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Clerkenwell and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Clerkenwell and surrounding areas

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

Tim Standing

"The Barbican Estate's striking architecture defines Clerkenwell and the surrounding areas in the City."

Tim Standing

"Within touching distance of the West End, yet retaining a vibrant neighbourhood feel, Islington is a smart choice for buyers and tenants."

Daniel Burrell

What is your favourite place?

Where do Clerkenwell and surrounding areas locals go?

Bounce

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

The Barbican Exhibition Centre

A quirky but intimate spot for live plays and music events. Home of London Symphony Orchestra!

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.

Kerbisher & Malt

Sustainable and stylish fish and chips that taste fantastic!

Exmouth Market

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

Mugen

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!

Nightjar

The most sophistication you can find between two kebab shops on a roundabout. A speakeasy-style cocktail bar underneath the adjacent shops, serving the best cocktail creations in town.

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.

Trapeze

Quirky interiors and crazy cocktails, this restaurant-cum-club is great for a number of different occasions.

Frederick's

Great wine, superb food and awesome al fresco dining in their garden during the warmer months.

The Dovetail

Serving the finest Belgian beer in London!

Honest Burgers

The Honest Burger cocktails are absolutely fantastic and the staff are exceptionally friendly too!

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.

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!

The Modern Pantry

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

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"Great St Bart's is a church on West Smithfield and was used in the filming of a number of well known films, including Four Weddings and a Funeral, Robert Downey-Jr's Sherlock and The Other Boleyn Girl."

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Short Tennis

Golden Lane Sport & Fitness
Our popular Junior Tennis sessions are based on the Spanish system called "Street tennis" and are run by qualified LTA coaches. This runs at Golden Lane Sport and Fitness for ages 5-8 years. Tennis helps develop speed, leg strength, body coordination, agility and balance at a physical level as well as discipline, sportsmanship and competition at a mental level. Website

Maternally Fit Pregnancy Exercise Classes

The Urdang Academy
Maternally Fit conducts exercise classes for pregnant and post-natal women. Website

Stop Motion Animation(7-14 years)

The 1A Centre
How would you like to tell stories, make characters, experiment with different materials and create short animated films? Well that's exactly what you can do at our Stop Motion Animation class! Then you can take home a DVD of your films to show your friends and family! Website

Perform - Acting, Singing and Dance classes

Church Of Our Most Holy Redeemer
Classes of Drama, Dance & Singing. Website

Gymnastics

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

Ballet North

Pulse Dance Studio
Ballet North offer dance classes to all ages following the world renowned International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) Syllabus. Taught by IDTA accredited teachers, students are encouraged to develop their natural ability and creativity in a safe and friendly environment, with an equal emphasis placed on technique, discipline and enjoyment. Website
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