Farringdon Area Guide
IT’S HAPPENING – we’re expanding into Farringdon! Therefore, we put together the area’s highlights to show you a little bit of its very unique character.
Once part of a rather industrial area, Farringdon is now a trendy place with old warehouses being transformed into offices hosting design agencies and magazines and factories becoming stylish bars and restaurants.
Here are 3 things that distinguish the area from others and also make it attractive as a business location:
1. Design hub
Farringdon is located in one of the world’s most important design hubs with more creative businesses and architects calling this area home than anywhere else on the planet.
The award-winning Clerkenwell Design Week drew more than 34,128 attendees and over 300 exhibiting brands to its series of showroom events, exhibitions and special installations last year.
Farringdon is not only known for its design hub but also for its rich cultural offering. Just 5 minutes walking distance from Angel Station, you can find one of the world’s best contemporary dance venues ‘Sadler’s Wells Theatre’ which attracts more than half a million visitors to its shows every year. Also, the nearby Barbican Centre, a world-class arts and learning centre, pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts.
Just 2 minutes walking away from Sadler’s Wells Theatre you can find Exmouth Market, a semi-pedestrianised street filled with independent design shops, fashion and lifestyle boutiques, gift and book stores and a unique mix of cafes, bars and restaurants. It’s also home to a number of excellent stalls serving a great variety of takeaway food to satisfy omnivorous and vegetarian appetites.
Meat eaters are also well taken care of, with another famous market in the area: Smithfield’s market, also knowns as London Central Market. It’s UK’s largest wholesale meat market as well as one of the largest of its kind in Europe. The market is over 140 years old and is definitely characterised by the people who bring it to life – its managers, its traders, the buyers and visitors.