A brief introduction to the area
Just beside Moorgate, Barbican and Old Street, you can find Clerkenwell – an area filled with narrow streets, cobbled alleys and secret squares. It’s also charmingly green, littered with tiny parks and gardens. Clerkenwell is home to many of London’s creative and design industries, including London’s diamond trading street – Hatton Garden. This heritage-rich neighbourhood is packed with workshops, studios, boutiques and pop-up shops events spaces and markets. There are always new things to discover in Clerkenwell.
Food and Drinks in Clerkenwell
Workshop Coffee, is one of London’s highly rated cafes. They focus on selling the highest quality in the whole of London. People of Clerkenwell also got lucky because their closest store serves delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner and their famous weekend brunch.
St. John Restaurant
St. John’s Restaurant is considered as one of the best restaurants for British cuisine in London. It’s a great place to go and have breakfast, lunch and even some dinner.
Foxlow opened to create a more ‘affordable’ yet still delicious restaurant to its big brother chain Hawksmoor. They serve incredible dishes with lots of salad and meat. Foxlow is also the place if you fancy cocktails and wines.
Health & Wellbeing
There are lots of places in Clerkenwell to keep you in shape and increase your health.
Gymbox is probably one of the fastest growing gyms in Central London. With a branch in Clerkenwell, there is no excuse for laziness. A packed timetable with a massive studio, what else would you need? Try tour de Farringdon – the indoor cycling class.
London Dance Academy
Explore the art of dance & yoga. The classes are fun yet hard, for you to meet your personal targets. With three studios and an extensive list of classes including yoga rave, primal flow, splits mission and aerial yoga there’s something for everyone from beginners to professional dancers.
Rosebery Rooms, Kumari Club
This urban day spa is perfect for all sorts of beauty and health treatments you may be looking for. Book yourself in for a massage and escape from every day’s work stress for 30 minutes.
Antoni & Alison
Antoni & Alison is a simple yet gorgeous fashion shop that sells womenswear, menswear and accessories. So go and have a look around and dig into some fashion.
Content & Co
Content & Co is the ultimate choice for menswear clothing. Selling brands like Barbour, Adidas, Gant and Canada Goose to be stylish – it’s probably one of the best ‘mistake’ you’ll make is visiting the store in Holborn.
Hidden gems of Clerkenwell
All parts of London has some hidden gems to offer for non-Londoners and even Londoners too. So read along if you want to know what Clerkenwell has to hide from you.
The Jerusalem Tavern has been sitting on Britton Street since 1720 and it probably is one of the best places in London to get a cheeky pint. The interior based on the 18th century, which means it may look a bit old but believe us there’s nothing old about this place.
Leather Lane Market
Leather Lane Market was originally set up to sell clothes but it has been completely renewed and now it’s just a packed market full of amazing looking and deliciously tasting food from different stalls. If you fancy a quick lunch and some sweet treats, this is the place to go to.