Welcome to London Clerkenwell

verything happened there in our life....I was born and bred in finsbury but you could say i was educated in clerkenwell played on the bombsites after the war went to sir hugh myddleton schools went to the 8th finsbury cubs and scout s in the holy redeemer church in exmouth street

Wed Oct 05

Dallanegra of Briset Street

My grandparents,Ovidio and Luiga owned this café.My father was Giovanni and had several brothers{sadly now dead}including Eduoardo.Graves are in Catholic section of Kensal Green Cemetary.

Fri Nov 08

Italian cafe in Briset Street 1940 onwards

Does anyone have a photo of this,my grandparents`,café or of their house opposite,which is now an office block?

Fri Nov 08

Dallanegra of Briset Street

My father,Giovanni{John} was your father`s brother.He died in1997.There were other brothers,including Duilioand Gino.The sister,Mafalda,is still living,I believe in Herts but has become something of a recluse.Lyn.

Fri Nov 08

Dallanegra of briset street

My grandparents Ovidio and luiga dallanegra had an Italian cafe in briset street during the time you mention.their son giovanni was my father and edouardo's brother .

Thu Nov 07

My dad went to school with a Vic dellanegra in the 50s. Would you by any chance know via's where abouts? My dad says if lived on city road and the went to school at st aloysius. He would love to get in contact. My dad's name is peter fagiano. You can contact on

Sat Jun 08

v.c.dallanegra@btinternet.com

the people you describe were my grandparents and family not very computer literate butcontact me if you wish

Wed Mar 13

Lever street.Central Strret EC1

My father worked for Saunders & Nephew also De Graaf & Baker both companies were in St John St. Are they still there?

At the time we lived in Chadworth Buidings Lever St.on the corner wirh Central St was a pawnbrokers J Reader now an hotel is there, I have always wondered what happened to the family that lived over ths shop!

An y info please mail me :-

Wed Jan 30

There was somewhere called Hutley place in that area in 19th Century. I looked for my ancestors at Hatley and the realised it was Hutley....bombed in war and rebuilt. it was an upmarket place originally, close to De Beauvoir. That is listed variously as Shoreditch Hoxton and neighbourhoods nearby. Clerkenwell is not far from these .

Wed Jun 01

Cobblers

Now I have your attention I think the council should remove all of the tarmac from the roads on Clerkenwell Green and Clerkenwell Close to expose the cobbles underneath. It has two advantages, 1. it looks good and 2. it makes vehicles slow down without even realising they are doing so.

Sun Apr 24

Five-a side

There is a sports centre in Central street with five-a-side and there are tennis courts and a swimming pool in Goswell Road (Golden Lane Estate)

Sun Apr 24

Hatley Road London Middlesex

in the 1800s the boundaries were totally different and that area was not clerkenwell but Holborn Middlesex. I do not know Hatley Road that may have long gone. Camberwell and Clerkenwell are miles away from each other one is on the South side of the Thames and on on the North

Fri Feb 04

Who is acting as agents for new office buildings at Brewhouse Yard

Who is acting as agents for new office buildings at Brewhouse Yard?

Mon Oct 11

Anyone remember Ironmonger Street?

I was born in Ironmonger Street and would like to hear from anyone else who was or remembers it.

email:

Sun Aug 29

Yes Itasca Locations have them all in their offices. i did building work down there for Itasca Locations and its not safe, all the walls are rotting and the floors are very un-even, there is alot of damp down there and many puddles. I did some structure work down there and its very scary place, heard some odd noises and smelt a weird smell.

its not open to the public anymore is because it does not have a health and safety certificate, the last time it was open to the public was 2003, and it then failed to meet fire regulations and the fire-brigade have issued it with a stop which means if the public go down there Itasca Locations canb be sued.

I was curious and looked at some of the records, they keep them in their offices with all the other records of old properties they own. hope this helps.

Thu Aug 12

you can't, i did building work down there for Itasca Locations and its not safe, all the walls are rotting and the floors are very un-even, there is alot of damp down there and many puddles. I did some structure work down there and itds very scary place, heard some odd noises and smelt a weird smell.

