Clerkenwell & Farringdon

After doing a bit of research, it was clear we needed to stay somewhere in Clerkenwell for the homecoming–it’s where people go to eat and die happy, of course. It’s got it all–safe residential pockets, stupid amazing food, coffee shops for days, “hip” boutiques, and above all, quick access to the tube and train station.

Clerkenwell’s Exmouth market, a stretch of eateries that come to the streets every Monday through Friday to serve from pop-up stalls. Don’t not do this. Especially if you’re wanting to explore and get a taste of it all in the light of day. We dined at Exmouth Arms, PANZO pizza, Berber & Q Shawarma Bar, Gail’s Bakery, and Coin laundry (at least) and would do it all over again.

And drink a pint while you’re at it before the happy hour rush, when the young professionals fill the historic pubs, spilling onto the sidewalk and streets with pleated pants and funky shoes. After all, this is decidedly where many designers live and work. And then wander this beautiful place. It’s all in the details.

Our highlights:

  • Eating at Exmouth market.
  • Waking up from our AirBNB and walking to a different coffee shop every morning.
  • Walking around St. John’s Square.

St John’s gate

Exmouth Market


The view from our Airbnb

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