Farringdon is an area on the City fringes located in Clerkenwell which is situated in the London Borough of Islington.  Recent redevelopment in Farringdon has created an area that has its own identity with the restored historic station at its heart.

Interestingly, Farringdon was the world’s first underground station, however, the station restoration has gone a long way to preserve the buildings historic importance. The old slums which characterised large parts of Clerkenwell and Farringdon in the 19th and early 20th centuries have long gone, replaced by impressive apartment buildings and offices.



Farringdon is well placed for connections to the City and West End which has helped to create a mini business hub around the recently redeveloped Victorian station. With the opening of the new Crossrail station in 2018, journeys to the west of London and to the east and Canary Wharf will become quicker.  Capacity has been increased in the mainline station with an extension to the roof which has lengthened the platforms.

Farringdon is fast becoming a busy business hub attracting a variety of companies in the creative and tech sectors and also a number of film and television production companies. There are a growing number of new co-working providers in the area offering meeting and conference space.  

There is a wide selection of serviced office locations, managed and conventional office space on offer in the Farringdon area. To get a real idea of what’s available to you start your search here.

Typical office pricing in the area: £400 - £700 per workstation


Farringdon is close to the following areas of London that are also worth consideration as a home for your business. All offer a wide choice of serviced offices and flexible workspace solutions.

Here are the indicative price ranges for workstations in each area (correct during 2016).

Holborn – Just outside the boundaries of the Square Mile, Holborn is usually referred to as Midtown, an area between the West End and the City.

Typical office pricing in the area: £450 - £800 per workstation

Liverpool Street – A central location with excellent transport links to the West End and east of the City. Crossrail will open here in 2018.

Typical office pricing in the area: £400 - £1100 per workstation

Old Street – This revitalised area north of the City of London is home to many tech companies around the “Silicon Roundabout” area.

Typical office pricing in the area: £350 - £650 per workstation

City of London – This popular area is home to many different types of businesses from the traditional financial, legal and insurance companies to business services, creative agencies and start-ups.

Typical office pricing in the area: £400 - £1100 per workstation

King’s Cross – Having undergone a significant regeneration programme over the last five years, this area will also benefit from Crossrail when it opens in 2018.

Typical office pricing in the area: £450 - £1200 per workstation


Farringdon benefits from a number of transport links connecting office space and serviced offices in the area via a number of Tube lines as well as close access to major roads and bus routes. Its location means you are never more than 10 minutes from the City or West End.


Tube stations:
Farringdon, Old Street, Barbican, St Paul’s and Chancery Lane

Tube lines:
Metropolitan, Northern, Central, Hammersmith & City and Circle lines. Download a handy Tube map here

Mainline stations:
Farringdon, City Thameslink, Kings Cross and St Pancras International for connections to Europe. Moorgate is a short walk

Major road links:
The M4 and M11 are the closest major motorway links

Nearest airports:
London Luton, Stansted with Heathrow and Gatwick accessible via rail links. Also London City Airport

There are 3 bus routes to other parts of London including Oxford Street, Kings Cross and Leyton. Find out which buses serve this area here

The area is served by six London Cycle Network bays. Find a cycle hire location here

Other: Thames river boat service via Blackfriars Pier


Farringdon has a wide choice of places to eat which include the highly rated Pixxa serving delicious Roman pizza, Iberica which serves a highly inventive menu and the popular Vivat Bacchus. It’s a great location to both live and work with its vibrant cafe culture and boutique stores. But it’s also close to connections that take you right in to the West End via two Tube lines to take advantage of the shopping areas around Oxford Street and Regent’s Street and the theatres and cinemas around Leicester Square.

After work there are a variety of bars and pubs to meet friends and colleagues, like The Fence and The White Bear. Or if you prefer the arts, Farringdon is a short distance from the Barbican Centre where you can get tickets for classical concerts, shows and films.



Farringdon has many famous landmarks and places of interest that are worth mentioning, here are just a few.

Ye Olde Mitre is a traditional and historic English pub serving highly rated food. It’s located near Holborn just a short walk from Farringdon.

Museum of London is close to the Barbican and takes visitors on a journey through London over the last two thousand years.

Exmouth Market is home to many speciality shops and places to eat. You’ll be spoilt for choice here.

Clerkenwell Green is the famous location from the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist, where Fagin and the Artful Dodger show Oliver how to pickpocket the shoppers in the area.



If you would like more information about Farringdon as an area for your business please speak to a member of our team who can discuss workspace options and other areas close-by.

Call – 020 3031 8563

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