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The Dovetail

The Dovetail

Serving the finest Belgian beer in London!

Honest Burgers

Honest Burgers

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

Nightjar

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.

Sourced Market

Sourced Market

I can get the perfect poached eggs on toast in the morning and then go back in the evening for a bottle of craft beer!

Sourced Market

Sourced Market

I can get the perfect poached eggs on toast in the morning and then go back in the evening for a bottle of craft beer!

The Bleeding Heart

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.

Workshop Coffee Co.

Workshop Coffee Co.

Great coffee and even better banana bread!

Kerbisher & Malt

Kerbisher & Malt

Sustainable and stylish fish and chips that taste fantastic!

The Grill on the Market

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!

Foxlow

Foxlow

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

J&A Club

J&A Club

Truly lovely gem of a cafe - indoor and outdoor seating with a relaxed charm and scrumptious food.

Sushi Tetsu

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 Museum of the Order of St John Cloister Garden

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.

Look Mum No Hands

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.

Ibérica Farringdon

Ibérica Farringdon

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

Why not explore the nearby areas of Barbican, Clerkenwell, Shoreditch, Hoxton, City, Islington, Spitalfields, Aldgate, De Beauvoir Town and King's Cross

"The name Clerkenwell is taken from Clerks' Well which was a spring where students gathered. Part of the well is still visible and it has been incorporated into a building called Wells Court in Farringdon Lane."

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

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

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Tim Standing

Shoreditch is to London now, what King's Road was in the '60s.

Andrew Phillips

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What locals say about EC1

  1. A very central location without the overwhelming buzz of London's tourist hotspots.

  2. From the old buildings, the occasional cobbled street to the many great places to eat and drink, Clerkenwell has the sort of character you can't build. You have to wait for it! There is the hustle and bustle around Farringdon station in the mornings, and the buzz outside the pubs at the end of the week. Nowhere quite like it in London.

  3. Stunning views, an oasis of calm and culture within walking distance to most of the City.

Activities near EC1

Whitecross Street Party 2024
Whitecross Street

Whitecross Street Party is Sat 13th and Sun 14th July 2024. Join us for a FREE event that celebrates the radical communities of EC1 with over 25 street artists painting live, workshops from Barbica...

Pride in London Parade
Central London

London's legendary Pride Parade follows a 1.4-mile (2.3km) route starting north of Oxford Circus on Regent Street. The parade is set to be the biggest yet, with more than 300 groups marching an...

About EC1

EC1 is the postcode district in East Central London incorporating the areas of Clerkenwell, Farringdon, Hatton Garden, Finsbury Estate (west), Finsbury, Moorfields Eye Hospital, St Luke's, St Bartholomew's Hospital and Bunhill Fields. EC1 is split further into the following smaller postcodes of EC1A, EC1M, EC1N, EC1P, EC1R, EC1V and EC1Y.

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Barbican area guide
Clerkenwell area guide
Shoreditch area guide
Hoxton area guide
City area guide
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Aldgate area guide
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King's Cross area guide

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