Clerkenwell is a district of Islington, located in the south-east of the borough. It has emerged as one of the most liveable areas of Islington, and it isn’t hard to see why.
Why Live In Clerkenwell?
There are flats to rent Clerkenwell situated in an eclectic mix of converted buildings. This mix includes warehouses that now contain multiple apartments, as well as grand Georgian homes that have similarly been converted into multiple units. Not all flats to rent in Clerkenwell are in old buildings. Numerous new builds have been constructed in recent years as Clerkenwell’s appeal has broadened.
For many decades, Clerkenwell has been one of London’s most creative and bohemian areas. It doesn’t have the same reputation as somewhere like Camden. However, Clerkenwell flats to rent are not as expensive as their counterparts in better-known parts of London. Creative people from a range of backgrounds have made their homes in Clerkenwell.
Even if you aren’t an artist or creative person yourself, Clerkenwell is still one of the most liveable areas of London. The number of young professionals moving into the area has been steadily on the rise as the number of available flats to rent near Clerkenwell has increased.
What Is There To Do In Clerkenwell?
Clerkenwell’s culinary experience is a major selling point for flats for rent in Clerkenwell. Exmouth Market is located in Clerkenwell and is widely regarded as one of the best markets London has to offer. No matter what sort of food you are in the mood for, Exmouth Market has you covered. Other than that, there are numerous pubs and restaurants in the area. Pubs near Smithfield Market are unique in that they are allowed to open their doors as early as 5:30 am so they can serve the local meat workers.
Clerkenwell was the site of London’s first gastropub, The Eagle, which opened in 1991. Since then, numerous other establishments have opened and Clerkenwell is now one of the best districts in London for gastropub dining. In addition to the pubs, Clerkenwell has several award-winning restaurants. Among these restaurants is Club Gascon, which holds a Michelin star.
Flats in Clerkenwell are popular with commuters. It has excellent bus and rail links. Numerous bus routes flow through the area, and there are bus stops all along Rosebury Avenue.
There are plans to open a new Crossrail station in Clerkenwell, but that is yet to open. However, even without the new station, Clerkenwell has two Tube stations, Kings Cross and Angel. Both stations are within walking distance of Clerkenwell.
Clerkenwell has a couple of local museums, including the Charles Darwin museum. If these aren’t your thing, some of London’s liveliest districts are situated nearby. North of Clerkenwell is Islington proper, which is full of things to do.
Cost Of Living:
Living in Clerkenwell isn’t cheap, but it is in line with what you would expect for property in south Islington. From Clerkenwell, you can easily access central London via either public transport or by walking.
With a new Crossrail station on the horizon and excellent existing infrastructure, Clerkenwell is one of the most liveable areas of Islington. Greater London Properties has a range of properties in Clerkenwell available. You can search through them online and book a viewing today.