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Shoreditch

Shoreditch
Shoreditch

Shoreditch is regarded as one of the most artistic communities in the United Kingdom, deriving from the style and personality of the local population. Shoreditch is home to well-known influential artists and designers; Damien Hurst, Tracey Emin, Gary Hume and the late Alexander McQueen are just a few of the creative geniuses who have resided there. The area is also known to have the best pubs, restaurants and clubs in London, where exciting dishes are served, reflecting the diverse culinary heritage of the East End. Damien Hurst co-owns a restaurant, the Tramshead, which was originally an art gallery and houses several eye-catching pieces.

It is perhaps not widely known that Shoreditch played a vital role in the development of English literature and performing arts. William Shakespeare came to Shoreditch as an actor, where the first of his plays were performed. Charles Dickens visited the area many times to gain inspiration for his work, particularly for Oliver Twist. As noted in their literature trade was prominent in Shoreditch, where clothing, furniture and manufacturing were commonplace. This has led the creation of unique landscape, where modern premises sit alongside Victorian warehouses.

Bridge's favourite five Shoreditch attractions:

  • Brick Lane
  • Shoreditch House
  • Albany Rooftop
  • Pizza East
  • Box Park

Nearest Travel Information:

Shoreditch High Street Rail Station (overground)
Shoreditch High Street Rail Station to Highbury and Islington (12 minutes)
Shoreditch High Street Rail Station to Dalston Junction (6 minutes)
Shoreditch High Street Rail Station to New Cross Gate (15 minutes)

Liverpool Street (Central Line)
Liverpool Street to Bank (1 minute)
Liverpool Street to Stratford (9 minutes)
Liverpool Street to Oxford Circus (9 minutes)

Bus
Bus 47 to London Bridge
Bus 6 to Woodgreen
Bus 35 to Clapham Junction
Bus 388 to Bethnal Green

Hoxton

Hoxton
Hoxton

Hoxton has been a popular area of entertainment and enjoyment for centuries especially during the 1980s when industrial lofts and buildings became occupied by young artists. This created a vibrant arts and entertainment district in Hoxton Square, where a large number of well-known bars, restaurants and galleries with exhibitions by famous artists reside. A new fashionable Hoxton was created and its new-found residents were identified by their stylish clothes and infamous hair styles.

Set within this fashionable residential area lies Broadway market; a community retail project which is the most successful street market in London. After facing the blight of the Thatcher Recession the street market sadly died and the community was crumbling. Nevertheless the power of the Broadway Market Traders prevailed and now the community is thriving once more. Residents now have the perfect place to meet, chat, rest and shop. New shops and restaurants have arrived but the most notable is Cooke’s pie mash, who has been feeding the local residents since the 1900’s and have become a recent favourite amongst the trendy residents.

Bridge's favourite five Hoxton attractions:

  • Queen of Hoxton Rooftop Cinema
  • The Book Club Bar
  • The Breakfast Club
  • F Cookes Pie Mash
  • Hoxton Garden

Nearest Travel Information:

Hoxton Station located on the overground
Dalston Junction 6 minutes
Camden Road 21 minutes
Newcross Gate 18 minutes

Dalston

Dalston
Dalston

Dalston is an area filled with a fashionable and forward thinking population, creating a lively neighbourhood with great nightlife. If you want to have a normal night out, you probably shouldn't go to Dalston. If you want to watch films on a roof, improvised jazz bands, and unsigned acts however this is the place to be. A wide selection of Clubs, restaurants, markets and independent retailers make Dalston a great place to explore.

The area is thus becoming increasingly popular among the trendy and innovative London scene. Modern Dalston is currently undergoing rapid gentrification and was recently voted ‘the coolest place in Britain’ by the Guardian. Hailed as one of the best postcodes in London, Contemporary Dalston is the ideal place to live. It is notably recognised for being an exciting arts and fashion hub.

