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A locals' guide to EC1A

"When walking across stunning Millennium Bridge, it always makes me feel like a tourist in my own city."

Thomas Holmes

"The majesty of St Paul's Cathedral's architecture and the historical significance is amazing..."

Josh Walsh

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

Tim Standing

What is your favourite place?

Where do EC1A locals go?

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!

St Paul's Cathedral

One of London's most famous landmarks with a beautiful, ornate interior and regular tours.

Foxlow

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

Sports Bar & Grill, Farringdon

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

The Slaughtered Lamb

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

Exmouth Market

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

J & A Café

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

The Barbican Exhibition Centre

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

Ibérica Farringdon

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

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.

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!

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!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Barbican, Clerkenwell, City, Holborn, Southwark, Islington, Covent Garden, Shoreditch, Spitalfields and Borough

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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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Child-friendly activities near EC1A

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

Mini Moles babies group

Museum of London Shop
Learn, play and explore together. 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

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

Singalong with Harriette

Church Hall
Harriette Ashcroft is one of the hidden gems of London. Guitar and vocals. Trained at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, She has work with Shared Experience, Theatre de Complicite and the Peter Hall Company. As a professional community musician her songs and stories have been performed by members of the London Symphony orchestra. She has received grants form the Arts council to develop her work . Website

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
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