Clerkenwell Area Guide

Clerkenwell is an incredibly historical area ideally located for those working in the City, meaning that property here is always in high demand.

With the meat of Smithfield Market, London’s first ever gastropub and the nose-to-tail Michelin-starred marvels at St John, Clerkenwell has long been a regular go-to spot for those who know a thing or two about eating and drinking. And it’s only getting better, with any new restaurants and bars forced to impress by the sheer weight of the competition – you’ve got to be good to do well here. The area also happens to be one of London’s most attractive, so it’s little wonder that its historic old buildings play host to a fair few architects and designers – hell, it’s even got its own Design Week.

The location bordering Bloomsbury, Holborn, Islington and Kings Cross, is understandably a significant attraction for buyers. The proximity to the financial district and the Tech sector means that tenants and buyers here are a mix of creative professionals and City workers keen to rent or buy one of the stylish properties Clerkenwell is famous for. Like its neighbour Bloomsbury, Clerkenwell also has a reputation for good quality student accommodation, with many attractive apartment blocks. Popular postcodes and streets in particular include the area around St John Street and Brewhouse Yard, a Berkeley Homes scheme that is nearby.

Council Tax Information

Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There is currently 1 council covering the Clerkenwell area, Islington Council.

For more information about council tax bands please visit: or see below for current rates according to tax band.

Council A B C D E F G H
Camden £906.25 £1,057.30 £1,208.33 £1,359.38 £1,661.46 £1,963.55 £2,265.63 £2,718.76
Islington £864.10 £1,008.12 £1,152.13 £1,296.15 £1,584.18 £1,872.22 £2,160.26 £2,592.30
Kensington & Chelsea £695.20 £811.07 £926.93 £1,042.80 £1,274.53 £1,506.27 £1,738.00 £2,085.60
Lambeth £826 £963 £1,101 £1,239 £1,514 £1,789 £2,065 £2,477
Southwark £805 £939 £1,073 £1,207 £1,475 £1,744 £2,012 £2,414

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