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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

"London Liverpool Street is not only a gateway to London, but to the rest of the country too."

Esin Gilgil

"There are some fantastic restaurants next to London Liverpool Street perfect for a quick bite to eat at lunch or before a long journey."

Andrew Phillips

What is your favourite place?

Where do Clerkenwell and surrounding areas locals go?

Honest Burgers

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

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.

Bourne and Hollingsworth

You may have to book really far in advance, but the brunch with bottomless cocktails is definitely worth the wait! Make sure you try the French toast with clotted cream, berries and honey...

Ibérica Farringdon

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


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

New Culture Revolution

Off the beaten track. Amazing dim sum and very good value for money.

The Slaughtered Lamb

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

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.

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 Modern Pantry

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

The Dovetail

Serving the finest Belgian beer in London!

J & A Café

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

Kerbisher & Malt

Sustainable and stylish fish and chips that taste fantastic!

Workshop Coffee Co.

Great coffee and even better banana bread!


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

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"Long established Sadler's Wells Theatre on Rosebery Avenue was founded in 1683 by Richard Sadler, when he built a music house around a mineral spring."

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Nanuk Birthlight Infant Aquatics

Thistle City Barbican Hotel
From birth to six months of age babies will work through various practices to enable them to move in the water and begin to develop their relationship with it.At the same time parents learn the skills to teach their baby to swim and toswim with their baby Website

Perform - Acting, Singing and Dance classes

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


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

Swimming Class UK

Soho Gyms Farringdon
Kids swimming lessons are a fun way to become friends with water. This new London swimming school will help your children learn how to swim. Our hands on teaching method will fast track your children to become brilliant swimmers. Website

St Luke's Centre Children's Craft Club

St Luke's Community Centre
Children will be offered a range of art activities, including painting, collage, sculpture and animation. 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
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