Dalston is also a lively neighbourhood with an ethnically varied population. Different cultures mix and mingle with easy, and add to the beauty of the area. A short stroll will bring you to the wide variety of oriental cuisine on offer, and every eatery will tickle your taste buds.

Bridge's favourite five Dalston attractions:

  • Dalston Superstore
  • Dalston Roof Park
  • Servant Jazz Quarters
  • Ridley Road Market
  • Geffrye Museum

Nearest Travel Information:

Dalston Junction (Over ground)
Dalston Junction to Shoreditch High Street (6 minutes)
Dalston Junction to Whitechapel (8 minutes)
Dalston Junction to Stratford (22 minutes)

Dalston Kingsland (National Rail)
Dalston Kingsland to Stratford (12 minutes)
Dalston Kingsland to Hampstead Heath (16 minutes)

Bus
Bus 242 to Tottenham Court Road
Bus 488 to Shackwell
Bus 277 to Islington
Bus 149 to Shoreditch

Old Street

Old Street
Old Street

The area surrounding Old Street is a vibrant hot spot for fresh start-ups; brimming with trendy bars, eateries and a wide range of notable businesses. During the last decade, there has been a rapid expansion in technological offices and modern starts ups making Old Street the third largest technology cluster in the world. The government set up Tech City Investment organisations, which have attracted large technological businesses. Thus Old Street has become to be known as Silicon Roundabout or Tech City and is a desirable place to live and work.

Bridge's favourite five Old Street attractions:

  • Rivington Place Gallery
  • Limoncello Gallery
  • Brick Lane
  • Shoreditch Grind
  • Barbican Centre

Nearest Travel Information:

Old Street Underground Station Zone 1 Northern Line
Old Street Underground Station to Euston (6 minutes)
Old Street Underground Station to Bank (3 minutes)
Old Street Underground Station to Camden Town (10 minutes)

Bus
Bus 55 to Oxford Circus
Bus 243 to Waterloo Station
Bus 135 to Canary Wharf

Spitalfields

Spitalfields
Spitalfields

Since 1638 Spitalfields has become home to several popular markets, including the historic Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane Market and Petticoat Lane Market. Set within a beautifully conserved grade II listed Georgian buildings Spitalfields Market retains its old charm. Fashion, arts, and vintage accessories are now commonly found, attracting fashionable crowds from far and wide. In January 2011 Old Spitalfields Market received the award for “Best Private Market” due to its historic charm and high fashion products.

On Saturdays you can also visit the adjoining market in the Truman Brewery for delicious cuisine from all corners of the world. Whether you fill your free time with art, shopping, exercise or culture, there is so much going on around Brick Lane. With an eclectic mix of museums, art galleries, restaurants and bars, Brick lane has become home to thousands of creative individuals. The streets are enriched with an ever increasing presence of independent quirky cafes, restaurants and art installations.

During the 1880s there was a mass Jewish settlement in Spitalfields, which brought food and culture to the area. Bagel shops lined Brick Lane and became an East End institution. Since then the bakeries have been cherished and hallmarked as a visible legacy of the diverse cultures who reside in Spitalfields. Current regeneration of the area has created new fans of the infamous brick lane bagel, with visitors queuing to savour a piece of British history.

Bridge's favourite five Spitalfields attractions:

  • Spitalfields Market
  • Truman Brewery
  • Absolute Vintage
  • Brick Lane
  • Breakfast Club

Nearest Travel Information:

Liverpool Street Central, Circle, Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan lines
Liverpool Street (Central Line) to Stratford (9 minutes)
Liverpool Street (Central Line) to Oxford Circus (9 minutes)
Liverpool Street (Central Line) to Circle line or Hammersmith & City line to Edgware Road (Circle Line) Underground Station Aldgate (16 minutes)
Liverpool Street Greater Anglia to Southend Airport Rail Station (55 minutes)

Bus
Bus 308 to Clapton Road
Bus 15 to Hackney Town Hall
Bus 23 to Picadilly Circus

Brick Lane

Brick Lane
Brick Lane

Brick Lane derives its name from brick and tile manufacturing, which started in the 15th century. The focal point of Brick Lane is the notable Truman Brewery, founded by Benjamin Truman to facilitate the brewing of water from East London wells. Since then it has become an epicentre for fashion, food and great nights out at some of the city’s best night clubs. Shoreditch provides a vast selection of bars and restaurants; you’ll find cocktail bars, Indian fusion restaurants and street food markets.

