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Craft Central  

 
 
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Pennybank Chambers, Clerkenwell, 33-35 St Johns Square, London EC1M 4DS
 
 
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Weekdays: 9.30am-5pm; Sat-Sun: closed
 

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Craft CentralStudio spaces for craftspeople and designer-makers in the heart of Clerkenwell. This charitable organisation offers tenants business training, tailored mentoring, networking opportunities and studio space in a number of formats that fit their needs. Formed in 1970 to give a boost to fine crafts skills in danger of being lost from the area forever, they've been at Cornwell House and Pennybank Chambers since the late seventies. There are regular Showcase exhibitions, Open Studio events, master classes and short courses held at the studios.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Farringdon Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Barbican Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
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 £195  42% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 1 minute from Craft Central
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 £125  41% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 1 minute from Craft Central
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
 
 
 
Crowne Plaza Kings Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £54  21% off
1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 10 minutes from Craft Central
Halfway between the City and the west End, the Bloomsbury area is an oasis of calm in the very heart of the capital. It's a lovely ... More
 
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 19 minutes from Craft Central
As you stare across the river at this bustling, stylish, multi-faceted venue, it’s hard to believe that this riverside warehouse was once a reprocessing plant for ... More
 
 
 
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Ella Doran
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Ground Floor Shop, 46 Cheshire Street, Shoreditch, London E26EH | 27 minutes from Craft Central
From coasters and trays to mouse mats and mugs, Ella Doran has designs on everyday objects, intent on turning them from functional to funky. In fact, ... More
 
 
 
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Christie's Fine Art Auctioneers
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
8 King Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 36 minutes from Craft Central
Established in 1776, Christie’s holds sales ranging from Old Masters to the contemporary arts. In 1990 it broke all records with the sale Van Gogh’s Portrait ... More
 
 
 
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Farm Collective
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Craft Central
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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Smithfield Market
London > Shopping > Markets
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 4 minutes from Craft Central
For tenants of Smithfield Market getting up in the dark is the nothing out of the ordinary; with the market opening at 4am these hard ... More
 
 
 
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Nicholas James
London > Shopping > Jewellery
16-18 Hatton Garden, Holborn, London EC1N | 6 minutes from Craft Central
A trip to Hatton Garden is a rite of passage for any newly engaged couple but it can also be a confusing one. With so many ... More
 
 
 
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Boa Morte - With Guests Papernut Cambridge & The Cold Spells
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 29th February 2020 - 7.30pm-11pm
Craft Central, 56 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 4 minutes from Craft Central
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Pancake Day at Ask for Janice
London > Events > Foodie Events  Dates: Tuesday 25th February 2020
Craft Central, 50-52 Long Lane, EC1A | 5 minutes from Craft Central
One of London's best pancake spots all year round, Ask For Janice is putting on a special menu for Pancake Day with both sweet and savoury ...More
 
 
 
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'Good Morning, America' by Mark Power
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 8th January to 3rd April 2020 - 11am-4.30pm
Craft Central, 63 Gee Street, EC1V | 6 minutes from Craft Central
Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More
 
 
 
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The Piano Works
London > Entertainment > Live Music
113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 4 minutes from Craft Central
Housed in an intimately lit Victorian warehouse, The Piano Works is a non-stop live music venue where in-house musicians take centre ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from Craft Central
Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach to ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from Craft Central
Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach to ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Craft Central
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St John's Cloister Garden
London > Attractions >
St John's Lane, EC1M | 1 minute from Craft Central
A hidden public garden within the 16th century Museum of the Order of St John.... More
 
 
 
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Crypt On The Green, St James'
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Craft Central
The Crypt on the Green, underneath St James Church in Clerkenwell, is on the site of the first nunnery to be built in London dating back ... More
 
 
 
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Cowcross Yards
London > Attractions >
Cowcross Street, EC1M | 3 minutes from Craft Central
Nestled between Cowcross Street, Britton Street and St John Street, and a stone's throw from Farringdon Station, Cowcross Yards was ... More
 
 
 
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What are the best dining options near Craft Central London?
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The Modern Pantry
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
47-48 St John's Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from Craft Central
After ten successful years Anna Hansen left The Modern Pantry in 2019, passing the baton on to head chef Robert Mcleary, who joined the restaurant overlooking ... More
 
 
 
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Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell Afternoon Tea
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 1 minute from Craft Central
Both the Marylebone and Clerkenwell Zetter Townhouse serve traditional afternoon tea in their cocktail lounges. Step into Seymour's Parlour or ... More
 
 
 
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Bistrot Bruno Loubet
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
The Zetter, St John's Square, 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Craft Central
French chef Bruno Loubet has been lured back from Australia after an eight-year stint to head up the Bistro Bruno Loubet at The Zetter, a notably ... More
 
 
 
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Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 6 minutes from Craft Central
Featuring six catering stations, a demonstration bench and a communal dining table, B&H Kitchen , the cookery school from Bourne & Hollingsworth Group, guides Londoners ... More
 
