Clerkenwell is definitely the place to head to if you’re feeling hungry. This trendy area is known as a foodie paradise, with everything from high-end restaurants to one-off cafes and stylish bars. Lunchtimes are very popular at Exmouth Market with its 20 different street food stalls and there is also the historic Smithfield Market, the largest wholesale meat market in the UK and one of the largest of its kind in Europe.
Islington Council has opened consultation on proposals to improve historic Clerkenwell Green by creating a more pleasant and greener local environment.
Clerkenwell Green is one of London’s oldest public spaces, dating back to the 12th century. It has a long, rich history and is surrounded by some of Islington’s most attractive and interesting historic buildings.
The Green is used by about 16,000 pedestrians on an average weekday, and the council plans to create an improved public space that can be enjoyed by local residents, workers and visitors. The new space will be greener and less car-dominated, and improve the setting of local historic buildings and landmarks.
The plans also include the introduction of a statue of Sylvia Pankhurst, a key figure of the women’s suffrage movement and a campaigner for women’s rights. Read more about the history of Clerkenwell Green here.
The plans for Clerkenwell Green and information about how to provide feedback can be seen here. Drop in sessions will take place at St James’ Church on Clerkenwell Close on the following dates:
Tuesday 3 October 2017, from 5-8pm
Saturday 7 October 2017, 11am-2pm
Tuesday 10 October 2017, 3-6pm