Is Clerkenwell made for you? Our guide of the area

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Clerkenwell is an area of central London, England. “

The facilities you might need in Clerkenwell

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Clerkenwell name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Post offices in Clerkenwell

Want to send and receive parcels easily? There is no better way to do that than having a post office nearby. Not only do they provide post services but post office in Clerkenwell can provide a wide range of services such as: sending money or subscribing post insurance. Here is the list of post offices in your next area

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Farringdon Road Post Office 39-41 Farringdon Road, London 3.3 259
Mount Pleasant Post Office Rosebery Avenue, London 3.6 55
Central London Delivery Office Royal Mail Central, Delivery Office, Phoenix Place, London 2.6 79
Pentonville Road Post Office 112 Pentonville Road, London 3.4 43
Local Post Box White Lion Street, London 5 1
Postal Office 8 Duncan Street, London 3.5 19
Grays Inn Post Office (Ryman) 24-28 Grays Inn Road, London 4.5 113
Post Box 57 Amwell Street, London 5 2
Postal Office 101 Clerkenwell Road, London 4.2 5
Sun post office 131-133 Central Street, London 3 2
Central Street Post Office 129 Central Street, London 3.4 78
Chapel Market Post Office 27 Chapel Market, London 3.2 138
Royal Mail Group 328 Grays Inn Road, London 3.6 7
Royal Mail Parcel Postbox 11 Hatton Garden, London 0 0

Tube & Train stations within the region of Clerkenwell

Most prefer transit within a 10-15 minute walk and if there aren’t public connections nearby then this could be something that takes down the price of property or can even deter people from moving in to Clerkenwell entirely. Here is a table below so you can see where these connections are for yourself.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Farringdon Farringdon Station, Cowcross Street, London 4.3 363
Angel Islington High Street, London 4.3 217
Chancery Lane High Holborn, London 3.9 92
Barbican Underground Ltd, Aldersgate Street, London 4.3 104

Schools around Clerkenwell

Having a nearby school is a plus when moving. Below are schools located by Clerkenwell. This table is especially important to pay attention to if you are trying to find a place for your child to learn in the next few years.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Nuffield Health Bloomsbury Fitness & Wellbeing Gym Mecklenburgh Place, London 3.3 80
Chartered Institute Of Housing Headland House, Grays Inn Road, London N/A N/A
1a Children’s Centre 1 Rosebery Avenue, London 5 2
Dallington School 8 Dallington Street, London 3.9 7
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School Donegal Street, London 3.4 12
Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery Angel 339, 341 City Road, London 4.3 19
Oakdale College Ltd Susan Lawrence Hostel, 170 King’s Cross Road, London N/A N/A
The Gower Primary School 10 Cynthia Street, London 5 5
Thomas Coram Centre 49 Mecklenburgh Square, London 5 2
St Alban’s C of E Primary & Nursery School, London Baldwin’s Gardens, London 3.7 11
Think Chinese – Chinese Lessons in London 79 Grays Inn Road, London N/A N/A
The National Autistic Society Centre, Greater London (Ladbroke Grove) National Autistic Society, City Road, London 3.5 8
Alena Jewelry 145-157 Saint John Street, London N/A N/A
Malvern House London 200 Pentonville Road, London 4.8 297
Medical Educator 2nd Floor, 145-157 Saint John Street, London N/A N/A
City Innovation Centre Whiskin Street, London 5 1
Accountable Now 1 Easton Street, London 5 3
Clerkenwell Mount Day Nursery and Preschool in London 27-29 Amwell Street, London 5 6
FORTIUS UNIVERSITAS LONDON 145, 157 Saint John Street, London N/A N/A
Grays Inn Buildings Grays Inn Buildings, 41 Rosebery Avenue, London N/A N/A

