The area popularly known as Farringdon refers to the streets in close proximity to Farringdon Station. Farringdon, meaning Ďfern covered hillí, is a historic area of the City of London, situated in Clerkenwell, within the London Borough of Islington. The area is bustling and busy and enjoys easy access to some equally important areas such as St. Paulís and Barbican. The famous meat market, Smithfield, at over 140 years old, is housed in Victorian buildings and can be found between Farringdon and Barbican stations. The area has, in recent years, become fashionable once again and boasts many eating and meeting places, catering mainly for those working in the City. The area is vast, and presents ideal networking opportunities for all types of business.
Setting up your business here
In close proximity to the City of London, Farringdon is an ideal location for all commerce. Several TV and film production companies are based here. Farringdonís Hatton Garden is probably the most important UK centre for jewellery manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing, and is home to the Diamond Bourse, the UK diamond trading floor. Willmott Dixon, an office refurbishment group, has an office in Farringdon, as does AMEC, an oil and gas production company.
A typical office in Farringdon
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Things to do in Farringdon
There are many attractions in Farringdon: museums and galleries, including the Clockmakerís Museum, the Dickens Museum, the British Postal Museum as well as the famous Sadlerís Wells and the Guildhall Art Gallery. Exmouth Market offers a great choice of places to dine both at lunchtime and after work. Smiths of Smithfield offers breakfast and good steak; and Giant Robot, The Green, Dans le Noir are just some of the other popular restaurants suitable for evening entertainment. For pubs, The Three Kings, The Hat & Tun and Jerusalem Tavern are just a few on offer. Ghost Tavern, Bleeding Heart Bistro and Bleeding Heart Tavern are also some trendy nightspots, for dinner or drinks with colleagues or friends. As far as shopping is concerned, Leather Lane Market is a traditional market, or the Farm Collective, opposite Smithfield Market, offers goods from select farmers and small producers, or for unusual items, Lesley Craze Gallery shows unique jewellery design. Farringdon also offers indoor golf and a private leisure club, ideal for client entertainment or post-work relaxation.
- Tube lines: Metropolitan, Circle and Hammersmith & City lines
- Mainline stations: Farringdon
- Nearest motorways: M25
- Nearest airports: London Gatwick, Stansted and Luton
- Other: Thameslink and Crossrail services are scheduled to commence in 2018 but for now there are regular bus services