My friend Alan had suggested we check out Clerkenwell London which is a concept store and so much more. I thought it was a great idea for a shop snoop feature so off we went. This spacious 13000 square feet area is dedicated to selling designer and artisan goods ranging from homeware to stationery, gifts, men’s and women’s fashion along accessories. There is also a spa on site, plus a restaurant and areas to hire for events and private parties. If you’re searching for Clerkenwell shops, designer gift shops London or places to eat on Farringdon Road then you must visit Clerkenwell London.
Clerkenwell London Concept Store
This store is an inspirational place to browse. You’ll see a curated collection of work by niche artisans through to more established designers and brands. Homewares include stunning orange ceramic tableware by Hend Krichen supporting British Made by manufacturing in Stoke on Trent. A gorgeous selection of colourful mouth blown glassware from bottles to decanters and tumblers by House Doctor. Industrial grey cement mugs and tea pots by Serex. Quirky shaped cushions of cacti, cabbages and owls by Silken Favors. I loved the Klong Swedish Patina Oil lamps which were very cool, especially the copper version. Also available are Mandal Veveri throws, hanging plant pot holders, Synesthesia scented room diffusers and candles plus art work.
Synesthesia Candles and Diffusers
Aside from the homeware, you will also find desk accessories and stationery. Treat your friend to a crocodile letter opener or stapler by Nach Bijoux. Neat freaks might like the desk brush by British industrial designer Andrew Hine. Greeting cards are available by Scout Editions who make cute bonsai mini cards. Or perhaps you might prefer something shiny in gold foil by Karte Design.
Fashion accessories for women include Silken Favours patterned silk scarves and Sep Jordan linen shawls. Keep warm with the J Lindenberg leather gloves, their fluffy angora mittens and angora beanie hats. If you’re jetting off somewhere hot soon you can treat yourself to Etnia Barcelona sunglasses. Leather accessories and bags are by Tinct, Matt and Nat and Loxley plus others. There is also a women’s clothing section selling coats, jackets, skirts, dresses, tops and more. Men also have a dedicated space which you will find downstairs featuring clothing and fashion accessories.
With two levels of retail space, it’s a relaxing place to browse where you can pick up a gift for yourself or a friend. They have changing rooms so you can also try on any clothes you fall in love with. You will also find various pop-ups and events in-store which you can find out about via the website. If you want to make the most of your visit you could consider booking yourself a treatment at the Well Spa. Treatments include LED facials and massages along with waxing, tinting, tanning, manicures and pedicures. Sounds like a great idea!
Clerkenwell London Food and Drink
All that shopping is going to make you hungry. You can pop into the 155 Bar and Kitchen which serves up Bottomless Brunch on Saturdays. Breakfast during the week is Bircher muesli, waffles and plenty of egg dishes. Lunch and dinner is along the lines of corn fed chicken breast, pan fried sea bream, Hereford sirloin steak and posh fish and chips. They also have sandwiches, burgers and set business lunches.
The other spaces, which can also be hired out for events, include The Piano Lounge in the basement. This has low lighting so is very relaxing with a baby grand piano and a glass dining room. There is also a wine library with hundreds of premium wines on display. The vinyl lounge has a seventies vibe and is a great party come chill-out area where vinyl records rule the decks! You can also buy the records on display.
Visit Clerkenwell London Concept Store
Okay, now it’s time to organise your own visit. First you can check out the Clerkenwell London Website. The address is 155 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3AD. Closest stations are Farringdon, Barbican and if you want a short walk go to Angel and walk via Exmouth Market. Opening times for the concept store are Monday to Wednesday 10am-6pm, Thursday to Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday 10am-5pm and closed on Sunday. Happy shop snoop!
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Thanks: Alan for suggesting the visit.