Farringdon Station is on the corner of Cowcross Street and Turnmill Street. The Castle is a public house opposite Farringdon Station. Eliza, the wife of Sir John Soane, was born in an earlier building with the same name and purpose on the same site in 1760.
London Lesbian and Gay Centre, London's first non-commercial lesbian and gay community centre, was located at 67-69 Cowcross Street from 1985-91. These offices are now used by Addaction, the charity founded in 1967 that works with people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol.