Life around High Holborn Residence

Please note that these listings do not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by the School.

Supermarkets, shops and markets

Marks and Spencer’s Covent Garden - supermarket
107 - 115 Long Acre
Covent Garden
London, WC2E 9N

Sainsbury’s Local - supermarket
129-133 Kingsway,
London, WC2B 6NH

Tesco Express - supermarket
125 The Strand,
London, WC2R 0AP

Waitrose - supermarket
Weston House,
246 High Holborn,
London, WC1V 7EX

Other shopping
Covent Garden
hosts many high street names and the markets are great for vintage shopping or just for finding something a little different. Visit: Covent Garden

Oxford Street is one of the main shopping areas in London and home to most high street names. Selfridges is located at the very end of Oxford Street and houses both designer and high street brands. For more information, visit: Oxford Street

Cash machines

There are several free cash machines in the area. Alternatively enter postcode WC1V 7AA into the Link ATM locator.

Natwest Bank
214 High Holborn,
London, WC1V 7BW

Sainsbury’s Bank
129 Kingsway,Holborn,
London, WC2B 6NH


Boots Pharmacy
129-133 Kingsway,
London, WC2B 6PP

Post Office

The closest post office is 200 yards up the road to your right. Alternatively, enter postcode WC1V 7AA into the Post Office branch finder.

High Holborn Branch Post Office
181 High Holborn,
London, WC1V 7RL

Police station

Charing Cross Police Station
Agar Street,
Visit: Charing Cross Police Station - Metropolitan Police Service

Parks and green spaces

The Royal Parks St James Park, Green Park and Hyde Park near Buckingham Palace and Kensington. Visit: Royal Parks

Russell Square, outside Senate House Library. Found a 20 minute walk into Bloomsbury. Visit: Camden Council - Parks and Open Spaces

Lincoln’s Inn Fields on the edge of campus with cafes, lawns and tennis courts. Visit: Camden Council - Parks and Open Spaces

Self storage

Local companies include:

Access Self Storage
Belgrove House
Belgrove Street
London WC1H 8AA
Tel: 0800 122522

Places to eat

There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance. Here is a small selection of favourites. For more ideas, visit: Time Out London

Korean- Naru
230 Shaftsbury Avenue,
London, WC2H 8EG
Visit: Naru

French - Savoir Faire
42 New Oxford Street,
London, WC1A 1EP
Visit: Savoir Faire

Greek/Mediterranean - Konaki
5 Coptic Street,
London, WC1A 1NH
Visit: Konaki

Japanese - Abeno
47 Museum Street,
London, WC1A 1LY
Visit: Abeno 


High Holborn is on the edge of London’s 'theatreland'. Aldwych Theatre, Lyceum Theatre, the Royal Opera House and many more are just around the corner.

Museums and galleries

The Hunterian Museum and the Sir John Soane Museum are within walking distance. You are also a short journey from The British Museum. For more attractions, visit: Time Out London


Travel east for Fabric nightclub in Farringdon or west for Soho and Leicester Square, where you can find a range of pubs and clubs. For more nightlife ideas, visit: Nightlife - Time Out London


Get Active London has a Sports and Activities Finder. Use our postcode to find activities and clubs in your local area: Get Active London

Camden council offers various sports facilities in the area. To find out more visit: Camden council sport and physical activity 

The two closest gyms are:

Oasis Sports Centre
32 Endell Street,
London, WC2H 9AG
Visit: Oasis Sports Centre

Fitness First
246 High Holborn,
London, WC1V 7EX
Visit: Fitness First - High Holborn