North East London hyperlocal portal Wednesday 22 February 2017

Clerkenwell and Bunhill news

Clerkenwell woman and Highbury man charged with assaulting police officers at train stations 

15 Feb

A woman and man from Islington have been charged with spitting at police officers on Monday.

Neighbours fear tech professionals ‘causing chaos’ if City Road office block gets booze licence 

15 Feb

Neighbours of an office block in one of Islington’s main party zones are scared of tech and startup professionals going on the rampage if their workplace is given an alcohol licence.

Charterhouse: ‘Hogwarts of Clerkenwell’ opens to public for first time 

1 Feb

In the heart of Clerkenwell is a hidden palace.

Stop the carvery: Clerkenwell pub The White Bear could be serving its last Christmas dinners 

22 Dec

The family who run a traditional Clerkenwell boozer need a show of Christmas spirit to save it from closure – after finding out from neighbours they could be evicted.

Clerkenwell fire station: Charity ‘mystified’ after City Hall blocks bid to buy site 

7 Dec

Charity bosses are “completely perplexed” after being repeatedly knocked back in their bid to buy the Clerkenwell fire station site.

Upper Street fire station commander Winston Douglas retiring after 32 years 

7 Dec

Winston Douglas, commander at Upper Street fire station, retires next week after 32 years of service.

200 years since Islington (nearly) kicked out the elites at Spa Fields Park 

8 Nov

Given Islington’s radical history, it’s no surprise rebels once plotted to overthrow the elites from a Clerkenwell park.

Made in Islington: Watches and Madonna music videos at Gleave and Co, St John Street 

12 Oct

Every week, we take to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Islington.

Old Sessions House plans scrapped over opposition from Clerkenwell Green neighbours 

30 Sep

Developers trying to transform a Grade-II listed building into a 1,000-capacity private members club have pulled an application for a booze licence at the 11th hour after neighbours objected.

Car smashes into house in Clerkenwell 

21 Sep

The driver of this car miraculously escaped injury after ploughing it into a terraced house.

Clerkenwell doctor: ‘Carbon monoxide alarm saved my life…It can save yours, too’ 

19 Sep

A Clerkenwell woman is today urging people to have carbon monoxide alarms fitted in their homes.

Emily Thornberry on boundary review: ‘How on earth can Islington be too small for two MPs?’ 

14 Sep

Islington South and Finsbury MP Emily Thornberry this afternoon said “the fight is on” against plans to re-draw constituency boundaries.

Obituary – Colin O’Brien 

30 Aug

Colin O’Brien.

Clerkenwell has the biggest 3D printer in the UK and it’s making models of cities 

15 Jul

A tech company is using the UK’s biggest 3D printer to revolutionise the design industry.

London Life – book review: a wonderful photographic celebration of the city 

11 Jul

Touch of frost: Regent’s Canal freezes over.

‘Nasty’ teen jailed for Clerkenwell rucksack attack 

7 Jul

A “nasty” 19-year-old has been jailed for two years for assaults in Clerkenwell and Holloway.

Taxpayer bill for maintaining empty Clerkenwell Fire Station: £264k 

7 Jul

Taxpayers have paid a “shocking” £264,000 to maintain the empty Clerkenwell Fire Station since 2014.

Look Mum, a cycle-style label… a way to ride out the storm threatening small London businesses? 

28 Jun

MOST PEOPLE occasionally have seemingly bright lightbulb moments.

Cutting-edge technology on the agenda at Clerkenwell design week 

27 May

A unique vehicle powered by a combination of rocket fuel and jet engines was among the highlights of this year’s Clerkenwell design week at City University.

Hundreds oppose bid to sell alcohol ‘till late’ at former Clerkenwell Green courthouse 

12 May

Developers bought up Clerkenwell Green’s Old Sessions House in 2014 and last year had plans approved to turn it into a private members’ club with a rooftop pool.

Fire brigade honours ‘Britain’s oldest firefighter’ 

10 May

Fire chiefs threw a special party to honour a Blitz hero from Clerkenwell thought to be the oldest fire service veteran in the world.

Zaha Hadid: Clerkenwell firm pays tribute to ‘greatest female architect in the world’ 

31 Mar

World-renowned architect Zaha Hadid has died at the age of 65, her firm has announced.

The Clerkenwell kebab shop that sells veal and posh cheese but not chips 

9 Mar

The Clerkenwell kebab shop that sells veal and posh cheese but not chips...

This is why you should be extra careful when using your phone outside 

27 Feb

You would think that being stood in a doorway on a quiet street and well away from the road would be a fairly safe place to use your phone.

Bail for men arrested in Clerkenwell armed police swoop 

9 Jan

Three men arrested in an armed police operation on Monday have been bailed.

Armed police swoop on car in Farringdon Road 

4 Jan

Dramatic scenes unfurled on Islington’s Farringdon Road this afternoon when armed cops in unmarked cars swoppd on a vehicle and arrested three men around noon today.

Armed police swoop in Clerkenwell not terror related 

4 Jan

Clerkenwell was brought to a standstill this afternoon after armed officers stopped a car in Farringdon Road.

Cyclist injured in collision in City Road 

19 Oct

Police are appealing for information and witnesses following a collision between a car and a cyclist in Shoreditch.

City Road cyclist crash: Man, 52, fighting for his life after being hit by car in Islington 

19 Oct

A cyclist is critically injured in hospital after being hit by a car in Islington last night.

Islington Square in new Suffragette film 

15 Oct

Myddelton Square in Clerkenwell is one of the prime locations in the new film Suffragette.

Last dance: how London’s after-hours clubbing scene finally faded out 

13 Oct

Trade was the capital’s first ever legal after-hours club, running parties at the now defunct Clerkenwell Turnmills every Sunday.

