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Post by Who2 »

Reading today's papers I came across this...
http://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/home- ... 01401.html

When I personally discovered Clerkenwell it was a backwater full of empty warehouses with YBA's inhabiting huge spaces.
They were all there Tracy Emin, Sam Taylor, Damien, Matt Collishaw, the Wilson Twins ect, ect.

I found an empty 12,000 sq ft and started paying a peppercorn rent of £1 per annum which eventually rose to £20k per year.
We acquired 5 empty un-rentable council flats now each worth nearly a million quid.

We had a few decent restaurants then, now it is one of the Capitals centre of 'epicurean delights..

We used to have an annual party & fair on Clerkenwell Green until it got to huge.
And our only local celebs were JSP, Dexter Fletcher & Griff Rhys Jones.

Our local pub was where the Landlord thought he would retire to, I told him to forget it Clerkenwell is going huge!
30 years on and posh warehouse apartments go for over £5 million each.

And we have had The Clerkenwell Design week for over 10 years.
This is this years....

Some people can just see the future others walk with their eyes wide-shut....8)

Ps: And we get more tourists than Luxor..Not bad for a little bit of ancient London!

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