Clerkenwell

Clerkenwell has been revived in recent years, with empty industrial buildings being converted into loft apartments and offices for the creative industries. This has brought young, fashionable residents to the area and created a vibrant village atmosphere.

Historic Clerkenwell is an oasis tucked away in the heart of London. 

It is an area that has everything going for it. It is close to the City and West End, has a lively nightlife, quirky art galleries, and great cafes and restaurants. Its commercial past has provided superb loft conversions that mix in with Georgian townhouses and luxury apartments that are always in demand.

Once the home of jewellers and printers, Clerkenwell is now a hub of media and creative companies but its winding streets and alleyways, and pre-Victorian buildings give it a sense of history and the feel of a village neighborhood.

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Property in Clerkenwell

Property in Clerkenwell

Clerkenwell’s central location and its eclectic mix of period and modern London properties including lofts, Georgian townhouses and luxury apartments – ensures that properties here are always in high demand.

Property styles on offer in Clerkenwell include:

  • Contemporary split-level apartments
  • Warehouse conversions
  • Duplex penthouses
  • Luxury flats with balconies
  • Period terrace properties
  • One or two bedroom flats with versatile open-plan living spaces
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Lifestyle in Clerkenwell

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  • Betsey Trotwood Pub, Clerkenwell
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Going out in Clerkenwell

Clerkenwell is packed with great venues, including some of the best restaurants that London has to offer. Big names include Jamie Oliver's Fifteen and the Hix Oyster & Chop Bar. It is also home to the Sadler's Wells Theatre, a leading contemporary dance theatre and the Old Red Lion Theatre which hosts small productions on a weekly basis. 

We recommend:

  • The Zetter Townhouse, 49-50 St John's Square - Boutique hotel, perfect for afternoon tea
  • Moro, Exmouth Market - Moroccan cuisine 
  • The Bleeding Heart, Hatton Garden - Award winning French food
  • The Slaughtered Lamb, 34-35 Great Sutton Street - Tradional English Pub

Shopping in Clerkenwell

Clerkenwell benefits from being close to some great shopping locations, like Upper Street and One New Change, which have all the usual high street stores. It also has world famous markets where you can pick up almost anything.  As the host of Clerkenwell Design Week, it is also a mecca for design companies and you will find many independent design shops here.

We recommend:

  • Leather Lane Food Market, Leather Lane - Up market fast food
  • Exmouth Market - Packed with independent retailers selling everything from jewellery and furniture to books and fashion 
  • Bread & Honey, 205 Whitecross Street - Chic street wear for men and women
  • Montezuma's, Spitalfields Market - Organic handmade chocolates

Outdoors in Clerkenwell

Being one of the most historic parts of London, walking around Clerkenwell and soaking up the atmosphere is one of the best ways to experience the area.

We recommend:

  • Museum of London, 150 London Wall - To explore the capital's incredible history
  • Charterhouse Square - Once a burial site for victims of the 'Black Death'
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Schools in Clerkenwell

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Location & Transport

Transport Information

Angel

Northern Line

Farringdon

Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines National Rail services

Old Street

Northern Line

Barbican

Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines

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