Location & getting there
Farringdon is a Central London district, named after the station. It’s surrounded by Clerkenwell to the north, Golden Lane Estate to the east, St Paul’s to the south and Chancery Lane to the west. The station is both a rail station and an underground station. It is served by Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines, as well as the National Rail. It is in the fare zone 1. Farringdon lies right next to the City of London, and is therefore mostly a commercial area that’s full of office buildings. It has some nice restaurants and bars, mostly catering for those working in the area, although you will often need to know where they are in order to find them. It’s a safe area overall, but it never hurts to take care, especially if travelling in the middle of the night.
Gay massage near Farringdon
Since it’s mostly a commercial area, you may struggle to find private gay massage in Farringdon itself. However, if travelling by underground, masseur Felix is only a short trip away in Fitzrovia (get off at Great Portland Street). Alternatively, we have Luis in Holborn and William in Covent Garden. All of the masseurs work from their private flats where everything is set up for your comfort and enjoyment. Showering facilities are available. Would you prefer the masseur of your choice to visit your home or hotel? You can book an outcall for an additional £50 charge (for taxi and travel time). Usually, we only serve London zones 1 and 2, but if you’re further away, do enquire and we’ll see if anything can be done. You can discuss your options with James by calling, texting or sending a Whatsapp message to +44 7492 898079.
Things to do near Farringdon
Visit the jewellery quarter of London
Since the XIXth century, Hatton Gardens has been the hotspot of the diamond trade in Britain (or, if you believe their PR, in the world). But diamonds are not the only reason to visit. The area boasts many jeweller’s shops and traders, with everything from engagement pieces to custom-jobs available. If you are doing more than window shopping, be very careful as not all traders are honest. When having your jewellery valued for sale, do not let it out of your sight. However, if spending your day discussing cut, clarity, colour and carat weight does not sound exciting, you can simply look at the beautiful gems until you get bored and take a break at one of the many local cafes. Hatton Gardens is also an interesting area to visit due to the famous 2015 heist, known as the largest burglary in England’s legal history.
Have a quality meal in atmospheric surroundings
You may not wish to eat before your gay massage but if you get peckish afterwards, Farringdon is the place to be. There are quite a few good restaurants around Farringdon, and their menus are mostly centered around meat (why? Because the Smithfields meat market is next door). The really good ones, of course, are not cheap, but if an exceptional meal is what you’re after, you won’t be disappointed. I discovered the Quality Chop House by accident, when I dropped in to shelter from the rain in 2018. And what a find! It feels like stepping into another century, in the best possible way. Think rich, meaty, deep-flavoured dishes, with excellent wines to match. It’s the perfect place to bring that friend who claims that Britain has ‘no cuisine to speak of’. Then you can smugly watch him fill his cheeks and change his attitude.
Kick off the night with jazz and cocktails
My favourite bar in Farringdon remains the Oriole. If you’re a Londoner, you might know its sister NightJar, a superb speakeasy in Old Street. You can expect the same quality from Oriole. It’s a little tricky to locate, but do poke around the warehouses of the Smithfields market – it will be worth your while. Look out for the security outside the door, leading underground. Once inside, you will be transferred to a wonderful space, themed on the ‘exotic East’ that so fascinated Brits in the 19th century. The live jazz is always tasteful and fun, and the cocktails are exceptional. The cocktail menu is very long, but the drink characteristics are explained beyond the usual list of ingredients, and highly knowledgeable bartenders are there to help. Book ahead.