At MKL waste we pride ourselves in providing the best house clearance in Clerkenwell EC1 area. If you need a full house clearance or just want a one item to be removed, we are the company to call. Our house clearance service is the most comprehensive on the market. We will tidy up after leaving the property in the state when we arrived. We take all waste to a responsible licensed waste transfer stations to be disposed off properly. Our rate is based on the amount and weight of the items to be cleared against the time taken. We are fully licensed; hold full public liability insurance and registered with the Environment Agency. All our house clearance team are dedicated, experienced and friendly. We assist in the re-use of as many of the items we clear as possible, enabling us to offer a solution to the environmentally friendly. We are delighted to take items to charity shops on behalf of our clients.
Suited slightly uphill from the City and more importantly, outside its jurisdiction, Clerkenwell (pronounced ” Clarken-well”) began life in the twelfth century as a village serving the local monastic foundations ( two of which survive to some extent). Following the Great Fire, the area was settled by craftsmen, including newly arrived French Huguenots, excluded by the restrictive practices of the City guilds. At the same time, the springs that give the place its name were rediscovered, and Clerkenwell became a popular spa resort for a century or so.
During the nineteenth century, the district’s population trebled, mostly through Irish and Italian immigration; the springs and streams became cholera infested sewers, and Clerkenwell, then part of the Borough of Finsbury, became an overpopulated slum area as notorious in its day as the East End, and the setting for Fagin’s Den in Oliver Twist. “In its lanes and alleys the lowest debauch-the coarsest enjoyment-the most infuriated passions-the most unrestrained vice-roar and riot”, in words of one contemporary chronicler.
Victorian road schemes and slam clearances, wartie bombing and economic decline all took their toll, though Clerkwell held on to a residual residential population even before the latest influx of new wealthier blood-both now live in slightly uneasy proximity. The area’s traditional trades, such as blacksmithing, clock making, printing and jewellery survive here and there, but the overall trend is now towards designer furniture, media companies and trendy bars and restaurants catering for the area’s news loft-dwelling residents.