Montcalm neighbourhood guide: Clerkenwell


Located right in the heart of Central London, Clerkenwell is one of the most exciting areas in the city. If you’re looking for a place to start your adventure and see the city sights, there are few places better.

While staying at the Montcalm City Hotel London, you’ll find yourself surrounded by attractions, museums, venues and restaurants near Finsbury Square. If you find yourself wandering around the Clerkenwell area, be sure to check out some of these popular hotspots.

Charles Dickens Museum

Doughty Street, London

Visit the house where one of the world’s greatest writers penned some of his best works. Charles Dickens is one of the most iconic writers in history whose publications have inspired generations of writers. His London residence on Doughty Street has been preserved as a museum in which you can find a collection of authentic memorabilia and learn more about the writer himself. If you’re a fan of literature or you’re looking to find out more about the history of London, be sure to take a stroll over from the Montcalm City Hotel London.

Sadler’s Wells Theatre

Rosebery Avenue, London

Unfortunately, this hidden gem in the heart of Clerkenwell often gets overlooked by tourists who rush to the famous theatres of the West End. If you’re looking for great entertainment right around the corner from the Montcalm City Hotel London, Sadler’s Wells Theatre regularly hosts some of the country’s most talented performers. If you love watching dance, there’s no place better. The theatre showcases ballet, modern dance and children’s performances, among other things. There’s always a great atmosphere so be sure to check the listings and catch a show.

O2 Academy Islington

Parkfield Street, London

Just to the north of Clerkenwell, you’ll find one of London’s many O2 Academies. This one, in particular, is a must-see if you enjoy alternative music. On any given night you’ll catch some of the best indie rock bands and underground rap artists amazing crowds with their latest hits. If you’re looking for a great night out, be sure to check out the O2 Islington.

Islington Museum

St John Street, London

Take a stroll down the historic St John Street and step inside the Islington Museum for a pleasant afternoon of browsing art and learning more about the history of London. The Islington Museum may not be the biggest in London but it boasts some very interesting exhibits. The art collection boasts a number of paintings and sculptures from a number of famous artists. The museum also regularly hosts guest exhibits and collections from some of the biggest galleries and institutes from around the world.

The Foundling Museum

Brunswick Square, London

Learn about the history of the UK’s very first registered children’s charity and browse an incredible collection of vintage memorabilia, art and antiques. The Foundling Hospital was one of the first institutions in Britain to start raising money for children. Today the museum showcases the history of the hospital inspires visitors to do their part for society. This is a must-see if you’re travelling with the kids.