Medical institutions in Clerkenwell

Clerkenwell has 20 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Holborn Medical Centre 64-66 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London 3.3 106
Stark Meditrip 145, 157 Saint John Street, London N/A N/A
Mobimedicals 145, 157 Saint John Street, London N/A N/A
Psychotherapy in London / Herve Durant/ Psychothérapeute en Francais The Claremont, 66 Pentonville Road, London 5 2
GP Link 31-35 Kirby Street, London N/A N/A
Nuffield hearing centre 45 Swinton Street, London N/A N/A
Body Shaping Clinic Ely Place, London N/A N/A
Amwell Group Practice The Amwell Practice, 4 Naoroji Street, London 3.6 78
Finsbury Health Centre Pine Street, London 2.7 19
Hospital in a Box Lower Ground Floor, 145-157 Saint John Street, London 5 2
JL Welt Ltd 148 Saint John Street, London N/A N/A
All-on-4 Dental Implants London 71 Grays Inn Road, London N/A N/A
RTNE Hospitral Grays Inn Road, London N/A N/A
Medical Room 1 Portpool Lane, London 5 4
Private GP Surgery 1-5 Portpool Lane, London 5 1
Zayed Centre for Research 20c Guilford Street, London 4.7 12
Dr Malini Uppal 16 Saint John Street, London N/A N/A
Thrive Medical 46 Theobalds Road, London N/A N/A
St Lukes Hospise 5 1
Pivotal 253 Grays Inn Road, London N/A N/A

In the city of Clerkenwell, what kind of things are there to do?

What makes the heart of Clerkenwell? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs and gyms that exist in Clerkenwell to help you decide as to whether to move there or not.

Galleries and Museums

An area lives because of the people who live, work and interact. Art is a great way to discover an area in a new way. If you are looking to move in Clerkenwell we definitely recommend that you check for galleries, museums and other cultural institutions. They provide a great source of enjoyment over the weekends.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Museum of the Order of Saint John St John’s Gate, 26 Saint John’s Lane, London 4.6 485
Charles Dickens Museum 48-49 Doughty Street, London 4.5 1949
The Charterhouse Charterhouse Square, London 4.6 550
Islington Museum 245 Saint John Street, London 4.3 97
Foundling Museum 40 Brunswick Square, London 4.4 877
The Postal Museum 15-20 Phoenix Place, London 4.6 4244
St John Priory Church Saint John’s Square, London 4.7 76
System Gafa 20 Hatton Wall, London N/A N/A
Novelty Automation 1A Princeton Street, London 4.8 869
Amin Taha building 15 Clerkenwell Close, London 5 2
Riceyman Steps Granville Square, London N/A N/A
Colorful Ice Cream Ornament Baird House, 15-17 Saint Cross Street, London N/A N/A
Thomas Paine statue Angel Square, London N/A N/A
The Drill Hall Farringdon Road, London N/A N/A
New Gallery of Digital Art 24 Britannia Street, London N/A N/A
Budapest Services 4 Helmet Row, London 4 2
Antoniq asenova Liverpool Road, London N/A N/A

Gyms in Clerkenwell

Working from home means more gym time for many. With chains like EasyGym and PureGym, it’s easy to stay fit in Clerkenwell.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Golden Lane Sport & Fitness Fann Street, Fane Lane, London 4.3 126
Nuffield Health Bloomsbury Fitness & Wellbeing Gym Mecklenburgh Place, London 4.3 80
Gymbox Farringdon 12a Leather Lane, London 4.3 663
Anytime Fitness King’s Cross Unit 2, Nido Building, 200 Pentonville Road, London 4.3 168
Virgin Active 333 Goswell Road, London 4.3 494
Finsbury Leisure Centre Norman Street, London 4.3 418
PureGym London Farringdon 122 Clerkenwell Road, London 4.3 237
Zonto Fitness 145, 157 Saint John Street, London 4.3 N/A
Akasa Sanctuary 145, 157 Saint John Street, London 4.3 N/A
The Gym Group London Angel 265-269 Goswell Road, London 4.3 821
Rabble games 160-164 Grays Inn Road, London 4.3 5
Seen on Screen Mob45 20, Farringdon Road, London 4.3 4
Yoga with Olivia BGM Entertainment, 73 Saint John Street, London 4.3 30
BGM Entertainment The Basement, 73 Saint John Street, London 4.3 11
Balanced Osteopathy 70 Saint John Street, London 4.3 59
MOB45 20 Farringdon Road, London 4.3 92
Position Pilates 6a Liverpool Road, London 4.3 N/A
Fitness to Practice London 4.3 N/A
Grand Union Jiu Jitsu at Gymbox Gymbox, 12A Leather Lane, London 4.3 41
Pilates HQ 4th floor, 17 Islington High Street, London 4.3 99

