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Why move to Clerkenwell?

Why move to Clerkenwell? It's more a questions of 'why not move there?'. Filled with some of the capital's best bars, restaurants, shops and nightclubs, this is inner-city living at its absolute finest. Take a wander on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon though, and you could well have the streets to yourself. London really doesn't get better than this.

Some things to love about living in Clerkenwell & City

Clerkenwell has a great reputation for markets and unique and freshly grown produce, in Leather Lane you can find pretty much anything anything, from fruit and veg to clothing and a cheap and exciting range of jacket potatoes if you're there for lunch! Exmouth Market on the other hand has a different offering, with high quality and specialist stalls for art and design. Clerkenwell is also home to the famous meat market Smithfield, though only for the brave as it ends for the day at 7am.

Every imaginable item of jewellery can be found in Hatton Garden. This area is internationally recognised and has been visited by the worlds rich and famous among the many visitors to this elite area of London.

Visit one of the many bars that Clekenwell has on offer. A diverse range available to cater to anyone's taste, try Bar 19:20, minutes away from Farringdon tube and a great place to relax after work.

Why not try a Clerkenwell Ghost Walk? The area creates a perfect path to explore the fascinating history of the area, and there are several to choose from. Our favourite is from St Pauls to the Barbican

The Barbican is famed for being a hotspot for culture, whether you'd like to see a film, listen to live music or catch the latest exhibition they've put up, this is the place to go.

A little bit of history

To say Clerkenwell has a rich history would be something of an understatement. Located on St John's Lane, The Gate of the Order of St John dates back to 1504, and the area has been considered a fashionable place to live since as early as the 17th Century. By the 1830s, Clerkenwell made its literary mark as the base for Charles Dickens' famous novel 'Oliver Twist', with Saffron Hill playing home to Fagin's boys and Bill Sykes' favourite pub. And the 1840s saw the arrival of Farringdon train station, part of the Industrial Revolution sweeping the city, the warehouses and industrial buildings from which have been rapidly converted into stylish warehouse apartments ever since the early 1990s.

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Locals can sign up for an EC1 card, which provides discounts at all kinds of local bars and restaurants. Check it out at


Unlike much of London, Clerkenwell is full of independent shops, so it's a great area whether you want to pick up a gift or your groceries. Gift-wise, our top picks have to be Magma on Clerkenwell Road, which sells beautiful design and photography books. And Exmouth Market, which is home to jewellers, gifts, furniture, homeware and bike shops, as well as the city's best children's bookshop. As for your groceries, there are butchers galore around Smithfield Market ' brilliant places to pick up a suckling pig or Christmas turkey at a great price. With Farringdon once being known as 'Little Italy' it should come as no surprise that there is no shortage of fantastic Delis. We recommend Gazzano's on Farringdon Rd, Olga Stores, Alford's Deli and Le Comptoir Gascon. And you must try the ice cream at Veneticus


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