary church, which condemned prisoners from Newgate Prison were led, if they received a last minute reprieve.
Sir John Oldcastle 29-35 Farringdon Road London EC1M 3JF This Wetherspoons pub is named after The Sir John Oldcastle Tavern, which stood in the former grounds of Sir John’s nearby mansion. John Oldcastle is thought to have been the model for Shakespeare’s character ‘Falstaff’. Located near Farringdon station, the pub has an L-shaped interior with plenty of seating. It has a range of regular and guest ales available. There are various interesting framed prints and photos of the local area around the premises.
Smiths of Smithfield 67-77 Charterhouse Street London EC1M 6HJ Opened in 2005. Rebranded by Young’s in April 2018. Operates on three levels with the Cafe/Bar on the ground floor.
Sports Bar & Grill (Farringdon) Unit 3 Cowcross Place,19-25 Cowcross St, London EC1M 6DQ Chain bar opened in March 2011 in former Slug & Lettuce.
St John 26 St John Street London EC1M 4AY A restaurant that cares about beer.
Three Compasses 66 Cowcross Street London EC1M 6BP A pub has been on the site since 1723. Small simple 1950’s style pub, a secluded back street enclave sited over the (audible) Underground. Relaunched in November 2022 with a separate restaurant upstairs.

What supermarkets are there?

Grocery shopping is another important activity you will do if you move into the area of Farringdon. In the below table, we go over the nearby supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s so you know what the area has to offer for your food shop.

We weren’t able to find any supermarket in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local supermarket or grocery store. We’ll amend this page

What areas are nearby?

If you need a comparison of other nearby neighbourhoods besides Farringdon, Cozee Properties have provided you with guides with information on other areas too.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Newington See the guide here
Buckingham Palace See the guide here
Southwark See the guide here
South Bank See the guide here
Whitehall See the guide here
St. James’s See the guide here
Horton See the guide here
Moorfields Eye Hospital See the guide here
Tower of London See the guide here
Bankside See the guide here
Charing Cross See the guide here
Royal Academy See the guide here
Tower Hill See the guide here
Monument See the guide here
Billingsgate See the guide here
Leicester Square See the guide here
Temple See the guide here
Mayfair (south) See the guide here
Mayfair (north) See the guide here
Covent Garden See the guide here
Portsoken See the guide here
Chinatown See the guide here
Blackfriars See the guide here
Cannon Street See the guide here
Grosvenor Square See the guide here
Lombard Street See the guide here
Regent Street See the guide here
Aldwych See the guide here
Aldgate See the guide here
Soho (south east) See the guide here
Soho (north west) See the guide here
Royal Exchange See the guide here
St Paul’s See the guide here
Hanover Square See the guide here
Bank of England See the guide here
Brompton See the guide here
Shadwell See the guide here
Whitechapel See the guide here
Soho Square See the guide here
Fetter Lane See the guide here
Bishopsgate See the guide here
New Oxford Street See the guide here
Liverpool Street See the guide here
St Bartholomew’s Hospital See the guide here
High Holborn See the guide here
Broadgate See the guide here
Marylebone See the guide here
Barbican See the guide here
Spitalfields See the guide here
Great Portland Street See the guide here
Hatton Garden See the guide here
Harley Street See the guide here
Finsbury See the guide here
Finsbury (west) See the guide here
Chenies See the guide here
Fitzrovia See the guide here
Great Ormond Street Hospital See the guide here
Bloomsbury See the guide here
Shoreditch See the guide here
Bunhill Fields See the guide here
University College London See the guide here
St Luke’s See the guide here
Finsbury Estate See the guide here
St Pancras See the guide here
Clerkenwell See the guide here
Euston See the guide here
Somers Town See the guide here
Hoxton See the guide here
Cambridge Heath See the guide here
Kings Cross See the guide here
Haggerston See the guide here
De Beauvoir Town See the guide here
Islington See the guide here
Camden Town See the guide here
Barnsbury See the guide here
Canonbury See the guide here
Dalston See the guide here
Highbury Fields See the guide here
Newington See the guide here
Buckingham Palace See the guide here
Southwark See the guide here
South Bank See the guide here
Whitehall See the guide here
St. James’s See the guide here
Horton See the guide here
Moorfields Eye Hospital See the guide here
Tower of London See the guide here
Bankside See the guide here
Charing Cross See the guide here
Royal Academy See the guide here
Tower Hill See the guide here
Monument See the guide here
Billingsgate See the guide here
Leicester Square See the guide here
Temple See the guide here
Mayfair (south) See the guide here
Mayfair (north) See the guide here

If you are looking to buy or sell a property and want to get an idea of how the market works there, have a look at our property prices guides below

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