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St. John's Gate


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Tel code: 0207 | code search
Postcode: EC1 | code search
Population: 3700
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Birthplace of:
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Folk Customs:
April Fools Day
Baddeley Cake
Beating the Tower Boundaries
Blessing of the Throats
Bonfire Night
Changing of the Quill
Doggett's Coat and Badge Race
Footbridge Rent of one Red Rose
Hot Cross Buns for the Widow’s son
Mass for the executed Charles I
Quit Rents Ceremony
Vintners' Company Procession

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Sofra - Exmouth Market
"excelent ,you shoul visit atmosfer is beutafull meal very tasty ,stuff really polite and friendly ,i think turkish hospitalty efect to meal

Date visited: 11/10/2008 ..." More

Thistle City Barbican
"Good Points: There were none particularly. The room was clean enough. Bad Points: Room window was stuck down, room for two provided with only one towel and one cup; iron ..." More

Thistle City Barbican
"Good Points: Restaraunt food. Bad Points: Room decor very dated. Old springs in matress. No air-Con and bed side light didn't work.

Date visited: 2007-10-09 ..." More

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Clerkenwell is a pretty much perfect London location. It's surrounded by the various attractions of Bloomsbury, Holborn, Smithfield, Barbican, the City of London, Islington, King's Cross and St Pancras. Clerkenwell is also only half an hour's walk from St Paul's Cathedral, the South Bank and the West End. Yet despite the excitement on its doorstep, Clerkenwell retains a friendly village atmosphere, particularly around Clerkenwell Green and Exmouth Market - a pedestrian passage containing outdoor cafés and some highly rated restaurants. Lovely Georgian squares and distinctive churches add to the peaceful character of the area, which is rich in history. Charles Dickens, who lived in neighbouring Bloomsbury, used many of the streets as settings. In Farringdon Lane, part of the Clerk's Well, which gave the district its name, still exists. A 16th Century gatehouse in St John's Lane houses a museum detailing the history of St John Ambulance. Past and present collide near the 800-year-old Smithfield meat market, where fashionable clubs Fabric and Turnmills are located. The Eagle, in Farringdon Road, was London's first gastropub. Other local attractions include Sadler's Wells, the fine jewellery centre of Hatton Garden and ghost hunts round the old courthouse and the former House of Detention.


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Bunhill Fields
Clerk's Well
Honourable Artillery Company Museum
Marx Memorial Library
St. John's Gate
Suttons Hospital in Charterhouse
Wesley's Chapel, House and Museum of Methodism


Rosebery Hall *book online*



Estate Agent

Bridge Estate Agents
Hurford Salvi Carr
Pater & Goodman
Warner Loft Building (The)


Exmouth Market

Performing Arts

Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Pub and Bar

Actors Retreat
Artillery Arms
Betsey Trotwood

Bishops Finger
Bleeding Heart
Bull's Head
Coach and Horses
Cock Tavern
Dust Bar
Green (The)
Hat & Feathers
Jerusalem Tavern
Sutton Arms
The bar and grill
The Peasant
The Well
The Zetter


Actors Retreat

Anexo - Turnmills
Bleeding Heart
Clerkenwell Dining Room
Coach and Horses
Cock Tavern
Dans Le Noir?
Dust Bar
East One
Fish Shop on St John Street
Green (The)
Gulshan Tandoori
Hat & Feathers
Malmaison Brasserie
Med Kitchen
Old China Hand
Potemkin Russian Bar & Restaurant
Sofra - Exmouth Market
Sutton Arms
The bar and grill
The Peasant
The Real Greek Souvlaki & Bar
The Well
The Zetter
The Zetter Restaurant & Rooms
Top Floor Restaurant
Xich Lo


Christopher Hatton Primary School
Clerkenwell Paraochial C Of E Primary School
Dallington School
Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts


Harper & Odell
Harper & Odell
Lake & Co
Palmer Wade


City Fleet Cars
Diamond Carriages Ltd


Susannah Hall
Central Jewellers
My Sugarland

Places to Stay near Clerkenwell

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66 Turnmill Street (0.06 miles)

66 Turnmill Street
These chic and modern apartments offer iPod docks, spacious living areas and fitted kitchens in London’s Clerkenwell district. King’s Cross Station and St. Paul’s Cathedral are a 20-minute walk away.

With wooden floors and comfortable sofas, ... More | visit website
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The Zetter (0.09 miles)

The Zetter

The Zetter is a new Hotel for the Clerkenwell area a dynamic conversion of a historic Victorian warehouse that ...
...benefits from giant windows, spectacular central atrium over 5 floors, comfortable contemporary bedrooms and the central ... More | visit website

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Malmaison London (0.21 miles)

Malmaison London
Malmaison London is situated in Charterhouse Square, on the sharper edge of the Square Mile, and near the hub of one of the world’s leading financial markets. It’s also a short taxi ride from those tourist ... More | visit website

London Choice Serviced Apartments (0.29 miles)

London Choice Serviced Apartments
London Choice™ offers an outstanding and exclusive collection of quality short stay Serviced Apartments throughout London. We are here to help you find the perfect home from home in London. We invite you to experience ... More
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Citadines Apartments Barbican (0.31 miles)

Citadines Apartments Barbican

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In a new seven story building, Citadines offers 129 fully equipped apartments, either studios or two room apartments. Its location is near the Barbican centre, whose various cultural activities will satisfy ... More

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Chancery Lane (0.32 miles)

Chancery Lane

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A high quality residential development of apartments quietly situated in the heart of the City. Located close to High Holborn, Fleet Street Chancery Lane enjoys a prime location, close to ... More

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Rosebery Hall (0.36 miles)

Rosebery Hall

LSE Rosebery Hall has a central location in Clerkenwell between the West End and the City. It is located opposite Sadler’s Wells Theatre and just five minutes from Angel and Upper Street, with its vibrant ... More | visit website

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Finsbury Residences (0.40 miles)

Finsbury Residences

Finsbury Residences offers clean, private accommodation in one of the best locations from which to explore the city.

The residences are located just minutes from the bustling bars and boutiques of Shoreditch and Angel and only ... More | visit website

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No. 5 Doughty Street (0.52 miles)

No. 5 Doughty Street
Blueprint Living Apartments offers a new experience in Central London short stay accommodation – boutique serviced apartments. Whether in town for one night or several months, our four star apartments have the look, feel and ... More | visit website
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Frances Gardner House (0.52 miles)

Frances Gardner House

Situated approximately a 10 minute walk from King's Cross St Pancras station in a quiet street to the rear of a park, newly built (completed in 2004) Frances Gardner House provides clean and affordable accommodation ... More | visit website

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Original Globe Theatre Burns Down - 1613, Battle of Cropredy Bridge - 1644, 1st Edition of the Daily Telegraph - 1855, Sons and Lovers Published - 1913, First British Credit Card Launched - 1966
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