A short walk from Liverpool Street Station and set adjacent from Spitalfields Market lies Brick Lane’s infamous curry route, where numerous restaurants offer Anglo-Indian cuisine. The area is synonymous with curry and the restaurants have a great reputation for offering traditional recipes at low prices. Further along the Lane will bring you to Bagel Bake, the oldest bagel bakery in London serving over 7,000 hungry customers per week. Anyone who has visited this authentic bagel shop will know the steamy, mouth-watering aroma of fresh bagels being made. Indulge in East End culinary heaven and feast upon a bagel one of Brick Lanes numerous Jewish bakeries.

The area has also become a vibrant art and fashion district, with considerable exhibition space and a vast array of vintage shops. Boxpark offers the latest fashion, art and food trends in a pop-up boutique style, with a collection of small ‘box-shops’ to browse in. Just a little further and you will find yourself in Spitalfields Market, regularly bringing in a wide variety of traders, selling Vintage clothing, antiques, retro records, as well as famous brand and delicious restaurants. Beyond Retro is a vintage clothing emporium, favoured by celebrities and the fashion elite. The main store resides just of Brick Lane and caters to the fashionable Shoreditch crowd.

Bridge's favourite five Brick Lane attractions:

  • Box Park
  • Spitalfields
  • Allstars Bowling
  • Truman Brewery
  • Café 1001

Nearest Travel Information:

Whitechapel

Bus: 25, 254, N205, N253
20 minutes 205 bus to Liverpool Street

District Line
18 minutes to Victoria
13 minutes to Embankment

Hammersmith and City Line
13 minutes to King's Cross St Pancras Underground Station

Crossrail
Whitechapel one stop to Canary Wharf
Whitechapel three stops to Tottenham Court Road

Liverpool Street

Central line
8 minutes to Stratford
9 minutes to Oxford Circus

Bus 8 to Bow Church
Bus 388 to Stratford City

Bethnal Green

Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green

Bethnal Green benefits from excellent transport links with easy access to the underground and crucial bus routes. The area is set amongst the beautiful landscapes of Victoria Park, where many historic artefacts, decorative gardens and open grass terrains are open to the public. The Park is also used as a concert venue and hosts numerous festivals throughout the year. Set alongside the picturesque scenery of Victoria Park lays The V&A Museum of Childhood, a specialist museum focused on childhood experiences. It boasts the largest collection of childhood objects throughout the United Kingdom, displaying a variety of collections at different times.

If entertainment is what you are looking for, boxing has a long association with Bethnal Green and the surrounding area. Numerous boxers have been associated with the local leisure centre that is York Hall, which hosts numerous boxing events throughout the year. However, set further within the Leisure Centre is a state-of-the-art gym, exercise facilities, swimming pools as well as the award winning Spa London. The Spa was a finalist for the 2010 Professional Beauty Awards for the Day Spa of the year category due to its ability to offer luxurious experiences at affordable prices.

