Clerkenwell Walking Tour is a 2.4 mile point-to-point trail located near the city of London. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for walking.
Passing through a historic, buzzing neighborhood for business, leisure and underground secrets, this walking tour reveals some of the stories behind the buildings, streets and spaces in Clerkenwell. It was inspired by the knowledge of local urban designer Leo Hammond. The tour takes us through the districts of Clerkenwell, Farringdon and Barbican, all fascinating stops on the map of both historic and modern London. Much has changed in the area over the centuries, not least the watery features the zone was once known for. Clerkenwell took its name from the Clerks' Well in Farringdon and the "lost" River Fleet runs underground on Farringdon Road, where once it ran above. The area was known for its nonconformism in politics and religion and many famous radicals made their mark here. It was also a cradle of craftsmanship particularly watchmaking. Today, it is a hotbed of talent for the creative industries. In tandem with this is a vibrant bar and restaurant scene.