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A locals' guide to WC1X

"Move over Shoreditch, King's Cross is rapidly becoming the place to be! Near the City and the West End, there's load of new bars..."

Charles Cutting

"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

"This inspiring mosaic in Angel reminds me every day to do what I love!"

Daniel Burrell

What is your favourite place?

Where do WC1X locals go?

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!

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.

Ibérica Farringdon

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

The Modern Pantry

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

Kerbisher & Malt

Sustainable and stylish fish and chips that taste fantastic!

DoubleTree by Hilton

Great for family or group dinners. Looks very classy and the food is delicious. Voucher deals are always available. If you think you can't afford the Hilton, think again!

Sushi Tetsu

Sushi Tetsu is a fantastic and very personable sushi restaurant tucked down a small passageway in Clerkenwell. It serves some of the best sushi in London.

The Dovetail

Serving the finest Belgian beer in London!

Terroni of Clerkenwell

Terroni's on Clerkenwell Road is a charming traditional Italian café and food store offering all the delights of the old country. There is nothing better than an afternoon cappuccino with a delicious pistachio cream filled cannoli!

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.

The Museum of the Order of St John Cloister Garden

A wonderful quiet garden for people in the know and ideal to sit in on a summer's day. Make sure you also take time to find the entrance to the original crypt, a wonderfully thematic space with tombs dating back hundreds of years.


Owned and operated by Japanese ladies, this gem on Cowcross Street opposite Farringdon Station offers quite simply the best selection of sushi and other Japanese food this side of Kyoto!

Workshop Coffee Co.

Great coffee and even better banana bread!

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

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"Clerkenwell owes its name to Clerks' Well, which was only rediscovered in 1924 in the basement of a building on Farringdon Lane."

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Tuesday's Meditative Yoga Class

Calthorpe Project
Hi Mums! Stretch out the stress release blockages calm the mind and savour the blissful harmony of your inner being! Classes are gentle accessible and non-competitive based on a combination of asanas (postures) pranayama (breathing exercises) and chakra meditation. All levels welcome. Website

Parent and Toddler Drop-In

Calthorp Project
Our drop in is open to all parents and carers and children aged under 5. You will get a warm welcome from Teresa Molano, our Drop In Manager who will introduce you to the other parents and offer you a cup of tea. We offer gardening, cooking, painting, play dough and lots more. Pop in for a visit, you'll have a great time! Website

Calthorphe Project Drop Ins Session

Calthorp Project
Little Green Fingers gardening for under fives daily drop in for parents/carers and early years. Have a cup of tea and chat with other parents and join in with the range of activities. We are a gated garden for children with bikes and buggies as well as growing space. Indoors we have a reading corner, dressing up clothes and lots of toys for children to play with. Website

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

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

How Schools Work Class at Parent House

The Parent House
The Parent House aim to improve the aspirations and lives of parents and carers who are at risk of exclusion, poverty and isolation. Website
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