Clerkenwell Area Guide
Sitting between East London and the West End and abutting Islington to the north, Clerkenwell is an area of great history and regeneration. During the industrial revolution the area became home to breweries, printers and watchmakers and there are still signs of the area’ history all over Clerkenwell. Following the relocation of much of the printing industry to Docklands in the 1980s the area has become a popular location for design agencies and architecture firms and the area has adapted to suit its new occupants. Warehouses have been converted to open plan offices and apartments while retaining their original industrial character, and the area has become a culinary destination with a number of Michelin star restaurants, great street food and some excellent pubs. Smithfield Market, located between Farringdon and Barbican, has been London’s wholesale meat market for more than 140 years and the restaurants surrounding it make the most of this asset on their doorstep. Clerkenwell’s mix of history, facilities and location make it an enticing prospect and a great home in London.
Clerkenwell is a short walk from The City of London as well as Islington and Old Street meaning many residents never need to use the underground from day to day. Farringdon station gives access east and west on the Hammersmith and City, Circle and Metropolitan lines as well as to Thameslink, which heads north to St Pancras Station or south towards Blackfriars and the Southbank.
Where do Clerkenwell locals go?
Exmouth Market – EC1R 4QE
Weekday street food market alongside independent shops and restaurants.
Bleeding Heart Tavern - Bleeding Heart Yard, EC1N 8SJ
Historic gastropub with a great range of real ales.
Terroni of Clerkenwell - 138-140 Clerkenwell Road, EC1R 5DL
London’s oldest Italian deli.
Thames Lettings has many years of experience of lettings and property management in Clerkenwell. If we can be of assistance please call us or pop into our office. We will be pleased to help.