Turn off the main drag of High Holborn and you’ll find yourself walking streets that transport you back in time. Here you’ll find an assortment of great restaurants, cafes and pubs, everything just a short walk away.

The Princess Louis Pub is one of those establishments that you could imagine being in during the olden days. It’s a great little gastropub that just looks and feels great. Original Victorian booths with wood panelling and frosted-glass, popular with locals, students and academics from the nearby universities. A roaring real fire helps shake off the winter cold.

The Fleet River Bakery does great pastries – what more could you want? Great cake as well? Okay, they do that, too. It’s another fantastic local place that offers fabulous homemade fare in the perfect environment.

The Holborn Dining Room in the Rosewood Hotel is a beautifully designed venue. The dining room itself is a grand brasserie serving locally sourced British classics. It’s also got a brilliant gin bar…just saying.

There’s trendy, there’s super trendy and then there’s Hoxton Holborn Hotel trendy. Hubbard & Bell is an Italian deli-style restaurant in their lobby and it is lovely! Food and cocktails to die for.