St. Luke's

Church steeples punctuate the sky above St. Luke's pedestrian market just north of London's financial hub.

Simplicity and functionality define St. Luke’s. Situated just north of London’s financial headquarters and business center, St. Luke’s is a mild-mannered neighborhood best identified by the steeple and church that now serve as a concert hall and rehearsal space. Committed to community engagement, the neighborhood hosts a daily pedestrian market and bustles with activity during the rush of high-powered lunch-hours. Outside of its marketplace, no-fuss flats and cottages line this traditional neighborhood’s tree-lined streets.

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On the Map

St. Luke's is within LB of Islington and bordered by Shoreditch, Islington, LB of Hackney, Clerkenwell, and City of London

The London Eye: 24 minutes on the tube
The Tower of London: 33 minutes on the tube
Heathrow Airport: 52 minutes of the tube
Gatwick Airport: 55 minutes by tube and train
Kings Cross: 25 minutes on the tube
National Gallery: 25 minutes on the tube

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

A Quiet and Unpretentious Central Neighborhood

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Crowds cross through St Luke's on their way to neighboring Clerkenwell and Shoreditch. But it's easy to stop and stay awhile in St Luke's, and why not?

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The neighborhood has plenty of casual pubs to grab a cold pint.

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Buzzing Whitecross Street Market

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Whitecross Street hosts a lively food market that attracts local city workers and designers at lunchtime.

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It's open daily, but its vendors really strut their stuff on Thursdays and Fridays.

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Cafe Culture

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Cafes, pubs, restaurants, boutiques, and salons continually move into St Luke's.

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As the kind of place where couches often replace chairs, St Luke's is a warm neighborhood for a coffee break.

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St Luke's Church

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The 18th Century Hawksmoor Church hosts a variety of concerts and workshops.

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It is home to the London Symphony Orchestra's community and education program.

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Its garden space invites uninterrupted contemplation.

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Around St Luke's

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Ironmonger Row Baths is currently being restored and refurbished.

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The leisure facility includes a swimming pool, gym, and the historic Turkish Baths.

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Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Rebecca Duke

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Rebecca Duke has been working as a photographer for the last decade, after attending Central St Martin’s in London. Her work focuses on people, interiors and travel and has been published in The Sunday Times, Elle Decor and Conde Nast Traveller. Rebecca travels frequently for her work but loved working in her hometown of London for this project. London’s friendliness about this work took this ‘true Londoner’ by surprise.