The Location

An irresistible combination that gives Clerkenwell its inimitable buzz.

Welcome to EC1

The Smithson is located in the heart of Clerkenwell, internationally recognised as one of Central London’s most vibrant sub-markets.

Farringdon already has Thameslink National Rail, connecting trains to Kings Cross and to outer London (Bedford and Luton destinations) along with London Underground connections with the Circle, Metropolitan and District lines. In addition, Chancery Lane with access to the Central Line
is 8 minutes walk.

Farringdon Crossrail will be operational from December 2019 and it will connect with Thameslink and the London Underground to provide links with outer London.


Clerkenwell’s great connections make getting around effortless. With the Elizabeth line connected to Farringdon station, it will be one of the most accessible in London. Crossrail’s high frequency, high capacity service will change the way people travel around the capital. Crossrail will, for the first time, deliver a direct connection between all of London’s main employment centres; linking Heathrow with Paddington, the West End, the City and Canary Wharf.

Art & Craft

The Smithson owes much of its crafted aesthetic, and even its name, to Clerkenwell’s heritage as a hub for London’s finest artisans.

In fact, St. John’s has been home to a community of talented craftspeople for centuries, from bookbinders and master clockmaker’s to numerous jewellers of silver and gold; all renowned ‘smiths’ of their trade.

This connection continues today through the area’s thriving creative scene and annual Clerkenwell Design Week, which every May transforms the historic streets around The Smithson into a showcase for leading contemporary art and design, from both local makers and international brands.

Local Amenities

Whatever the time of day, the streets surrounding The Smithson offer a wealth of places to eat, drink and meet.

The Area

The Smithson

Agent Provocateur

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris


Alexander McQueen

Squire & Partners Architects


Amnesty International

Ben Sherman


Deloitte Digital

Fred Perry

Grey London

Hill + Knowlton

Kurt Geiger

North Highland

Publicis Groupe

Save The Children

Starcom Media Vest Group

Tesco Blinkbox


Zaha Hadid Architects



Club Gascon

Coin Laundry

Dans Le Noir

The Eagle


Granger & Co

The Green

Jerusalem Tavern

Le Cafe Du Marche

The Modern Pantry


Pizza Pilgrims


The Slaughtered Lamb

Smiths of Smithfield


St. John



The Rookery

The Rosebery

The Zetter Townhouse

Gym Box Farringdon


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  • Local Occupiers
  • 1 Agent Provocateur
  • 2 Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
  • 3 AKQA
  • 4 Alexander McQueen
  • 5 Squire & Partners Architects
  • 6 Amazon
  • 7 Amnesty International
  • 8 Ben Sherman
  • 9 Bulthuap
  • 10 Deloitte Digital
  • 11 Fred Perry
  • 12 Grey London
  • 13 Hill + Knowlton
  • 14 Kurt Geiger
  • 15 North Highland
  • 16 Publicis Groupe
  • 17 Save The Children
  • 18 Starcom Media Vest Group
  • 19
  • 20 Tesco Blinkbox
  • 21 Unilever
  • 22 Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Bars & Restaurants
  • 23 Albion
  • 24 Anglo
  • 25 Club Gascon
  • 26 Coin Laundry
  • 27 Dans Le Noir
  • 28 The Eagle
  • 29 Foxlow
  • 30 Granger & Co
  • 31 The Green
  • 32 Jerusalem Tavern
  • 33 Le Cafe Du Marche
  • 34 The Modern Pantry
  • 35 Moro
  • 36 Pizza Pilgrims
  • 37 Polpo
  • 38 The Slaughtered Lamb
  • 39 Smiths of Smithfield
  • 40 Sosharu
  • 41 St. John
  • Hotels
  • 42 Citadines
  • 43 Malmaison
  • 44 The Rookery
  • 45 The Rosebery
  • 46 The Zetter Townhouse
  • Gyms
  • 47 Gym Box Farringdon
  • 48 MOB45
  • 49 Virgin Active Barbican