Your Guide to Working in Holborn

1. Overview of Holborn
2. Holborn's Demographics
3. Types of Properties Found in Holborn
4. Comparing Holborn Office Prices to Nearby Locations
5. Similar Areas to Rent Workspace In
6. Holborn: Eating and Drinking
7. Green Spaces in Holborn to Spend a Lunch Break
8. Holborn's Business and Industry Events
9. Great Hotels in Holborn
10. Wellbeing Facilities in Holborn
11. Where to Shop in Holborn
12. Hidden Gems of Holborn


Overview of Holborn

Holborn is located in the mid town of central London, and home to the British Museum, several legal institutions and the Royal Courts of Justice. Step off the tube, and you’ll immediately notice Holborn’s bustling atmosphere and abundance of pubs and eateries. 

This atmosphere, alongside its transport links, is what makes Holborn a popular location for office-based businesses. Here’s everything you need to know about renting a serviced office in Holborn.



Holborn's Demographics

Situated in Zone 1, Holborn tends to attract wealthier residents, but a diverse demographic range of people work in the area daily.

Statistics include:

• There are 51,300 jobs in Holborn and 19.1 jobs per capita for working-age residents.

• The top work experience skill in Holborn is for ‘legal’.

• There are more working-age residents employed in ‘legal professional, scientific and technical activities’ than in any other industry.

• 37 years old is the average age of residents.

• The average annual household income in Holborn is £65k.



Types of Properties Found in Holborn

Like neighbouring Bloomsbury, Holborn has a distinctive feel, partly due to its majestic architecture and buildings.

Holborn is a place where grand townhouses sit beside modern serviced office complexes. Some of Holborn’s old buildings have been transformed into offices with contemporary fit-outs and amenities. High Holborn is next to the underground station, where many of the area’s legal and corporate firms are based.



Comparing Holborn Office Prices to Nearby Locations

The average cost of a coworking membership in Holborn is £388, while the average price per desk in a private office is £650 per month. 

Next door in Chancery Lane - also popular with legal firms - the average price of a coworking desk is £353, and the average cost per desk in a private office is just £530 per month. 



Similar Areas to Rent Workspace In

Bloomsbury might be worth exploring if you're looking for an area like Holborn. Bloomsbury is located nearby and shares many characteristics with Holborn, such as its central location, historic architecture, and access to academic and cultural institutions. 

The average price of a coworking desk in Bloomsbury is only £269, while a single desk in a private office costs an average of £603.



Holborn: Eating and Drinking

Scarfes Bar is a stylish, sophisticated cocktail bar in the Rosewood London hotel. It offers a comprehensive menu of creative cocktails and other beverages. In the evening, you can also catch a jazz gig there.

The Delaunay is another long-time favourite amongst Holborn residents and workers. The restaurant has an elegant interior, and Austrian and Central European dishes inspire the menu. Check it out if you’re a fan of schnitzels or strudels.


Green Spaces in Holborn to Spend a Lunch Break

Despite being a busy commercial district, there are a handful of parks nearby that are suitable for a lunch break in the warmer months.

• Lincoln's Inn Fields (view map) – Located west of Holborn, Lincoln's Inn Fields is one of London's most prominent public squares.

• Gray's Inn Gardens (view map) – A private garden belonging to Gray's Inn that is occasionally open to the public. 

• Coram's Fields (view map) – A green space featuring playgrounds, sports facilities, and plenty of space for a picnic.



Holborn's Business and Industry Events

As a prestigious commercial location, Holborn offers various business networking and industry events. From business mixers to events tailored to the needs of professionals in specific industries, visit Eventbrite’s Holborn business events page to find out what’s happening soon. 



Great Hotels in Holborn

Accommodation for professionals is also plentiful in Holborn. The Rosewood London is a luxury hotel that provides top-quality amenities for business travellers, including high-speed internet access, business services, and a fitness centre.

Grange Holborn Hotel, close to Holborn Tube Station, boasts modern rooms, conference and event facilities and an indoor swimming pool. 

There’s also The Hoxton Holborn, a boutique hotel offering amenities in a vibrant atmosphere well suited to networking.



Wellbeing Facilities in Holborn

Physical and mental health are essential, so it’s a good idea to base your business near well-being facilities. 

Many offices in Holborn have on-site wellness facilities designed to keep your team happy and comfortable throughout the working week. Failing that, plenty of gyms and spas in and around Holborn offer facials, massages, and everything in between. Opulence Spa is just one of many options.



Where to Shop in Holborn

Holborn isn’t famous for its shopping. However, you should find everything you need nearby, from groceries to clothes, electronics to designer goods.

For a more extensive shopping experience, hop on the Central Line at Holborn and travel to Bond Street, Oxford Circus, or Tottenham Court Road. Here, you’ll find a range of flagships, high-street favourites, and designer boutiques.



Hidden Gems of Holborn

Although not exactly hidden, Sir John Soane's Museum is one of Holborn’s crowning jewels. The building was the home of Sir John Soane, a famous neo-classical architect. Today, you can explore his outstanding art collection, antiques, and curiosities in a unique atmosphere you must experience and appreciate. 

Conway Hall is another hidden gem that is well worth a visit. It hosts a range of intriguing and thought-provoking lectures, concerts, and exhibitions.

Then there’s St Etheldreda's Church, an architectural gem dating back to the 13th century. It’s the only surviving medieval English Catholic Church and is a peaceful place to sit and contemplate.

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