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  • Area Info
  • Transport
  • Education and Health
  • Entertainment

Sights and Attractions

Conveniently located for the city and west end, EC1 is an area full of historical and architectural significance. There are several museums worth a visit, such as the Museum of London and the British Postal Museum. The Grade II-listed Smithfield Market is a renowned London landmark while Exmouth Market in Clerkenwell, with its array of stalls, cafés and restaurants, is a great place to shop and while away a little time.

Squares and Gardens

Open space in the EC1 area includes Clerkenwell Green, which has retained the feel of an old-style village despite being in the heart of the city. Postman’s Park, created from old church graveyards, is another attractive leisure space in the area, while Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill are also within easy reach.

Roads and Streets

Notable main roads and streets in the EC1 area include Clerkenwell Road and Farringdon Road.The latter is part of the A201 and connects King’s Cross north of the Thames with Elephant and Castle in the south. The London Inner Ring Road, the A501, runs just north of Clerkenwell and is accessible for anyone living in EC1.

Tube and Train stations

Tube services run from Old Street, Barbican, Moorgate, Liverpool Street and Farringdon stations. Mainline rail services run from Old Street, Moorgate, Liverpool Street, Farringdon and Blackfriars stations.

Universities and Colleges

Colleges and universities in EC1 include City University, LSO St Luke's, Hackney University Technical College and Cass Business School. All of these draw a large community of students to the area, meaning there are many rental opportunities for those who own property in and around the area while EC1 letting agents work hard to keep up with demand.

Schools

Primary schools in this area of London include Dallington School, Prior Weston Primary School and Children’s Center, The Lyceum, St Monica’s Roman Catholic Primary School, St Peter and St Paul’s RC Primary School, Clerkenwell Parochial CofE Primary School and St Luke’s C of E. Secondary school pupils living in EC1 are catered for by the Central Foundation Boys’ School, City of London School for Girls, Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts and the Christian School of London.

Hospitals

The EC1 area is served by Saint Bartholomew's Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Entertainment

There are many bars and restaurants, especially in the Clerkenwell and Farringdon areas, to cater for those living in EC1. The Bleeding Heart in Hatton Garden offers award-winning French cuisine while the Slaughtered Lamb is a traditional English pub offering traditional fare. Spitafields Market, which is within walking distance of Liverpool St Station, also has an array of stalls and eateries. Theatre lovers are accommodated too with Sadler’s Wells and The Old Red Lion Theatre nearby.

Falling under the remit of the London Boroughs of Camden, Islington and Hackney, the EC1 area includes Clerkenwell, Farringdon, Finsbury, Finsbury Estate and Hatton Garden. Although this swathe of east central London is considered the capital’s corporate and creative hub, it is conveniently located with a plentiful selection of beautiful houses, studios and EC1 apartments for sale and to rent.  

The EC1 area is packed with architecture of historical and cultural importance. It is also home to several different types of residential properties that include converted period properties, ex-local Authority dwellings and new developments. EC1 flats, studios and houses are much sought-after by young professionals seeking to establish themselves in an area full of creativity and character. 

Areas such as Clerkenwell have undergone significant redevelopment and are now very popular neighborhoods in which to live. Property prices in this part of London are aligned to the area’s character and desirability, with EC1 estate agents seeing consistently high interest from people looking to rent or buy EC1 houses apartments, and studio flats.      


 

Living in EC1

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Featured property for sale:

Whiskin Street, EC1R

  • 1146 Sq ft -106 Sq m
  • Two Double Bedrooms
  • Spectacular Roof Terrace

£1,300,000

Whiskin Street, EC1R

Featured property to rent:

Gee Street, EC1V

  • One Bedroom
  • Private Balcony
  • Separate Kitchen

£390 per week

Gee Street, EC1V
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About Hurford Salvi Carr

Recognized as the financial core of the UK capital, the area is described by the EC2 estate agents as a mixture of office and corporate blocks with historic buildings.  If you are looking for EC2 properties to buy or let, visit Hurford Salvi Carr EC2 branch to seek advice from our experienced property advisors. 

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