Local area guide

Living in Fleet Street

Thinking about moving to Fleet Street? 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 Fleet Street

Why Fleet Street is a good place to live

The former home of the UK's national newspapers, Fleet Street is just up the road from St Paul's Cathedral and runs down to The Strand on the north side of the River Thames.

A hub of narrow lanes and passages, alongside some great old London pubs, there are some beautiful historical buildings here, from medieval churches to the art deco former home of the Daily Express.

Brimming with historic charm and known for its fascinating historical sights and detailed architecture, Fleet Street is a hub of bustling city life.

This central location boasts excellent transport links, with the London Underground and numerous bus lines easily accessible, making commuting around the capital a breeze.

With its close proximity to key legal establishments like the Royal Courts of Justice and a plethora of statues, monuments and listed buildings, Fleet Street is a testament to the city's rich past that continues to thrive in the present.

What's Fleet Street famous for?

Fleet Street is famous for being the once beating heart of the British national press. The term 'Fleet Street' has since become synonymous with the national newspapers, even though the publications themselves have since relocated.

Fleet Street boasts significant architectural gems including the former Daily Express building, and deep connections to notable figures in media and literature.

It's historical roots stem back to the 16th century, when the street was a thriving hub for the printing industry. And numerous old taverns and iconic structures still line this famous street, keeping its vibrant past alive.

Things to do in Fleet Street

Fleet Street promises a colourful blend of past and present.

Several landmarks, such as the Arthur Conan Doyle and Dr. Samuel Johnson's statues, invite visitors to delve into the area’s rich past.

One can get the feel of the city's bygone era by visiting historic pubs such as the Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, the once frequent hangout of journalists and literary figures.

The St Bride Library, with its vast collection of historical print materials, is a treasure trove encapsulating the history of print, typography and design.

For serenity seekers, the medieval churches and temples make for peaceful retreats amid bustling city life.

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Transport in Fleet Street

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Local connections

0.2 miles / 0.3 km
Chancery Lane
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
Blackfriars Millennium Pier
Ferry Port
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
City Thameslink
National Rail
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
London Blackfriars
National Rail
0.4 miles / 0.6 km

Schools in Fleet Street

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

Education in Fleet Street

St Clement Danes CofE Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2014)
City Lit
Ages: 16 - 99 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2023)
City Junior School
Ages: 7 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
St Alban's Church of England Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
St Josephs Catholic Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2018)
The Royal Ballet School
Ages: 11 - 19 years old

Local pubs in Fleet Street

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  • Old Bank Of England

    London EC4

    Residing in the former Law Courts branch of the Bank of England, this beautifully renovated pub invites you to enjoy a pie and pint in stunning surroundings. With its opulent interior, The Old Bank of England is one of the finest pubs in Central London.

  • Temple Brew House

    London WC2

    Temple Brew House, home to the Essex Street Brewing Company, has three aims in life: to make great beer, to enjoy making great beer, and to bring everyone else along for the ride.

  • Cheshire Cheese

    London WC2

    A hidden treasure a stone's throw from the Royal Courts of Justice