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Clerkenwell: the pinnacle of hip and the creative hub of London

Published: 10/08/2021

With village vibes and characterful industrial buildings, this historic pocket between the City and the West End was also once home to London’s clockmakers and bookbinders. Now it's where the young, upwardly mobile, and design-savvy chose to live - a far cry from it's earliest residents which were a sisterhood of nuns in the 17th century.


There are many reasons to live in this pretty, historical, and creative area. It is rapidly evolving with restaurants (which vary from gastropubs to Michelin-starred marvels), great bars, and galleries opening in abundance. It has more creative businesses per square mile than in any other part of the UK, attracting architects, designers, tech firms, and eco tea brewer and ice cream makers! Clerkenwell is also home to numerous museums and attractions.


Take a look at our area guide to Clerkenwell to find places to eat, drink, and things to do.


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Exciting plans have been unveiled for an £8 million graphics and illustration gallery, housing the archive of Quentin Blake, famous for his collaboration with Roald Dahl. Work is due to start on the site, near Sadler’s Wells Theatre, next year ahead of a 2023 opening.


The much anticipated Crossrail will firm up its transport links when it finally opens at Farringdon; one of the best-connected stations in the capital, connecting the underground, Thameslink, and Crossrail services to provide links with outer London, the City, Canary Wharf and three airports.

There is a strong sense of community within these winding cobbled streets and alleyways as Clerkwellians enjoy the spoils that this Zone 1 neighbourhood has to offer. Our extensive local knowledge of the Clerkenwell property market, coupled with our expert staff, qualifies us to help you with your buying, selling, renting or letting needs.

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