Clerkenwell Guide

Your All In London guide to Clerkenwell

Incredibly popular with the City’s professionals, Clerkenwell is in the ever popular London Borough of Islington. Clerkenwell’s popularity is primarily due to its central location surrounded by Bloomsbury, St Pancras, Holborn, King’s Cross and Smithfield.
During the population boom of the seventeenth century, Clerkenwell was a fashionable location frequented by many of the rich and famous including Oliver Cromwell. The Industrial Revolution made a big difference to Clerkenwell and it became a booming area for breweries, printing and the manufacture of clocks and watches.

More recently, Clerkenwell went through a decline following World War Two, but has recently seen a huge revival and is now extremely popular with professionals attracted by the array of art galleries, restaurants and night clubs.

Which borough is Clerkenwell in?
Clerkenwell is in the borough of Islington

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What's On

Jan
31
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Featured Event

Soul Saturdays

Location: The Anthologist
The following events are coming up soon and are all listed at locations within 1 mile from central Clerkenwell.

Jan
28
Wed
The Priory
Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, London
Jan
31
Sat
Wild Drinks Workshop w/ The Cocktail Gardener
Queen Of Hoxton Rooftop Terrace, 1 Curtain Road, London
Nov
25
Tue
The Absolut Art Exchange Hub
28-30 Rivington St, London
Jan
31
Sat
Jewellery Making
St Mary Islington Community Partnership, Upper Street, Islington
Jan
31
Sat
Writers Course With National Theatre Writer
YHA St Pancras, Euston Road, London
Jan
31
Sat
London A Cappella Festival - All Things Vocal: Workshops
Kings Place, 90 York Way, London
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Our local reviews...

NIGHTLIFE
Dirty Martini
7/10
NIGHTLIFE
Tate Modern Bar
8/10
DINING
Studio 6
7/10
DINING
Asadal
7/10

Things to try


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Cafe Pacifico
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  • The best Mexican food in the capital
  • Bars which serve London's biggest drinks

Food For Thought
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  • Top restaurants where you can bring your own booze
  • Great restaurants for Vegetarians

The Ivy
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  • Restaurants where you're likely to spot celebrities

Joe Allen
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  • Restaurants that serve a great brunch

J Sheekey
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  • Restaurants where you're likely to spot celebrities
  • The best fish restaurants in town

Smollensky's On The Strand
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  • Great Restaurants for Stag and Hen parties


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Nightlife

Bars & Clubs in Clerkenwell
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Restaurants in Clerkenwell
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Local Shops

Clothes & Fashion 9 businesses listed


Food & Drink 98 businesses listed


Health & Beauty 30 businesses listed


Home & Garden 49 businesses listed


Shops & Amenities 171 businesses listed


Taxis & Transport 11 businesses listed


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