Exploring EC1

Exploring EC1 through maps and stories

David Wilcox

Exploring EC1 is prototyping how media and maps can help people explore and engage with the past, present and future of their neighbourhoods. We are focussed on Farringdon and Clerkenwell - which has a rich history, lots happening, and big changes in prospect. Contact - david@socialreporter.com


Marketing and exploring EC1 highlights the opportunities now emerging in 2022, as the Elizabeth Line makes this the most accessible place in London.

We are collaborating with the Footways project to experiment with different types of maps showing quiet and interesting routes in Clerkenwell and City of London.

There's a lot of great self-guided walks in Clerkenwell and the City to explore our heritage, and enjoy quiet and healthy streets - but information is spread widely. We have pulled together existing information on Clerkenwell maps ands trails using the free Wakelet bookmarking tool. More links below.

On this site

Go directly to the maps and information sheets

I'm currently using two mapping systems - Maphub and Humap. Click on the images below to open interactive maps in another window.


Maphub is a free/low cost system that offers improvements on marker-based Google My Maps. Click map above to open the EC1 example.


Humap is a sophisticated storymapping system used for the Layers of London project, and Islington Pride. Click map above to open the EC1 example.

Information sheets

I've linked markers on the maps to more detailed information sheets, and also curated stories from the EC1 Echo. Currently these information sheets are hosted in Dropbox Paper, because it is easy to add images and video, edit and update. I'm exploring other options