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  33% 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 £105  28% 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
 
 
 
Thistle City Barbican Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £58  30% off
Central Street, EC1V | 9 minutes from Craft Central
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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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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The best shops and markets near Craft Central
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Lesley Craze Gallery
London > Shopping > Jewellery
34 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Craft Central
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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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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Any Given Bank Holiday: Bottomless Aperol Spritz Brunch
London > Events > Foodie Events  Dates: 21st April to 26th December 2019
Craft Central, 113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 4 minutes from Craft Central
For bottomless brunch with a side of live music, head to The Piano Works. Both the West End and Farringdon branches are hosting a Bottomless Aperol ...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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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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The Werkstatt
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7-9 Woodbridge Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Craft Central
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 | 3 minutes from Craft Central
The House of Detention gets its name from its former purpose - as a prison - and there has been a prison on this site since ... 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, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from Craft Central
Anna Hansen hasn't moved far from her former employer Fergus Henderson - whom she worked with back in 1992 at The French Dining House Room - ... 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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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Craft Central.
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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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Any Given Bank Holiday: Bottomless Aperol Spritz Brunch
Any Given Bank Holiday: Bottomless Aperol Spritz Brunch
Foodie Events | Until 26th December 2019 

The Piano Works 4 minutes walk from Craft Central

For bottomless brunch with a side of live music, head to The Piano Works. Both the West End and Farringdon ...More

 
Beasts of London
Beasts of London
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Museum of London 8 minutes walk from Craft Central

From the soaring eagle to the infectious bacterium, Beasts of London shows the history of London, seen from the perspective ...More

 
AI: More Than Human
AI: More Than Human
Exhibitions | Until 26th August 2019 

Barbican Centre 8 minutes walk from Craft Central

A major centre-wide exhibition presented in a festival style at the Barbican Centre, AI: More than Human delves into our ...More

 
Lee Krasner: Living Colour
Lee Krasner: Living Colour
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2019 

Barbican Art Gallery 8 minutes walk from Craft Central

One of the pioneers of Abstract Expressionism, Lee Krasner, is the subject of a solo exhibition at the Barbican Art ...More

 
Milton Nascimento
Concerts | On 17th June 2019 

Barbican Centre 8 minutes walk from Craft Central

The Rio-De Janiero-based singer-songwriter performs his pop-rock originals....More

Sidney Gish
Concerts | On 17th June 2019 

The Lexington 15 minutes walk from Craft Central

The singer-songwriter from Boston, Massachusetts plays self-penned indie-pop....More

Feliks Topolski: Drawing Debden
Exhibitions | Until 31st July 2019 

Bank of England Museum 16 minutes walk from Craft Central

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Hogarth & The Art of Noise
Hogarth & The Art of Noise
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2019 

The Foundling Museum 16 minutes walk from Craft Central

Explore the use of sound in William Hogarth's art as the Foundling Museum stages the first exhibition dedicated to the ...More

 
Hanami Terrace: Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch
Hanami Terrace: Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2019 

Nobu Hotel Shoreditch London 17 minutes walk from Craft Central

To celebrate the Japanese Cherry Blossom, or Sakura, the terrace at Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch has been transformed into a ...More

 
Shoot From The Hip Impro Comedy
Comedy | On 17th June 2019 

Angel Comedy Club 18 minutes walk from Craft Central

Improvisational comedy from the critically acclaimed troupe....More

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Holly Stars' Big Pride Cabaret
Holly Stars' Big Pride Cabaret
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 5th July 

Madame Tussauds

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e&o Chelsea
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On the Kings Road corner where Eight Over Eight used to be, an extensive refurb ...More

 
Ross Noble: Humournoid
Ross Noble: Humournoid
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London Palladium

Known for his improvisational comedy and random musings, Ross Noble returns to London with his ...More

 
Applebee's Fish Pop Up
Applebee's Fish Pop Up
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Borough Market restaurant Applebee's Fish hosts a pop up on the Southbank for a four-month ...More

 
Wimbledon at Brown Hart Gardens
Wimbledon at Brown Hart Gardens
Sporting Events | From 1st July 

Brown Hart Gardens

The elevated terrace of Brown Hart Gardens, hidden ...More

 
Mary Sibande: I Came Apart at the Seams
Mary Sibande: I Came Apart at the Seams
Exhibitions | From 3rd October 

Somerset House

Somerset House puts the focus on contemporary artist ...More

 
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24/7
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Somerset House

Every 12 minutes. That is the amount of time, on average, people in the UK ...More

 
Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh
Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh
Exhibitions | From 2nd November 

Saatchi Gallery

More than 150 original artefacts from Tutankhamun's tomb ...More

 
Twirlywoos Live
Theatre | From 3rd August 

Underbelly Festival

A show for young audiences....More

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The home of the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, 66 Portland Place houses free exhibitions, a library, bookshop, cafe and bar....More

The Art of Innovation: From Enlightenment to Dark Matter
The Art of Innovation: From Enlightenment to Dark Matter
Exhibitions | From 25th September 

Science Museum

Created in partnership with BBC Radio 4, The ...More

 
Driverless: Who is in control?
Driverless: Who is in control?
Exhibitions | From 19th June 

Science Museum

With continuous development of new technology, the concept ...More

 
Cars: Accelerating the Modern World
Cars: Accelerating the Modern World
Exhibitions | From 23rd November 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

Putting the first-ever production car and an autonomous ...More

 
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Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. New musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton, Pirates and Mary Poppins, ...More

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