Overview

Farringdon, straddling the historic City of London and the bustling borough of Islington, is a vibrant and eclectic area known for its rich history, dynamic culinary scene, and bustling nightlife. This neighborhood combines the traditional charm of old London with the creative and digital industries’ modern edge, making it a fascinating place to explore, work, and live.

Historical Highlights

  • Farringdon owes its name to Sir Nicholas Farrington, who was granted the land by King Henry VIII in the 16th century.
  • The area was home to the historic Smithfield Market, one of London’s oldest markets, dating back over 800 years and renowned for its meat trade.
  • Farringdon Station, opened in 1863, was one of London’s first railway stations, playing a pivotal role in the development of the city’s underground network.

Architectural Diversity

Farringdon boasts a rich tapestry of architectural styles, from the Victorian elegance of the Smithfield Market buildings to the sleek modernity of new office developments. The area’s streets are lined with historic pubs, industrial-era warehouses converted into trendy offices, and cutting-edge residential buildings, reflecting its evolution from a medieval suburb to a contemporary urban hub.

Culinary and Social Venues

Cafés and Pubs

Farringdon’s café culture and pub scene are thriving, with establishments like The Slaughtered Lamb and The Jerusalem Tavern offering a mix of traditional British pub fare and contemporary dining experiences.

Dining

The area is a foodie’s paradise, hosting a diverse array of restaurants. St. JOHN, known for its nose-to-tail eating philosophy, and Moro, offering exquisite Spanish and Moorish cuisine, underline Farringdon’s culinary diversity.

Entertainment

For entertainment, Farringdon doesn’t disappoint. Fabric, one of London’s iconic nightclubs, and The Piano Works, a live music venue, provide a lively nightlife scene, catering to diverse tastes and preferences.

Leisure and Sport

Farringdon might be compact, but it offers several fitness centers and yoga studios, such as Frame Farringdon and Gymbox, for those looking to stay active. The proximity to the City of London means access to a range of leisure activities and sports facilities just a short walk or cycle ride away.

Community and Shopping

While known more for its commercial and culinary offerings, Farringdon also features unique shops and markets. Leather Lane Market offers a mix of street food, vintage clothing, and artisanal goods, fostering a sense of community and local shopping experience.

Green Spaces

Green spaces in Farringdon are rare, but the area’s location means it’s just a short walk to some of London’s most beautiful parks, including Clerkenwell Green and Postman’s Park, providing residents and visitors with much-needed urban oases.

Riverside Living (if applicable)

Riverside living is not a feature of Farringdon due to its geographical location away from the Thames. However, its central location offers unparalleled access to the river and its surrounding areas.

Evolving Landscape

Farringdon is constantly evolving, with the upcoming completion of the Crossrail project expected to enhance its connectivity and spur further development. The area continues to attract a mix of businesses, residents, and visitors, contributing to its dynamic and ever-changing landscape.

Connectivity

Tube and Rail

Farringdon is exceptionally well connected, with Farringdon Station serving as a major interchange for the Metropolitan, Circle, and Hammersmith & City lines, and soon, the Elizabeth Line, significantly improving access to and from the area.

Bus and Road

Numerous bus routes serve Farringdon, offering easy access to other parts of London. Its central location also ensures that road transport options, including taxis and cycle hire, are readily available.

Cycling

With London’s commitment to cycling infrastructure, Farringdon benefits from several cycle lanes and bike-sharing stations, making cycling a convenient option for commuters and visitors alike.

Education

Farringdon’s educational landscape is diverse, with institutions such as The Clerkenwell School of Fashion and Design and City University London nearby, offering a range of courses and programs. For younger students, St Alban’s Church of England Primary School and Christopher Hatton Primary School provide quality education within a supportive community environment.

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Isabelle McCormick
Isabelle McCormick
2024-03-01
London Relocation was wonderful during the stressful time of navigating the London housing market, especially, Corrina and Sascha. They listened to all concerns and answered every question no matter how big or small and helped to find a flat that was perfect. Not only did they help through the renting process but they both went out of their way to help sort out bills, council tax, etc. Without them moving to London would have felt impossible.
Khairil Musa
Khairil Musa
2023-09-28
LR was incredibly helpful in finding me a flat within tight constraints and I was able to move in 2 weeks after arriving to London which I didn’t think would be possible. The entire team: Corrina, Mel and Sascha have been so wonderful to work with and looked after me from the very start and made this the least stressful move that I’ve ever experienced. Highly recommend their service!
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K T
2023-09-16
I can not say enough about my GREAT experience with London relocation. They made the move from NY to London super smooth. The thorough intake call, the very thoughtful and substantive viewing day, and overall securing of a flat process could not have been smoother! So lucky to have had Corrina and Sascha helping me. Mel, the agent on the viewing day was AMAZING. She was fun, energetic, and made the whole experience feel good. She negotiated expertly on my behalf. Can’t say enough good things all around. If you are relocating to London, USE THEM. Don’t attempt to do it alone. Thank you all so much!
Lindsay Le Grand
Lindsay Le Grand
2023-08-24
Corrina and Sascha were incredibly helpful finding my family and I our new home in London. My husband received a promotion that lead us to relocating from Atlanta to London in a little over two months, which with a job, a home, and a dog to organise prior to moving, finding a new place to live was a huge stressor. After my first consult call with Corrina I felt completely at ease that they'd be able to find us the perfect place to live, even with the added "pets allowed" requirement. We opted for a fully remote search, and it was nerve-racking not being able to see the properties in person, however Sascha and Corrina answered every little question we had throughout the process. We've been in our new flat for a few weeks now and couldn't be happier. It checks all the boxes, and our dog loves it too!
Karyn Peterson
Karyn Peterson
2023-08-05
Couldn’t have done it without the help of the team at London Relocation. We were able to secure a flat for our daughter within a day and pain free! A big thanks to the whole team.
Kidist Adamu
Kidist Adamu
2023-07-29
Even though the services were out of my budget, the customer service was beyond great. After submitting the form, I received a prompt call within a few minutes. The agent I spoke to, Shanti, was so incredibly helpful and gave me a lot of advice to navigate the housing market as an international student.
Meg Davis
Meg Davis
2023-07-07
I moved to London to start a new university job with zero time for flat hunting. I really appreciated how LR took that and related tasks on. The London rental market is nuts and it helped to have these knowledgeable & responsive champions in my corner. Toasting them from my new balcony!
Kim Queue
Kim Queue
2023-06-27
Mel/Sascha/Team were all very professional and efficient in finding me a place to live with my fur baby! They really put me at ease and gave real honest opinions on each of the places I've seen. Very glad to have used them coming from NYC!
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Kristin Lee
2023-06-26
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