Most people around the world have heard of the Charles Dickens novel ‘The Old Curiosity shop’. Originally published as a weekly series in 1840 - 1841, the story caused a stampede in New York by people rushing to purchase the final instalment desperate to find out if little Nell was dead. The shop itself was the inspiration behind the novel and this still stands today and is located in Portsmouth Street in Holborn. Today it sells unique shoes but most of its footfall is tourists wanting to get a picture of the famous shop. The store dates from the 16th Century and survived both the great fire of London and also the blitz however it was originally a dairy given as a gift by King Charles II to one of his many mistresses. If you are on the tourist trail with one of our Holborn escorts, why not visit and at least get a selfie in front of this building that has seen so much of London’s history.
Whilst visiting Holborn you will, no doubt, hear references to the Inns of court and chancery. These began in the late 13th century with a legal writ made by King Edward I however it was a decree made by Henry III that no legal education should take place within the city of London which meant that those teaching law needed to move to a location outside the city boundaries but within close sight of Westminster and the courts. Quite why they had to move out of the city is not recorded anywhere but by the time of Charles II, Holborn was a mix of legal and farming, hence the situation of the Dairy farm gift, later to become the Old curiosity shop.
Our Holborn escorts are well aware that the area retains much of the history of London and those new to the city like to take in a walking tour of the area. Groups of tourists are guided around the four Inns of Court and regaled with stories of first night nerves by William Shakespeare as he had his play ‘The twelfth night’ shown at the Middle temple in front of Queen Elizabeth I. Many movies and TV shows have been filmed here, one of the best know has to be The Da Vinci code which featured the Temple Church, built by the Knights Templar in 1185 it is said to have hosted the Arc of the Covenant before being lost forever. There is no escaping the past history of London in this part of the city however our Holborn escorts always know the latest hotspot should you prefer to enjoy yourself in more modern surroundings. Of course, it is likely that you and our escorts in Holborn will tend to spend your time in more intimate and private surroundings anyway and if this sounds much more interesting then you only need to give our agency a call and state that you want to enjoy the company of our escorts Holborn. Our team can make all the arrangements you need including your accommodation and transport if you require.