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The London Design Festival is back from 14-22 September. Much of the action focuses on Clerkenwell in the east and the V&A and 100% Design in west London, so Yvonne Courtney had put together a handy guide to the best events in these two creative hotspots...

 

It's felt like forever...and just what have they been up to behind all those hoardings? Focusing on Farringdon, we reveal Crossrail in progress...

 

London badly needed fresh water in the 17th Century so an enterprising goldsmith, with a little help from the King, built a channel through which water could flow from the countryside all the way to Clerkenwell.

 

EC1- based architect Eric Parry established his award-winning practice in 1983. He has since been President of the Architectural Association and is renowned for his empathy for London's dense urban fabric. Ahead of his talk at September's 100% Design, he talks to Yvonne Courtney about craft, ceramics and a special community project right in the heart of Clerkenwell...

 

This year's Clerkenwell Design Week, held in May, was bigger and better than ever with a record number of visitors. We take a look back at some of the highlights...

 

Clerkenwell Green is dominated by the grand old building that is the Old Sessions House. Now a Masonic centre and venue for hire, it was once the busiest courthouse in England.

 

It has an enviable history, a cult following, and one of the best-known and best-loved showrooms in Clerkenwell. As interiors brand Knoll celebrates its 75th birthday, Nick Constance tells its story...

 

In a hidden corner of Clerkenwell stands one of its historical gems: the ancient Charterhouse. Stephen Porter recounts its storied past...

 

In 1866, philanthropist John Groom set up a Christian mission to help the poor and often disabled girls who sold watercress and flowers to eke out a living in the streets near Farringdon. Ben Smith from Islington Local History Centre tells the story...

 

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