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Throw yourself into London’s cultural scene, a 1bd apt in historic Clerkenwell
Clerkenwell is old London, a place of stucco-fronted townhouses, cobbled alleyways and flickering Victorian street lamps. It’s where Fagin and the Artful Dodger taught Oliver to pickpocket, and a young Lenin planned to change the world.
But that doesn’t mean its best days are over – far from it. Today you’ll find cool loft conversions, a buzzing nightlife and easy access to the very best London has to offer. And this Amwell Street apartment, filled with fine antiques, is the perfect base from which to soak it all up.
Your hosts are cerebral types, he’s a litigation lawyer, she’s a research scientist. But in this case intellectual doesn’t mean introverted – they also throw the most fabulously ambitious white-tie dinners, often ending in a Flanders & Swann sing-song around the piano.
After an evening at the theatre, tip your hat to the porter and head upstairs to this oasis of calm at the centre of everything.
Pour yourself a nightcap in the well-equipped kitchen, then stroll to the living room and relax among the rare heirlooms. Few London homes have a George III rosewood table and chiffonier. Fewer still have the host’s family coat of arms by the front door. But this is a refined sort of place, one where history creates the most genteel atmosphere.
Then, when you’re ready to retire, recline on the French sleigh bed and gaze through the silk drapes to the bustling city beyond.
Clerkenwell is a village in the middle of the city – artisan bakeries and independent shops abound. There’s a green – hell, there’s even a summer fete. But you’re also walking distance from London’s great landmarks, the British Museum, the Opera House and the West End are tantalisingly within reach.
And it’s not just culture vultures who’ll adore it – this is foodie paradise, too. Three of London’s best restaurants – St John, Moro and Club Gascon – are on the doorstep.
- non smoking only