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A locals' guide to EC1N

"I love the buzzy urban feel of EC1 and knowing that I am within touching distance of all that is happening..."

Tim Standing

"Clerkenwell offers residents outstanding choice when it comes to the bars and restaurants and all so close to London's financial centre, too!"

Josh Walsh

"The majesty of St Paul's Cathedral's architecture and the historical significance is amazing..."

Josh Walsh

What is your favourite place?

Where do EC1N locals go?


A great place to enjoy a drink, food and a good game of ping pong in the founding home of table tennis!

The Bleeding Heart

Tucked away down an alleyway that is reputedly the site where Lady Hatton was found murdered in the 17th century, this collection of restaurants offers amazing French cuisine in a quaint surrounding.

Bloomsbury Square

A beautiful spot to sit in the sunshine!

My Old Dutch

The best place for pancakes on Shrove Tuesday - or any day of the year for that matter!

St Paul's Cathedral

One of London's most famous landmarks with a beautiful, ornate interior and regular tours.


Amazing food! The service is fantastic and the steak and salmon are out of this world...

Sports Bar & Grill, Farringdon

Every sport on multiple wide screens and great burgers. The champagne cocktails are to die for!

The Slaughtered Lamb

Great atmosphere, live bands, excellent wine! Sometimes you see the cast of Eastenders and Ed Sheeran in here.

Exmouth Market

Amazing fresh food for all tastes. Charming, especially at night. A great place to relax in the sun.

The Zetter Townhouse

Amazing cocktails - especially the Twinkles recommended by the waiter - impressive service, great atmosphere and a quirky, eccentric interior.

J & A Café

The best Irish fry up with real Irish soda bread and Ballymaloe relish!

Ibérica Farringdon

A great spot for tapas right by Farringdon Station, with good value, super tasty food and a buzzy atmosphere.

Look Mum No Hands

A great concept for anyone who loves cycling. Full-time mechanics working upstairs that can help with flat tyres and answer any questions about bikes, as well as a great outdoor area to sit and bask in the sun with a coffee and food.

The Modern Pantry

Great brunch/lunch spot and really fresh food. Worth booking as people come especially to Clerkenwell to eat here.

The Grill on the Market

Steak, cocktails and very good fajitas... If you're a member you can even get 50% of food and 2-4-1 drinks!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Clerkenwell, Holborn, Barbican, City, Covent Garden, Bloomsbury, Islington, King's Cross, Southwark and Euston

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"On 3rd February each year, people with throat infections may visit London's oldest Catholic church, St Etheldreda's in Ely Place to have their throat blessed. The service commemorates St Blaise who once saved a child from choking on a fish bone."

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Child-friendly activities near EC1N

Bangladeshi under 5s Drop-In

Coram Parents Centre
Set in the peaceful grounds of Collingham Gardens, our drop-ins are funded by Camden Council. Drop-in for Bangladeshi families and their children. Website

After school Pottery Class

The 1A Centre
Our after school Pottery Class is a lot of fun and makes use of our fantastic facilities at 1A Arts. We have a pottery studio, complete with kiln, allowing kid's to explore their creativity. Colleen is our very talented pottery tutor and always makes it a fun experience! Website

Drop In

Dragon Hall
The Under 5s Drop In at Dragon Hall is on Friday mornings from 10am to 2pm, during school term time. All under 5s are welcome with their parents or carers. There is lots of space to run around, different activities each week including trips out to other venues Website

JEMS Tuition

Coram's Fields
Junior English, Maths & Science Tuition is dedicated to helping young people reach their full potential. We are an independent group of qualified teachers who seek to instil the love and enthusiasm that we have for English, Maths and ScienceWe motivate students to become independent learners whose knowledge is based on solid foundations. Website


Golden Lane Sport & Fitness
Gymnastics is one of the most popular junior activities; spaces are in demand as this activity helps children develop physical strength, flexibility, agility, coordination and balance. Our classes and sessions are a great balance of structured learning and relaxed enjoyment, based around the British Gymnastic Association award scheme. Sessions run: Saturday 10:00 - 11:00 (5 - 7years) Saturday 11:00 - 12:00 (8 - 12 years) Website

Fives Stay & Play

Coram Family
All parents and children are welcome to come along and enjoy our Under Fives Stay & Play drop-in service, here at Coram. Set in the peaceful grounds of Collingham Gardens, our drop-ins are funded by Camden Council and free for parents and children under five. Website
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