If you get bored, City Lit is well placed for a quick trip to Hatton Garden. Visit Cookson, Walsh, Euro Findings AE Ward, Holts or even leave some work at the mini assay office.

Leather Lane, the next parallel street, has S&M hardware, which looks deceptively well, like a hardware shop, but has all sorts of jewellery tools at bargain prices.

The 243 bus goes from Kingsway, up Clerkenwell Road. The stop is opposite Holborn station. Dennis.