Although once a borough itself, Holborn is often grouped together with Clerkenwell or the nearby district of Bloomsbury as part of the larger Borough of Camden. This district was established in the 19th century and sits directly between London’s financial district and West End. Today, Holborn is a historical district mainly known for its ongoing transformation.
In the 19th century, this district was renowned for its entertainment venues like the late Empire Theatre and Conway Hall Threatre, along with over 20 inns or taverns. The buildings of High Holborn cover a range of rare, Tudor half-timbered buildings, including the Inns of Court and Royal Courts of Justice that long ago established an association between this area and the legal profession. In modern times, Holborn was once home to many newspaper companies, at least until the arrival of new forms of publishing that pushed out long-time residents like the Daily Mirror. Today, it has become a hub for legal and other offices to let, housing developments, and gym and barbers on Theobolds Road Holburn, in particular.
As part of larger processes for regenerating central London, Holborn has seen a growing number of efforts to transforms its investment properties for sale. While the neoclassical Pearl Assurance Building has been renovated into a hotel, the 20-million-pound Tybalds Estate in this area will provide affordable housing, and the regeneration of Holborn Library will refurbish this community institution and provide more retail units to let. Such efforts demonstrate the growing potential for commercial properties for sale in Holborn and the larger district’s future potential.