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Name:Chancery Lane/Holborn
Hill number:5571
Height:22m / 72ft
Parent (Ma):2874  Wendover Woods [Haddington Hill]
RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Greater London (CoU)
London Borough:City of London
Class:London Borough Top
Grid ref:TQ 30973 81610
Summit feature:East corner of Chancery Lane and High Holborn junction
Col:22m  TQ309816  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 176 177
(1:25k) 173
Observations:this area is very flat
Comments:Spot height on 1:10k on boundary corner
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill
  • City of London London Borough top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 151 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Holborn Underground.NormanW28/07/2019
Date not confirmeddanduponty01/01/2019
Walked along this road whilst in LondonCap_Thunderbolt14/11/2018
After visiting the map shop in Covent Garden, we splashed through the rain and crowds to arrive at the top of the City of London. Bought a new rain jacket from Cotswolds there.ChinnockC06/10/2018
Parked in Chancery Lane.Campbell Singer01/07/2018
With Evan.Dangerous Dave21/04/2018
Cheating really. I was on a 25 Bus.mrs_ts727/10/2017
Climbed up the steps in Holborn Station from the lowest platform just to get a sense of altitude gain. Oxygen tanks and crampons not needed.summitter28/06/2017
Route: WG – Strand – Chancery Lane – Bank – Commercial Road – Aldgate East. Approx. Stats: 1hr30, 7.8km, 44m ascent. Weather: warm but cloudy. Notes: all pavement, so hard on feet; end a bit grim.millionmts22/06/2017
Up from the Embankment before some middle of the road high point antics and a burrito on expenses. Making work pay.campagvelocet07/03/2017
Parked on Southampton Buildings and took a stroll up to High Holborn and along to where the HP is supposed to be. All quite flat though so nothing to pinpoint with any degree of certainty. Been to several of these spots in the past, but thought to re-visit all the borough tops for the HB logs.jonglew06/02/2017
Not a lot to say really. A pleasant walk to St Paul's underground station via Hoborn Viaduct on the way to Whitechapel and Bethnal GreenSixtyplus28/10/2016
Bagged the OS cut mark near by on No11 Chancery Lane. Height given as 21.271m.Dusty01/08/2016
Whilst in London for a training course, with Tony Mc and Geoff....Walked from Euston via Lambs Conduit Street and Red Lion StreetDave11/07/2016
I'd walked across this pavement summit several times whilst working in London, without realising it was a high point. How strange to revisit it now in a stolen moment of a day trip from Scotland to London for work.Nick Down107/07/2016
TD, C & H by mobile kennel.This Dog27/03/2016
Fenchurch Street to Tottenham Ct Rd. Walk to a regular Sunday evening pub via nearby site of my father's old bookshop in Cursitor Street (now part of a restaurant).Smudge06/03/2016
A slight detour from St Paul's & we bagged the top. We went into the Cotswold Outdoor which is sited there - but they had no idea of the 'mountaineering' significance of the spot...DanMaisieBex19/02/2016
From tube stationronaldo33315/02/2016
Walked here many times without realising it was a high point.gurney9901/02/2016
Suggest you do this one from Chancery Lane tube station, then you at least you walk slightly uphill to it. Unfortunately I approached from Holborn tube so walked downhill to it and just confirmed that I had been there a few times before, many years ago.PeterD01/12/2015
'Backpacked' here in the dark from Holborn tube. Took 3 goes to set off down the correct road after surfacing. Had a couple of hours spare before the overnight coach north from Victoria to Carlisle to meet Darren then the OMM at Tweedsmuir the next day -hence the large pack.Chris Pearson23/10/2015
Train to London for work meeting around cornerMark Sims07/10/2015
bagged many times during my lunch break.mcallmar08/09/2015
Walked around. It's all man made so it's all a bit vague really.clivevilla18/08/2015
Bagged during the tube strike on a wander from Euston to Paddington.assynt_bob08/07/2015
Train into Kings Cross, Tube to Chancery Lane, then walked to Waterloo for onward train.Minto18/04/2015
Visited on a walk around London with Lisa, Rebeca, Caden and Traceyderrymark17/02/2015
While stopping at YHA London Central, before going to see 'Billy Elliot' at the Victoria Theatre.DanHolme09/02/2015
Est dateejjohnstone01/12/2014
From Chancery Lane on way back to Oakwood from LondonMark Jackson03/11/2014
The only county top I've been able to walk to from where I was living. (It's a Ceremonial County Top according to Wikipedia.)edmundjohnson17/08/2014
from Kingswayafoster30/07/2014
With A.RT197014/05/2014
With Jo, part of a circular stroll from Kings Cross via Covent Garden whilst visiting friends in London. Weather, sunny, mild, very good visibility.amblerbob12/03/2014
Sauntered along from Covent Garden.catman18/10/2013
Walked from my office in Broadgate, after after making a detour via Bankside for the Peregrine (I can't believe I have started doing these!)Buteobuteo24/07/2013
A quick walk after meeting friends. Now bemused friends.steverd19/05/2013
With a rather bemused and moaning Steve Eccleston on way to meet Barclayssimon and co25/03/2013
A nondescript London top :-( (Just taking advantange of London Midland Railways Great Escape...London for £15 !)heavyhorses23/02/2013
On our way to Hatton`s going to be an expensive trip!jcb170501/02/2013
Visited With Darren while trying to visit all the high points on London in one day.magirob10/01/2013
On my way to watch the Women's marathon at St PaulsBramley05/08/2012
Rather ironically, top appears to be just outside Cotswold Outdoors - a shop selling stuff that would be overkill for bagging this top!wheresthepath29/12/2011
The last summit of Boroughs of London. By bike from Waterloo station towards Euston station we passed this roadcross with a small detour, on a longer bike journey Coast 2 Coast Carlile - Newcaste 300 km for the weekend.NilsOS21/10/2010
Day walking and baggingBazWylie03/08/2010
Part of my normal purposeful ramblings around London.Messiaen21/04/2010
London Walkahmiller08/04/2010
Walked from UCLH down to British Museum then on High Holborn to junction with Chancery Lane.citygent02/02/2010