All you need to know about Clerkenwell, London

Renowned for its range of architects, publishers and a concentration of design professionals, Clerkenwell has a vibrant, trendy reputation and a lively after-work scene. Featuring many popular bars and pubs, Clerkenwell is a London destination in its own right, and as a result, it is one of our most popular locations for serviced apartments in London.


A London district wouldn’t be complete without a tube station within its boundaries, and Clerkenwell is no exception. Farringdon station is joined by the Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and London Underground Circle, meaning the district is well equipped for commuting to and from our corporate serviced apartments in Clerkenwell. It is worth noting that the district is within the London Congestion Charge Zone. Farringdon Street, or the A201, links the district to Blackfriars and King’s Cross. In the avoidance of delays and congestion fees, cycling is popular in Clerkenwell, with the Cycle Superhighway 6 running directly to multiple areas including Bloomsbury and Elephant and Castle. There are also two Quietways nearby, enabling cyclists to avoid busy roads.  

Food and Drink

Although our serviced apartments in Clerkenwell provide the luxury of a fully fitted kitchen, there are plenty of options in the area for dining out. The stylish Anglo offers contemporary, refined dishes with an emphasis on British ingredients, whereas relaxed all-day venues such as Ask for Janice provide fresh, delicious food within an informal environment – perfect for a lunch with colleagues between business appointments. From sports orientated bars, like Café Kick and Bounce Farringdon (the home of ping pong), to decadent cocktail bars like The Gibson and Gunmakers, Clerkenwell is well stocked with unique drinking venues for any occasion.


Clerkenwell is well stocked with high-end shopping facilities, including the fashionable Clerkenwell London, which includes stores, a spa, wine shop and perfumery. The district is also filled with unique, independent shops which provide a sense of character – such as the International Magic Shop, and the renowned, super-stylish stationery store, Present & Correct. When you have a moment spare on your business trip to Clerkenwell, take a stroll through its streets and enjoy the endless shopping opportunities right on the doorstep of our corporate serviced apartments in Clerkenwell. 


Clerkenwell has many things to see and do, including visiting the bustling and sensory sensational Exmouth Market (as featured in our blog about urban food in London)– which is a pleasure to browse and explore. If you are a literature lover, you simply have to visit the nearby former home of Charles Dickens – The Charles Dickens Museum is where the famous author wrote classics such as Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby, so should be high on your list of places to visit from your serviced apartment in Clerkenwell. You can even tour the incredible tunnels and exhibits of the Postal Museum, and discover the history of this most British institution. 

St James's Church in Clerkenwell

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