How is life in St Luke’s? A thorough guide of the neighbourhood

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ St Luke’s is an area in central London in the Borough of Islington. It lies just north of the border with the City of London near the Barbican Estate, and the Clerkenwell and Shoreditch areas. The area takes its name from the now redundant parish church of St Luke’s, on Old Street west of Old Street station. Following the closure of the church, the parish was reabsorbed into that of St Giles-without-Cripplegate, from which it had separated in 1733. “

What kind of things are there to do in the city of St Luke’s?

St Luke’s is full of life and things to do. We suggest looking at Timeout for their weekly St Luke’s event listings to find local activities. Here’s a convenient link to see their upcoming happenings. Having a good grasp of what’s in St Luke’s and where helps get situated when moving. Our map compiles property price points and other details from this article to outline what’s available in St Luke’s.

The facilities you might need in St Luke’s

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

Are there many post offices in the region of St Luke’s?

Nearby post offices simplify sending and getting packages. St Luke’s branches also offer services like money orders and insurance along with mail services. Here they are along with their proximity to the area.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Old Street Post Office 185-187 Old Street, London 3 135
Moorgate Post Office 45 London Wall, London 2.9 426
Central Street Post Office 129 Central Street, London 3.4 78
Sun post office 131-133 Central Street, London 3 2
Royal Mail Parcel Postbox Castle House, Spektrix, 37- 45 Paul Street, London 0 0
Murray Grove Post Office 96-97 Murray Grove, London 3.5 55
Royal Mail Parcel Postbox London 0 0

Tube & Train stations within the region of St Luke’s

Train and tube stations in St Luke’s can provide you with direct links to nearby cities and hence, they are a desirable feature for people when deciding on a place to live. Those who move into a city with direct transport links are able to travel further for work and will maybe spend less time commuting. Find a table below about where these transport links are:

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Moorgate Moorgate, London 3.9 142
Farringdon Farringdon Station, Cowcross Street, London 4.3 363
Old Street London 3.9 375
Barbican Underground Ltd, Aldersgate Street, London 4.3 104

The number of hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in St Luke’s

St Luke’s 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
School of Health Sciences Queen Elizabeth II Wing, 2 Raymond Buildings, London N/A N/A
St Bartholomew’s Hospital West Smithfield, London 4.1 403
City Road Medical Centre City Approach, 190 -196 City Road, London 2.5 104
Jaheed Khan, Consultant Eye Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital Moorfields Private Eye Hospital, 9 Bath Street, London 4.8 29
Dr K Coleman – City Road Medical Centre 190 City Road, London N/A N/A
Orbis Electives 22 Wenlock Road, London N/A N/A
MMF Healthcare Limited 20-22 Wenlock Road, London N/A N/A
Stark Meditrip 145, 157 Saint John Street, London N/A N/A
Mobimedicals 145, 157 Saint John Street, London N/A N/A
Mr Jimmy Uddin 9-11 Bath Street, London 1.2 5
Mr Robert Henderson 9-11 Bath Street, London N/A N/A
Mr Niaz Islam 9-11 Bath Street, London N/A N/A
Mr. Saab Bhermi – Senior Eye Doctor, Cataract and Glaucoma Expert. 9-11 Bath Street, London 5 4
Moorfields Private Eye Hospital London 9-11 Bath Street, London 3.5 57
John Saunders Suite 7-9 Bath Street, London N/A N/A
Mr George Voyatzis 162 City Road, London N/A N/A
Dr Annegret Dahlmann-Noor 162 City Road, London N/A N/A
Primary Care Center 4-12 Cayton Street, London N/A N/A
Dr M Sulic – City Road Medical Centre 190 City Road, London N/A N/A
Dr P Glackin – City Road Medical Centre 190 City Road, London N/A N/A

