Farringdon Within is one of
the 25 wards of the
City of London, the historic and financial centre of
London. The ward covers an area from
Blackfriars station in the south to
Barbican station in the north.
Originally known as the Ward of Anketill de Auvergne,
 Farringdon was named for Sir
Nicholas Farindon, who was appointed
Lord Mayor of London for "as long as it shall please him" by
King Edward II.
 The ward had been virtually a political possession of the Farindon family for 82 years at the time of his appointment. His father, William Farindon, preceded him as
alderman in 1281, when he, the father, purchased his position as alderman.
The father was Lord Mayor in 1281 and 1282 and also warden of the
Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, a City
 During the reign of
King Edward I, William Farindon, as an alderman and goldsmith, was implicated in the arrest of English Jewry (some, fellow goldsmiths) for treason.
The ward was split into
Farringdon Without and Farringdon Within in 1394. "Without" and "Within" denote whether the ward fell outside or within the
London Wall — this was also the case for the wards of
Bridge Within and Without. However, since boundary changes in 2003 Farringdon Within is no longer entirely within the former wall.
The resident population of the ward is 276 (2011).