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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....
http://www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com

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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