Farringdon is a London Underground and connected main line National Rail station in Clerkenwell, central London. The station is in the London Borough of Islington, just outside the boundary of the City of London. It was opened in 1863 as the terminus of the Metropolitan Railway, which was the world's first underground railway.
Today the Underground station is served by the Circle, Hammersmith & City, and Metropolitan lines between King's Cross St Pancras and Barbican. The National Rail station is one of the less important main line central London stations, being a stop on the Thameslink route between St Pancras and City Thameslink, but that is expected to change when it becomes a major interchange station between the two largest transport infrastructure programmes currently under construction in the city: Crossrail and the Thameslink Programme, both scheduled for completion in 2018–2019.
Address EC1M 6BY
Coordinates 51°31'12.446" N -0°6'17.254" E