Clerkenwell is a melting pot of heritage, culture and business, with its mix of independent restaurants, boutique creative agencies and historic landmarks, such as Smithfield’s Market and St John’s Gate.
The area’s small business community is thriving and we’re always excited to see who is shouting about where they’re based by using a Dot London web address.
50-54 Clerkenwell Road is an elegant five-story refurbishment that has transformed a 1930s brick warehouse into a modern central London office space. The property has been designed as an inspiring workspace for creative businesses as well as corporate companies looking for a refreshing and stimulating environment. The renovated property retains the character of the original building with the addition of two new storeys built on top of the existing architecture that includes three private roof terraces with amazing views across the city.
Located in Exmouth Market, Briki is a deli and coffee brewery offering alternative recipes and quality coffee. Their recipes come straight from grandma’s cookbook combining famous Mediterranean cuisine with quality ingredients. Their speciality is the award-winning coffee that’s made from the best-quality green coffee beans which are roasted and brewed to the highest standard.
Exmouth Market is a hidden gem that’s home to a mix of independent food and retail businesses as well as some popular brand names. The area hosts a weekly street market that includes food stalls stocked with a variety of mouth-watering produce, from local and specialist farmers and producers, to delicacies that span the globe.
Gather is an ideas-driven strategic communications agency that is committed to helping socially-conscious businesses reach their goals. They help clients to have more clarity and control of their messaging through a single idea that breaks down traditional silos and work across all media channels. They aim to work at board level with start-ups and leading global organisations.
This rustic Italian restaurant, with its wooden furniture and cosy banquette seating, is packed with hungry City slickers at lunchtime and the laid-back foodie crowd after work. Based in Exmouth Market, Santoré transports diners to Italy with its tiled floors and wooden shelves filled with Italian olive oils and wines, as well as its menu that includes classics such as veal Milanese and tasty pasta dishes.
Urdang educates and trains young performers from 16 and up in musical theatre and dance to become strong, disciplined and confident performers. They boast a modern outlook, dynamic atmosphere and inspiring backdrop, making the academy an energising and contemporary place to study. They admit students based on their raw talent, believing it supercedes size, race, height, socio-economic status and ethnicity, making them the most diverse dance and musical theatre academy in the UK.
The Yorkshire Grey is a traditional British pub that has stood proudly on the corner of Grays Inn Road and Theobald’s Road since 1676. This welcoming pub, that serves craft beer, cask ales and traditional pub grub, is open for lunch, dinner and drinks six days a week and available for private hire during the weekend. Their kitchen pride themselves on using local suppliers and sustainable ingredients for all of their dishes, including their handmade beef burgers and fish and chips.