Clerkenwell is situated in the London Borough of Islington and is renowned for loft style apartments and the restaurants and bars that make this area popular with professionals due to its close proximity to the City of London and easy access to the West End.

As Clerkenwell developed during the industrial revolution it became famous for its slums and factories but following an extensive programme of regeneration and restoration over the last 30 years, the area is now a fashionable residential and business district boasting a number of top gastro pubs, restaurants and boutique hotels.

It’s easy to overlook this area due to its location between the more widely known locations of Bloomsbury to the west and the City. There are three main roads that form the boundary around Clerkenwell. Grays Inn Road and Clerkenwell Road interconnect to the south and west and Pentonville Road runs to the north, linking the area with its near neighbours of Islington and Finsbury.



Clerkenwell benefits from excellent transport links and its close proximity to other notable parts of London like The Barbican with its arts centre and theatre, providing a great work-life balance.

This central location is ideal for international connections to Europe via the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras International and with Crossrail opening in 2018, Clerkenwell is well placed for fast connections to both West London and Canary Wharf from nearby Liverpool Street.

There is a wide selection of serviced office locations, managed and conventional office space on offer in the Clerkenwell area. To get a real idea of what’s available to you start your search here.

Typical office pricing in the area: £400 - £700 per workstation


Clerkenwell is close to the following areas of London that are also worth consideration as a home for your business. All offer a wide choice of serviced offices and flexible workspace solutions.

Here are the indicative price ranges for workstations in each area (correct during 2016).

Liverpool Street – A central location with excellent transport links to the West End and east of the City. Crossrail will open here in 2018.

Typical office pricing in the area: £400 - £1100 per workstation

Farringdon – Recent regeneration has seen this area transformed in to a vibrant business and residential district.

Typical office pricing in the area: £400 - £700 per workstation

Old Street – This revitalised area north of the City of London is home to many tech companies around the “Silicon Roundabout” area.

Typical office pricing in the area: £350 - £650 per workstation

City of London – This popular area is home to many different types of businesses from the traditional financial, legal and insurance companies to business services, creative agencies and start-ups.

Typical office pricing in the area: £400 - £1100 per workstation

King’s Cross – Having undergone a significant regeneration programme over the last five years, this area will also benefit from Crossrail when it opens in 2018.

Typical office pricing in the area: £450 - £1200 per workstation


Clerkenwell benefits from a number of transport links connecting office space and serviced offices in the area via a number of Tube lines as well as close access to major roads and bus routes. Its central location means you are never more than 10 minutes from the City or West End.


Tube stations:
Old Street, Barbican, Farringdon and Chancery Lane

Tube lines:
Northern, Central, Hammersmith & City and Circle lines. Download a handy Tube map here

Mainline stations:
Farringdon, Moorgate is a short walk, Kings Cross and St Pancras International for connections to Europe

Major road links:
The M4 and M11 are the closest major motorway links

Nearest airports:
London City with Heathrow and Gatwick accessible via rail links

There are 9 bus routes to other parts of London including Oxford Street, Waterloo, Victoria, London Bridge and Kings Cross. Find out which buses serve this area here

The area is served by seven London Cycle Network bays. Find a cycle hire location here

Other: Thames river boat service via Blackfriars Pier


In recent years Clerkenwell has become home to a number of respected gastro pubs. In fact there are quite a few to choose from in the area, including the Eagle which started the trend off in the first place.

There are also a number of good restaurants and bistros in the Exmouth Market area like Medcalf, Santori and Moro, famous for its Spanish and Moroccan cuisine. Cafe Kick is a busy European style bar which serves mezze and tapas nibbles and is popular with people working in the media sector. The choice of places to eat and drink here are almost endless so you will never be at a loss for a place for dinner after work, lunch or at the weekend.

There are several notable green spaces in the area. A visit to The Spa Gardens, a large public park area with an entrance on Northampton Road, is a great place for a quiet lunch away from the office.



Clerkenwell has many famous landmarks and places of interest that are worth mentioning, here are just a few.

Exmouth Market is home to many speciality shops and places to eat. You’ll be spoilt for choice here.

The Clerkenwell Road is the main thoroughfare leading to Old Street in the east and Bloomsbury in the west.

Clerkenwell Green is the famous location from the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist, where Fagin and the Artful Dodger show Oliver how to pickpocket the shoppers in the area.



If you would like more information about Clerkenwell as an area for your business please speak to a member of our team who can discuss workspace options and other areas close-by.

Call – 020 3031 8563

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