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A taxi driver's guide to Farringdon

Given how much of the area is taken up by office space, unless you work here, you’d be forgiven for never having much cause to visit Farringdon. In fact, ask most people where it is and they might even shrug back at you, a little clueless. And so the long trudge to find an expensive Farringdon taxi often begins. But with our guide you to the area, you’ll not only know where you’re going, but also how to get there – 30% cheaper than a black taxi and without any of those pesky ‘surge fares’. A lot of the ignorance surrounding Farringdon comes from it being shoehorned in between better known parts of London. To one side you’ll find the City, on another Clerkenwell. Venture a little further along and bang, you’re in Shoreditch. And yet it’s a place with so much to offer. As with so many areas where people come to work, Farringdon is teeming with great bars, coffee shops, restaurants and stores. Nearby Clerkenwell hosts a yearly Design Week and when you see how many art galleries and design spaces line its weaving streets, it’s clear this place has a life of its own. But it’s also a place that’s packed with history. The name Farringdon – quite a common one in England – means ‘fern covered hill’. Look deeper into its etymology and you’ll discover that there was once “Farringdon Within” and “Farringdon Without” – a reference to the way it used to straddle London’s ancient inner city wall. What’s so lovely about Farringdon is the way it seems to have created its own, charming identity. The archways, alleys and ginnels that make it up have become endemic to the alluring contradiction that is Farringdon; a district with antiquity and culture at its heart but also now houses a wealth of modern tech-based businesses. Addison Lee have been providing London with a reliable, affordable service for over 30 years now. Getting people where they need to go over 20,000 times each and every single day. Follow our Farringdon taxi driver’s for the inside scoop on where to go, what to do and all the best places to eat and drink while you’re here.

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