Now the reason its not open to the public anymore is because it does not have a health and safety certificate, the last time it was open to the public was 2003, and it then failed to meet fire regulations and the fire-brigade have issued it with a stop which means if the public go down there Itasca Locations canb be sued. hope this helps.

Thu Aug 12

Ironmonger Street

Is there anyone here who remembers Ironmonger street and the surrounding area?

I went to Moorfields (Bath Street) School, I was born 1947, there were many people whom lived around there that I have lost touch with over the years.

Many of thekids stayed with their grans to attend Bath Street school, so I never saw them after school like those who lived in Bath, Radnor, Peerless, Baldwin, Mitchell, Bartholemew Sq, plus others I have forgotten. If anyone wishes to correspond I would appreciate it.

Ernie (

Wed Jun 09

Ironmonger Street

Is there anyone here who remembers Ironmonger street and the surrounding area?

I went to Moorfields (Bath Street) School, I was born 1947, there were many people whom lived around there that I have lost touch with over the years.

Many of thekids stayed with their grans to attend Bath Street school, so I never saw them after school like those who lived in Bath, Radnor, Peerless, Baldwin, Mitchell, Bartholemew Sq, plus others I have forgotten. If anyone wishes to correspond I would appreciate it.

Ernie

Wed Jun 09

Clerkenwell Tunnel

I was born in Ironmonger Row, Lizzard street was at the bottom and you reminded me of the place where a tunnel was. Lizzard street passed into Bartomlemew Sq. Sheen Street was on the left as you entered the squate. Th eentrance was in Lizzard street if my memory serves me right.

Tue Jun 08

Were in!

Dear Clarke, Will and also Gemma. Fantastic plan! How we are living in a gorgeous historical area, can walk to work and can afford the rent is beyond me! Have you been to Clerkenwell Tales? Is a great bookshop on Exmouth Market and just one of the things I love around here. well worth a visit.

Sat Feb 13

looking for a single room

Hello Londoner

I´m a 24y old girl looking for a single room near EC1 for a period of about 3 month starting in mid-February 2010.

My budget is ~450£ a month all inclusive.

I'll describe myself as a friendly people person who likes to meet and get to know persons from all over the world. I´m coming here mid-February 2010 and I will start my internship at Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine and to improve my english.

It´s possible to exchange in a wonderful house with garden in Berlin.

Feel free to contact me if you have a single room anything similar or if you are interested for an exchange!

My email address:

Wed Oct 21

Cow Cross Street/Abraham Levi Goodman

I am a researcher working for a historian on the 1844 Derby, so have found lots of info on Levi Goodman and the courtcase etc. Do you know if any pictures of him exist? or other references? I have found lots of sources on him through google books and other works in the British Library that describe the Derby scandal. my email address is

Mon Jun 29

Life Drawing in Clerkenwell

60 yards from Farringdon station there is a place where you can Draw, Draw and draw for about £5 a head for 3 hours. As long as I bring a few friends sometime and nothing else because we share the cost. Yesterday the model was a formidable Brazilian curvy and flexible model, the music was so relaxing, tony was so attentive and helpful, people so friendly, poses amazing and beer on the tap, I simply wonder if It wasn't a dream. Today I went to meetup.com/lifedrawingsociety and it wasn't they do it everywhere in London in absolutely perfect locations.

I had to let you know, let's bring our pencils and change the world to a better one.

Mon Jan 19

studio wanted

Hi,

I am looking for a studio flat in any area that is relatively close to underground zone 1,2

Maximum price I can afford is 650 per month all included.

Please contact me on

Tue Sep 30

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Not just a building firm. We will see your project through from start to finish and clean up afterwards.

www.cobaltpropertysolutions.com 020 7833 3033

Fri Aug 15

I know time has moved on but does White Horse Alley

still exist, could be near Charterhouse.

