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Clock manufacturer John Smith & Sons was a global player, and a feature of Clerkenwell for well over a century. Carl Gardner tells its story.


There are many reasons why Clerkenwell has become a “design destination”, and they’re all interwoven. But, like all of life, the story starts with one, vital thing: water.


From its restaurants and shops to the history and rich cultural heritage, Clerkenwell has got a lot to offer. But if there’s one thing we keep coming back to, it’s design - EC1 is a world-class global hub for the design community.


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