St John Street forms the link between Islington and Farringdon and runs through the heart of Clerkenwell. Here you will find a complete mixture of architecture and residents alike. Whether it be an over-shop period conversion or a pristine student development, this road has something for everyone.
Angel northern line station signals the start of this long road, while Farringdon and Barbican stations (Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan lines) are found at the southern end. Various bus routes run along St John Street and allow residents quick and painless access to Oxford Circus and north to Finsbury Park. Sections of the road are reserved for residents while other parts are dotted with various pay and display regions.
Many a historical person has been known to reside in Clerkenwell, with residents such as Oliver Cromwell and Charles Dickens spending significant amounts of time here. The popular City University is found along this road, so, as you can imagine, this area is a hit with students and recent graduates. Clerkenwell has a lot to offer in terms of entertainment, and always has done. In 1991 The Eagle, London’s first gastropub, opened its doors to the public. Pubs that serve the meat market at nearby Smithfield Market are open until the early hours of the morning, with evening life being centred north of the market itself. Restaurant culture is also a highlight of this area with the Michelin-starred Club Gascon and the traditional English establishment St John being found nearby.
A character-filled main line into Central London, St John Street offers local grocery stores, a highly interesting museum, both mid- and high-range gyms and of course delicious restaurants and pubs. This area is a fantastic choice for students and young professionals who thrive on the life and buzz of the City, but still want to maintain a little bit of peace and quiet.
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