Farringdon Area Guide

The Central London neighbourhood of Farringdon is a fun, smart and vibrant district that offers easy access to the rest of the capital city. It has much to offer residents, including a variety of shops, theatres, pubs, restaurants and coffee shops. There’s plenty of things to do in Farringdon.

The Location

Farringdon is a historic area on the outer edge of the City of London that is represented today by Farringdon within and Farringdon without. It is part of the Borough of Islington, sat between Clerkenwell, St. Paul’s, the Barbican and North London, along with portions of Little Britain Street and St. John Street.

It is connected by the Underground at Farringdon Station, which has been recently rebuilt and is now served by the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines. Farringdon Road station, which connects Kings Cross to Elephant and Castle, is also located in the neighbourhood. 

Living in Farringdon

Today, Farringdon’s cool and youthful vibe has meant it’s become one of the most desirable areas in London for those who want to experience a vibrant, urban lifestyle.

Stroll around buzzing Charterhouse Street – an exciting hub for foodies. See local and international dance talent perform at the Sadler’s Wells complex. Dance the night away at the world-famous nightclub, Fabric. You could also visit the world-famous University College London. Visit the ancient Smithfield meat market, which is London’s only remaining wholesale market, and has been in operation since medieval times. Sample one of the many restaurants and bars in Farringdon like The Smiths of Smithfield or the St. John Restaurant.

Buying Property in Farringdon

In recent years, there has been much residential development in the area, turning Farringdon into a commuter hotspot. Whilst the neighbourhood has its roots in the 12th century, in recent years it has experienced a spectacular resurgence as one of London’s most fashionable places to live and work. Farringdon properties are modern and stylish, so it’s no wonder it is a popular place to live.

A boost from Crossrail has provided an excellent investment opportunity for property in the Farringdon area, giving rise to a number of industrial warehouse conversions and new developments near Farringdon Station.

You can find out more about Farringdon and more of London’s boroughs in our Borough by Borough review. Check out our guide to nearby Clerkenwell for more inside info about the local area.