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Just outside the boundaries of the City, Clerkenwell boasts a prime location and a happening atmosphere.
Studio / 1 BR
44% Complete
2 Bedrooms
64% Complete
3 Bedrooms
77% Complete
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete

Good For
  • Couples without kids
  • Professionals


What's around
  • 184 Shops
  • 12 Fitness options
  • 131 Restaurants
  • 9 Grocery stores/markets
  • 3 Banks
  • 46 Nightlife options




Clerkenwell has an above average violent crime rate and a high property crime rate for London.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Clerkenwell LIKE?

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Clerkenwell is a name that should ring a bell with literature buffs since it often pops up in the works of Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, and William Makepeace Thackeray. This neighborhood has always been a place where creatives thrive. Today, it has a vibrant population of young designers and professionals. Apartments in this area are typically modern and up-to-date and they offer beautiful views of London’s skyline. 

Since it's just a quick commute into the heart of the city, this area is generally quiet during the week since its population heads to work. On the weekends, however, it comes to life with bustling markets, exotic restaurants, and packed bars. 

There are tons of dining options in the area. There are dozens of restaurants and a constant stream of new ones opening their doors here. PolpoSushi Tetsu, and St. John Bar and Restaurant are some of the best in the area. For those who love to cook, you'll find some of London’s finest markets. You can get great organic food, meat, and produce at Exmouth Market, Whitecross Street Market, and Leather Lane Market.

Sadler’s Wells Theater is one of the best contemporary dance venues in the world and it sits right in Clerkenwell. Half a million people come here each year to see the shows. There is a healthy scene for theater and music as well.

Since the area is very metropolitan, you wouldn’t expect to find green spaces, but Spa Fields is a busy park with a playground amidst the greenery. It gets packed during lunch hours and weekends.

Clerkenwell is bordered on the north by Angel, on the east by Shoreditch, on the south by Farringdon and the City, and on the west by Bloomsbury.


The City: 1.3 miles / 10-20 minutes by car / 20 minutes by transit / 25 minutes by foot / 10 minutes by bike
Canary Wharf: 4.5 miles / 20-35 minutes by car / 35 minutes by transit
Southwark: 2.9 miles / 15-35 minutes by car / 20 minutes by transit / 15 minutes by bike
Westminster: 3.2 miles / 15-40 minutes by car / 30-35 minutes by transit / 20 minutes by bike
Shoreditch: 1.3 miles / 10-15 minutes by car / 15 minutes by transit / 25 minutes by foot / 10 minutes by bike

Clerkenwell London Neighborhood Photo
Insider Tip
"Exmouth Market, a street in the heart of Clerkenwell, is one of London's most charming streets. By day, it's home to a permanent outdoor food market for nearby office workers. By night, it is strung with twinkle lights, an enticing welcome to a lovely selection of restaurants and pubs. This very central neighborhood is walkable to many Central London offices, so you can work off all those lovely evening meals out."
Julie & Drew, Moved from the United States
Julie & Drew, Moved from the United States


Local Flavor   Clerkenwell LOCAL schools

Clerkenwell Parochial CofE Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Voluntary Aided
Moreland Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
New River College Primary
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:PRU
School Type:Pupil Referral Unit
Prior Weston Primary School and Children's Centre
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
St Alban's Church of England Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Voluntary Aided


Photo Credits: Thanks to @The Acadamy of Urbanism, @fingertrouble, @Owen Jones, @Andrea Liu, @David Howard, @sandy, @Tim, @Anna Negrini for your great photos of this neighborhood! 


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