Fora Recommends: Things to do after work in Clerkenwell

September 2019

Clerkenwell offers lots of exciting things to do once the working day is done. We’ve picked some of the best after-work hangouts in Clerkenwell, whether you’re looking for culture or cocktails.

  You’ll find so many things to do in Clerkenwell as it’s in London’s vibrant heart. Soak up some culture at a gallery or relax in one of the area’s many cool bars. Read our pick of Clerkenwell’s best after work activities.   Bounce Bounce is the place to go for after work drinks with a competitive twist. Challenge your colleagues to a ping pong match on one of the many tables, which can be booked for groups of up to 25. It’s got two locations – visit Bounce Farringdon if you’re based near Clerkenwell or Barbican, or head to the Old Street location if you’re based in the Silicon Roundabout Area. Nightjar A few minutes’ walk from Old Street Station, Nightjar is a classy blast from the past. Home to regular events hosted by the world’s biggest spirit brands, as well as nightly live jazz, it’s a sophisticated spot for an after work drink. Sup cocktails made from recipes dating back to 1600 or try a vintage 19th century spirit. In the mood for something really strong? Try a Prohibition era cocktail. Look mum no hands! Visit this cult café, which has a location near Old Street Station, for coffee, craft ales and cycling expertise. It’s home to a legendary cycle workshop that will sort out bike troubles while you enjoy a relaxing after work pint. Keep an eye out for its regular events, which include art exhibitions, book launches and screenings of annual cycling events. Exhibit Golden Lane Located on the Golden Lane Estate in Barbican, art space Exhibit is the place to visit to get your contemporary art fix. It has regular, expertly curated exhibitions that champion both new and established artists. Exhibit also hosts community events throughout the year, perfect for those looking to dip their toe into the art world. Barbican Centre From movies to panel discussions to music, there’s always something happening at the Barbican Centre. Whether you’re in the mood for a poetry reading or want to catch a fascinating documentary, it’s a great place to immerse yourself in London’s rich contemporary culture. The Brewery The Brewery is a luxurious space for events, whether you’re hosting a summer party, conference, or Christmas knees up. Located near Old Street Station, the converted 18th century brewery offers everything you need to make your event a success – first class food, excellent wines and capacity for up to 1200 people in a range of unique settings.   We’ve got two workspaces in Clerkenwell; one along Central Street and the other along Dallington Street. Feel free to pop by for a visit if you’re in the area and we’ll happily show you around.