Holborn is one area of London that’s hard to avoid. Whether you head into the West End or take a shopping trip in Oxford Circus, it won’t be long until you find yourself wandering into the neighbourhood of Holborn. Located in the centre of the city, Holborn has a little bit of everything; it’s got great shopping, is close to a number of the West End’s biggest theatres and most popular shows and it’s definitely not short of places to eat and drink.

So, if you’re heading to London on holiday or for a weekend break, what should you look out for in this busy, bustling beating heart of the city?

It isn’t a residential area

Holborn itself isn’t an area of London that many people live in – purely because it’s packed with entertainment options, attractions and places to eat and drink, rather than residential buildings. However, for going out and keeping busy, it’s perfect! From The Montcalm Royal London House you can be in Holborn within minutes and it’s not too far from our hotels in Liverpool Street London either.

About Holborn

Holborn is located amongst some of London’s most popular areas, which makes it ideal for anyone who’s out and about in the centre of the city and wanting to plan their day with the maximum efficiency. In fact, Holborn actually connects areas such as Covent Garden and the West End to the City of London so it’s easy to fit the neighbourhood into your itinerary.

Since the 18th century, Holborn has steadily evolved into one of London’s premier entertainment districts and it’s a hub for live music, theatres and bars. It’s a popular area for tourists and locals planning a night out thanks to the wide variety of restaurants and bars, catering for most tastes and pockets.

Getting around

Getting to and from Holborn couldn’t be easier from The Montcalm Royal London House. There are many London Underground stations in the area; Holborn, Chancery Lane, Covent Garden and Farringdon stations are all nearby and can be easily reached from our hotels in Liverpool Street London. Plus, there are a lot of popular bus routes going to and from the area.

Things To Do


Whether you head to Oxford Circus, Regent Street or Covent Garden, you’re sure to be impressed with the range of shopping options available in Holborn and the surrounding areas.

See a Show:

Holborn is close to many of London’s famous theatre and there’s always a show or comedy night worth checking out.

Visit the British Museum:

A short walk from Holborn is the British Museum, one of London’s top attractions. It’s free to visit and is filled with artefacts and art from around the world.

Dinner and Drinks:

There’s a lot of delicious restaurants to try in Holborn and plenty of fantastic bars. Head there in the evening to get the full ‘dinner and drinks’ experience that Londoners love.

Time spent in Holborn will never be boring and you’re unlikely to run out of things to do.