Holborn - Holborn information and pictures

Courts of Justice Ė The Royal Courts of Justice were built in 1882 in Victoria Gothic style. The imposing building contains 1000 rooms and is made out of 35 million bricks. Holborn area on Strand traditionally is known as the home of the legal and journalistic professions.

The Temple Church - This church was built in the 13-th century for the Knights Templar. There are a couple of effigies in the nave of the church. Temple Church is one of the few circular churches in England.

High Holborn - Several buildings in the area were miraculously spared in 1666 when the Great fire of London burnt almost the entire city. One of them is the Staple Inn located on Holborn Street and is the only example of Elizabethan house in London. The building dates from 1586 and was once a wool staple. It is one of the oldest buildings in London.

Holborn Viaduct is also an interesting piece of ironwork from the times of Queen Victoria. It was erected in 1860. Four bronze statues are adorning the viaduct Ė the statue of Commerce, Fine Arts, Science and Agriculture.

Royal Exchange was found in 1565 by Sir Thomas Gresham as a center for commerce. The current building with 8 Corinthian columns is the third dating from 1844 built by William Tite. In 1855 Britainís first public toilets were built here.

How to get to Courts of Justice: Subway - Central line and Piccadilly line to Holborn Station.

Courts of Justice London
Courts of Justice, London

Staple Inn London
Staple Inn - The Oldest Building In London

Holborn Viaduct London
Holborn Viaduct London

Holborn Viaduct Commerce Statue London
Holborn Viaduct, Commerce Statue, London

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