Where can you buy groceries in the area

Out of all the other services in Clerkenwell, supermarkets are arguably some of the most important. Take a look at the table below that tells you where the nearest supermarkets are so you can do your shppping conveniently. It would be a shame to move somewhere new and not realise some of your favourite stores aren’t nearby in Clerkenwell.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Tesco Express 186-188 Southwark Park Road, London 3.2 54
Asda Old Kent Road Superstore 464 – 504 Old Kent Road, London 3.4 882
Iceland Supermarket Bermondsey 222-226 Southwark Park Road, London 4.1 527
St James Super Market London 191 Southwark Park Road, London 4.4 484
Poundland 193-221 Southwark Park Road, London 4.1 429
Nisa Local – Bermondsey 257-259 Southwark Park Road, London 4.2 49
Sainsbury’s Local 192, 196 Jamaica Road, London 3.6 65
Sainsbury’s Local 19 Spa Road, London 3.3 45
Tesco Express 78-82 Jamaica Road, London 3.3 224
Tesco Superstore 107 Dunton Road, London 3.5 786
BLUE Istanbul Supermarket 234 Southwark Park Road, London 4.8 57
Miriam Ryan Southwark Park Road, London N/A N/A
Premier 300 Southwark Park Road, London N/A N/A
Karma Supermarket London 57 Southwark Park Road, London 4.7 17
Vishal Supermarket 359 Southwark Park Road, London 4.7 14
Premier 1d-3, Ilderton Road, London N/A N/A
River Supermarket 208 Jamaica Road, London 3.5 85
Tesco Petrol Station Tesco Stores Ltd, 107 Dunton Road, London 4.1 166
ROJ International Food London 430-432 Old Kent Road, London 4.3 45
G & F Supermarket 272 Old Kent Road, London 4.2 56

Are the restaurants in Clerkenwell any good?

Clerkenwell has a range of different places to eat. From Chinese, Indian or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and if you are a foodie you will surely find what you are looking for here.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Malmaison London 18-21 Charterhouse Square, London 4.3 904
Premier Inn London Angel Islington hotel 18 Parkfield Street, London 4.3 782
The Craft Beer Co. Clerkenwell 82 Leather Lane, London 4.3 1233
The Peasant 240 Saint John Street, London 4.3 559
The Easton Pub & Kitchen 22 Easton Street, London 4.3 442
The Wilmington 69 Rosebery Avenue, London 4.3 1063
The Eagle Farringdon 159 Farringdon Road, London 4.3 1007
St. JOHN Restaurant 26 Saint John Street, London 4.3 2255
The Zetter Clerkenwell 49-50 Saint John’s Square, London 4.3 975
Moro 34-36 Exmouth Market, London 4.3 1092
Tinseltown 44-46 Saint John Street, London 4.3 1786
Caravan Exmouth Market Restaurant 11-13 Exmouth Market, London 4.3 1270
Papa Johns Pizza 65 Farringdon Road, London 4.3 249
Premier Inn London Holborn hotel 27-29 Red Lion Street, London 4.3 1237
The Dovetail 9-10 Jerusalem Passage, London 4.3 968
Otto’s French Restaurant London 182 Grays Inn Road, London 4.3 349
1920 Bar 19-20 Great Sutton Street, London 4.3 631
Sports Bar & Grill – Farringdon 19-25 Cowcross Street, London 4.3 1269
Bleeding Heart Bistro 7 Bleeding Heart Yard, Greville Street, London 4.3 547
The Lexington 96-98 Pentonville Road, London 4.3 2569

