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In recent years, Farringdon has become a popular hive for trendy restaurants and bars. Its proximity to Smithfield, one of the freshest meat markets in London, has made it a hub for food lovers. Farringdon is also a nucleus for tech companies. With beautiful Victorian buildings neighbouring structures of concrete and glass, this area is an urban metropolis of prominent architecture, winding streets and fashionable culture.
Nearby places of interest
Set in the heart of London, Farringdon is within easy reach of many of the city’s top attractions. There are plenty of venues nearby in which to entertain clients who are visiting from the UK and beyond. The area is peppered with museums, including the notable Museum of London and the Barbican Centre. Iconic landmarks like St Paul’s Cathedral and The Gherkin are also just a stone’s throw away and Shakespeare's Globe theatre, the Tate Modern and the OXO restaurant and bar are located across the river to the south. Leadenhall Market, a beautiful Victorian market place, is less than ten minutes away, offering tenants exceptional cafés and restaurants at lunchtimes, or for meeting with clients outside the office.
Fabric, Somerset House, Scala and the 02 Academy Islington are all easily accessible from Farringdon and offer unparalleled live entertainment, ranging from bands and DJs to creative arts and comedy.
The London Eye, Royal Opera House and Westminster Abbey are also less than ten minutes away.
Already in the neighbourhood
Farringdon is known for being a hive of tech businesses. Already based in the area is creative design and digital marketing company, Rankability Digital; video and multimedia communications company, Nutmeg Productions; digital media agency, 7 Things Media; and video production company, Hub.
Area history and pop culture
Farringdon is covered by two wards: Farringdon Within and Farringdon Without. The names date back to 1394 and refer to whether the ward falls inside or outside the London City Wall. Over time, both wards have been significantly reduced and when talking of Farringdon, most people today informally refer to the area centredaround Farringdon rail station.
Population and demographics
Farringdon is a distinctly urban area consisting mainly of offices, restaurants, bars and clubs. As such, the population of the area is consists of around 1000 people, most of whom are between 20 and 44 years old.
Due to its central location, Farringdon is easily reachable via public transport. A mainline over-ground rail connection, served by Thameslink, travels directly into Farringdon station from London Liverpool Street, opening up travel to the north of England and beyond. The Thameslink network also offers the Gatwick Express train from Farringdon—a one-hour long direct link to your international client base, via Gatwick Airport.
As well as bus routes 4 and 172 stopping in the area, there are many Barclay’s City Bike locations where tenants can park their hire bikes, should they choose to cycle.
Nearby Barbican underground station operates services along the Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan lines, connecting tenants to the rest of London.
Chancery Lane and St Paul’s underground stations are also easily accessible and offer links to the Central line.