Fri Jul 18

Comedy! Andrew Clover tonight at Betsey Trotwood pub

Only £4, starts at 8pm

The Betsey Trotwood

56 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3BL

Tue Jun 10

Comedy: Andrew Clover Edinburgh Preview Show Tonight!

We are proud to present our season of Edinburgh previews, kicking off with Perrier nominee, terrifying Ashes to Ashes clown and Sunday Times columnist Andrew Clover previewing his new show, Dad Rules: a hilarious, feel good mix of stand-up and stories.

Plus, support from Alex Maple, Matt Swynnerton, Ed Hands, Chris Mayo, Jeff Lane and Rich Dellow.

Rob Coleman controls the microphone.

Forthcoming highlights in our Edinburgh preview season include Robin Ince and Paul Foot. Full details on all shows at www.betseyality.co.uk.

Only £4!

The Betsey Trotwood

56 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3BL

Tonight Tues 10th June

Tue Jun 10

Comedy! Edinburgh Preview Shows! Starting Tonight!

Betseyality is proud to present its season of Edinburgh previews, kicking off with Perrier nominee, terrifying Ashes to Ashes clown and Sunday Times columnist Andrew Clover previewing his new show, Dad Rules: a hilarious, feel good mix of stand-up and stories.

Plus, support from Alex Maple, Matt Swynnerton, Ed Hands, Chris Mayo, Jeff Lane and Rich Dellow.

Rob Coleman controls the microphone.

Forthcoming highlights in our Edinburgh preview season include Robin Ince and Paul Foot. Full details on all shows at www.betseyality.co.uk.

Only £4!

The Betsey Trotwood

56 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3BL

Tonight Tues 10th June

Tue Jun 10

BREATHING COLOUR EXHIBITION

Exhibition by London-based artist Vincent Berquez at the Foundlings Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, WC1 between 17th May & 17th June 2008. All works are realistic representations of places and people on canvas painted with tempera. Any information please email.

Wed May 07

Contact the archive department at the Finsbury Public Library on St John Street. There is a report there recommending the demolition of the Compton Buildings.

Thu Mar 27

Gardener

Does anyone know of a honest and reliable Gardiner who services the Clerkenwell area?

Mon Jan 21

Address

Ironmonger Row Baths

1-11 Ironmonger Row

London

EC1V 3QF

Cheers,

Pete.

Sun Dec 09

CHRISTMAS COMEDY AT THE BETSEY TROTWOOD PUB

Hello everyone!

Just to let you know that there is a comedy night on Tues 4th December at the Betsey Trotwood pub, 56 Farringdon Road. (This is the 4th first Tuesday of the month comedy night that we have put on here)

It starts at 8pm but probably best to get there about 7.30.

It is 4 pounds entry and there is a mix of male and female comics:

Paul McInnes

Tom Goodlife

Helen Arney

Richard Dellow

Clara Heimerdinger

Amy Button

Boyce Bailey

Portia

Jon Kudlick (MC)

It's a lovely pub which is cosy inside and there'll more than likely be a creative competition and a mince pie/chocolate to keep you company

Fri Nov 30

HELP NEEDED FOR CHARITY IN OLD STREET

We are a charity helping childen with a learning disability in Islington, Camden, Tower Hamlet and Harringey. Based in Old Seet we are looking to recruit a celebrity patron - anyone know a local resident or someone who grew up in the area who has gone on to become well known?? Also looking for local companies and individuals that might be interested in doing some voluntary work. Any advice would be greatly appreciated;

Fri Nov 23

Good doctors CLerkwenwell

I use the Amwell Practice on Nairoji St, they are very efficient, slick service and it's easy to get appointments.

Thu Nov 08

Answer to "Anybody know of a good laundrette"

There's a launtrette on Exmouth market and several dry cleaners around, if you are on west side of clerkenwell rd, try the one on Chancery lane near the station, they are good and reasonable.

