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Clerkenwell videos

Museum of Rohan


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Join Rohan Silva, Founder of Second Home, as he takes a walk through Clerkenwell's history with Alex Werner, Lead Curator for our new museum, which will be housed at the site of Smithfield Market.


Jessica’s Clerkenwell tour

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Jessica takes us on a tour of Clerkenwell, London! The area has a long and exciting history, from Inspire St. James' Church to the Clerks Well, Marx memorial library, St. John's Priory, Smithfield Market and Farringdon Station. 12 minutes


A Lady in London


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This video is about 5 reasons to explore Clerkenwell, London. Clerkenwell is a great part of central London with excellent restaurants, cafes, bars, and pubs. The area has beautiful streets and squares, and loads of history. You can see more about it on my blog I've also published a free self-guided Clerkenwell walking tour, which you can see here. There's a map, too.


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This video is about a self-guided Clerkenwell walking tour in London. It covers places like Farringdon, Clerkenwell, Smithfield, Hatton Garden, Leather Lane, and Exmouth Market. There's a detailed walking route and map on the A Lady in London blog if you want to do this Clerkenwell walk yourself.


John Rogers

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This walking tour of Clerkenwell on the fringe of the City of London includes Charterhouse Square, Smithfield Market, St. John's Street, St. John's Lane, St. John's Gate, The Jerusalem Tavern, Clerkenwell Green, St. James's Church, and the site of the Clerk's Well. 23 minutes


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A walk through London's Little Italy up to the fields of Islington, starting at Chancery Lane Station on High Holborn. We go into the curious anomaly of Ely Place, owned by the Bishops of Ely and once technically part of Cambridgeshire. We visit the Old Mitre Pub where Sir Christopher Hatton danced with Elizabeth I. The walking tour goes along Hatton Garden, the centre of Britain's diamond trade, and into Leather Lane Market. The walk through Little Italy takes us in search of Fagin's den in Saffron Hill, a place visited by Charles Dickens who drank in the One Tun pub. We walk along Hatton Wall into Portpool Lane where the Kings Ditch ran and through the Bourne Estate.

The heart of London's Little Italy lay in the streets falling away from Clerkenwell Road into the Fleet Valley - Back Hill, Eyre Street Hill, Herbal Hill. From here we go up Crawford Passage to Coldbath Square and Mount Pleasant. We stroll through Spa Fields - now Exmouth Market and Wilmington Square where Merlin was said to have a cave in the heart of the hill. The Merlin's Cave Tavern stood in Merlin House on the site of Charles Rowan House.

Next we walk through Lloyd Square to Percy Circus where Lenin stayed in 1905. Back on Amwell Street we recount E.O Gordon's powerful mythology of London at the head of the Pen Ton Mound, now the New River Head Upper Reservoir on Claremont Square. Passing down Penton Street our walk ends at White Conduit House, once a celebrated pleasure garden and the true home of cricket.


Joolz Guides


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One of my favourite walks is around Clerkenwell and Smithfield Market. I love this area of London! There is so much history here that I cannot possibly squeeze it all into one video but here is a nice walking tour which you could do starting at Farringdon.


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Here's a look at one of London's most ancient and historically important sites. The Charterhouse in Clerkenwell was originally a plague pit but has had many incarnations since medieval times. Julian McDonnell “Joolz Guides” takes you on a tour with one of the brothers.


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Did you know that Lenin planned a lot of the Russian Revolution whilst living in London? In this video we discover all the places Lenin frequented and met other revolutionaries like Trotsky and Stalin.


May Day march


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Start of the march on Clerkenwell Green on May Day.


Russian Revolution 1917 Marx Memorial Library

clerkenwell/videos.txt · Last modified: 2023/11/15 16:53 by davidwilcox