Glowing Georgian hideout next to London‘s Square Mile.
Hidden amid a warren of streets near Smithfield Market, The Rookery is just the place for wicked liaisons within sight of St Paul’s. This glowing townhouse treat is an atmospheric throwback to Georgian London.
- A quirky lovers''' hideout in the City.
- Lashings of Victorian gothic ambience.
- The opulent Rook's Nest suite.
Hit the spot
In the midst of clubby Clerkenwell, close to London’s Square Mile.
There's a sliver of garden at the rear, complete with life-size murals of cows.
Good to know
Request a room at the back for the soundest sleep – Clerkenwell is big on nightlife.
ParkingThere's an NCP carpark a few minutes walk from the hotel.
AirportLondon Heathrow – 18 miles.
TrainMainline: King’s Cross or Liverpool Street stations. Underground: Farringdon station (100 yards) on the District/Circle lines.
PetsGuide dogs only.
ChildrenWelcome. Children under 12 can stay free of charge in their parents’ room.
LocationPeter's Lane, Cowcross Street, Farringdon, City of London, London, EC1M 6DS, United Kingdom
30 rooms, 3 suites
Rooms come with antiques and ornately carved beds, while bathrooms have original Victorian fittings, shower heads the size of a dinner plate and Aveda bath gels. There's also wi-fi, aircon, a widescreen TV and DVD player, minibar and safe.
Bed down in a Deluxe room for the full Rookery charm: a huge period four-poster, silken drapes and a decadent clawfoot bath for two. The Rook's Nest suite, whose bed is flanked by ebony torch-bearing cherubs, is an opulent original.
Eat & Drink
There’s no restaurant, and continental breakfast (an optional extra) is delivered to your room.
Continental breakfast (charged) is served in your room until 10.30am.
Available 24 hours a day.
See & Do
This part of London is heaving with historic interest and things to do.
From here you can walk to a galaxy of attractions in and around the City of London: the Millennium Bridge and Tate Modern gallery, Tower Bridge, Shakespeare’s Globe theatre, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Museum of London.
You’re also within easy reach of the Sir John Soames museum in Lincoln’s Inn, the Dickens museum in Bloomsbury, the Old Bailey and the Inns of Court. It’s easy to get to Docklands, and the West End is just a cab ride away.