Bee

Thu Nov 08

WATCH OUT FOR VIE GYM

Just thought I would ensure that no one else falls into the same trap that I did, I unwittingly joined Vie gym in January thinking that it was a friendly and value for money gym near my work. However it has turned out to be a nightmare I decided to terminate my membership after I moved and was assured that all I had to do was hand in a letter of resignation which I did...4 months later my bank contacts me with regards to a standing order I have with my gym...the same gym I had left 4 months previously, that had promised me that my membership had been terminated etc...I ring the gym thinking that this is just a simple mistake and that they would reimburse me suddenly not the friendly gym they once were they did not reimburse me and told me sorry I should have received a letter and they assumed I still wanted to be a member...they still owe me over £250 that they will not return. Tread carefully with this gym they may be cheap but there is a reason for it

Mon Oct 15

If you find one let me know...

I'm having the same problem, can't fine ANYTHING!

Thu Oct 11

My name is Victor Dallanegra, my grandparents had the refreshment rooms in Briset Street. My father was Eduardo (Eddy). Unfortunately I do not have any photographs but would like to know how and if we are related.

Mon Oct 01

Help needed with research in Clerkenwell

Can't find some ancestors called Charles and Sophia Embury who lived in St. James, Clerkenwell in 1805. This is confirmed because they had two children baptised in Lady Huntingdon's Chapel in Spa Fields. If any research enthusiasts are out there and have done work on this area, or have come across these names, I would love to hear from you.

Wed Aug 22

Dentist and flat needed

Can anyone recommend a good dentist in Clerkenwell

please?

Also, I'm looking for a flat to buy, around £****0,

so if anyone has one going cheap?!

Sun Aug 05

Karaoke Tomorrow

I'm involved in karaoke and there's a very good karaoke coming up tomorrow, for those of you in the Central/City London area starting at 6pm.

WEDNESDAY 4th JULY

American Independence Day

THE LAMB, LEADENHALL MARKET, LONDON EC1

(Nearest Station Liverpool Street 10 mins walk or v Bus Routes 40, 149 within 5 minutes)

Hope to see you there.

Russell

Tue Jul 03

yeah, I agree - but lets not let the secret out lest it become like the rest of London

Sat May 19

Tue Apr 03

what will be my husbands name in future

Thu Mar 29

Sat Feb 24

Beat Therapy 02.03.07 @ Epicurean Lounge, London.

Fri 02 March 2007

BEAT THERAPY

Epicurean Lounge | 10 Clerkenwell Green | Clerkenwell | London | EC1R 0DP.

Entrance £5 | 8pm - 4am

For info and guest list email

Mon Feb 05

Thats a great idea!!

Dear Clarke and Will,

What a great idea! I was sorry to hear about your tractor accident. Heaven sounds nice, but I'm glad you've come back to Clerkenwell to join us. I'd love to joing your community group. It could be like heaven, only in Clerkenwell (or nearby if absolutely necessary). Please let me know the details and watch out for tractors!!!!

Love Gemma

Tue Jan 09

Anyone want to start an I Love Clerkenwell Community Group??

My name is Clarke and my friend's name is Will. He is from New Zealand. We both love Clerkenwell. Will thinks it's better than heaven. And he should know...he's been there (a nasty tractor accident on the farm near Auckland...whoah). Anyway - we're going to start a community group and anyone from Clerkenwell is welcome. The main objective of our group is to celebrate living in Clerkenwell. This can be done in so many ways, but details can be worked out later.

See you neighbours!

Clarke and Will.

Tue Jan 09

Sun Dec 24

My father`s family had refreshment rooms in Briset St in the 1940`s and early 50`s.Does anyone remember or have photos of this street as it was then?I returned recently but it is mostly office blocks now.The family were Italian and called Dallanegra.

Many thanks.

Sat Dec 16

CLERKENWELL NEW PRISON

Does anyone know where the old prison records are kept for Clerkenwell New Prison dated around 1820?

Fri Dec 08

Elizabeth Sophia Bray

Says 1901 Census bn Clerkenwell but on 1891 Cesus bn Whitechapel, lived Cavendish Mansions bef 1920 with her grand-daughter Rosina Maude Bray still there 1937. Where did she go then and what became of Rosina?