Schools around St Luke’s

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the St Luke’s vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
City of London School for Girls Barbican,St Giles Terrace, Wood Street, London 4 40
Nuffield Health Shoreditch Fitness & Wellbeing Gym 1-6 Bateman’s Row, London 3.9 113
Central Foundation Boys’ School Central Foundation Boys Schoo, Cowper Street, London 3.4 32
Dallington School 8 Dallington Street, London 3.9 7
Guitar Tuition Quaker Court, 53 Banner Street, London N/A N/A
Harley Reed (International) 104 Old Street, London 4 1
Richard Cloudesley School 101 Whitecross Street, London N/A N/A
Arbor Education 105 Bunhill Row, London 3.3 7
Transcendental Meditation London – The Meditation Trust – Islington Willen House, 8-26 Bath Street, London 5 20
E M – P W R KEMP HOUSE, City Road, London N/A N/A
Bellezza Micropigmentation Academy 152 City Road, London 5 1
Seaway Yacht Delivery Kemp House, London N/A N/A
Newpark Montessori Nursery School 22 Seward Street, London 5 6
Mystery School Kemp House, 160 City Road, London N/A N/A
Commission on Religious Education 49-51 East Road, London N/A N/A
Supply Chain Sustainability School 2nd Floor, Albert House, 256-260 Old Street, London N/A N/A
NiftySchool.com Russell Bedford House, 250 City Road, London N/A N/A
Old Anatomy Building London N/A N/A
Guildhall School of Music & Drama Silk Street, London 4.6 303
Guildhall School of Music and Drama – Milton Court 1 Milton Street, London 4.9 30

In St Luke’s, what are some things we love?

What makes the heart of St Luke’s? 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, gym that exist in St Luke’s to help you decide to move in there.

Parks and green spaces in St Luke’s

One of London’s greatest features are the large green spaces that cover the surface of the city. Check below if St Luke’s is a good fit for you. Be it for a simple walk or for a casual summer picnic.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Postman’s Park King Edward Street, London 4.6 1142
St Luke’s Garden, Islington 40 Mitchell Street, London 4.3 195
HAC Grounds The Honourable Artillery Company, City Road, London 4.8 65
The Garden Designer The Garden Designer Ltd. White Collar Factory, 1 Old Street Yard, London N/A N/A
Amvico 6-8 Bonhill Street, London 5 6
Mark Street Gardens 25 Luke Street, London 4.4 65
Girdlers Gardens 1 Basinghall Avenue, London 5 2
Hoxton Square Park Hoxton Square, London 4.3 99
Coleman Street Garden Basinghall Avenue, London 5 1
Smithfield Rotunda Garden West Smithfield, London 4.2 103
St Mary Staining Oat Lane, London 4.5 4
Barbican Conservatory Silk Street, London 4.6 708
Hipcamp x Cool Camping 81 Rivington Street, London 4.3 23
Finsbury Square Garden Bar Finsbury Square, London 4.3 1042
Quaker Gardens London 4.3 3
Radnor Park 45 Mitchell Street, London 4.4 17
Pleydell Estate Open Space Menard Court, 10 Galway Street, London N/A N/A
St Luke’s Estate Open Space Paterson Court, Peerless Street, London 1 1
St Luke’s Edible Yard London Borough of, London 5 1
Basil Hume Quiet Garden off Lamb’s Passage, Bunhill Row, London 3 2