Bridge's favourite five Bethnal Green attractions:

  • York Hall Spa London
  • Victoria Park
  • The V&A Museum
  • Columbia Road Market
  • Brick Lane

Nearest Travel Information:

Bethnal Green to Oxford Circus (13 minutes)
Bethnal Green to Holborn (10 minutes)
Bethnal Green to Notting Hill Gate (21 minutes)
Bethnal Green to Liverpool Street (3 minutes)

Bus
Bus 106 to Whitechapel
Bus 254 to Aldgate
Bus 309 to Canning Town
Bus 388 to Blackfriars
Bus D3 to Crossharbour

Islington

Islington
Islington

Historically Islington has played an important role in the development of music halls and theatres in London. The famous Collins’ Music Hall opened to the public in the 19th century and numerous acts were put on each evening to entertain the public. The theatre paved the way for the rise of literature based in London and its popularity amongst the population. Unfortunately the theatre suffered severe firedamage in 1958 and as a result closed for a long period of time but recently the remains have been incorporated into a bookshop and an independent small new theatre.

The area is also known for being a major fashion district of North London; set along Upper Street is the main shopping area, which contains many fashionable shops, pubs, restaurants and theatres. Hidden behind this major high road lies Camden Passage, where idyllic vintage shops and independent fashion designers attract a trendy clientele. Fashionable crowds descend on the Passage during the weekend when numerous vintage stalls open and sell one of pieces to the public. Camden passage oozes village charm and will tempt any passer-by to spend their afternoon wandering through the picturesque lane.

Public transport is both an excellent way to get to Islington, and to travel around the borough once you get here. The borough has extensive transport links, to the city, west end, and other areas of London. With many bus lanes, tube stations and train stations, it is also one of the most convenient and environmentally friendly ways to move around the borough.

Bridge's favourite five Islington attractions:

  • Camden Passage
  • Upper Street
  • Collins' Music Hall
  • Sadler's Wells Theatre
  • The Screen on the Green

Nearest Travel Information:

Highbury & Islington Station - Victoria Line

Highbury & Islington Station to Brixton (19 minutes)

Bus

Bus 43 to London Bridge
Bus 271 to Old Street
Bus 393 to Clapton Pond

Canonbury

Canonbury
Canonbury

Canonbury is the perfect location for city commuters and the fashion elite. Situated in the London Borough of Islington it has easy access to the City and West End, making it one of the most sought after places to live in London. As a charismatic, idyllic neighbourhood nestled inside the busy Borough of Islington, Canonbury has been kept a secret, even though it has copious reasons to brag. This serene North London neighbourhood offers a quaint village charm to residents and visitors. Independent shops and cafes line the historic cobblestone streets. Reflecting the arty culture imbedded in the area, Canonbury has thus become famous for its antique shops, quirky cafes and notable restaurants.

Bridge's favourite five Canonbury attractions:

  • The Canonbury Pub
  • The Canonbury Society
  • Le Petite Village delicatessen
  • Raab's Bakers
  • Essex Road - the shopping district

Nearest Travel Information:

Canonbury (Overground)
Canonbury to Shoreditch High Street (17 minutes)
Canonbury to Whitechapel (19 minutes)
Canonbury to Clapham Junction (47 minutes)

Bus
Bus 271 Canonbury to Finsbury Square
Bus 236 to Hackney Wick

London Fields

London Fields
London Fields

London Fields is one of London’s newest hot spots and houses a friendly and busy high street full of charming pubs, bars and restaurants for you to enjoy. Hence the name, London Fields is named after its neighbour park where a copious amount of leisurely activities are on offer. Measuring just over 31 acres it is a perfect place to spend a lovely summer’s day. There is a cricket pitch, lido, grass areas, a BMX track, tennis courts, a table tennis table and two children's play areas. A much-used cycle path runs from the Park to popular pubs on Broadway Market. On arrival to the extremely popular market, you will find an array of popular pubs and restaurants. The stall filled streets offers a vast array of vintage clothing, delicious food, jewellery, records and antiques.

Just a stone throw away from London Fields is Netil House, which once was a derelict warehouse but now plays host to creative business, regular events and parties. With a lovely roof terrace that offers 360 degree views of the city – it is the perfect place to spend a glorious sunny afternoon or watch the sun set over London. Most recently The London Fields venue is lending its roof to the pop up cinema experience for a series of outdoor screenings of movies allowing allows you to watch some of your favorite films under the city stars.

