Farringdon Without

The Ward of Farringdon Without, which Edward represents on the Court of Common Council, occupies the whole of the western and north western edge of the City of London, taking in part of the Victoria Embankment, the Temple, the Strand end of Fleet Street, Chancery Lane, Fetter Lane, Holborn, Smithfield, and St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

The Ward is the historic centre for London’s legal sector providing the home of two of the four Inns of Court, Inner and Middle Temple, as well as the Commercial Court in the Rolls Building. Nearby are the other Inns, Lincoln’s and Gray’s, just over the border in the London Borough of Camden, and the Royal Courts of Justice, in Westminster. The world’s most famous criminal court, the Old Bailey, is also within easy reach off Ludgate Hill.

The Ward is also home to the famous Smithfield meat and poultry market, the largest wholesale meat market in the UK and one of the largest of its kind in Europe. It is housed in three listed buildings on a site packed with history there having been a livestock market on the site for over 800 years. Adjoining the market site, is an equally historic one, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, better known as Barts, which is the oldest hospital in Britain occupying the site it was originally built on. Healthcare has been provided at this site since 1123. Nowadays Barts provides a full range of local and specialist services and are a centre of excellence for cancer and cardiac care.

The Temple and Farringdon Together team, of which Edward is part, who represent the Ward of Farringdon Without are:


Gregory Jones QC


North Side

Deputy John Absalom

George Abrahams CC

Gregory Lawrence CC

Paul Martinelli CC

Wendy Mead OBE CC

South Side:

Deputy Edward Lord OBE JP

Caroline Addy CC

Ruby Sayed CC

Oliver Sells QC CC

William Upton QC CC