Chancery Lane is situated in the Holborn locality of London. This one-way street has had the distinction of being the most western boundary of the City of London since the end of the 20th century. The lane takes its name from the High Court of Chancery, which has had historic significance in London since the 12th century. In keeping with the tradition of its name, the lane is home to various businesses that are related to the legal profession. The leading professional body for advocates in England and Wales – The Law Society – has its main offices in Chancery Lane.
Chancery Lane is primarily occupied by the serviced offices of law firms, solicitors, legal consultancy practices, and lawyers. Lincoln’s Inn, which is one of the four Inns of Court to which all barristers in England and Wales report, also occupies office space in the area. The lane is home to the main office of the oldest tailors in London – Ede and Ravenscroft. Unsurprisingly, they are one of the premier outfitters of legal dress.
Entertainment And Dining Out
If you are a fan of comedy shows, The George is where you should be heading. Every Friday and Saturday night, the Funny Side Comedy Club plays here. If dance is more your scene, the Peacock Theatre stages some excellent dance and musical performances from both national and international artists. There are also several notable museums in the neighbourhood that are well worth exploring. Various pubs offering authentic British cuisine are a great option for dining out; the most famous of them being the Cittie of Yorke. Chancery Lane also houses several vegetarian restaurants, which can be harder to find in other parts of the city.
Chancery Lane station is the closest station on the underground network. Farringdon and Holborn stations are also within easy walking distance, providing access to the Piccadilly line and onward connections that can quickly take you to Heathrow Airport. Farringdon Rail and City Thameslink are the two closest stations on the mainline railway network.