Clerkenwell is one of the lesser known districts of London, but still has plenty to offer visitors who flock to our nation’s capital each year.
The area has undergone a transformation in recent years and is now a hot spot for small creative companies, quirky boutiques and fashionable bars and eateries where locals and tourists alike congregate to enjoy the trendy vibe.
Read on to discover what’s on offer in Clerkenwell and why you should pay this vibrant neighbourhood a visit the next time you’re in town.
If you’re a lover of all things food, then head over to Exmouth Market where you’ll find street food vendors trying to tempt you with the best exotic delicacies and comfort food to go.
Getting to Exmouth Market is quick and easy from the Montcalm hotel London city, just take the Tube from Angel Station and you’ll be sampling those gastronomic delights in less than twenty minutes.
If the weather is less than appealing, Clerkenwell also has a vast selection of Michelin starred restaurants for that special celebratory lunch or dinner where you can escape the rain and enjoy some world-class cuisine.
Why not return to the Montcalm royal London house spa after lunch to make your special trip a visit to remember by treating yourself to some luxurious treatments?
The Charles Dickens Museum
One of the most famous authors in British history, you can’t pay a visit to Clerkenwell without popping into the Charles Dickens Museum, just a twenty-minute Tube ride and a short stroll from the Montcalm hotel London city.
Even if you’re not exactly a literature buff, you can’t help but be inspired following a visit to the author’s old home where he penned the great Oliver Twist.
Lovingly maintained, the museum also offers a unique glimpse into the Victorian home, so it's well worth a few hours stepping back into the past of this notable London resident.
A small but perfectly formed attraction, the museum can get busy at peak times of the year, so perhaps opt for a late afternoon visit so you can browse the displays without feeling rushed.
The museum opens at 10 am daily, making it the perfect option when you want to enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the Montcalm royal London house spa before heading out for the day.
When you’ve finished exploring Clerkenwell on foot, you might want to take in some far-reaching views and modern cuisine at the Aviary Montcalm.
With its bird-theme, tantalising menu and expansive range of refreshments, the Aviary Montcalm is the perfect setting to enjoy a cocktail or two while you enjoy the stunning sunset over our nation’s capital.
Once the sun goes down, the city comes to life so wait until it goes dark to take in the city after nightfall, the lights and impressive skyline make for a spectacular spectacle so stay a while longer and enjoy everything this wonderful rooftop restaurant has to offer.