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You’ll find many places in England that’s been named Farringdon, which means ferry hill in Old English. Nicholas and William de Farringdon’s names appear to have originated from any of these regions. These two Lord Mayors of London and 13-century aldermen are related from one another.
This area is sandwiched between the City and Clerkenwell and is a popular destination for after-work drinkers. The pubs around here are quite modest, and the area is not limited to just watering holes. You’ll find a first-class food hub here, from St. John’s and Morito (a small tapas bar) to the nostalgic Quality Chop House.
Farringdon is also home to one of the biggest meat markets in Europe known as Smithfield Market and the infrequently open Barts Pathology Museum. The area is full of charm and vibrancy and a nice substitute for Covent or Soho Garden.
Farringdon means “hill covered in fern”. William and Nicholas de Faringdon were two leading residents in the 13th century. Their name is most likely derived from the area’s name. Farringdon Road bears their name.