If you’re looking for a trendy area in which to live when you relocate to London, Clerkenwell is a choice location. The area used to be a center of industrial production, but its warehouses and factories have, by the most part, been transformed into magazine and design centers, exclusive restaurants and bars, and Clerkwell apartments.
Due to it housing the glitzy design and magazine hub, Clerkenwell is full of trendy 20 something tenants who rent Clerkenwell apartments or buy Victorian houses. There is little tourism in this area which makes it a quiet section in which to settle, and its central location in the borough of Islington means you are close to all the famous sites and hopping activities. Travel to other parts of the city is a breeze from Tube stations located in Barbican, Holborn, Farringdon, and Chancery Lane, or rail stations at either Barbican or Farringdon.
The Clerkenwell area is rich in history and was originally called “Little Italy” from the mid 1850s up until the 1960s because of the large population of Italians working mainly in the fabric industry. However, the area has undergone a remarkable transformation and now consists of young professionals meandering from their Clerkenwell apartments to mill through the streets, browse through art galleries, pack hip nightclubs, tip drinks at pubs, and dine with friends at restaurants.
There are plenty of fun activities and interesting sites located throughout Clerkenwell. Sadler’s Wells is a great place to enjoy dance and artistic performances. The history of the theater dates back to 1683 when businessman Dick Sadler bought an area running alongside a footpath and built a music house. While building the structure, a medieval well was uncovered and still exists in the basement of the now contemporary theater.
Clerkenwell Green is surrounded by an old, historical village that still contains the St James church and various 18th century homes. The area is home to middle-class workers that contribute to the creative industries, such as design and architecture, and live in surrounding Clerkenwell apartments and homes.
Several fine markets can be found in Clerkenwell. Exmouth Market has its roots stemming back to the 1800s when it was a bustling shopping center for butchers, grocers, and jewelers. Today, the market contains a variety of shops, restaurants and cafes. Smithfield is the UK’s largest wholesale market and consists mainly of butcher shops as well as restaurants and bars where fine meals of meat and accompanying drinks can be consumed. Whitecross Street Market is smaller, but is an excellent place to spend Thursdays and Fridays when delicious foods galore from practically every culture can be tasted.
Nightlife is hopping in Clerkenwell as well. Two of London’s largest clubs are located here, Fabric and Turnmills. The chances are good that when you attend these hotspots, you will brush elbows with some of the biggest names from across the city and around the world.
Trendy and available Clerkenwell apartments are waiting for new tenants to fill them. In this central location of the UK capital, quiet strolls, exciting nightlife, exclusive shopping, and dandy dining can all be enjoyed. Contact London Relocation Specialists today to help you make your move into Clerkenwell apartments.