Twitter Facebook Instagram



Nicholas Cahill explores the life of the fortunate Alice Owen, whose philanthropic acts 400 years ago still impact on Clerkenwell today


How sorted are you for Christmas cards this year? Take inspiration from some iconic festive design, unearthed from the vaults at Mount Pleasant


The once-gleaming Finsbury Health Centre has reached the crumbly age of 73, and it was earmarked for redevelopment a few years ago. Mark Walton finds out the latest prognosis for this iconic local landmark


There has been a theatre at Sadler’s Wells for more than 300 years. And in that time, it’s seen a lot more than just dramatic goings-on — everything from the brilliantly bizarre to the downright criminal. Archivist Carys Lewis, who is spending a year charting its colourful past, reveals some of the highlights


This issue of The Clerkenwell Post coincides with the London Design Festival (LDF), which this year runs from 17 to 25 September. A nineday city-wide celebration of all things creative, it couldn’t fail to include Clerkenwell — and the area is firmly on the festival map, being once again a designated “Design District”.


The type of coal that Thomas Britton traded may have been ‘small’ but his ideas were certainly big. Clerkenwell guide John Morgan charts the life story of this inspirational man, from his lowly beginnings to his rather unusual end


A new smithing school in Britton Street celebrates the cornerstone of Clerkenwell culture, says Riya Patel


Brutal it may be, but the Barbican is actually architects’ kindest gift to Clerkenwell, argues Will Wiles


newsletter signup

read past issues

clerkenwell tv