Incredibly close to the centre of town, Clerkenwell still manages to feel like an oasis of calm in bustling London. This medieval district sits right next to the City, but unlike the gleaming towers of Square Mile, you’ll find cobbled alleys and old converted warehouses on its streets.
Once an industrial area, Clerkenwell is known today as a hub for artists. The borough has more architects and design studios per square mile than anywhere else in the UK and hosts the Clerkenwell Design Festival every year.
Now, an ultra-cool, loft-style studio that would be perfect for an industry creative has become available to rent. Set within a former ink factory, the first thing you’ll see as you enter this expansive apartment is a double height reception room with exposed brick walls.
Waterfall pendant lights highlight the size of the space, centred around a sweeping cast iron spiral staircase. Stripped back floors and towering Crittall windows give a nod to the industrial heritage of the home, while a projector casts artworks onto the opposing wall, creating an atmospheric ambience.
The kitchen flows from the living area and was custom built with wood-panelled ceilings and geometric tiled floors. The appliances are integrated, chic and black, whilst a mirrored breakfast bar overlooks the sitting room and makes the perfect spot to enjoy a morning cup of coffee.
Upstairs, there are two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, connected by a mezzanine balcony. The principle suite has floor-to-ceiling windows, parquet floors and the original factory ceiling, while the second bedroom features a walk-in wardrobe and a bathroom with twin sinks and a steam shower.
Within walking distance of the West End and the City, this apartment is just a five minute walk away from Exmouth Market, which offers coffee and cocktails as well as tacos, books and bagels. The Eagle, the area's best pub, is just down the street, and for those who want easy access to the rest of London, Farringdon and Chancery Lane tube stations are close by.
Ricky Chan, Director of Dexters Clerkenwell says ‘this incredible loft conversion is brimming with characterful features such as exposed beams and brickwork. The property has been recently renovated with luxury finishes. From the tilework to the incredible lighting - it’s truly a one of a kind property.'