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Craft Central  

 
 
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Pennybank Chambers, Clerkenwell, 33-35 St Johns Square, London EC1M 4DS
 
 
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Weekdays: 9.30am-5pm; Sat-Sun: closed
 

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Craft CentralStudio spaces for craftspeople and designer-makers in the heart of Clerkenwell. This charitable organisation offers tenants business training, tailored mentoring, networking opportunities and studio space in a number of formats that fit their needs. Formed in 1970 to give a boost to fine crafts skills in danger of being lost from the area forever, they've been at Cornwell House and Pennybank Chambers since the late seventies. There are regular Showcase exhibitions, Open Studio events, master classes and short courses held at the studios.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Farringdon Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Barbican Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Caxton House NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Cardinal House NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £195  34% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 1 minute from Craft Central
Located nearby to trendy neighbourbood Farringdon, The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell has been affectionately named the Great Aunt of the original Zetter Hotel. Within the Georgian townhouse, ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £125  35% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 1 minute from Craft Central
Found in the trendy neighbourhood of Clerkenwell, The Zetter Hotel provides stylish boutique accommodation within a converted Victorian warehouse. With 59 rooms, each individually designed and ... More
 
 
 
Thistle City Barbican Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £58  38% off
Central Street, EC1V | 9 minutes from Craft Central
Near to the City, and convenient for the The Barbican arts centre and Moorfields Eye Hospital, this hotel is modern, clean and functional. Equipped with its ... More
 
 
 
 
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London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 19 minutes from Craft Central
As you stare across the river at this bustling, stylish, multi-faceted venue, it’s hard to believe that this riverside warehouse was once a reprocessing plant for ... More
 
 
 
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Ella Doran
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Ground Floor Shop, 46 Cheshire Street, Shoreditch, London E26EH | 27 minutes from Craft Central
From coasters and trays to mouse mats and mugs, Ella Doran has designs on everyday objects, intent on turning them from functional to funky. In fact, ... More
 
 
 
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Christie's Fine Art Auctioneers
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
8 King Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 36 minutes from Craft Central
Established in 1776, Christie’s holds sales ranging from Old Masters to the contemporary arts. In 1990 it broke all records with the sale Van Gogh’s Portrait ... More
 
 
 
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Lesley Craze Gallery
London > Shopping > Jewellery
34 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Craft Central
Lesley Craze houses contemporary pieces of jewellery design in an interesting gallery shop. A range of materials is used, including both precious and semi-precious metals, and ... More
 
 
 
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Farm Collective
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Craft Central
Its location opposite Smithfield Market is a very appropriate spot for the Farm Collective to set up shop. Working with select farmers and small producers, this outlet ... More
 
 
 
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Smithfield Market
London > Shopping > Markets
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 4 minutes from Craft Central
For tenants of Smithfield Market getting up in the dark is the nothing out of the ordinary; with the market opening at 4am these hard ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Foodie Events  Dates: 21st April to 26th December 2019
Craft Central, 113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 4 minutes from Craft Central
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London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Friday 1st November 2019
Craft Central, 77a Charterhouse Street, EC1M | 4 minutes from Craft Central
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London > Entertainment > Live Music
113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 4 minutes from Craft Central
Housed in an intimately lit Victorian warehouse, The Piano Works is a non-stop live music venue where in-house musicians take centre ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from Craft Central
Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach to ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from Craft Central
Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach to ... More
 
 
 
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St John's Cloister Garden
London > Attractions >
St John's Lane, EC1M | 1 minute from Craft Central
A hidden public garden within the 16th century Museum of the Order of St John.... More
 
 
 
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Crypt On The Green, St James'
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Craft Central
The Crypt on the Green, underneath St James Church in Clerkenwell, is on the site of the first nunnery to be built in London dating back ... More
 
 
 
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The Werkstatt
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7-9 Woodbridge Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Craft Central
The Werkstatt - meaning workshop in German - is a workshop for international designers and architects to meet, be inspired, play and create. A showcase for ... More
 
 
 
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The Modern Pantry
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
47-48 St John's Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from Craft Central
After ten successful years Anna Hansen left The Modern Pantry in 2019, passing the baton on to head chef Robert Mcleary, who joined the restaurant overlooking ... More
 
 
 
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Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell Afternoon Tea
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 1 minute from Craft Central
Both the Marylebone and Clerkenwell Zetter Townhouse serve traditional afternoon tea in their cocktail lounges. Step into Seymour's Parlour or ... More
 
 
 
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Bistrot Bruno Loubet
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
The Zetter, St John's Square, 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Craft Central
French chef Bruno Loubet has been lured back from Australia after an eight-year stint to head up the Bistro Bruno Loubet at The Zetter, a notably ... More
 
 
 
