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Explore London Holborn with Cactus

London Holborn is a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle that central London has to offer. This neighbourhood is well known for its architectural surroundings and popular independent retail and hospitality venues. It’s also home to one of our most popular language schools, where you can learn over 20 languages whilst you Explore London Holborn.

Join us as we celebrate all that London Holborn has to offer, with nearby attractions, top cafes and restaurants to visit, and how you can learn a language with Cactus at our central London school.


Cafés and Restaurants in London Holborn

Cafes & Restaurants - Explore London Holborn

London Holborn is a hotspot for excellent restaurants, including the likes of Abeno, Europe’s first Japanese Okonomi-Yaki restaurant famed for its superb menu choices. Other local options include Banh Mi Bay, a Vietnamese restaurant, and The Black Penny, a breakfast and lunch spot worth the journey. Discover a range of international dishes right across the local area. You’re sure to find a new go-to place for breakfast, lunch and dinner whilst you explore London Holborn.

Distance from school: Options from a 1-minute walk and above

Russell Square

Situated in the heart of Bloomsbury and directly outside of our London Holborn school, Russell Square is a large open garden. Located in Russell Square is Caffé Tropea, a family-run kitchen serving all-day Anglo-Italian food and drink. In addition nearby is Bloomsbury Square Garden and Bedford Square Garden.

Location: Russell Square, WC1B 4JA

Distance from school: Directly outside school

The British Museum

British Museum - Explore London Holborn

Visitors to The British Museum can ‘discover two million years of human history and culture’. With over eight million works inside, the museum is a must-visit location when in London. Some of the most famous works on display include the ancient Rosetta Stone, The Parthenon Sculptures and Hoa Hakananai’a. Free tickets allow access to the permanent collection at the museum, with extra charges for special exhibitions.

Location: Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG

Distance from school: 5-minute walk

Theatre District

Discover some of the best theatre shows in London’s West End, from old classics like The Lion King at The Lyceum Theatre to new fan-favourites Romeo & Juliet at Shaftesbury Theatre and The Prince of Egypt at Dominion Theatre. Fortunately, most venues are located just over a 10-minute walk away from London Holborn and the Cactus school.

Location: Various locations in London’s West End

Distance from school: Shaftesbury Theatre (12-minute walk), Dominion Theatre (15-minute walk)

Covent Garden

Covent Garden - Explore London Holborn

Hailed as one of London’s most-loved neighbourhoods, Covent Garden is home to shopping, restaurants, bars and culture. Most famous for its vast dining experiences, Covent Garden caters for all tastes, budgets and dietary requirements. To summarise, some of the most popular restaurants include Avobar, SUSHISAMBA, Masala Zone and Clos Maggiore.

Location: London, WC2

Distance from school: 8-minute tube journey or 14-minute walk

Transport options in London Holborn

London Holborn is well connected to local transport options, including tube, rail and bus networks. In particular, the closest station to our London Holborn school is Russell Square tube station, operating on the Piccadilly Line in Zone 1. The station is under a 3-minute walk away from the school, allowing easy access to and from your evening language courses.

Furthermore, London Holborn is close to primary transport links at St. Pancras, with direct trains to Brighton, Sheffield, Peterborough and even as far away as Paris.

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