High Holborn

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High Holborn in 1984. On the right is Staple Inn, with its distinctive timber-framed façade, and in the centre of the street is the Royal London Fusiliers Monument
Princess Louise public house, High Holborn

High Holborn (/ˈhbərn/ HOH-bərn) is a street in Holborn, central London, which forms a part of the A40 route from London to Fishguard. It starts in the west as a turn off Charing Cross Road, near St Giles Circus, and runs past the Kingsway and Southampton Row, becoming Holborn at its eastern junction with Gray's Inn Road.

The nearest London Underground stations are Tottenham Court Road, Holborn, and Chancery Lane, all on the Central line which runs beneath High Holborn.

The street is mentioned in Adrian Mitchell's poem Celia, Celia:

When I am sad and weary

When I think all hope has gone
When I walk along High Holborn

I think of you with nothing on

The street is depicted on Christmas 1883 in one of the segments of the 2005 Doctor Who on-line adventure game, "Attack of the Graske". The street is not named in the game; rather, a birds-eye view zooms down into the street in front of what is now the Chancery Court Hotel at No. 252.[1]

The Embassy of Cuba is located at No. 167.[2]


  1. ^ "Attack of the Graske" at 5:53
  2. ^ "The London Diplomatic List". 13 December 2013. 

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Coordinates: 51°31′04″N 0°07′11″W / 51.51766°N 0.11983°W / 51.51766; -0.11983