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Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 6 minutes from Craft Central
Featuring six catering stations, a demonstration bench and a communal dining table, B&H Kitchen , the cookery school from Bourne & Hollingsworth Group, guides Londoners ... More
 
 
 
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London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 7 minutes from Craft Central
One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Courses take place at the following venues: Atlas PH, ... More
 
 
 
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 8 minutes from Craft Central
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from Craft Central
A busy park in Islington beside the Three Corners Centre youth centre and Adventure Playground, the 2.02 acre Spa Fields include a children's playground, tarmac ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 6 minutes from Craft Central
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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My Chocolate Workshops
London > Leisure > Activities
Hatton Square Business Centre, 16-16a Baldwin Gardens, Holborn, London EC1N | 6 minutes from Craft Central
Immerse yourself in a world of chocolate with this mouth-watering workshop. You will discover how chocolate is processed from bean to bar. Sample a variety of ... More
 
 
 
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Jerusalem Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
55 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Craft Central
It’s teeny-tiny and, no, there aren’t enough seats, but the Jerusalem Tavern still provides a cosy nook to devour a rare breed of delicious ales. London’s ... More
 
 
 
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Crown Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
43 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 2 minutes from Craft Central
Hideaway snugs where Stalin and Lenin held secret meetings and real ales make the Crown Tavern a popular ... More
 
 
 
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The Three Kings
London > Nightlife > Pubs
7 Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Craft Central
Tucked away down a Clerkenwell backstreet next to the graveyard of St James Church, The Three Kings is popular with the locals and a real find for ... More
 
 
 
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The Longroom
London > Nightlife > Bars
18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Craft Central
Situated in the heart of Clerkenwell, next door to St John and Smithfield Market, The Longroom specialises in craft beers, salt beef and gourmet sandwiches. Described ... More
 
 
 
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Vinoteca
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Craft Central
Wine bars in the UK were given a bad name in the 1980s but places like this show us how it should be done. Both the ... More
 
 
 
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Simmons Farringdon
London > Nightlife > Bars
105 Charterhouse Street, EC1M | 3 minutes from Craft Central
The rapidly expanding Simmons Group has cracked the code when it comes to running a successful drinking spot with its bars (13 and counting) opening up ... More
 
 
 
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Museum of the Order of St John
London > Business > Venue Hire
St. Johns Gate, 26 St. John's Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Craft Central
The Museum of the Order of St John tells the story of the St John's Ambulance from within a 16th century gatehouse which was formerly the ... More
 
 
 
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The Rookery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Craft Central
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Bleeding Heart Yard
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Farringdon, Clerkenwell, London EC1N | 5 minutes from Craft Central
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Any Given Bank Holiday: Bottomless Aperol Spritz Brunch
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The Piano Works 4 minutes walk from Craft Central

For bottomless brunch with a side of live music, head to The Piano Works. Both the West End and Farringdon ...More

 
Beasts of London
Beasts of London
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Museum of London 8 minutes walk from Craft Central

From the soaring eagle to the infectious bacterium, Beasts of London shows the history of London, seen from the perspective ...More

 
Architecture Of London
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Guildhall Art Gallery 8 minutes walk from Craft Central

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Into The Night: Cabarets & Clubs In Modern Art
Exhibitions | Until 19th January 2020 

Barbican Centre 8 minutes walk from Craft Central

The world's most iconic cabarets, cafes and clubs, including Cabaret Fledermaus in turn-of-the-century Vienna, the Weimar scene, Harlem jazz and ...More

Into the Night: Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art
Into the Night: Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art
Exhibitions | Until 19th January 2020 

Barbican Art Gallery 8 minutes walk from Craft Central

Cabarets, cafes and clubs across the world, from London to New York, Paris to Mexico City, are brought together at ...More

 
Trevor Paglen: From Apple To Anomaly
Exhibitions | Until 16th February 2020 

Barbican Centre 8 minutes walk from Craft Central

Explore the powerful, and often hidden, forces at play in artificial intelligence by taking a closer look at how AI ...More

London Symphony Orchestra
Concerts | On 20th October 2019 

Barbican Centre 8 minutes walk from Craft Central

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts Janacek's Ballad Of Blanik, Dvorak's The Golden Spinning Wheel and Janacek's Glagolitic Mass, 1927 version. ...More

Rayyane Tabet: Encounters
Exhibitions | Until 14th December 2019 

Parasol Unit 12 minutes walk from Craft Central

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London Horror Festival
London Horror Festival
Seasonal | Until 2nd November 2019 

The Old Red Lion Theatre 12 minutes walk from Craft Central

The London Horror Festival returns to London this October extending to two venues and three theatre spaces as the Pleasance ...More

 
Pre-Concert Talk: Peter Quantrill - Small Steps And Giant Leaps
Exhibitions | On 20th October 2019 

Conway Hall 13 minutes walk from Craft Central

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