1. Creativity around every corner
Clerkenwell is home to innovative start-ups such as YPlan and Citymapper. Buzzfeed UK were also born and raised in Clerkenwell’s ‘micro Silicon Valley’ and the studio of the late, great fashion designer Alexander McQueen is in this neighbourhood too. That’s why Workspace has turned one of the areas’ former printing ink factories into Ink Rooms: 37 stunning offices and studios with a stylish entrance and communal area. If you’re a creative business looking for a new London base, Clerkenwell is a hub of inspiration and creativity that’s sure to deliver.
2. Well connected
Clerkenwell sits within EC1 meaning it’s well connected to the rest of the city. From here, it’s an easy walk to the Thames, the City, the East End and the West End. Farringdon (home to Workspace Clerkenwell Workshops amongst others), Barbican, Old Street, Angel and King’s Cross stations roughly bound the area, so commuting to your Clerkenwell office isn’t going to be a chore. St Pancras International is a 25-minute walk or under 15 minutes if you jump on the Northern line at Angel.
3. Food glorious food
Clerkenwell was once given the name ‘Little Italy’ due to the number of Italians who migrated and opened restaurants. It’s also the location of London’s first gastropub, The Eagle. There’s everything available from old-fashioned pubs to Michelin-starred elegance at Club Gascon and dining in the dark at Dans Le Noir.
4. Green spaces
It’s easy to find a patch of grass for enjoying an outdoor lunch or cup of coffee. From St James’ Church Garden to Spa Field Park, St John’s Gardens and West Smithfield Rotunda, not to mention Clerkenwell Green, you’re rather spoilt for choice.
As well as its own annual design festival with pop-ups and installations from renowned artists and designers, Clerkenwell is home to the only remaining residence of Charles Dickens. 48 Doughty Street has been turned into a museum, which holds a collection of material relating to the novelist.
If Clerkenwell is where you’d like your business to be, it’s one of Workspace’s most dense locations with Ink Rooms, Exmouth House, The Record Hall, Greville Street and Clerkenwell Workshops all available so you can choose the property best suited to your business and style. A short distance away (around a 30-minute walk) in Shoreditch, is The Frames.
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