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Italian quarter?

We came across Sicilian Avenue by chance, while walking around London streets. The beautiful... read more

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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia
Worth a detour

This pedestrian arcade has been open for more than a century and is a little bit of Old Italy just... read more

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Holborn, London WC1A 2QH, England
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Reviewed today

We came across Sicilian Avenue by chance, while walking around London streets. The beautiful signage and looks caught our attention very quickly. The street looks rather deserted, although there seem to be quite a few establishments there. Perhaps some have closed down or moved elsewhere,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This pedestrian arcade has been open for more than a century and is a little bit of Old Italy just off Holborn with a number of interesting independent businesses although some units are empty.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice spot near The College where I attended the World Chess Championship. The name caught my eye. So had to check it out. Lively evening activities. Alfresco a little cold for me - good in summer imo

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bill R
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

I like to check out close by places on TripAdvisor when I am in town and noticed this wonderful street, this eclectic street is full of shops and stores. Well worth looking for.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 649briank
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Staying in London for a long weekend break, we decided to explore on foot. We missed our destination and found ourselves in Holborn. After walking in a complete circle we again were confronted by the beautiful, narrow Sicilian Avenue. Gold embellished pillars and arches dominate...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank ShahTaff
Reviewed 16 June 2018

First time I came across Sicilian Avenue I basically stumbled across it. This is a most wonderful pedestrian little street in London. It is just off Bloomsbury Sq and is lined with small boutiques & several places to eat & drink. Many eateries have outdoor...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank places2seeplaces2go
Reviewed 9 March 2018

I always to short cut through the Sicilian Avenue from Bloomsbury Square Garden. There are nice places to eat to long this short avenue. I love this architecture very much in London!

Date of experience: February 2018
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Our most recent stay in London saw us one day taking a long walk along High Holborn. Just as we were crossing the very busy road from Bloomsbury Park, we came upon Sicilian Avenue. It is basically a short pedestrian only shopping street featuring one...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Italian style architecture and most distinguished buildings line this really pleasant small avenue . Plenty al fresco restaurants add to the ambiance. Delightful place

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank IAN D
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This pedestrianised shopping street with a unique piece of London architecture is located on the apex of Southampton Row and Bloomsbury Way. The avenue has grand entrance ways of Ionic columns supporting elaborate balustrades with the name "Sicilian Avenue" inscribed on them. The area has...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank nellielim
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Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet
cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or
quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on
the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially
convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an
excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit
practically any taste or budget. With major
attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House
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