Gyms and leisure centre in the area of St Luke’s

As remote work becomes more prevalent, there’s a corresponding rise in gym attendance to maintain fitness. With options like David Lloyd, TheGym, and others, St Luke’s could be instrumental in helping you stay in shape – a valuable amenity in close proximity.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Virgin Active 33 Bunhill Row, London 4.3 462
Golden Lane Sport & Fitness Fann Street, Fane Lane, London 4.3 126
PureGym London Wall 48 London Wall, London 4.3 316
Otium Health and Leisure Club Central Street, London 4.3 86
Virgin Active One Exchange Place, London 4.3 121
Ultimate Performance Personal Trainers London City 44 – 48 Paul Street, London 4.3 640
Virgin Active 200 Aldersgate Street, London 4.3 514
Nuffield Health Shoreditch Fitness & Wellbeing Gym 1-6 Bateman’s Row, London 4.3 112
Finsbury Leisure Centre Norman Street, London 4.3 418
Fight City Gym – Moorgate Lower Ground, 15 Worship Street, London 4.3 100
Inglorious Grapplers Eight Members Club, 1 Dysart Street, London 4.3 34
FRAME Shoreditch 29 New Inn Yard, London 4.3 142
BigT-Fitness Personal Trainers London City Zetland House, Scrutton Street, London 4.3 26
Amica 365 CrossFit Shoreditch 89a Rivington Street, London 4.3 55
Health Avenues 193 Whitecross Street, London 4.3 10
Yoga Hive 173 Whitecross Street, London 4.3 N/A
Énergie Fitness Old Street 60-63 Bunhill Row, London 4.3 206
Gymbox Old Street 201A Old Street, London 4.3 378
Ironmonger Row Baths 1 Norman Street, London 4.3 608
Hunter Fitness Fitness Training Featherstone Studios, 19-23 Featherstone Street, London 4.3 2

Pubs

As Londoners, we love our local pubs. St Luke’s has great ones to become your new regular spot. Consider these if visiting or moving to the area of St Luke’s.

Pub name Name Address Description
Angel 73 City Road London EC1Y 1BD A delightful one-bar pub which will send your food and drinks up to you to the upstairs restaurant that doubles as a function room.
Artillery Arms 102 Bunhill Row London EC1Y 8ND Near Wesley’s Chapel and behind the Grade I listed dissenters’ burial ground of Bunhill Fields. Named after the nearby headquarters of the Honourable Artillery Company, Small single-room pub with a central bar. Some of the servery has stained glass panels, there are also two screens at the window overlooking Bunhill Row, and the venue has a bare wooden floor throughout. Walls at the rear display military prints and a framed collection of cigarette cards. Upstairs is a dining room with a comprehensive menu. There are occasional guest ales and a mini festival is staged in the autumn.
Jugged Hare 49 Chiswell Street London EC1Y 4SA Was Greene King, ex- Whitbread (Hawkins & Co) via Laurel. Reopened after four years’ closure and renamed JUGGED HARE in March 2012 after major refurbishment by ETM Group. No cash payments.
Singer Tavern 1-5 City Road London EC1Y 1AG Opened as a Barworks pub in March 2015 having been a sports bar from 2009-2014. 4 handpumps are to the left of the bar serving beers from breweries such as Crate, Gypsy Hill and Purity.
Two Brewers 121 Whitecross Street London EC1Y 8JH Pleasant thriving backstreet boozer with a good mix of custom from local housing and offices. Narrow interior with side bar. This pub was one of the houses where Whitbread Gold Label Lager (a real lager served by hand pumps) went on trial, it appears to have lost the case. One long bar with darts. Now Enterprise, ex- Whitbread.
Whitecross Tap 142 Whitecross Street London EC1Y 8QJ Reopened as The Whitecross Tap following refurbishment in November 2018. Lots of screens to watch sports and pizzas on offer.

The types of restaurants

St Luke’s is rich in restaurants, from Indian, Chinese or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and the foodies that you may be will surely find what you are looking for.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Premier Inn London City (Old Street) hotel Corsham Street, London 4.3 1917
Malmaison London 18-21 Charterhouse Square, London 4.3 904
The Princess of Shoreditch 76-78 Paul Street, London 4.3 1159
The Jugged Hare 49 Chiswell Street, London 4.3 2061
The Book Club 100-106 Leonard Street, London 4.3 1939
St. JOHN Restaurant 26 Saint John Street, London 4.3 2255
The Peasant 240 Saint John Street, London 4.3 559
Cay Tre Hoxton Shoreditch 301 Old Street, London 4.3 970
Hoxton Grill 81 Great Eastern Street, London 4.3 1201
Old Red Cow 71 Long Lane, London 4.3 984
Tinseltown 44-46 Saint John Street, London 4.3 1786
Old Fountain 3 Baldwin Street, London 4.3 458
Colours Hoxton 2-4 Hoxton Square, London 4.3 1264
Club Gascon – French Michelin Starred Restaurant 57 West Smithfield, London 4.3 429
Red Dog Saloon – Hoxton Restaurant 37 Hoxton Square, London 4.3 2398
Chiswell Street Dining Rooms 56 Chiswell Street, London 4.3 275
The Breakfast Club Hoxton 2-4 Rufus Street, London 4.3 2597
The Zetter Clerkenwell 49-50 Saint John’s Square, London 4.3 975
The Horse & Groom 28 Curtain Road, London 4.3 753
1920 Bar 19-20 Great Sutton Street, London 4.3 631

Are there a lot of supermarkets in St Luke’s?

