Once known as Little Italy because of its huge Italian population, Clerkenwell is part of the London borough of Islington. For centuries Clerkenwell has been a very fashionable place to live and was once home to the likes of the Duke of Northumberland and Oliver Cromwell. Following the Industrial Revolution, Clerkenwell became well known for a number of industries such as brewing and printing, and in particular for its clock and watch making. Today it is a trendy area where you will find chic bars, media companies, and some great shops and eateries. You will find a range of historical and cultural attractions here too, including the Charles Dickens Museum, the Host Gallery and the Clockmaker’s Museum.
A number of media companies now rent out office space in Clerkenwell, and many of its older buildings that were once used for heavy industry are now entertainment venues such as bars and restaurants. Museums and galleries can also be found in the vicinity as well as a number of hotels and retailers.
Entertainment And Dining Out
When it comes to evening entertainment, there is plenty to choose from in Clerkenwell. If you want to relax with a live classical music performance you can head to Sadler’s Wells theatre. You will also find plenty of bars and pubs and cinemas nearby. There is also plenty of choice when it comes to dining out in the area, there are many quality gastro pubs as well as more unusual restaurants with menus offering French cuisine, sushi, Chinese, and even Russian dishes.
Clerkenwell is well connected with a variety of transport options for visitors, locals, and businesses. Farringdon tube station is a short walk away and you can also easily reach Barbican underground on foot. There are mainline rail services at hand, as well as several secure car parks located nearby. Buses and taxis are always available from Clerkenwell, providing swift access to all parts of London. Virtual Office London, Social Media Marketing Ltd, Flat Rock Technology and The Brand Union are companies with offices in this area.