THE ROOKERY HOTEL, London

The Rookery
12 Peter’s Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 6DS
+44 20 7336 0931

“A boutique time-warp in the depths of Clerkenwell, full of four-poster beds, antiques and one very proud house cat.

Wander down the alleyways of Clerkenwell and you’ll eventually find The Rookery, its door so satisfyingly hidden we walked past it twice. Once inside, wood-panelled walls lead to an antique reception desk, where guests check in to this playful boutique hotel: a converted Georgian townhouse, heavy with local history and as far from luxury chain monotony as you can get.

It’s impossible not to fall under The Rookery’s spell. Like the slinky house cat who winds around the furniture, the place feels elegant and full of secrets. Lady Grey purred proudly as she showed us around the nooks of the library and into the sitting room, with its decadent honesty bar. Antique armchairs slept around an open fire. Afternoon cakes appeared as if from nowhere. And the magic continued up into the warren-like, art-filled corridors of 33 individually decorated large bedrooms (plus a few hidden doors, I’m sure of it).”  via TimeOut London

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