Bridge's favourite five London Fields attractions:

  • Broadway Market
  • London Fields
  • Netil House
  • Cookes Pie Mash
  • London Fields Brewery

Nearest Travel Information:

London Fields (National Rail)
London Fields to Shoreditch High Street (33 minutes)
London Fields to Highbury & Islington (23 minutes)
London Fields to Stratford (29 minutes)

Haggerston Overground line
Haggerston to Highbury (8 minutes)
Haggerston to New Cross Station (20 minutes

Bethnal Green Station - Central Line
Bethnal Green to Oxford Circus (15 minutes)

Bow

Bow
Bow

Bow is set adjacent to the London 2012 Olympic Park and as a result has undergone extensive urban re-generation. Trendy street markets, fashionable high streets, and beautiful parks makes Bow a fun and vibrant place to live. In addition to shopping and entertainment, the area is served by notable transport links; notably Mile End, Bow Road, Bow Church and Hackney Wick. Bow is also historically connected Cockney identity where it is often said that to be a true Cockney you need to be born within earshot of the sound of Bow Bells, which is situated in the heart of Bow.

Bow has one of the most fascinating histories of The City’s East End. It’s a thriving and electric community of professionals, students, families and locals with fantastic transport links to everything the East End has to offer. From gastro pubs run by Gordon Ramsey to traditional East End pubs owned by world famous actors, there is everything to tickle your taste buds.

Bridge's favourite five Bow attractions:

  • Victoria Park
  • House Mill historic building
  • The Nunnery Art Gallery
  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
  • Chicchi café

Nearest Travel Information:

Bow Church DLR Station
Bow Church DLR to Stratford DLR (4 minutes)
Bow Church DLR to Canary Wharf (9 minutes)

Bow Road Underground Station
District Line
Mile End - 1 minute
Embankment - 19 minutes
Temple - 17 minutes

Bus
Bus 8 Bow Church to Tottenham Court Road
Bus 205 Bow Road to Kings Cross

Victoria Park

Victoria Park
Victoria Park

Victoria Park is one of London’s most important and historic public park, visited by millions of Londoners each year. During the war, Victoria Park became an essential amenity for the working class of East London, offering communal washing facilities and a chance to enjoy a large stretch of uninterrupted greenery. The park has many historic artefacts, features and decorative gardens representing London’s history and the war. It is the largest park in Tower Hamlets and visitors travel far and wide to take in it’s beautiful scenery, which encompasses numerous canals, ponds, tennis courts and a sports ground. Open air concerts and festivals are held during the summer months, attracting a fashionable friendly crowd from neighbouring communities. The park has two cafes, and both are open for breakfast and lunch, serving delicious fresh organic produce. In addition to food and entertainment, Victoria Park has also won numerous awards, including the Green Flag Status for the past three years, and the People's Choice Park in 2012 and 2013.

A ten minute stroll through Victoria Park’s landscape will bring you to Victoria Park Village, the nearest village to the Olympic Park. The village offers a vast array of boutiques, gift shops, exquisite restaurants and award winning wine bars. The high influx of a fashionable crowd has made it a desirable place to have lunch and catch up with loved ones.

Bridge's favourite five Victoria Park attractions:

  • Victoria Park
  • Victoria Park Village
  • Love Box Festival
  • Bottle Apostle
  • The Fish House

Nearest Travel Information:

Bethnal Green station – Central line
Bethnal Green to Oxford Circus (13 minutes)
Bethnal Green to Holborn (10 minutes)
Bethnal Green to Notting Hill Gate (21 minutes)
Bethnal Green to Liverpool Street (3 minutes)

Bus
Bus 82 to Victoria
Bus 125 to Finchley Central
Bus 277 to St Paul's

De Beauvoir

De Beauvoir
De Beauvoir

De Beauvoir is a popular residential area located in North of Hackney, bordering Kingsland Road and Regents canal. The area is served by to over ground stations and therefore appeals to city commuters. Notable regeneration is happening throughout the area and this can be seen by new modern buildings and improvements in transport.

