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Cowcross Yards  

 
 
ADDRESS
Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 5UG
 
 
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Urban Food Fest: every Thu 12noon-4pm
 

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Cowcross Yards Nestled between Cowcross Street, Britton Street and St John Street, and a stone's throw from Farringdon Station, Cowcross Yards was once a historic landmark where cattle crossed on their way to Smithfield Market. But that was back in the twelfth century. In November 2019 it was reinvented as a space where visitors can explore, eat and enjoy the latest food trends. A weekly street food market, Urban Food Fest, brings gourmet ready-to-eat dishes every Thursday with a different offering each week. This publicly accessible pedestrian plaza in the heart of Farringdon is surrounded by shops, offices, a gym and residential space and gives locals and tourists alike an off-the-road refuge where they can eat and relax.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
27 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Caxton House NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
Cardinal House NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Zetter Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £125  28% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 3 minutes from Cowcross Yards
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
 
 
 
The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £195  38% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 3 minutes from Cowcross Yards
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
 
 
 
Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £70  22% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 9 minutes from Cowcross Yards
This neat and simple hotel gets all the basics right. The prices are sensible, the rooms are simply and attractively decorated, there's a decent little bistro, ... More
 
 
 
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St John's Cloister Garden
London > Attractions >
St John's Lane, EC1M | 2 minutes from Cowcross Yards
A hidden public garden within the 16th century Museum of the Order of St John.... More
 
 
 
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St Bartholomew the Great
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 4 minutes from Cowcross Yards
St Bartholomew the Great is a historic church founded in 1123 and the oldest parish church in the City of London. Features include the pre-Reformation octagonal ... More
 
 
 
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Crypt On The Green, St James'
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from Cowcross Yards
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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Jubel Ski Lodge
London > Events > Foodie Events  Dates: 31st January to 27th March 2020
Cowcross Yards, 1 Fleet Place, Farringdon, EC4M | 6 minutes from Cowcross Yards
Escape the London winter without leaving the city by visiting a lively, warm apres ski bar, the Jubel Ski Lodge in Farringdon. Falmouth-based brewers Jubel first ...More
 
 
 
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The Cato Street Conspiracy, 1820: A Study in Terrorism
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 20th February 2020 - 6pm-7pm
Cowcross Yards, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 7 minutes from Cowcross Yards
Literary & Education, Lecture....More
 
 
 
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'Good Morning, America' by Mark Power
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 8th January to 3rd April 2020 - 11am-4.30pm
Cowcross Yards, 63 Gee Street, EC1V | 8 minutes from Cowcross Yards
Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More
 
 
 
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The Piano Works
London > Entertainment > Live Music
113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 5 minutes from Cowcross Yards
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 | 6 minutes from Cowcross Yards
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 | 6 minutes from Cowcross Yards
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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Farm Collective
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Cowcross Yards
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 | 2 minutes from Cowcross Yards
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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Nicholas James
London > Shopping > Jewellery
16-18 Hatton Garden, Holborn, London EC1N | 4 minutes from Cowcross Yards
A trip to Hatton Garden is a rite of passage for any newly engaged couple but it can also be a confusing one. With so many ... More
 
 
 
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Lazybones
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
Unit 5 , Cowcross Street , Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Cowcross Yards
Inspired by slow cooking culture, Lazybones is a laid back restaurant and bar that serves hearty meat dishes. Diners can feast on pulled pork sandwiches, beef ... More
 
 
 
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Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
26 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Cowcross Yards
Pizza Express has become something of a London institution. Serving consistently excellent Italian pizzas quickly in pleasant unfussy surroundings, this is always a convenient and acceptable ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
101 Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Cowcross Yards
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 7 minutes from Cowcross Yards
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 8 minutes from Cowcross Yards
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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Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 8 minutes from Cowcross Yards
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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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Cowcross Yards
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 | 5 minutes from Cowcross Yards
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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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 6 minutes from Cowcross Yards
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... More
 
 
 
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Jerusalem Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
55 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Cowcross Yards
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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Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Cowcross Yards
This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella - the ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Cowcross Yards
One of the oldest pubs in Smithfield, The Old Red Cow has stood on this spot on Long Lane since the year dot. Steeped in history, ... More
 
 
 
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Vinoteca
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Cowcross Yards
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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Fabric Nightclub
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
77a Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Cowcross Yards
Built on the site of a Victorian meat cellar, Fabric continues to boast the most sensational line-ups in the capital. Its global ... More
 
 
 
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The Longroom
London > Nightlife > Bars
18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Cowcross Yards
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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The Rookery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Cowcross Yards
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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 | 2 minutes from Cowcross Yards
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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Haberdashers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
18 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Cowcross Yards
Opened by the Queen in 2002 and designed by Sir Michael Hopkins and Partners Haberdashers' Hall was the first new livery hall in the Square Mile ... More
 
 
 
 

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Jubel Ski Lodge
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The Conductor 6 minutes walk from Cowcross Yards

Escape the London winter without leaving the city by visiting a lively, warm apres ski bar, the Jubel Ski Lodge ...More

 
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Concerts | On 22nd February 2020 

Barbican Centre 8 minutes walk from Cowcross Yards

Sakari Oramo conducts the orchestra, with clarinettist Martin Frost and violinist Carolin Widmann, for Anders Hillborg's Eleven Gates, Beast Sampler ...More

Viviana Durante Company: Isadora Now
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Dance | Until 24th February 2020 

Barbican Theatre 8 minutes walk from Cowcross Yards

Celebrating the freedom that Isadora Duncan brought to dance - particularly to women dancers and choreographers - Italian ballerina Viviana ...More

 
Masculinities: Liberation through Photography
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Exhibitions | Until 17th May 2020 

Barbican Centre 8 minutes walk from Cowcross Yards

Bringing together over 300 works by more than 50 pioneering international artists, the Barbican surveys the representation of masculinity across ...More

 
BBC Singers
Concerts | On 22nd February 2020 

St Giles Church, Cripplegate 8 minutes walk from Cowcross Yards

Ragnar Rasmussen conducts the choir, with saxophonist Theo Hillborg, for Anders Hillborg's Mouyayoum, The Cradle Song, O Dessa Ogon, Lilla ...More

Hillborg Chamber Music With Guildhall Musicians
Concerts | On 22nd February 2020 

Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama 10 minutes walk from Cowcross Yards

Composer Anders Hillborg introduces a programme of his chamber music, including Opening Fanfare, Six pieces For Wind Quintet, Kongsgaard Variations, ...More

Message In A Bottle
Message In A Bottle
Dance | Until 21st March 2020 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 12 minutes walk from Cowcross Yards

In a first-time collaboration between Sadler's Wells and Universal Music, Message In A Bottle is a brand-new dance show from ...More

 
Free Verse Poetry Book & Magazine Fair
Exhibitions | On 22nd February 2020 

Conway Hall 13 minutes walk from Cowcross Yards

Literary & Education, Poetry....More

The Elyx Chalet at Rosewood London
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Seasonal | Until 29th February 2020 

Rosewood London 13 minutes walk from Cowcross Yards

The Rosewood hotel's stunning courtyard is transformed into a Swedish winter wonderland with a wooden lodge where fairy lights and ...More

 
Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles
Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles
Exhibitions | Until 19th April 2020 

Two Temple Place 14 minutes walk from Cowcross Yards

The importance of textiles, seen through the eyes of seven female collectors, is revealed through 18th-century costume, traditional Balkan costume ...More

 

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