Discover Holborn, the playground of London- part 2
There’s plenty to explore in Holborn. From Clarendon serviced apartments you can find out about a part of the capital that’s as historic as it is hipster. What to know, where to see and where to eat this is Part 2 of our location review
One of the best ways to see London is on foot, and Holborn is no exception. There are many different walks designed to explore different elements of the borough; its architecture, scenic views or just to get to know Holborn a little better. For those who are brave enough a walk through haunted Holborn takes in ghouls and ghost stories. Discover the stories of dragons flying over London, of ghostly bears said to be the echo of bear-baiting contests and the legends of spectred highwaymen. The walk covers 1.4 miles and takes around an hour.
Other walks are designed to suit your own interests. Explore the locations of the Suffragette movement in Holborn, or the masons, areas of the borough bombed in the blitz or homes of famous Holbornians. Each of the bespoke walks comes with a guide and can take as long as you like, or can manage.
It isn’t just on foot that you can get around Holborn. King’s Cross and Euston are the closest stations meaning it’s an area of London that’s well placed to travel around the rest of the UK, major northern cities like Leeds, Newcastle and Edinburgh are easily accessible. More locally Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire are on the train line. King’s Cross is just a 12 minute walk from Clarendon’s North Mews apartments so for those who need to be able to dash around the UK from their London base it’s the ideal location.
From Euston, just a 10 minute walk, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham are just hours away. St Pancras offers destinations further afield via the Eurostar to Paris, Lille and Brussels. The passenger train services connect to Bedford, Luton and down to Brighton and the south coast.
Many business travellers need to be able to get around London quickly and easily. Holborn is well placed to do just that. Chancery Lane, on the central line, is the nearest tube station and it is only two stops from Tottenham Court Road. Holborn, on the Central and Piccadilly Line is an 8 minute walk, Russell Square is 10 minutes away and Farringdon, which links the Metropolitan, Central, Hammersmith and City Lines is an 11 minute walk. Holborn is just half an hour away from London City airport.
Holborn’s location and the fact that there are plenty of attractions on the doorstep makes it an ideal location for a business traveller. Clarendon’s serviced apartments are in North Mews, just off Gray’s Inn Road. Starting at £135 + VAT a night it works out as cheaper than a hotel stay for a week-long visit. Comparable accommodation in a 3 or 4 star hotel in the same area is over £145/ £150. Clarendon’s North Mews serviced apartments offer one, two and three bedroom accommodation in the heart of Holborn. Each has spacious living areas with an open plan lounge and dining room. A fully equipped modern kitchen means a traveller can make a home from home, offering a standard of living a hotel can’t compete with.
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