Clerkenwell, named after the ancient well on Farringdon Lane and the workers who gathered there, is a maze of cobbled streets, stone steps, and handsome Georgian mansions leaning against Victorian warehouses. The Griffin Building (former home of Creation Records) is on the corner of Hatton Garden, the center of the U.K. diamond trade. A few yards away, Leather Lane’s market provides our lunches of exotic street food. And pie. Also known as Little Italy, our corner of London is not lacking in coffee, pizza and beautiful churches either.