About Fleet Street
Fleet Street is well known for being home to the British press, and although most of the newspapers have moved on now, the area still resonates with any Londoner. Fleet Street began as the road from the more commercial parts of the City to the political buildings of Westminster and was later home to a great many famous literary men throughout history. The writer Charles Lamb lived here, as did the creator of the dictionary Samuel Johnson. Many newspapers which are still popular today were established here, including the Daily Mirror, which was established on Fetter Lane in 1920 and remained there until 1990. Many of these newspaper buildings are listed, including the former offices of the Daily Express and the Daily Telegraph, giving Fleet Street an olde-worlde feel even in the present day. A number of statues and monuments can be found in Fleet Street, including a status of Queen Elizabeth I, a memorial to Charles Lamb, and a statue of John Wilkes where Fetter Lane meets New Fetter Lane.
Setting up your business here
Now that the newspapers have, for the most part, abandoned Fleet Street, the area is now the bustling home to a wide variety of investment banking, accountancy and legal firms. Goldman Sachs is one of the most famous investment banking firms in the world and has offices here, as does the Royal Bank of Scotland. A reminder of Fleet Street’s days as the hub of publishing in London, D.C. Thomson & Co, creators of The Beano, still have a home here. There are excellent transport links in the area, and the number of financial and legal firms in close proximity make it the ideal place for networking for any business in those sectors.
A typical office in Fleet Street
Here is an example of a typical office in this area:
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Things to do in Fleet Street
The area around Fleet Street and Fetter Lane offers a wide range of attractions and entertainment options. One of the most interesting historical sites is Temple Church, the spiritual and actual home of the Knights Templar, which was consecrated in 1185. For more up to date entertainment options, the Barbican Centre is a modern arts and entertainment centre, providing theatre, musical and dance performances across a range of genres, as well as exhibition space, the Barbican Art Gallery, two cinemas, various restaurants and a variety of retail facilities. For a post-work drink that is steeped in history, Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese is a 17th century tavern, which offers plenty of cosy nooks and crannies, open fireplaces and a sprawling maze of bars. If looking for something a little more upmarket and sophisticated, 28-50 Fetter Lane is a well-priced French bistro which is ideal for relaxed business lunches.
- Tube lines: Circle, District, Central
- Mainline stations: Temple, City Thameslink, Chancery Lane
- Nearest motorways: M1
- Nearest airports: London City, Heathrow
- Other: Buses and taxis