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.

Green Spaces

Fancy a walk in the park? Go for a wander through the beauty that is Clerkenwell’s Spa Fields. Drop off the child/ren at the playground to explore the magically beautiful lavender garden.

Or why not visit St. James’ Church Garden, where you can grab a hot drink at the Clerkenwell Kiosk and relax in the quiet.

Places of Interest

Clerkenwell has a handful of its own markets. Are you ready to explore Exmouth Market, Leather Lane Market, Smithfield Market, and Whitecross Market?

In need of a trip to the theatre? Sadler’s Wells Theatre will entertain you with its many performances.

Or maybe it’s a museum want. Learn new things at the Barbican Exhibition Hall 2, Museum of London, and the Charterhouse.

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.

Other notable places include, the International Magic Shop, Farringdon, the Golden Lane Estate, St. Luke’s, and Waitrose.

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.

Like your European foods? Moro (a Spanish restaurant), St. JOHN Restaurant (a British restaurant), Anglo (a modern European restaurant), and Santoré (an Italian restaurant) are all ready for you.

Sushi Tetsu is a small Japanese sushi and sashimi restaurant, with a chef’s choice menu. Pho, on the other hand, serves you all kinds of Vietnamese foods from noodles to soups, and rice to curry.

In the mood for a certain type of food? Carnevale (a vegetarian restaurant), Chicken Ranch (a chicken restaurant), and Fish Central (a seafood restaurant) are on standby just for you.

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)?

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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.