Clerkenwell lures in a trendy bunch of young creativity with what it has to offer. So when you’re exploring the interests that are Sadler’s Wells Theatre and the Exmouth Market, why not eat out at Caravan Exmouth Market and St. JOHN Restaurant.
Have a work out of either Gymbox’s locations (Gymbox Farringdon / Gymbox Old Street), or relax at the Rosebery Rooms spa. Then you can go for a wander through the beauty that is Clerkenwell’s Spa Fields and St. James’ Church Garden.
Places of Interest
In need of a trip to the theatre? Sadler’s Wells Theatre will entertain you with its many performances.
Landmarks & Activities
Here at Clerkenwell, you can treat yourself to a self-love pamper day. Visit the Wacky Barber for a trim. Next, have a sports class at the Finsbury Leisure Centre, have a work out of either Gymbox’s locations (Gymbox Farringdon / Gymbox Old Street), use Virgin Active‘s gym, or take advantage of the Ironmonger Row Baths‘ gym and swimming pool. Give yourself a well earned break at the Rosebery Rooms spa. Relax and read in the Finsbury Library or the Marx Memorial Library. Then buy yourself some gorgeous flowers at Wildabout Flowers‘ shop.
Restaurants, Cafés, & Pubs
When exploring what Clerkenwell has to offer, why not eat at Caravan Exmouth Market (a restaurant), or the Barbican Café (a breakfast and lunch café). Or maybe even Comptoir Gascon (a bistro) and Terroni of Clerkenwell (a delicatessen restaurant).
Want to eat at a different and mysterious restaurant? At Dans le Noir?, blind waiters serve you your food in in the dark. This blind restaurant will be like nothing you’ve ever experienced before.
If you’re ever in need of a pub or gastropub, there are many to choose from in Clerkenwell. Will your first trip be to the Eagle Farringdon (gastropub), or will it be the Old China Hand (pub), Sutton Arms (pub), the Peasant (gastropub), or the Shakespeare Barbican (pub)?
Clerkenwell is home to a lot of nurseries. Some of which include Golden Lane Children’s Centre (0.5-4), Kïdo Nursery & Preschool Clerkenwell (0.25-5), and Moreland Children’s Centre (0.5-4). But if you’d prefer your child/ren to learn in the same school for the long term, check out Charterhouse Square Private School (3-11), Christopher Hatton Primary School (3-11), Dallington School (3-11), Moreland Primary School (1-11), Prior Weston Primary School (3-11), Richard Cloudesley School (2-19), St. Alban’s Church of England Primary School (3-11), St. Luke’s Church of England Nursery & Primary School (3-11), and St. Peter and St. Paul Roman Catholic Primary School (3-11).
Clerkenwell Parochial Church of England Primary School (4-11) will teach your child/ren from infant to primary. Does your child/ren love drama and dance, or do you just want them out of the house for a couple of hours? Either way, Perform Clerkenwell and Perform Barbican provide (free) singular classes, weekly classes, and holiday courses for children aged 4-12.
City and Islington Sixth Form College (16+) is good for school leavers looking to complete their A levels and equivalent courses. But if you’re 19+, you can complete Higher Education diplomas, practical work-based vocational courses (including BTEC, UAL, and City & Guilds, from Entry Level through to Level 3) and more. Furthermore, all of their courses from Entry Level to Level 2 are free, regardless of your income.
At City, University of London, students can apply and achieve undergraduate degrees, foundation courses, postgraduate taught degrees, postgraduate research degrees, short courses, professional development courses, and city health courses.