Sat Nov 18

It was Finsbury

Before 1965 that bit of Liverpool Road came under the Metropolitan Borough of Finsbury and Clerkenwell was part of Finsbury.

Where I work we've got maps to show all this.

A lot of people assume that the Angel and Pentonville were in Islington and that Pentonville Road was the boundary, not true!

Mon Sep 04

Clerkenwell Green Space?

Hi,

I've lived in Clerkenwell for 16 months, and it remains my favourite part of London. I'm curious Georgia that you say it has great green space. This is my only criticism of the area. There are no nearby parks where I would feel comfortable relaxing in shorts for a picnic. (eg Hoxton Sq is to enclosed and overlooked). Or can you put me right?

Mon May 01

Car Boot sales in Clerkenwell

does anyone know of any good car boot sales around the Clerkenwell area?

Sun Apr 30

Hi I agree Clerkenwell is the biz

Hi Georgia,

I have lived in many places in london and since moving to clerkenwell 6 years ago I just don't want to move again. Clerkenwell is just home with great character a great feel and great buzz. It is Artistic and in the middle of all of the most happening places in london. It has got some great bars, restuarants, coffee shops and places to hang out. It is walking distance from angel, smithfield, exmouth market, columbia road, spittlefields, brick lane and hoxton. HOW COOL IS THAT! It has got great green space and there is always something going on. It is not too noisy either but what a great place to be. I feel so luck to have found it after moving around london so much.

Thu Apr 13

The only Liverpool Rd in the area is in Angel. Very close to Clerkenwell, it runs parallel to Upper St. between Angel and Higbury tube stations.

Hope this helps.

Sun Mar 05

37 Liverpool Road in Clerkenwell?

On my husband's birth certificate of 1924, his parents are listed as living at the above address. I can no longer find a Liverpool Rd. in Clerkenwell. Was it destroyed in the Blitz? or renamed? Any ideas would be appreciated.

Fri Mar 03

Clerkenwell Doctors Practice

I use the Clerkenwell Medical Practice in Pine St - and find it excellent. Tel: 020 7833 5906

It's a in a famous grade I listed early modernist building, for the architecture nerds out there.

Tue Feb 21

Private GP practices in Clerkenwell?

Does anyone know of one please?

Fri Feb 10

Clerkenwell is fantastic

having just moved from Stoke Newington which is a pretty nice place. I can say that i have found the one place in London that is truly like no other. Some time ago (i wish i had kept it) there was an article in the New York Times comparing Clerkenwell to Greenwich Village. Clerkenwell has a resident community but a fair amount of the activity stops at the weekend which leaves it beautifully quiet. Sure a couple of the coffee shops close, but there is always the trusty Carluccios.. Starbucks if you're desperate.

There's a newish coffe bar open next door the tattoo parlour on St John Street worth a look, full of retro bits 'n' bobs for sale.

Clerkenwell I love you. xxx

Tue Jan 03

re CHD

DID YOU HAVE ANY LUCK WITH INFORMATION ON THE CLERKENWELL HOUSE OF DETEWNTION AND IF SO HVE YOU MANAGED TO ORGANISE ANY TOURS, ID LOVE TO HAVE A LOOK AROUND.

Sat Dec 03

Virgin (on the extorionate)

Don't bother joining here - over £70 a month for the privilege of not being able to use the busy equipment between 5pm to 7pm whilst expectant salesmen tramp through with more dead-eyed potential members.

Mon Nov 14

want to meet spanish people in clerkenwell

i would like to meet spanish people in central london

Wed Nov 09

hiya i coundt find the address of swimming baths...

hello, i couldnt find the address of ironmongers row swimming baths on aquaterra.co.uk web page...

help!

; )

Sat Aug 13

hiya!

i just move into clerkenwell. and i love it!

where is the fantastic bar u talk about? do u mind to giv me some direction? smiths bar.. etc?

thank q

Sat Aug 13

Clerkenwell House of Detention

Please can anyone tell me how to contact the people who own/manage the CHD please?

