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Holborn is a place in London, England in the London Borough of Camden and/or the City of Westminster, sandwiched between the West End[?] and the City. Perhaps counter-intuitively, Holborn is pronounced "ho-bun".

The area is traditionally the stamping ground for journalists and lawyers. Historically Fleet Street, running west-east in the southern half of Holborn, was the home of almost all the national newspapers, although these have all now moved to more spacious surroundings towards the east of the city. This area is still the home of the legal system. The Royal Courts of Justice[?] (the Law Courts) and the Inns of Court (Gray's Inn, Lincoln's Inn, Inner Temple and Middle Temple), home to the top barristers in the country, are located in the area.

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