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

Jun
22
Mon
Featured Event

City of London Festival 2015

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

Jul
5
Sun
Blues Light District
Drink Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross
Jul
5
Sun
Bloody Mary’s And Board Games
Drink Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross
Jul
5
Sun
P/O/P/A/G/A/N/D/A
The Book Club, 100 – 106 Leonard Street, London
Jul
4
Sat
Unsigned London
Shoreditch Park, New North Road, London
Jun
30
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Cleopatra's Key
Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, London
Jun
22
Mon
City of London Festival 2015
Various venues
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Our local reviews...

DINING
Flesh & Buns
8/10
NIGHTLIFE
Foundation Bar
5/10
DINING
BunBunBun
8/10
NIGHTLIFE
The Narrow Boat
4/10

Things to try


The best things...

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

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

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

Joe Allen
Best for...
  • 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
Best for...
  • Great Restaurants for Stag and Hen parties


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Nightlife

Bars & Clubs in Clerkenwell
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Restaurants

Restaurants in Clerkenwell
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Local Shops

Clothes & Fashion 10 businesses listed


Food & Drink 109 businesses listed


Health & Beauty 39 businesses listed


Home & Garden 56 businesses listed


Shops & Amenities 187 businesses listed


Taxis & Transport 11 businesses listed


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