I'm interested in doing a paranormal investigation with a group I'm with. The information is few & far between. Just an email address, phone number or postal address would do.

Hope someone can help!

My email addy is:

Mon Aug 01

Clerkenwell House of Detention

When the House of Detention was a museum a few years ago, it had a research centre with 19,000 records related to the prison.

Does anyone know where the records disappeared to when the museum was closed?

Sun Jun 19

Council Pool, but very nice

It's actually www.aquaterra.org

Yes it's a great bath.

Wed May 11

nearly there

Clerkenwell is so nearly an amazing place to live in. I think that with a little more care, Islington could have a real 'Jewel in the Crown' here. I think that most people are friendly enough and that it is fairly protected by distance from undesirables. It is on a main road, so that brings its own issues and there are a lot of people that leave the area and their rubbish behind at the end of the day. I wish there were a few more shops here that grounded the neighbourhood but otherwise it's pretty good. It does look tatty quite quickly but I would hope the Council will do something about that, I would also like to see a "Finsbury" residents group that would define the boundaries of the area and care for it. Its pretty good, and of course I live here. What could be better?

Tue Feb 08

PINKS Clerkenwell

You might find some interesting pieces in PINKS Clerkenwell or at the Library in St. Johns Street where they have an extensive archive on local history. Good luck.

Tue Feb 08

Favourite Part of London

I love Clerkenwell - and this from someone who lives in 'desirable' Stoke Newington. The bar in the Malmaison on Charterhouse Square is brilliant with excellent cocktails and most times is pretty quiet if you don't fancy the scrum at St. Johns. Nothing nicer on a sunny Sunday than lunch on the top floor of Smiths. Bleeding Heart towards Hatton Garden is also excellent but a shame its not open on the weekend.

Sat Jan 15

Cow Cross Street

Does anyone know about Cow Cross Street around the mid 19th century. I understand in those times it was a fairly run-down area. I am trying to trace details of a Mr.Abraham Levi Goodman who lived at 45 Cow Cross around 1863. He was a villain mixed up in the 1844 Derby scandal, substituting a 4yr.old horse for a 3yr.old If any local knows of this gentleman I would be pleased to hear.

Sat Jan 01

Is Clerkenwell really that great???

Johannes, where have you lived in London?

I am deciding between Notting Hill, Marylebone and Clerkenwell....have u lived in those other areas??

Thu Dec 02

hiya

im looking for the cheapest gymn around south west of london such as brixton. around 30pounds per month

contact:

Thu Dec 02

Life Drawings

Hi there

I recall drop-in classes being available in Hoxton - have a look at Google. If you have found any in the mean time, please let me know as would like to attend too.

Cheers, Johan

Thu Nov 11

Clerkenwell Tunnel / City Road Station

The underground station named "City Road" (street entrance on the corner of City Road and Central Street) was actually opened on 17th November 1901, when the City and South London Railway was extended to Euston. The line closed in 1922 for rebuilding and reopened on 24th April 1924 as part of what is now the Northern Line, but City Road was not reopened as it had been poorly used. One of the stairwells was opened up as a ventilation shaft, and the platforms were removed.

During the Second World War the station was earmarked for conversion into an air-raid shelter; work began in August 1941 and was finished by the end of that year. Access was via the old street-level building and a rebuilt stairway. The platform area was rebuilt, possibly in wood, as a shelter, a brick wall separated this area from the trains. After the war ended, the shelter was removed (making the tiled platform walls visible again from passing trains, as they still are today).

Thu Nov 11

Clerkenwell Tunnel

My mum lived in Sheen Street/Ironmonger Row during the War. My Grandad was ARP Warden for the area. I asked her about this and she said that just before the ww2 they were building another tube station between Old street and The Angel but construction stopped. The tunnel leading into this unfinished station was locked but my Grandad had the keys and would unlock it to be used as a shelter during an air raid. This might be the tunnel? The station never was completed.

