Clerkenwell

Clerkenwell, London: Address, Clerkenwell Reviews: 4.5/5

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Neighborhood: Islington
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  • Farringdon • 4 min walk
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tremone69
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nice food but terrible management
Feb 2020
we were 4 Italian-English friends to eat on advice and I must say that you eat better at their restaurant in marylebone! the thing that annoyed us and that the manager in charge miss karm or carmen perhaps felt entitled to treat us as beggars xche ours bill was so poor ??? "" let them wait so much they don't spend a c .... and it was his phrase to a colleague of ours as we asked where our food had ended !!!! not having understood what goal we were Italian .. .... disgusted! not recommended
Written February 15, 2020
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TERRAvelista
London, UK16,049 contributions
So much better than 20 years ago
Oct 2019
This is an area that under went a huge regeneration in the last 20 years with more being built as you pass through here.

We walked the other day on the way to the Postal Museum, which I highly recommend you to visit, as we came from Farington tube station, until now having lots of new buildings being built near it.

Everything looks more clean cut, safer and more elegant and from the intersection of Faringdon with Clerkenwell road you have a good view of other tall buildings in the distance, near the river!!!

What I also like here, is that the facades of the old buildings have been kept, where the buildings were of historic value and could be rescued, so you have some great historic pubs where you can have a pint or good meal, thus competing with the new trendy and very cheap restaurants that are in abundance in the area towards the City. Avoid it in the rush hour, Mon to Fri after 4pm, as the tube stations are a nightmare and might dampen your great experience walking these amazing historic streets.
Written October 19, 2019
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
Small area of London steeped in history
Sep 2019 • Friends
Walking routes round Clerkenwell are usually only a couple of miles, but this district is packed with historic and interesting sites. The list is endless, but it includes St Bartholomew’s Hospital, the magnificent church of St Bartholomew the Great, Smithfield Meat Market, Charterhouse Square, The Charterhouse, the William Wallace Memorial, Spa Fields, Saffron Hill, Ely Place, Cloth Fair, the St John Gatehouse and Museum and Clerkenwell Green. The area is packed with restaurants, pubs and cafes. It’ll take a whole day to do justice to visiting it and even then you’ll run out of time to see it all.
Written September 10, 2019
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Rashmi C
London, UK18 contributions
Pleasant surprise
May 2019 • Solo
Great place and surprisingly great food. I had the fish dish with a herb crust - cooked to perfection
Written May 8, 2019
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hgoldman77
hgoldman77147 contributions
Nice neighborhood
Sep 2018
Staying here is a way to experience the real London as Londoners might live it. Workplaces for creative tech, media and light manufacturing companies, plenty of inexpensive ethnic restaurants, including a daily street-food festival, walking distance to a subway and City of London sights. A short taxi ride or Underground jaunt to anywhere you want to go.
Written November 19, 2018
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futtock21
London, UK11,095 contributions
Historic; gastronomic; high-tec; little off the beaten Tourist trail
Jun 2017 • Solo
Things historic: the well after which this area is named was rediscovered in 1924; home of the Medieval Knights Hospitallers of St. John; gateway and crypt: now St. John ambulance HQ; St. John Street has some of the best restaurants in London: St. John (Fergus Henderson's nose to tail eating); the Eagle (London's first gastropub and still going strong); Henry IV Part 2: Falstaff joked about Justice Shallow's youthful exploits with a prostitute on Turnmill Street (today has a Spanish restaurant); three prisons were here: Bridesmill, Coldbath and New Prison; Old Street Magistrates' Court (now closed: remembering appearing as a young lawyer in front of a Magistrate with piles squirming on his heavily cushioned bench); Old Street high-tec hub; St. Luke's high-spec LSO concert venue; Clerkenwell Outrage of 1863 when Fenian (Irish Republican) terrorists escaped prison and killed local people held hostage. Farringdon station (the only station in Clerkenwell but what a station: two underground lines; Thaneslink N-S through the City; Crossrail E-W coming soon ...
Written June 2, 2017
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
Gastronomic destination
Apr 2017 • Family
This central London neighbourhood is reputed as one of the city's must-go gastronomic destinations. The Michelin starred restaurants, historic pubs and all night bars attract crowds here. As well as foodie-friendly establishments, this area is also known for its entertainment and art.
Written May 22, 2017
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T_Hotel_Inspectors
London, UK837 contributions
evolving to the new demographic but with same old 60s structure buildings
Mar 2017 • Solo
So central is clerkenwell , but many buildings which are frequented by young people & startup business attracted re-designed pubs, and the graphic art community
The lack of train station makes it more quiet, but generally worth the resataurant trip
Written April 28, 2017
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RWandSW
Greater London, UK1,914 contributions
Away from the tourists
Jun 2016 • Friends
A charming area away from tourists with many nice restaurants and bars/pubs; I used to work in the area and still like visiting, especially when socialising with former colleagues.
Written September 18, 2016
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Renso S
383 contributions
Worth a stroll
Mar 2016 • Solo
I did not plan to walk through this neighborhood but then I ended up spending a lot of time there. Lots of shops, coffee shops and restaurants match the architecture and street markets. Actually not a bad location to book a hotel as it is close to the main shopping areas but still has an authentic neighborhood feel to it
Written March 13, 2016
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