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Sofia Gerace

April 28th, 2022

Accommodation in London: My review of Clerkenwell area

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Sofia Gerace

April 28th, 2022

Accommodation in London: My review of Clerkenwell area

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

If you are going to move to London next year but you don’t know much about London neighbourhoods, here you can find my review of Clerkenwell! This area is located at the heart of Islington, and it is the perfect area for those looking for a location in central London with a quieter atmosphere. Its proximity to LSE allows students to easily come to campus and to avoid having to take public transport every day.

A residential area…

I would say that Clerkenwell is mostly a residential area. People tend to live in Clerkenwell but then they travel to other places when it comes to work or hanging out. Because of its proximity to Central London and universities such as LSE, many students live in this neighbourhood. However, it is not only a student area. Indeed, you are likely to meet many families, children and old people every day. There are many different kinds of buildings, from small flats to little houses and you will be able to find an option that suits your preference.

…but with opportunities for nightlife as well

While I consider it a residential area, there are also opportunities for going out. My favourite place in Clerkenwell is Exmouth Market. It is a small and pretty street full of restaurants, pubs and little shops. During the day you can find various food stalls or restaurants selling takeaway food such as pizza, doner kebab, sandwiches and vegetarian dishes for about £6 to £8. There is always some queue, but it moves very fast! While at night, the street is full of young people sitting in restaurants and pubs. It is a small but lively street, and it is definitely worth a visit!

and in Central London!

Clerkenwell is located in Central London, and you can easily walk to LSE, Covent Garden, Oxford Street and many other places. However, if you do not particularly enjoy walking, the area is also very well served by public transport with buses running 24/7 and tube stations located nearby (e.g. Angel, Farringdon and Barbican).

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Sofia Gerace

I'm Sofia, an italian student at the LSE. Apart from being passionate about my MSc in Political Economy of Europe, I enjoy learning foreign languages, visiting new countries, and writing stories about my life as international student.

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