4 star modern hotel
86-88 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, EC1M 5RJShow on map
“The Zetter offers stylish interiors close to the City”The Zetter Hotel is a 59 room, 4 star contemporary hotel which is located in Farringdon in the City of London. This lies in Zone 1 of the... Read More »
Apartment - 4* contemporary
66 Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell, EC1M 5RRShow on map
Blueprint Living offers a range of fabulous apartments in the centre of London's business and financial district; 66 Turnmill Street is a modern building set amongst the sleek offices and ancient monuments of... Read More »
4 star classic hotel
12 Peters Lane, , Clerkenwell, EC1M 6DSShow on map
Close to the City of London and a short tube ride from the West End, this eclectic hotel is 0.1 miles from Farringdon Station - a mainline railway station served by First Capital Connect trains from Brighton... Read More »
47-48 Hatton Garden, Holborn, EC1N 8EXShow on map
“Access Holborn is a furnished apartment property close to Farringdon”The Access Holborn Apartments is a 10 room, furnished apartment property which is located in Farringdon, East London. This lies... Read More »
Apartment - 4* contemporary
30 Greville Street, Farringdon, EC1N 8AFShow on map
These serviced apartments are in a new 5-Star, environmentally friendly development in a part of London that is well known for design studios, creative industries and jewellers. Hatton Garden, famous for the... Read More »
4 star urban cool hotel
18-21 Charterhouse Square, Farringdon, EC1M 6AHShow on map
This distinctive 4-Star hotel is in the fashionable area of Smithfield just north of the City of London. It is very close to Charterhouse Square – a pleasant historic green space – and also a short... Read More »
7-21 Goswell Road, Barbican, EC1M 7AHShow on map
Citadines Barbican's conveniently located and inexpensive serviced studios and apartments provide easy access to the City of London and its environs. A few minutes' walk from Barbican Underground Station,... Read More »
15 West Smithfield, St Pauls, EC1A 9HYShow on map
These serviced apartments, convenient for doing business in the City of London, are close to several stations. Farringdon, Barbican, City Thameslink and St Paul’s stations are all 0.3 miles away.... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
120 Central Street, Barbican, EC1V 8DSShow on map
Thistle City Barbican is just off the City Road, a main thoroughfare running through North and Central London. Old Street is the nearest station, 0.5 miles away. On the Underground networks it serves the the... Read More »
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Clerkenwell is situated in the Borough of Islington, close to the Barbican Centre, King's Cross, Holborn and Bloomsbury. Once a huge industrial centre, it has since become a trendy residential district, housing young professionals and an overspill of suits from the City, which in turn has seen the area fill up with trendy gastropubs and eateries. Back in the 17th century, Clerkenwell was a popular residential area, where Oliver Cromwell lived, replete with spa baths, chalybeate springs, tea gardens and theatres. Sadlers Wells in the north retains this reputation somewhat, with City Academy Sadlers Wells Theatre and The Old Red Lion Theatre, which showcase contemporary dance, fringe comedy and drama; however, the area was vastly changed during the Industrial Revolution, when it was filled with warehouses, breweries, distilleries and factories.
Clerkenwell Green features in Oliver Twist and the area was well known by Charles Dickens and the area has a more unusual claim to fame, as it contains The Crown and Anchor pub, where Vladimir Illych Lenin and Joseph Stalin met for the first time. It may seem strange that two men considered to be such tyrants and political dissenters formed radical political strategies over a pint in a local boozer, but the area was a hotspot for Communist activity. When based in London, Lenin moved publication of Spark; a socialist newspaper to the area and The Marx Memorial Library still exists in the area.
Aside from radical leftist politics, Clerkenwell, which fittingly has many loft apartments and converted industrial buildings, is also known for its many architectural firms and practices and high-end furniture showrooms. Clerkenwell Design Week is an annual event in the area, which showcases the latest in creative practice, so the area is very trendy.
Exmouth and Smithfield markets are both worth a visit as well, the former is a thoroughfare of trendy shops, restaurants, cafes and gastropubs and the latter is a more traditional form of market, selling a quality selection of meats, which are supplied to the many pubs nearby, making them fantastic and reasonably priced places to eat. Restaurants and drinking establishments nearby are very trendy and serve a young, urban clientele. From The Well and The Peasant, which both serve superb British grub, to Potemkin for Russian dining and the well-renowned Spanish restaurant Moro, which has spawned several cookbooks; you will be spoilt for choice.
The area is also renowned for boutique galleries, vibrant nightlife in venues such as Fabric and Ghost; Vinoteca and historic sights such as the Museum and Library of the Order of St John and the 12th century church St Bartholomew the Great. Of course, the Sadlers Wells Theatre is worth checking out for its bold productions, such as Edward Scissorhands and the Pet Shop Boys first ever ballet.
Clerkenwell is close to Farringdon Station, which services the Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Circle lines, providing direct links to Paddington Station, where you can catch the Express Train to Heathrow and King's Cross St Pancras Station, where you can catch the Eurostar. Hotels in the area reflect the designer influence on the area and even the cheaper hotels show lots of attention to detail and style; however, these are few and far between as the area is still close to central London so prices can still be high.