This once fashionable area – Oliver Cromwell was a resident – became noted for breweries and prisons, before becoming synonymous with watchmakers and Italian immigrants. Nowadays, it is once again in favour, with a high number of designers and architects.
The latter, respectful of building traditions, should especially appreciate the enduring role of timber. Wooden floors in particular are a timeless feature that combine the old and the modern. They add class and beauty to a property, while being essentially practical: hard wearing and easy to maintain.
Too often, they do not realise their full potential in offices, domestic settings and commercial buildings: allowed to remain worn and shabby – or hidden under carpets.
Call on Floor Sanding Specialists for the complete wood floor repair and restoration service in Clerkenwell EC1.
Don’t worry about dirt and disruption. Our dust-free machines are both clean and efficient. And we can work flexible hours – to ensure you are closed for the shortest time, with minimal loss of custom and business.
Restoring parquet and other period floors is a challenge we relish. We ensure an authentic match of blocks and boards by sourcing original floor materials.
So call us today for a free assessment. With over 20 years’ experience, we can give you the best advice – and create the new surface most suited to your needs.
You’ll also receive unrivalled aftercare surface. We want to make sure that you continue to enjoy the benefits of your floor for years to come.
* a free assessment at your home
* set prices to meet your budget
* the best advice on repairs, restoration and sealing
* friendly, efficient teams working to the highest standards
* modern machinery producing minimal mess and disruption.
* maintenance tips and advice for your restored floor
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Useful facts about Clerkenwell:
Clerkenwell is an area of central London in the London Borough of Islington. From 1900 to 1965 it was part of the Metropolitan Borough of Finsbury. The well after which it was named was rediscovered in 1924. The watchmaking and watch repairing trades were once of great importance. Clerkenwell was once known as London's "Little Italy" because of the large number of Italians living in the area from the 1850s until the 1960s. Clerkenwell took its name from the Clerks' Well in Farringdon Lane (clerken was the Middle English genitive plural of clerk, a variant of clerc, meaning literate person or clergyman).
The Monastic Order of the Knights Hospitallers of St John of Jerusalem had its English headquarters at the Priory of Clerkenwell. (The Blessed Gerard founded the Order to provide medical assistance during the crusades.) St John's Gate (built by Sir Thomas Docwra in 1504) survives in the rebuilt form of the Priory Gate. Its gateway, erected in 1504 and remaining in St John's Square, served various purposes after the Dissolution of the Monasteries. For example, it was the birthplace of the Gentleman's Magazine in 1731, and the scene of Dr. Johnson's work in connection with that journal.
Clerkenwell Green is a haven of trendy cafes and trees, more akin to a pizza than a London Square, and it seems today an unlikely place to have had such a fiery past. Any number of left-wing protest marches have set off from here, fired by revolutionary rhetoric, including the march addressed by Annie Beasent and William Morris that ended in the original Bloody Sunday at Trafalgar Square in 1887, and the world`s first my day march in 1890. May Day marches still leave from here today. A No. 37 a fine 18th-century house plays host to the Marx Memorial Library. Britain`s first socialist press, the Twentieth Century Press, moved in here in 1892, and Lenin published 17 issues of Iskra here in 1902-3.
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