Home Inspiration Local Life EC1

You are not logged in. Log in / Register

Where do EC1 locals go?

Submit your favourite place

The Dovetail

The Dovetail

Serving the finest Belgian beer in London!

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 Modern Pantry

The Modern Pantry

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

Ibérica Farringdon

Ibérica Farringdon

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

J & A Café

J & A Café

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

Sports Bar & Grill, Farringdon

Sports Bar & Grill, Farringdon

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

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.

Foxlow

Foxlow

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

Mugen

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!

Workshop Coffee Co.

Workshop Coffee Co.

Great coffee and even better banana bread!

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.

The Wilmington

The Wilmington

Just down the road from Sadler's Wells Theatre, this exceptional gastro pub is packed before a show - and rightly so.

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.

Honest Burgers

Honest Burgers

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

Bounce

Bounce

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

Camden places

Know a great place?

Share your favourite place to go to in EC1.

Let us know

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...

EC1 quote

Tim Standing

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

EC1 quote

Andrew Phillips

Explore EC1

  1. Food and Drink places Amenities

  2. Tube and rail stations Transport

  3. Schools, colleges and universities Schools

    School performance tables

  4. Shops Property

Property prices

What are typical prices in EC1

Property Prices

For sale

Latest properties for sale in EC1

For sale

To rent

Latest rental properties in EC1

To rent

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.

  4. Submit your feedback

    What do you think of EC1?

    Send your comment

Child-friendly activities near EC1

Maternally Fit Pregnancy Exercise Classes

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

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

Little Moles toddlers group

Museum of London Shop
This is a fun session for children who are walking-5 years and their carers and involves hands-on creative activities, exploring the galleries, songs, stories and refreshments. Website

Water Babies

Golden Lane Campus
Aims to give you and your baby the confidence in water and will take your baby all the way from their first splashes in the pool to swimming all by themselves. Website

Mini Moles babies group

Museum of London Shop
Learn, play and explore together. Website

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.

What are your favourite things about EC1?

Local Estate Agencies

EC1 estate agents

Why not explore some other local areas
Barbican area guide
Clerkenwell area guide
Shoreditch area guide
Hoxton area guide
City area guide
Islington area guide
Spitalfields area guide
Aldgate area guide
De Beauvoir Town area guide
King's Cross area guide

How much is your property worth?

Get your free online valuation

Instant Valuation

Feedback about living in EC1 has been submitted directly by the public and may not neccessarily reflect the views of Foxtons. The description of EC1 was modified from Wikipedia and is available under the Creative Commons licence. Land Registry data is Crown copyright.

All the views and contributions contained within Foxtons Local Life are those of the contributors. All content is assessed before publishing for taste, however free opinion is encouraged. Foxtons accept no payment or sponsorship for content that is posted about EC1.