Finally we wouldn’t like to let you down on where to do your grocery shopping in St Luke’s. Although solutions like Ocado, Amazon or other delivery services can be a great replacement, knowing if a grocery store is nearby the place you are about to live in is a big plus. Please find below the grocery stores in St Luke’s.

We weren’t able to find any supermarket in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local supermarket or grocery store. We’ll amend this page

Museums & Galleries nearby

The vitality of a community stems from its residents who live, work, and engage with one another. Exploring an area through art offers a fresh perspective. If you’re considering relocating to St Luke’s, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. They offer delightful weekend activities and contribute to the vibrant atmosphere of the region.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Museum of London 150 London Wall, London 4.6 15338
Museum of the Order of Saint John St John’s Gate, 26 Saint John’s Lane, London 4.6 485
The Charterhouse Charterhouse Square, London 4.6 550
Islington Museum 245 Saint John Street, London 4.3 97
Museum of Methodism 49 City Road, London 4.7 85
The British Red Cross Society 44 Moorfields, London 4 7
St John Priory Church Saint John’s Square, London 4.7 76
Armourers’ Hall 81 Coleman Street, London 4.7 89
Budapest Services 4 Helmet Row, London 4 2
Joseph Hart’s Grave & Memorial Bunhill Fields Burial And Gardens, London 3.6 10
Honourable Artillery Company Museum Armoury House, City Road, London 4.7 95
Blackall Alley, Street Art Walkway 4044 Blackall Street, London 5 2
Momentgo 3rd floor, 86-90 Paul Street, London N/A N/A
Art of Stones 20 Wenlock Road, London 5 4
Roman Fort Ruins Viewing Walkway Noble Street, Oat Lane, London 5 3
St Bartholomew’s Hospital Museum NB this is NOT Barts Pathology Museum, North Wing, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, West Smithfield, London 4.5 82
Barts Heritage St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, West Smithfield, London 4.7 7
NLA – the London Centre 3 Aldermanbury, London 4.6 105
Amin Taha building 15 Clerkenwell Close, London 5 2
Shoreditch Tube Carriages Platform 3, Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, London N/A N/A

What else is close by?

You could find your new neighbourhood in an area that is nearby and similar to St Luke’s. Check out some of our other guides on places nearby so you’re sure your ideal place to buy a property isn’t next door.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Newington See the guide here
Southwark See the guide here
South Bank See the guide here
Wapping See the guide here
Whitehall 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
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
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
Lombard 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
Bank of England See the guide here
Brompton See the guide here
Shadwell 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
Barbican See the guide here
Spitalfields See the guide here
Great Portland Street See the guide here
Hatton Garden 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
Stepney See the guide here
Shoreditch See the guide here
Bunhill Fields See the guide here
University College London See the guide here
Finsbury Estate See the guide here
St Pancras See the guide here
Clerkenwell See the guide here
Euston See the guide here
Somers Town See the guide here
Hoxton See the guide here
Cambridge Heath See the guide here
Bethnal Green See the guide here
Kings Cross See the guide here
South Hackney See the guide here
Haggerston See the guide here
De Beauvoir Town See the guide here
Islington See the guide here
Barnsbury See the guide here
London Fields 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
Shacklewell See the guide here
Newington See the guide here
Southwark See the guide here
South Bank See the guide here
Wapping See the guide here
Whitehall 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
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
Covent Garden See the guide here
Portsoken See the guide here
Chinatown See the guide here
Blackfriars See the guide here

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