Introducing Clerkenwell

Just down the road from Shoreditch, Clerkenwell is one of the capital’s new cultural hubs. To the north is Sadler’s Wells theatre, where you’ll find the best of international dance – everything from hip hop to classical ballet. Some of London’s culinary heavyweights call Clerkenwell home, too. The Michelin-starred Club Gascon is an obvious highlight, and Exmouth Market has some of the capital’s best street food.

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      Housed in two vast Victorian halls, it is the largest meat market in the UK. A third hall, especially for poultry, is a fine example of 1960s English modernism.

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      Fagin and the Artful Dodger recruited Oliver here, while Lenin and Stalin allegedly plotted revolution over a few pints at the Crown Tavern.

      It is a carnivore-focused culinary destination, with restaurants clustered around Smithfield meat market and along Exmouth market.

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