Clerkenwell Area Guide
Clerkenwell is within the London Borough of Islington and London Borough of Camden and is also known as London’s Little Italy. Being home of Oliver Cromwell who lived by the Green, Clerkenwell is a fashionable place to live with a creative atmosphere. Creative businesses thrive within the area and it has the most architect firms in the world.
Clerkenwell is full of busy markets, restaurants and bars all of which are a short distance to the City of London. Residents looking for a property with beautiful views over the famous London skyline Clerkenwell is the perfect place for this. The contemporary developments that fill the area are full of flats or apartments which are the most appealing in Clerkenwell. Other property types of Victorian warehouse conversions, Georgian houses and Victorian townhouses provides residents plenty to choose from.
Clerkenwell offers three of London’s best food markets one of which is the largest wholesale meat market within the UK. The markets fill the streets of cafes and restaurants providing everyone with plenty of choice of food and drink. Spa Field and Myddleton Square Gardens are two examples of open green spaces for adventure playgrounds or a perfect spot for a picnic.
There are plenty of tube stations to choose from in Clerkenwell with the closest being Farringdon and Angel and King’s Cross and Barbican stations not being too far away either. To travel to places such as Sutton, Luton and even Brighton, Farringdon mainline railway can take you the whole way there. Having this great choice of transport links provides residents and visitors easy journeys in and out of the area. To go even further London City Airport and Luton Airport can both be reached within an hour by public transport.
For young families interested in Clerkenwell you will be pleased to learn that there is a great choice of both primary and secondary schools.
St Alban’s Church of England
Moreland Primary School
St Peter and St Paul RC Primary School
Hackney University Technical College
Central Foundation Boys School