Situated in central London, Britton Street was built in the early 1700s, originally called Red Lion Street after a famous tavern located on the site until its regeneration. It soon made a name for itself as one of the premier residential locations in that part of the city, with its beautiful houses and quaint character. By the turn of the century, various craftsmen, predominantly watchmakers, called the street home and the area was transformed into a commercial hotspot. In the early 1900s, Red Lion Street was renamed Britton Street after John Britton, who was not only an apprentice at the old tavern, but also contributed greatly to the development of the area. Today, Britton Street is known for the fashionable buildings that house aesthetically appealing executive suites.
Many famous architectural firms have office space in Britton Street. Creative businesses, media companies, real estate agents, and property consultants are the other major businesses in the area. The vibrancy and history of the neighbourhood attracts a large number of visitors, adding to the commercial draw of the area.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The St Bartholomew church and the Museum of the Order of St John are famous attractions that add to the charm of Britton Street. Britton Street is a great locality for some delectable French food prepared by famous French chefs who have mastered their culinary skills over the years. The experience of dining out in this area is something that is likely to stay with you long after you have left.
Farringdon tube station is the closest underground station to Britton Street. Barbican underground is also easily reached on foot. The mainline railway network is also easily accessible through Farringdon Rail and City Thameslink stations. Impressive bus and road routes passing through Clerkenwell Road can be used to reach Heathrow Airport for domestic and international travellers.