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Luca Isaac McHale, Daniel Willis and Johnny Smith, the team behind The Clove Club, are responsible for Luca, an Italian restaurant in Clerkenwell where seasonal British produce is used to create contemporary dishes. That translates into choices like spaghettini with Morecambe Bay shrimps, rump of Angus beef stuffed with pancetta, and ravioli of grouse with potato and whisky sauce. These are served in the main room, which has space to seat 60, and is centred around a semi-open kitchen. A separate room serves as a pasta making space by day, private dining room by night, and an additional private dining room, The Garden Space, with its open roof is ideal for summer. Just like The Clove Club, the bar here has a different menu with finger foods, sharing plates and cocktails on offer.

 

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Farringdon Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Barbican Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
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Hoxton Overground Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
 
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Caxton House NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Cardinal House NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £175  38% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 1 minute from Luca
Located nearby to trendy neighbourbood Farringdon, The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell has been affectionately named the Great Aunt of the original Zetter Hotel. Within the Georgian townhouse, ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  34% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 2 minutes from Luca
Found in the trendy neighbourhood of Clerkenwell, The Zetter Hotel provides stylish boutique accommodation within a converted Victorian warehouse. With 59 rooms, each individually designed and ... More
 
 
 
Thistle City Barbican Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £47  42% off
Central Street, EC1V | 8 minutes from Luca
Near to the City, and convenient for the The Barbican arts centre and Moorfields Eye Hospital, this hotel is modern, clean and functional. Equipped with its ... More
 
 
 
 
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Polpo Smithfield
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
3 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Luca
Since launching the original Polpo in Soho's Beak Street in October 2009, Russell Norman and business partner Richard Beatty have expanded the brand at breakneck speed. ... More
 
 
 
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Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
26 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Luca
Pizza Express has become something of a London institution. Serving consistently excellent Italian pizzas quickly in pleasant unfussy surroundings, this is always a convenient and acceptable ... More
 
 
 
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Il Boteglio Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
60 Long Lane, Barbican, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 4 minutes from Luca
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London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
86 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | Same location as Luca
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Benugo
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
116 St Johns Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from Luca
This the original branch of Benugo opened by Ben and Hugo Warner in 1998. Now its expanded into a high class chain of cafes with concessions ... More
 
 
 
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Tinseltown
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
44 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Luca
24 hour dining at this tatty, friendly restaurant renowned for erratic service. The food is perfectly good and there's usually a good atmosphere late at night. ... More
 
 
 
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Luca, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 7 minutes from Luca
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th May to 24th September 2017 - 10am-6pm
Luca, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 7 minutes from Luca
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Niall McDiarmid: Here And Now
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Luca, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 7 minutes from Luca
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The Piano Works
London > Entertainment > Live Music
113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 5 minutes from Luca
Housed in an intimately lit Victorian warehouse, The Piano Works is a non-stop live music venue that presents soul, funk, R&B and ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from Luca
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Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from Luca
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The Werkstatt
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7-9 Woodbridge Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from Luca
The Werkstatt - meaning workshop in German - is a workshop for international designers and architects to meet, be inspired, play and create. A showcase for ... More
 
 
 
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House of Detention
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Sans Walk, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from Luca
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St Bartholomew the Great
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 4 minutes from Luca
St Bartholomew the Great is a historic church founded in 1123 and the oldest parish church in the City of London. Features include the pre-Reformation octagonal ... More
 
 
 
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Farm Collective
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Luca
Its location opposite Smithfield Market is a very appropriate spot for the Farm Collective to set up shop. Working with select farmers and small producers, this outlet ... More
 
 
 
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Lesley Craze Gallery
London > Shopping > Jewellery
34 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from Luca
Lesley Craze houses contemporary pieces of jewellery design in an interesting gallery shop. A range of materials is used, including both precious and semi-precious metals, and ... More
 
 
 
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Smithfield Market
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West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 4 minutes from Luca
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Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 6 minutes from Luca
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161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 8 minutes from Luca
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12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 6 minutes from Luca
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from Luca
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Jerusalem Tavern
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55 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Luca
It’s teeny-tiny and, no, there aren’t enough seats, but the Jerusalem Tavern still provides a cosy nook to devour a rare breed of delicious ales. London’s ... More
 
 
 
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Fox & Anchor
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115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Luca
This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella - the ... More
 
 
 
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2 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Luca
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The Longroom
London > Nightlife > Bars
18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Luca
Situated in the heart of Clerkenwell, next door to St John and Smithfield Market, The Longroom specialises in craft beers, salt beef and gourmet sandwiches. Described ... More
 
 
 
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Vinoteca
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Luca
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7 Tales
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64 Turnmill Street, EC1M | 3 minutes from Luca
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Museum of the Order of St John
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St. Johns Gate, 26 St. John's Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Luca
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Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Luca
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Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Luca
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This June, the Barbican Centre presents Into The Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction. The genre-defying exploration of art, design, ...More

 
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The Old Red Lion Theatre 13 minutes walk from Luca

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Concerts | On 22nd August 2017 

XOYO 15 minutes walk from Luca

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XOYO 15 minutes walk from Luca

A weekly dose of house and techno from resident DJs and a scattering of guests, this week including M.A.X, Mike ...More

Colter Wall at the Lexington
Concerts | On 22nd August 2017 

The Lexington 15 minutes walk from Luca

The Canada native returns to the UK to once again showcase his raw baritone vocals, folk and bluegrass style guitar ...More

Richard III
Theatre | Until 9th September 2017 

Middle Temple Hall 15 minutes walk from Luca

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London Shuffle Club
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Sporting Events | Until 2nd September 2017 

The Yard 16 minutes walk from Luca

Moving to Worship Street in Shoreditch for the summer, the Shuffle Club gets an outside space from July to September; ...More

 
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The much-loved Last Days of Shoreditch is back for its seventh year in 2017 with three months of street food, ...More

 

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