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When we think of sustained bombing of the capital, it’s the Blitz that comes to mind – but in fact the first aerial bombardment of London happened 100 years ago during World War I.

 

Growing up in Clerkenwell in the Fifties, photographer Colin O’Brien started to capture evocative images of everyday life.

 

Sir John Soane's Museum is one of the capital’s most unusual historic attractions – and now this leading architect's private apartments have been opened to the public for the first time in 160 years.

 

Our columnist looks forward to the nooks and crannies of the Charterhouse becoming more open to the public

 

The area was awash once again with vibrant talent and communal creativity for this year's Clerkenwell Design Week. This colourful collage reveals just some of the highlights.

 

Etsy, the global online marketplace for vintage and handmade items, has its UK headquarters in Summers Street.

 

The SCIN Gallery in Clerkenwell is an essential destination for architects and designers searching for innovative new materials, whether it’s bioplastic made from dead beetles or floor tiles assembled from snail poo.

 

While you’re admiring the high-end furniture at Clerkenwell Design Week, you might also find yourself getting immersed in contemporary art.

 

Clerkenwell Design Week is famed for its eye-catching in allations, and this year a furniture designer and sculptor have combined their contrasting  skills for a three-metre high American hardwood structure.

 

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