Tag - clerkenwell


In recovery

Trees, tourists, jobs and apps: Debbie Akehurst of the Central District Alliance talks about its plans for EC1 by Oliver Bennett Credit: Central District...


The mystery strolls

The Museum of Walking group has created a dynamic new open-air Clerkenwell theatrical experience – The Walking Cure by Andreas Brandt The Walking Cure is...


Modern Times

A friend to Mahatma Gandhi, the UK’s first Asian mayor was the force behind the Finsbury Health Centre. As a new building is named after him we look into the...


Knowledge is power

Clerkenwell-based data company Centric Lab is aiming to give citizens as much information about their environment as possible A Clerkenwell tech company has...


Early morning muse

Brighton artist moved to paint Clerkenwell’s buildings by Oliver Bennett  ‘5:37AM’ by Tony Mills This painting of a building on St John Street EC1 – called...


The spirit of Christmas present

As the Charles Dickens Museum approaches its centenary, EC1 Echo talks to director Cindy Sughrue about the museum, his life in this area, and how Dickens gave...


Illustration Centre raising funds

Round windmill base from the early 18th century The Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration – due to be built in the New River Head buildings close to Amwell...


Queen of the stone age

Building threatened with demolition shortlisted for the Stirling Prize Amin Taha’s controversial stone building at 15 Clerkenwell Close has been shortlisted...


Hot property

Clerkenwell’s distinctive fire station is up for grabs Clerkenwell Fire Station on Rosebery Avenue – closed as a fire station since 2014 by London’s then...


Park that thought

Clerkenwell start-up Joe’s BikeSpace is providing safe spaces for new cyclists One of the more benign effects of Covid-19 has been a rise in the numbers of...


High water mark

The director of Sadler’s Wells, Alistair Spalding, talks about dance, digital – and how the world-famous theatre is embedded into its locality by Oliver...


Bel Canto

The Italian shop and restaurant Terroni’s has a secret weapon – a singing waiter by Oliver Bennett Singing waiter Alan Chan at Terroni’s in Clerkenwell During...


A place for kindred spirits

A new record label, shop and radio station is breathing life into Mount Pleasant Credit: Kindred In the group of shops on Mount Pleasant there are some old...


Locally Sauced

Due to open their cookery school in Clerkenwell, Anastasia Georgousis talks to the staff at charity Migrateful, which unlocks the talents of migrant chefs...


Decisive moments

The Clerkenwell Community Photography Competition has yielded an exceptional crop, says organiser Chris Walker

Features Interviews

Access all areas

Clerkenwell resident and junior doctor Grace Spence Green tells EC1 Echo how our area could be better equipped to improve disabled people’s lives By Oliver...


Welcome to ‘Clerkenwood’

By Oliver Bennett The EC1 area has long been attractive to filmmakers seeking a historiclocation. Here, EC1 Echo finds out why the area is such a draw. With...


The future’s in the balance

Charles Armstrong, founder of the Trampery co-working spaces, says the way we work has changed forever. Here he explains how areas like EC1 could get back on...


Retail Therapy

EC1-based tech firm Appear Here is trying to fill the gaps in decimated shopping streets The death of the high street has been a subject of concern since well...


Re-opening time

Writer, pub aficionado and Clerkenwell old-timer Johnny Homer can’t wait for the area’s excellent pubs to open again. One of the many things to emerge from the...


Fine dining al desko

Make way for the high-end packed lunch The packed lunch was once considered a lesser meal – indeed, some may remember at school that bringing in sandwiches in...

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