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New student accommodation approved for the Square Mile
New student accommodation approved for the Square Mile

New student accommodation approved for the Square Mile

A large student housing block with a public viewing roof terrace has been approved to be built next to the Holborn Viaduct, however, it's being built instead of the green wall wrapped hotel that had been planned on the site.

Feb
17
The unexpected interior of the City Temple
The unexpected interior of the City Temple

The unexpected interior of the City Temple

Sitting next to the Holborn Viaduct is a grand Victorian church, with a totally modern interior.

Feb
02
London’s Alleys: Bishop’s Court, EC4
London’s Alleys: Bishop’s Court, EC4

London’s Alleys: Bishop’s Court, EC4

This is a narrow alley opposite the Old Bailey with the latest reincarnation of a nearly 500-year-old pub sitting in the corner.

Aug
09
2021
Huge mural appears on the side of a Holbon hotel
Huge mural appears on the side of a Holbon hotel

Huge mural appears on the side of a Holbon hotel

A few months ago, a huge mural appeared on the side of a hotel near Holborn, by the freehand mural painter, Dan Kitchener.

Jul
20
2021
London’s Alleys: Lamb’s Conduit Passage, WC1
London’s Alleys: Lamb’s Conduit Passage, WC1

London’s Alleys: Lamb’s Conduit Passage, WC1

This is a well-used passageway in Holborn leading to Red Lion Square that's a lingering echo of a path through long lost fields.

May
10
2021
London’s Alleys: Barnard’s Inn, EC1
London’s Alleys: Barnard’s Inn, EC1

London’s Alleys: Barnard’s Inn, EC1

Through a small gap in the line of shops and offices of Holborn can be found a medieval enclave of learning.

Feb
17
2020
Approval for hotel covered in plants
Approval for hotel covered in plants

Approval for hotel covered in plants

The largest green wall in Europe has been approved for the City of London, with a new hotel to go where an old office block currently sits.

Jan
29
2020
Garish Holborn kiosk to be replaced with hexagons
Garish Holborn kiosk to be replaced with hexagons

Garish Holborn kiosk to be replaced with hexagons

The decade old information kiosk outside Holborn tube station could be replaced by a series of digital screens, if plans by the local business group is carried out.

Oct
28
2019
Europe’s largest green wall planned for London hotel
Europe’s largest green wall planned for London hotel

Europe’s largest green wall planned for London hotel

Holborn viaduct is a long corridor of unremitting office blocks being very glass and stone, but one could go up that will be covered in green plants.

Oct
14
2019
London’s Alleys: Hand Court, WC1
London’s Alleys: Hand Court, WC1

London’s Alleys: Hand Court, WC1

This is a modern looking alley that runs off Holborn, but like many of the area can date its origins to medieval London.

Oct
07
2019
London’s Alleys: Cosmo Place, WC1
London’s Alleys: Cosmo Place, WC1

London’s Alleys: Cosmo Place, WC1

This is an alley of mixed appearances, with a claimed link to the madness of King George III.

Aug
26
2019
London’s Alleys: Great Turnstile, WC2
London’s Alleys: Great Turnstile, WC2

London’s Alleys: Great Turnstile, WC2

This is the greater of three turnstile alleys in the Holborn area, although only greater in name not in stature.

Aug
12
2019
Holborn road junction getting a “super crossing”
Holborn road junction getting a “super crossing”

Holborn road junction getting a “super crossing”

If you use the area, you might have noticed building works at the road junction outside Holborn tube station.

Jul
10
2019
London’s Alleys: Chichester Rents, WC2
London’s Alleys: Chichester Rents, WC2

London’s Alleys: Chichester Rents, WC2

This rather dramatic and modern looking alley is a modern redevelopment of an alley that can trace its heritage back to the original developments along Chancery Lane.

Jul
01
2019
The Bedford Row water pump
The Bedford Row water pump

The Bedford Row water pump

On a grand side street in Holborn can be found an equally grand-looking water pump.

Jun
19
2019
London’s Alleys: Dyer’s Buildings, EC1
London’s Alleys: Dyer’s Buildings, EC1

London’s Alleys: Dyer’s Buildings, EC1

This slightly posh looking alley off Holborn is a recent redevelopment of a series of much older buildings, and the alley itself is ancient.

Jun
10
2019
London’s Pocket Parks: Alf Barrett Playground
London’s Pocket Parks: Alf Barrett Playground

London’s Pocket Parks: Alf Barrett Playground

Ever engage in a bit of quick research thinking this wont be difficult and an hour later am screaming at how little seems to be known about it. That's this pocket park.

Jun
06
2019
London’s Alleys: Three Cups Yard, WC1
London’s Alleys: Three Cups Yard, WC1

London’s Alleys: Three Cups Yard, WC1

This short alley through a pub gateway is a pale shadow of its much larger past, where old warehouses and shops are now achingly expensive flats.

Jun
03
2019
London’s Alleys: Ely Court, EC1
London’s Alleys: Ely Court, EC1

London’s Alleys: Ely Court, EC1

This is an ancient alley of legendary status and about which many myths have been written.

May
27
2019
The Pilgrim’s Progress remembered in Holborn
The Pilgrim’s Progress remembered in Holborn

The Pilgrim’s Progress remembered in Holborn

A hotel in Holborn also contains a most unexpected statue -- of John Bunyan, author of The Pilgrim's Progress.

May
22
2019
A memorial to the founder of modern Italy – in London
A memorial to the founder of modern Italy – in London

A memorial to the founder of modern Italy – in London

Not far from Holborn in a part of town known as Little Italy is a plaque in memory of the man credited with the founding of modern Italy.

May
21
2019
Inside the Church of St Anselm and St Cæcilia
Inside the Church of St Anselm and St Cæcilia

Inside the Church of St Anselm and St Cæcilia

This century-old church in Holborn is a reminder of anti-catholic protests and a street widening programme to sweep away slumps.

Feb
26
2019
London’s Alleys: Warwick Court, WC1
London’s Alleys: Warwick Court, WC1

London’s Alleys: Warwick Court, WC1

This alley with a mix of modern and old buildings is a legacy of an impressive house and impressive bombing raids during WW2.

Jan
21
2019
Novelty Automation comes to London
Novelty Automation comes to London

Novelty Automation comes to London

A small shop on a small side street now contains a small collection of sea-side style mechanical entertainments.

Feb
13
2015