WHO RENTS HERE?
Rental manager Luke Mellor, from estate agents CBRE Residential, says there is huge demand from students every summer for rental homes in Holborn, especially foreign students enrolled at the London School of Economics. Their parents, often wealthy, tend to seek out twobedroom flats so they have somewhere to stay when they visit.
At other times of the year, City workers and barristers are looking for one-bedroom flats, which are often only occupied during the working week. The Rugby Estate has homes to rent in the roads around Lamb’s Conduit Street, some of them in fine early Georgian houses, and these are popular with doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Leather Lane: scene of the popular weekday market, handy for the Tube