 
 
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London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 7 minutes from Craft Central
One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Courses take place at the following venues: Atlas PH, ... More
 
 
 
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 8 minutes from Craft Central
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
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Craft Central gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from Craft Central
A busy park in Islington beside the Three Corners Centre youth centre and Adventure Playground, the 2.02 acre Spa Fields include a children's playground, tarmac ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 6 minutes from Craft Central
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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My Chocolate Workshops
London > Leisure > Activities
Hatton Square Business Centre, 16-16a Baldwin Gardens, Holborn, London EC1N | 6 minutes from Craft Central
Immerse yourself in a world of chocolate with this mouth-watering workshop. You will discover how chocolate is processed from bean to bar. Sample a variety of ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Craft Central

The best pubs near London Craft Central.
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Jerusalem Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
55 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Craft Central
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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Crown Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
43 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 2 minutes from Craft Central
Hideaway snugs where Stalin and Lenin held secret meetings and real ales make the Crown Tavern a popular ... More
 
 
 
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The Three Kings
London > Nightlife > Pubs
7 Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Craft Central
Tucked away down a Clerkenwell backstreet next to the graveyard of St James Church, The Three Kings is popular with the locals and a real find for ... More
 
 
 
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Craft Central clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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The Longroom
London > Nightlife > Bars
18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Craft Central
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 Craft Central
Wine bars in the UK were given a bad name in the 1980s but places like this show us how it should be done. Both the ... More
 
 
 
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Simmons Farringdon
London > Nightlife > Bars
105 Charterhouse Street, EC1M | 3 minutes from Craft Central
The rapidly expanding Simmons Group has cracked the code when it comes to running a successful drinking spot with its bars (13 and counting) opening up ... More
 
 
 
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Museum of the Order of St John
London > Business > Venue Hire
St. Johns Gate, 26 St. John's Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Craft Central
The Museum of the Order of St John tells the story of the St John's Ambulance from within a 16th century gatehouse which was formerly the ... More
 
 
 
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The Rookery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Craft Central
... More
 
 
 
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Bleeding Heart Yard
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Farringdon, Clerkenwell, London EC1N | 5 minutes from Craft Central
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'Good Morning, America' by Mark Power
Exhibitions | Until 3rd April 2020 

Magnum Photos 6 minutes walk from Craft Central

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Jubel Ski Lodge
Jubel Ski Lodge
Foodie Events | Until 27th March 2020 

The Conductor 8 minutes walk from Craft Central

Escape the London winter without leaving the city by visiting a lively, warm apres ski bar, the Jubel Ski Lodge ...More

 
Mid Life
Theatre | Until 22nd February 2020 

Barbican Centre 8 minutes walk from Craft Central

Diverse City presents a work in progress show about three women who unpack real-life stories of loss, joy and transformation....More

Igor Levit
Concerts | On 19th February 2020 

Barbican Centre 8 minutes walk from Craft Central

Levit is joined by fellow pianist, Markus Becker, and percussionists Klaus Reda and Andreas Boettger, for Beethoven's Grosse Fuge, Brahms's ...More

Message In A Bottle
Message In A Bottle
Dance | Until 21st March 2020 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 10 minutes walk from Craft Central

In a first-time collaboration between Sadler's Wells and Universal Music, Message In A Bottle is a brand-new dance show from ...More

 
The Elyx Chalet at Rosewood London
The Elyx Chalet at Rosewood London
Seasonal | Until 29th February 2020 

Rosewood London 14 minutes walk from Craft Central

The Rosewood hotel's stunning courtyard is transformed into a Swedish winter wonderland with a wooden lodge where fairy lights and ...More

 
Aviary Skye-line Igloos with Talisker Whisky
Aviary Skye-line Igloos with Talisker Whisky
Seasonal | Until 12th April 2020 

Aviary 14 minutes walk from Craft Central

The sky-high igloos return to the Aviary terrace this year, taking the theme Skye-line Igloos in partnership with award-winning spirit ...More

 
Slowlines
Concerts | On 19th February 2020 

The Lexington 15 minutes walk from Craft Central

London-based contemporary guitar duo Dan Clark and Tim Hillier Brook, previously known as Slowlights....More

Portraying Pregnancy
Portraying Pregnancy
Exhibitions | Until 26th April 2020 

The Foundling Museum 16 minutes walk from Craft Central

The Foundling Museum presents the first major exhibition to explore the pregnant female body through portraits from the past 500 ...More

 
Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles
Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles
Exhibitions | Until 19th April 2020 

Two Temple Place 16 minutes walk from Craft Central

The importance of textiles, seen through the eyes of seven female collectors, is revealed through 18th-century costume, traditional Balkan costume ...More

 

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Richard Alston Dance Company: Final Edition
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Sadler's Wells Theatre

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Pop Brixton

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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