Parks and green spaces in Clerkenwell

One of London’s best features is its many green spaces. See if Clerkenwell offers space for strolls or picnics.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Granville Square Granville Square, London 4.1 28
Myddelton Square Gardens 42 Myddelton Square, London 4.4 202
Landspace Design F9, Peabody Estate, Farringdon Lane, London 5 39
Calthorpe Community Garden Calthorpe Community Garden, 258-274 Grays Inn Road, London 4.6 358
Coram’s Fields 93 Guilford Street, London 4 124
Culpeper Community Garden 1 Cloudesley Road, London 4.6 386
St Luke’s Garden, Islington 40 Mitchell Street, London 4.3 195
Green Spaces for People 305 Grays Inn Road, London N/A N/A
Spa Fields 91 Skinner Street, London 4.3 608
Smithfield Rotunda Garden West Smithfield, London 4.2 103
Saint James’s Church Garden 3 Sans Walk, London 4.4 132
Bourne Estate 70 Grays Inn Road, London 3.7 36
RCC Moro Junction moro N/A N/A
Wilmington Square 5 Wilmington Square, London 4.3 97
Spa Green Garden 173 Rosebery Avenue, London 4.2 53
St Andrew’s Gardens, Kings Cross 3 Langton Close, Wren Street, London 4.2 211
St James Clerkenwell Sekforde St, Clerkenwell, London EC1R, Sekforde Street, London 4.7 34
Northampton Square 14 Sebastian Street, London 4.9 9
St John’s Churchyard Jerusalem Passage, Saint John Street, London 5 1
Owens Field Angel, London 4.1 10

Pubs in the area

As Londoners at Cozee, we cherish our weekly visits to the local pub. Why not embrace the same in your new living space? We’ve diligently tested and reviewed all the pubs in Clerkenwell – well, not literally, but we wish we had! Here’s our list of the finest pubs in Clerkenwell.

Pub name Name Address Description
Holy Tavern 55 Britton Street Clerkenwell EC1M 5UQ Opened in 1996 as a re-creation of an 18th-century tavern. After over 20 years as the Jerusalem Tavern it was reopened in March 2022 in its current guise. The pub is now run by the building’s owners but the tie up with St Peter’s brewery remains for the time being. The decor is bare wooden floors and bare walls, with a mixture of wooden chairs and tables.
Sutton Arms 6 Carthusian Street Farringdon EC1M 6EB Former Charrington pub bought by Fuller’s in 2015. Long L shaped bar. Rear has skylight, mirrors and Friary Meux poster. The upstairs saloon bar has no bar front and has wine and bottled beers.
Castle 34-35 Cowcross Street London EC1M 6DB A pawnbroker’s sign and a large painting commemorate a former licensee of this pub lending George IV money for a bet, some of which he accepted as reward the right to practise as a pawnbroker which of course has not been used. The pub was refurbished in 2021 and now has a single bar. wooden floorboards and some exposed brickwork. There is a mixture of seating styles with additional seating up the steps at the rear of the pub.
Fox & Anchor 115 Charterhouse Street London EC1M 6AA The main bar is narrow and not that big. Well restored in 1993, including a plasterboard beamed ceiling, blue tiled strip above the dado, the bar-back, stunted partitions down the opposite side, fireplace. Some elements are newer, like the pewter bar counter and at the back, the Fox’s Den, consisting of a small anteroom and three tiny snugs or booths (each slightly different), created by remodelling the back of the pub including what used to be the gents. Ex-Allied, from 1999 Bass, M&B. Taken over in 2007 by Cunning Plan, their first outlet, combining gastro food with a boutique hotel upstairs. Bought by Young’s in 2014. Young’s also run the next door cocktail bar The Vestry.
Hope 94 Cowcross Street London EC1M 6BH Late 19th century four storey building with many fittings from Victorian and inter-war times. Above a black polished granite base is a fine recessed pub frontage including a rare central bay bowed and curved window above etched panels. The lower ‘Wines’, ‘Ales’ and ‘Spirits’ frosted windows look to be from the 1920/30s. Built as an inn during the days between the medieval and modern market in an area which was then parkland. It is alleged that the pub was erected over the Path of Hope leading to a sanctuary church, which condemned prisoners from Newgate Prison were led, if they received a last minute reprieve.
Sir John Oldcastle 29-35 Farringdon Road London EC1M 3JF This Wetherspoons pub is named after The Sir John Oldcastle Tavern, which stood in the former grounds of Sir John’s nearby mansion. John Oldcastle is thought to have been the model for Shakespeare’s character ‘Falstaff’. Located near Farringdon station, the pub has an L-shaped interior with plenty of seating. It has a range of regular and guest ales available. There are various interesting framed prints and photos of the local area around the premises.
Smiths of Smithfield 67-77 Charterhouse Street London EC1M 6HJ Opened in 2005. Rebranded by Young’s in April 2018. Operates on three levels with the Cafe/Bar on the ground floor.
Sports Bar & Grill (Farringdon) Unit 3 Cowcross Place,19-25 Cowcross St, London EC1M 6DQ Chain bar opened in March 2011 in former Slug & Lettuce.
St John 26 St John Street London EC1M 4AY A restaurant that cares about beer.
Three Compasses 66 Cowcross Street London EC1M 6BP A pub has been on the site since 1723. Small simple 1950’s style pub, a secluded back street enclave sited over the (audible) Underground. Relaunched in November 2022 with a separate restaurant upstairs.