Hyperlocal & blogs

THMs Feb 2017 Newsletter 

2 Feb

All the news from the borough and beyond for February 2017.

River Fleet Square 

29 Jan

Unlock regeneration potential with a new public space inspired by the River Fleet River Fleet Square proposes a high-quality public square to capitalise on the wasted space created by the railway cutting at the junction of Farringdon Road and ...

Clerkenwell School of Ballet 

16 Jan

We’ve teamed up with the Clerkenwell School of Ballet to offer a free trial to THMs members and one lucky little one will Win a Term of lessons! Some say ballet is like dreaming with your feet.

Drains need cleaning as road flooding, 15th January 

15 Jan

Road is flooded with rain water drains need cleaning as spilling onto foot path Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): City Road, EC1 Report on FixMyStreet...

Another HCLC success at Clerkenwell and Shoreditch County Court! 

9 Jan

HCLC housing solicitor Jamille Mohammed ( pictured right ) was recently on duty at Clerkenwell Shoreditch County Court.

Potholes, 8th January 

8 Jan

Pelican crossing uneven and bumpy littered with pot holes Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 75 City Road, EC1 Report on FixMyStreet...

Farringdon rd plastic cover been there for months, 4th January 

4 Jan

Farringdon rd plastic cover been there for months Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 96 Farringdon Road, EC1 Report on FixMyStreet...

Last-Minute Gift Guide: Stress-Free Shopping in Clerkenwell 

20 Dec

Last-minute Christmas shopping CAN be stress-free! Our Xmas pop-up shop is in the gallery at Craft Central through Friday 23rd...

Lisa Burrell: St Luke’s communications manager 

13 Dec

St Luke’s Community Centre, tucked off City Road, is a place people want to go.

Beans Carriers Ghostsign on City Road 

13 Dec

How long have I been walking and bussing past this and not noticed it?!I only spotted it in November when hunting for signs to use for my Angel Islington card.

Clerkenwell Grind launches in Clerkenwell 

5 Dec

A Lynchian homage of marble, brass and pink velvet, Clerkenwell Grind is more than just a pretty face, it’s a considered and modern tribute to the young professional.


5 Dec

Well, well it looks like Clerkenwell has a new spa…meet The Well.

Free – 8 seat teak table, 8 ant chairs 

27 Nov

Free, to pick up from Goswell Road Clerkenwell by 6pm Monday 28 November.

Stripped bike, 3rd November 

3 Nov

Stripped bike on Clerkenwell Rd Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Clerkenwell Road, EC1 Report on FixMyStreet...


21 Oct

You’ll never be stuck for coffee in Clerkenwell again because Grind is heading back east and setting up shop in the hood this November.

Farringdon rd pelican refuge no tactile paving, 21st October 

21 Oct

Farringdon road farringdon lane pelican crossing refuge has no tactile paving As per DETR Guidance figures10 11 Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 119 Farringdon Road, EC1 Report on FixMyStreet...

Creative Clerkenwell’s Christmas Pop-Up Shop 2016, 13-23 December 

18 Oct

Creative Clerkenwell’s Christmas Pop-Up Shop 13-23 December, 2016 Curated by Charlene Lam of Creative Clerkenwell, featuring great gifts from UK...


14 Oct

Let’s TACO about how Breddos Tacos are taking over town, first they announced a perm site in Clerkenwell with ice cream tacos and now they’ve hooked up with Yard Sale Pizza to bring you The Dead Mex, just in time for Day of the Dead.


12 Oct

Rumours have been circulating about the new Clove Club opening in Clerkenwell for the last year or so BUT finally the news is out.

The Clove Club to open Italian sister restaurant Luca in November 

12 Oct

The team behind the Clove Club, one of London’s most renowned restaurant worldwide, have announced the opening of a new restaurant in Clerkenwell next month: Luca.

Tour a Georgian House and Bind Your Wounds with Toasted Cheese 

6 Oct

I stumbled across a nice little diversion for a couple of hours if you're around Old Street.


5 Oct

First came the news of SMOKESTAK setting up a permanent home and now Breddos Tacos, another street food fave, is FINALLY getting a perm place with four walls.

Rberry ave farringdon ped refuge tactile pave missing, 21st September 

21 Sep

Roseberry avenue at farringdon road the two pedestrian refuges are missing the require tactile paving in accordance with DfT guidelines Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Rosebery Avenue, EC1 Report...

Flying the flag for British cuisine at The Well, Clerkenwell 

20 Sep

Londoners normally don’t think of Farringdon as a particularly residential area, so it was to some surprise I found The Well full of satisfied diners on a Saturday lunch even with reported rail network problems.


14 Sep

Unicef NEXTGen London, Clerkenwell Boy and SUITCASE Magazine are teaming up for #CookForSyria, a month-long fundraising mission through food.

Badly Designed Pedestrian Crossing, 23rd August 

23 Aug

The pedestrian crossing at the north of Turnmill St, across Clerkenwell Road is poorly designed and unsafe.

Escape To The Country? 

19 Aug

In my twenties and early thirties, London was the love of my life.

Councillors elected to Labour national committee 

9 Aug

ISLINGTON LABOUR COUNCILLORS ELECTED TO LABOUR NATIONAL COMMITTEE               This week, two Islington Labour councillors have been elected to sit on the Labour Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC).

Red and gray abandoned bike, 16th July 

16 Jul

FS26 outside city road supermarket Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Central Street, EC1 Report on FixMyStreet...

Keeping up with the Joneses launches pop-up at Clerkenwell Green 

11 Jul

Fancy something a bit different this weekend? Then head down to Meredith Collective’s wacky new addition to the London pop-up scene that ticks all the boxes for a unique and bizarre evening out.

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