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Carla Valentine is in charge of restoring all the medical specimens at Barts Pathology Museum. She talks to Katy Salter about corset-squashed livers, Sherlock Holmes and bodysnatchers...

 

Hannah Saxton is the founder of MyChocolate, which runs chocolate making workshops in a studio off Leather Lane. She talks to Katy Salter about truffles and tempering, and why using her student loan to start the business was a smart decision...

 

Urban designer David West, of firm Egret West, tells us why he loves working in Clerkenwell, which local building he'd love to makeover, and why a tourist's first port of call should be The Slaughtered Lamb pub...

 

Craig Wills is the co-owner of Farm on Cowcross Street, an independent cafe which sells "honest British food". Katy Salter talks to him about bacon baps, competing with the chains, and why the council should appreciate ravers stumbling out of Fabric...

 

Robert Rose creates beautiful scarves under his Rose and Rose label. The designer talks to Katy Salter about whizzing around London on his Vespa and seeking inspiration for his prints on Clerkenwell's cobbled streets...

 

Anthony Horowitz is best known for his Alex Rider novels about a teenage spy, young adult series The Power of Five, as well as creating ITV's Foyle's War. Recently, he's found a new adult readership with his Sherlock Holmes novel The House of Silk. Andre Paine met him at home in his converted Clerkenwell warehouse and discussed literary landmarks, the bloody history of Charterhouse Square and James Bond...

 

Antoni & Alison are marking 25 years of their creative partnership by launching a tearoom above their Clerkenwell shop. They took time out from preparing the opening show of London Fashion Week to tell Andre Paine about the inspiration they've taken from a local NCP car park, EC1's well-dressed pensioners and the number 38 bus

 

You may not think of EC1 as a pet-friendly place but the Clerkenwell Animal Hospital proves otherwise. Vet Alex Hatch tells Ellie Porter about giant rabbits, Pig Dogs and celebrity clients

 

The founder of architecture practice CZWG was an early adopter of EC1. He tells Melissa Crowther about his local landscape.

 

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