Clerkenwell: London's First Suburb

30oct14:3016:30Clerkenwell: London's First Suburb14:30 - 16:30 GuideJonathan Wober, London On The Ground

Event Details

Monks, nuns, courthouses, rookeries, radicals, distillers, pubs, crafts, trades and architecture!

On this circular walk from/to Farringdon Station, now one of the best connected stations in all of London, you will:
• Learn about Clerkenwell’s Norman and medieval heritage as the location of a Priory and a Nunnery in fields north of the City of London.
• Discover Clerkenwell’s tradition for radicalism, dissent and protest.
• Understand its growth from rural monastic quarter to the first area to be swallowed up by creeping urbanisation.
• Find out Clerkenwell’s history as a centre for makers of clocks, watches, jewellery and furniture; for brewers and distillers; and for crime and vice.
• See the site of the historic court houses of the lost county of Middlesex.
• Admire architecture from the 16th to the 21st centuries in a visually attractive village-like area.
• Have a rare opportunity to see the Clerk’s Well that gave the area its name.

The walk lasts approximately two hours. Please be prepared for all weather conditions!



(Sunday) 14:30 - 16:30


Farringdon Station

39 Cowcross Street, LONDON, EC1M 6BY