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London, United Kingdom

Clerkenwell is the perfect neighbourhood for foodies (with some cash to spare!). It's home to a huge concentration of architects, Michelin starred restaurants and the main campus of City University. This east-central London neighbourhood, just north west of the the capital's traditional centre, is ridiculously close to all the city's culture, nightlife and facilities. Housing in Clerkenwell is highly expensive. It was famous for the beginning of 'loft living' in the capital as many old factories were converted into flats. Many properties rent for as much as £300-400 per week, some student rents can be found for under that, with prices around £180-200 per week possible in either private accommodation and university halls. Living in Clerkenwell is of course extremely convenient for anyone studying at City University, but it is also within a short tube trip or a walk from UCL, The University of London, Kings College and LSE. It is connected to the wider city by Barbican Station (Circle/Hammersmith & City/Metropolitan) and Farringdon Station (Thameslink).

The neighbours

Hip young couples and bachelors, wealthier than most, who enjoy really good food and end Fridays early for a pint at the nearest pub.

Interesting points

The gastopubs, like The Well, The Gunmakers, The Eagle or The Green, to get stuck into.

You will fall in love with

The pubs and restaurants. Places like The Wilmington, Union Tavern or St John provide an excellent if high-end dining experience.

The lifestyle

Hip, young and slightly exclusive, Clerkenwell is excellent for foodies or anyone looking for convenience combined with a good time. They'll just be a large price tag attached.



About the city

London is a city where you will never run out of things to do. The capital of England is well known for its famous, iconic landmarks such as the Big Ben, St. Paul’s cathedral, amongst thousands and thousands more. Then there’s the British cultural heritage, best displayed by its impressive architecture and the huge museums.

However, we know that students also care a lot about a city’s nightlife and atmosphere. This city never sleeps! Pubs, bars, clubs, warehouse afterparties, you name it: London has it all.

When it comes to finding a place to live in London, you know you can count on Uniplaces to help you!