Historic Clerkenwell maps

Two Footways maps about historic Clerkenwell are embedded below. 

Explore on this site or open directly: Historic Clerkenwell and Radical Clerkenwell.  

Lots more detail in collections on Layers of London.

Clerkenwell Design Week in May 2023 created markers with QR codes for us, linked to this page  and the trail.

More below on earlier maps and the idea of Clerkenwell Commons.

The first map above builds on a Discovering Clerkenwell poster created by Mike Franks in 1977, and a history trail with pavement markers for the Millennium. Further research by David Wilcox with additional photos by Penny Dampier. More here on the locations, and further development encouraging Pride of Place. Supported by The Peel Institute. Open map page directly here. 

Below is a Radical Clerkenwell map - or open directly here.

Radical Clerkenwell map

The Peel Institute is exploring the radical history of Clerkenwell as part of its 125th anniversary celebrations and supported development of this map by David Wilcox with local guides Rebecca Walker and Philip Nelkon. Photos by Penny Dampier. More here on the locations and further development, and here about Islington guided walks.  Open map directly here.

Earlier on this site

These pages demonstrate different ways to map and display Clerkenwell, as part of an exploration into how to develop "Clerkenwell Commons" as an environment for conversation and collaboration.  Since developing this site in 2019 I've started an Exploring EC1 Project.

Exploring Clerkenwell

The Clerkenwell Commons Vision

Article for the EC1 Echo explaining how the maps developed, and plans to explore the connections between Clerkenwell and the City

Under development:

More information from David Wilcox  david@socialreporter.com on this site, and Mike Franks  athotaylor@gmail.com on Clerkenwell Commons.

There's a menu of pages at the top, include a Home link back here. 

Inside St John's Gate, with an installation for Clerkenwell Design Week May 2109. Like many other photos in the demonstrations this is a 360 view which you can scroll around.