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.
The unexpected interior of the City Temple
Sitting next to the Holborn Viaduct is a grand Victorian church, with a totally modern interior.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
London’s Alleys: Cosmo Place, WC1
This is an alley of mixed appearances, with a claimed link to the madness of King George III.
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.
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.
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.
The Bedford Row water pump
On a grand side street in Holborn can be found an equally grand-looking water pump.
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.
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.
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.
London’s Alleys: Ely Court, EC1
This is an ancient alley of legendary status and about which many myths have been written.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Novelty Automation comes to London
A small shop on a small side street now contains a small collection of sea-side style mechanical entertainments.