What to do in the area of Clerkenwell

There are always activities happening in lively Clerkenwell. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Clerkenwell page to make finding local happenings easier. Getting to know a new area is easier with an overview of offerings and locations. Our map pulls together property price info and other details from this article to give you a Clerkenwell snapshot.

What else is close by?

Whenever you’re not sure about if you want to move into an area for sure, making sure that you have considered your other options is important to confirm a decision or perhaps sway you in another direction. Find some other nearby regions to help you make a decision about Clerkenwell.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Newington See the guide here
Southwark See the guide here
South Bank See the guide here
Whitehall See the guide here
St. James’s See the guide here
Horton See the guide here
Moorfields Eye Hospital See the guide here
Tower of London See the guide here
Bankside See the guide here
Charing Cross See the guide here
Royal Academy See the guide here
Tower Hill See the guide here
Monument See the guide here
Billingsgate See the guide here
Leicester Square See the guide here
Temple See the guide here
Mayfair (south) See the guide here
Mayfair (north) See the guide here
Covent Garden See the guide here
Portsoken See the guide here
Chinatown See the guide here
Blackfriars See the guide here
Cannon Street See the guide here
Grosvenor Square See the guide here
Lombard Street See the guide here
Regent Street See the guide here
Aldwych See the guide here
Aldgate See the guide here
Soho (south east) See the guide here
Soho (north west) See the guide here
Royal Exchange See the guide here
St Paul’s See the guide here
Hanover Square See the guide here
Bank of England See the guide here
Brompton See the guide here
Whitechapel See the guide here
Soho Square See the guide here
Fetter Lane See the guide here
Bishopsgate See the guide here
New Oxford Street See the guide here
Liverpool Street See the guide here
St Bartholomew’s Hospital See the guide here
High Holborn See the guide here
Broadgate See the guide here
Marylebone See the guide here
Barbican See the guide here
Spitalfields See the guide here
Great Portland Street See the guide here
Hatton Garden See the guide here
Harley Street See the guide here
Finsbury See the guide here
Finsbury (west) See the guide here
Chenies See the guide here
Fitzrovia See the guide here
Farringdon See the guide here
Great Ormond Street Hospital See the guide here
Bloomsbury See the guide here
Shoreditch See the guide here
Bunhill Fields See the guide here
University College London See the guide here
St Luke’s See the guide here
Finsbury Estate See the guide here
St Pancras See the guide here
Euston See the guide here
Somers Town See the guide here
Hoxton See the guide here
Kings Cross See the guide here
Haggerston See the guide here
De Beauvoir Town See the guide here
Islington See the guide here
Camden Town See the guide here
Barnsbury See the guide here
Canonbury See the guide here
Dalston See the guide here
Highbury Fields See the guide here
Newington Green See the guide here
Highbury See the guide here
Holloway See the guide here
Newington See the guide here
Southwark See the guide here
South Bank See the guide here
Whitehall See the guide here
St. James’s See the guide here
Horton See the guide here
Moorfields Eye Hospital See the guide here
Tower of London See the guide here
Bankside See the guide here
Charing Cross See the guide here
Royal Academy See the guide here
Tower Hill See the guide here
Monument See the guide here
Billingsgate See the guide here
Leicester Square See the guide here
Temple See the guide here
Mayfair (south) See the guide here
Mayfair (north) See the guide here
Covent Garden See the guide here

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