The fact that Farringdon and Clerkenwell – technically two separate areas but we like ’em as a pair – is famous for Smithfield Market, Fabric nightclub and Clerkenwell Design Week just proves how diverse a neighbourhood it is. Where there’s a transport hub, like Farringdon station, there’s often a lot of places to have a drink and that’s certainly true here with many pubs like the Holy Tavern and the Exmouth Arms calling the area home.
Farringdon and Clerkenwell has also evolved into one of the best foodie hotspots in the whole of London. There’s a regular street food market on Leather Lane and Exmouth Market is a strip of excellent cafes and restaurants, boasting the likes of Caravan, Pizza Pilgrims, Grind, Berber & Q, Moro and Morito within yards of each other. Some of the city’s most iconic restaurants, like Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver’s St. JOHN and the Quality Chop House, which has been around for over 150 years, are also residents alongside cult spots like Luca and Sushi Tetsu, which has the dual honour of being the best place to get sushi and also the hardest restaurant to get into in London. Yep you certainly won’t be going hungry in this part of town.