Thu Nov 11

amwell st practice

the best doctors I have ever had. Friendly, genuine and with the best bedside manner. They really take an interest

Wed Jun 30

Im moving over from Ireland in 2 wks and agree!

i hope there are teams or even five aside pitches to play on over there

Wed Apr 21

Cabs

I don't know their name, but I always use ****000. They seem fine to me and most cars have that computer thingy that tells them where to go, so you don't have to argue about long detours.

Tue Apr 20

I've heard that someone's going to open a sandwich shop that's closed at the weekends. Fantastic. Just what we need!

Tue Apr 20

What does the Vie Gym offer? And how much is membership?

Wed Apr 14

geography

Clerkenwell was in the county of Middlesex, when it still existed

But Hatley Road is near Finsbury Park Stn which is not near Clerkenwell

Camberwell is in Southark, South of the river and not near Clerkenwell

Try looking on a map??

Fri Apr 09

HATLEY ROAD (33),London,Middlesex

I AM RESEARCHING FAMILY TREE,grt granmother was born in clerkenwell,but shows as 33 hatley rd ,london middlesex a little later, i dont know the geography of London so was Clerkenwell classed as Middlesex back in the 1800's. Also ,is Camberwell near Clerkenwell?

Does any one have any history on the property in Hatley road.thanks email at

Sun Mar 28

virgin active

the virgin gym at angel is great. very large pool & a huge spa area. not mega cheap - but lots of free classes too.

Mon Oct 06

Trendy and friendly

I have lived all over London and have finally found the neighbourhood that I had been looking for. Clerkenwell is young and trendy but more important friendly, thereby creating an urban village atmosphere in the heart of London. Thre are no less than five different European delhis within a short walking distance. The Restaurant scene is amazing (Club Garcon, Smiths, Carluccio's etc). Small pvtly owned coffee shops and confectionaries are plenty. Authentic "Artizan" with fruit and flower sellers on various corners. Walk to the WEst End through Lincolns Inn Fields or past St Pauls across the Millinium bridge to enjoy the lively South Bank on a Sunday. Fabric is the best Club in town with a lovely mix of people. This area is safe and civilised. Why live elsewhere? I don't and will not again.

Fri Sep 19

Harvey Keitel filming

Hi, I hear Harvey Keitel and James Marsden are filming (or were) at a church there. Can you tell me if they are still there or have they finished?

Fri Sep 12

Real Greek is brilliant as is Cicada

They are both superb!

Thu Aug 21

What shops will open at Brewhouse Yard (Green building north of Real Greek)

Anyone know what is going to open here. A gym? A supermarket? A cool coffeeshop open at weekends?

Thu Aug 21

Too many to mention

Clerkenwell has some of the best restaurants in town! The 'St John Restaurant' on St John St is great, as are the Clerkenwell Dining Rooms, Smithfields and Club Gascon (all quite pricey).

For something more relaxed try The Well or the Peasant on St John Street.

Late night? there's only one place! The 24 hour diner on St John Street.........never closes!

Fri May 09

The Amwell Street Practice

You can usually get an appointment here on the same day! 27-29 Amwell Street EC1R 1UN. Call them on 7837 2020

Fri May 09

Council Pool, but very nice

Try Ironmongers' Row swimming baths. V clean, friendly staff, incredibly CHEAP!

Go to: aquaterra.co.uk

Fri May 09

Cicada is the original and best bar in Clerkenwell . It is on the junction on St John Street and Clerkenwell Road

Thu Jan 09

Vie on Clerkenwell Road is a good gym

Vie on Clerkenwell Road is a good gym. Its about £50 per month.

Wed Jan 01

A big Sainsburys up at the Angel, about 10 mins walk away

Fri Dec 27

A fabulous mixture of historic and modern...

... rich and poor, trendy and untouched by fashion. Very busy in the daytime, with lots of funky, arty, dotcom type young people. Less busy at night, though that's changing.

Fri Dec 27