Local area guide

Living in Farringdon

Thinking about moving to Farringdon? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to Farringdon

Why Farringdon is a good place to live

Steeped in medieval history, the vibrant neighbourhood of Farringdon in central London beautifully combines the city's rich culture and history with great local pubs, restaurants, cafes and stores.

London Wall, built in AD 200 by the Romans, can be found here, alongside the Postal Museum and the Museum of London, which is currently being relocated to the infamous Smithfields Market.

Nestled between the City, Clerkenwell and Holborn, Farringdon has its own tube and train stations, while numerous bus routes run through it.

There are plenty of great old local pubs and contemporary restaurants to explore. And be sure to head to Exmouth Market for some top notch cafes, eateries and boutiques.

With a lively, bustling atmosphere and fabulous architecture to enjoy, Farringdon is a great place to call home.

What's Farringdon famous for?

Opened in 1863 as part of the world's first underground railway, Farringdon station is famous for being one of the oldest surviving underground stations in the world.

The neighbourhood is also home to the ancient Smithfield Meat Market and (clubbers will be pleased to learn) the world-renowned Fabric London nightclub.

University College London is based here, attracting students to the area, and the nearby Barbican Arts Centre hosts theatrical and classical music performances, as well as blockbuster movies and art house films at its cinema.

Things to do in Farringdon

Visit Smithfield Market, rich in history as London's biggest meat market, the meat sellers are now relocating to Dagenham to avoid congestion in London, as the Museum of London prepares to move in, in 2025.

Impress your taste buds with British cuisine at the St. John Restaurant or swing by Ibérica Farringdon for an authentic Spanish wine bar experience.

Explore the Museum of the Order of Saint John or immerse yourself in contemporary dance performances held at the Sadler's Wells Theatre.

Or take a tour around one of the many great old London pubs in the area - there are plenty to enjoy here.

Steeped in history with beautiful architecture and a buzzing, welcoming vibe, Farringdon is a great place to call home.

Properties currently for sale in Farringdon

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Transport in Farringdon

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Local connections

National Rail
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0.2 miles / 0.3 km
St. Paul's
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
Chancery Lane
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
City Thameslink
National Rail
0.5 miles / 0.8 km

Schools in Farringdon

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Farringdon.

Education in Farringdon

Charterhouse Square School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Dallington School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
City of London Primary Academy, Islington
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2019)
City of London School for Girls
Ages: 7 - 18 years old
Prior Weston Primary School and Children's Centre
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)

Local pubs in Farringdon

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