Residents also benefit from easy access to the multiple parks close by. The Regents Canal towpath has been built for local pedestrians and cyclists. With stunning views all around, the canal provides a beautiful walk or cycle. A short train ride away will bring you to Victoria Park, one of east London’s most famous green spaces. The Park is one of London’s most important and historic public parks, visited by millions of Londoners each year.

Just west of De Beauvoir lays Islington, which is an area packed full of character and vintage charm. Islington is home to a young trendy population, who have transformed the high street into a charming shopping district. Hours can be lost strolling down Camden Passage and window shopping.

Bridge's favourite five De Beauvoir attractions:

  • Regents Canal Towpath
  • Victoria Park
  • Camden Passage
  • The De Beauvoir Deli
  • The De Beauvoir Deli Party in The Park

Nearest Travel Information:

Haggerston Overground
Haggerston to Shoreditch High Street (5 minutes)
Haggerston to Highbury & Islington (8 minutes)
Haggerston to Stratford (21 minutes)

Dalston Kingsland Overground
Dalston Kingsland to Hackney Wick (6 minutes)
Dalston Kingsland to Homerton (4 minutes)
Dalston Kingsland to Euston (15 minutes)

Bus
Bus 76 to Stoke Newington
Bus 76 opposite direction leads you to Hoxton

Limehouse

Limehouse
Limehouse

Limehouse is on the northern bank of the River Thames, opposite Rotherhithe and next to Limehouse Marina. In recent years transport improvements and continuous investment into Canary Wharf has completely altered prospects for Limehouse. Economic development and improvement of infrastructure within Limehouse and Canary Wharf has made Limehouse a desirable location to live. Located within Limehouse is the Marina, which is an ideal location for finding a calm oasis in the middle of busy London and is the perfect base to explore the surrounding waterways.

Bridge's favourite six Limehouse attractions:

  • St Anne's, Limehouse
  • Stepney City Farm
  • King Edward VII Memorial Park
  • Photo-Space Gallery
  • Trinity House
  • Half Moon young people’s theatre

Nearest Travel Information:

Limehouse DLR Underground Station, zone 2
London City Airport - 16 minutes
Canary Wharf - 5 minutes
Stratford - 16 minutes

Stoke Newington

Stoke Newington
Stoke Newington

Stoke Newington lies in the fashionable hub of East London where there is a wide variety of shops on offer. From delicious organic food, inspiring vintage clothing and the newest kid’s toys you can spend hours strolling through the cobbled streets. Nestled in the centre of N16 is a copious quantity of independent quirky shops, where you can shop to your hearts content. Not only is the area known for fashion, Stoke Newington also offers a plethora of independent eateries and popular pubs. Where beer enthusiasts and wine connoisseurs find great places to enjoy all what Stokey has to offer.

A tightknit community is present at the Stoke Newington’s Farmers Market. The market is a notable public project where organic and bio-dynamic products are commonly sold. With an aim to support small and sustainable farms around London, the Market has achieved numerous awards and is a great place to start your day. Stoke Newington is also a distinct green part of the capital, which is full of beautiful green open spaces. Residents benefit from the multiple parks on offer, which allow a place of rest and leisure. The most notable is Clissold Park where beautiful fields, wildlife, and the Clissold’s grade II listed mansion are homed. To the north of the area is the West Reservoir, which is open for leisurely activities and surrounded by picturesque green spaces.

Bridge's favourite five Stoke Newington attractions:

  • Stoke Newington Farmers' Market- Held every Saturday
  • Stoke Newington Bookshop - An award winning Independent Bookshop, established on Stoke Newington High Street since 1987
  • Stoke Newington Literary Festival
  • Auld Shillelagh Bar - Stamford Hill
  • Hub an independent designer retailers in Stamford Hill

Nearest Travel Information:

The area is also the perfect location for easy access to the city.

