Clerkenwell is an area located in the London Borough of Islington in Central London. Formerly an ancient parish, today Clerkenwell is a district famous for its pubs, bars and restaurants. Some of the most famous public houses include the Cock Tavern, The Hope and the Fox & Anchor. The area is home to the Smithfield Market and some of the best gastropubs in London including the Eagle and the Peasant. Farringdon station is the only station in the area. However, Clerkenwell is served by Angel tube station, King's Cross St Pancras, Chancery Lane and Barbican tube stations.