Holborn sits at the centre of the Underground network, and so is perfect for companies that need to be able to access all parts of London.
While Holborn has long been known as a centre for the legal industry due to its close access to the Temples of London, Holborn is also a historic centre for the publishing industry, with many publishing businesses still situated along Fleet Street.
Holborn also has an active Business Improvement District, providing services such as paper recycling and joint procurement, making Holborn a dynamic environment for working with local businesses.
Holborn would be particularly well suited to services businesses due to its close proximity to the City of London. Both Soho and Clerkenwell also border Holborn, providing easy access to publishing and media centres.
Holborn (Piccadilly and Central lines) - on the corner of Kingsway and High Holborn.
- Temple (District and Circle lines) - on the Embankment at the bottom of Arundel Street. Approximately five minutes away.
- Charing Cross (Jubilee, Northern and Bakerloo lines) - on the Strand at the Trafalgar Square end. Approximately ten minutes away.
- Buses that stop on or near High Holborn include numbers: 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, X68, 76, 77a, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341 and 521.
- Holborn is within London's congestion charging zone so you will need to pay to drive in central London.
Heathrow Airport (46 minutes from Holborn underground)
- Gatwick Airport (56 minutes from Holborn)
- City Airport (39 minutes from Holborn tube station)
Holborn station was used to store British Museum treasures during WW2
The Holborn area is spectacularly endowed with subterranean secrets. Most prominently, and yet most hidden, are the deep-level shelters that run below a sizeable stretch of High Holborn. These twin passageways were constructed during WWII as one of eight similar deep-level refuges across the capital, with a view to integrating the various shelters into express Tube lines after the war.
The name Holborn comes from the Anglo-Saxon words 'Hol' meaning hollow and 'Bourne' meaning brook.