Manor House - Piccadilly line, Zone 2/3

Dalston Kingsland - Overground line, Zone 2

Stoke Newington ( National Rail)

Stoke Newington to Liverpool Street (15 minutes)
Stoke Newington to Highbury & Islington (17 minutes)
Stoke Newington to Charing Cross (33 minutes)

Bus
Bus 73 to Victoria
Bus 149 to London Bridge
Bus 67 to Wood Green

Clerkenwell

Clerkenwell
Clerkenwell

Clerkenwell used to be a part of London's industrial heartland manufacturing the necessary goods to keep Londoners alive. Now, the warehouses are home to design agencies, magazines, bars and restaurants attracting a fashionable crowd to the area. The area has more creative businesses per square mile than anywhere else in London, making it an important design hub attracting a rich and diverse community. International brands and companies hold a series of showroom events and exhibitions throughout the year, attracting an international design community to the area.

Clerkenwell Green lies at the centre of the area, giving it an old village feel. The beautiful Church and the Sadler’s Wells Theatre can entice many to visit the charming neighbourhood. Today it is a leading theatre and modern dance district; the present day Sadler's Wells Theatre has been rebuilt many times and is used for a multiplied of different activities ranging from; gardening, theatre space, aquatic display venue, circus, music hall. Historically, Oliver Cromwell once owned a house on Clerkenwell Close and several aristocrats had houses there. The area is also important to English literature, in Charles Dicken's Oliver Twist, Clerkenwell Green was where Fagin and the Artful Dodger welcomed Oliver into their group.

Bridge's favourite five Clerkenwell attractions:

  • Sadler’s Wells Theatre
  • Smithfield Market
  • Exmouth Market
  • Charles Dickens Museum
  • Clerkenwell Green

Nearest Travel Information:

Farringdon Station
Circle/Metropolitan
Aldgate - 7 minutes
Edgware - 11 minutes
Hammersmith - 25 minutes
Liverpool Street - 4 minutes

National Rail
Brighton - 1 hour, 20 minutes
Wimbledon - 35 minutes
Kentish Town - 9 minutes

Bus
Bus 55 to Oxford Circus
Bus 243 to Waterloo Station
Bus 153 to Finsbury Square
Bus 46 to Paddington Station
Bus 38 to Victoria

Farringdon

Farringdon
Farringdon

Farringdon is a historic area set within the City of London and is home to the famous Smithfield Meat Market, which has been in operation for more than 800 years, making it one of the oldest markets in London. The purpose of the market is to supply inner city butchers, shops and restaurants with meat for the coming day. Instead of moving away, Smithfield’s has been modernised and redeveloped, which has led to the growth of excellent transport links.

The expansion of Farringdon Station has significantly improved the local area, the station is served by the Thames link, the London underground and the future Crossrail service. The Crossrail Vision is to deliver a world-class and affordable railwaythat meets the ever growing transport needs of London in the 21st Century and beyond. Sitting right at the heart of the London network, Farringdon Station is fundamental to Crossrail meeting this aspiration. Farringdon will be the only station from which passengers will be able to access the three different train networks.

Bridge's favourite five Farringdon attractions:

  • Museum and Library of the Order of St John
  • Smithfield Meat Market
  • Fabric Nightclub
  • Barbican Art Gallery
  • Barbican Conservatory

Nearest Travel Information:

Farringdon Station

Circle/Metropolitan
Aldgate - 7 minutes
Edgware - 11 minutes
Hammersmith - 25 minutes
Liverpool Street - 4 minutes

National Rail
Brighton - 1 hour, 20 minutes
Wimbledon - 35 minutes
Kentish Town - 9 minutes

Bus
Bus 63 to Peckham
Bus N63 to King's Cross