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#120 of 1,195 hotels in London
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If you’re looking for a historic hotel in London, look no further than The Rookery Hotel.

Close to some of London's most popular landmarks, such as The View from The Shard (1.3 mi) and Coca-Cola London Eye (1.4 mi), The Rookery Hotel is a great destination for tourists.

Rookery Hotel offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The hotel offers a 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service, to make your visit even more pleasant.

If you’re looking for an Italian restaurant, consider a visit to Coppa Club - Tower Bridge, Padella, or Locanda Locatelli, which are all conveniently located a short distance from The Rookery Hotel.

Should time allow, Sky Garden, The British Museum, and Covent Garden are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

The staff at The Rookery Hotel looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Wanderer6 wrote a review Sep 2022
Boston, Massachusetts28 contributions35 helpful votes
A historical oasis in a rapidly changing part of London. Once the front door is closed, the bustle of Clerkenwell disappears and you can relax with a drink from the honesty bar. Rooms are named after historical figures connected to the hotel are are wonderfully decorated. Who couldn’t relax in a copper tub! I was surprised at how charmed I was by The Rookery and will be sure to return.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Keith20854 wrote a review Sep 2022
Potomac, Maryland23 contributions28 helpful votes
This hotel has tons of charm and a welcoming and efficient staff. Not to mention the charming house cat, Baghera. The location is excellent, close to Farmington tube stop and the Elizabeth line, and with several nice restaurants close by. The breakfast choices are creative. The rooms are small - you are here for the charm and the convenience, not the space in your room.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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cr02655 wrote a review Aug 2022
London, United Kingdom206 contributions110 helpful votes
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I stayed for two nights and was pleasantly surprised. First, check-in was efficient and friendly, someone brought me around to show me the different common rooms. The hotel is old and quirky for sure, almost like staying at an old aunt's country house. The honor bar was fully stocked and I was impressed that someone always checked that the ice was fresh and refilled. The room I had was on the third floor. It was nice and quiet and had a small entryway separating the bedroom from the door. This meant you could not hear any noise from the corridor. The bed was one of the most comfortable I have ever slept on. The bathroom was unlike anything I had ever seen. The toilet was on a raised floor and the shower was copper. One drawback was there was a constant odd smell in the bathroom. It was almost a mixture of oranges and metal. I am assuming the copper shower was the root cause. There are no coffee/tea facilities in the room upon arrival. However, it can easily be requested and a tray is brought up with coffee or tea and refreshed every day. In addition, one can have coffee or tea in the small garden out the back. This is a wonderful escape from the loud streets of Smithfield. The staff are formal, but not stuffy. They were always helpful and informative.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Alec M wrote a review Aug 2022
Oakham, United Kingdom76 contributions17 helpful votes
I stayed here for one night in August. The hotel is an island of genteel wood panelled luxury next to the old Smithfield Market. My room was very nice with a very comfortable bed. Slight downside was that the windows had wooden shutters rather than blackout curtains - could be an issue for travellers with jet lag. A bigger issue was that the bathroom had no shower cubicle but a bath with a hand shower. And the windows were not frosted but covered again with shutters. Breakfast is organised via a selection sheet to be attached to the outside doorknob before bed time and it arrives to the room at a preselected time. It was delicious with good quality croussants and coffee. Altogether a very nice hotel with some quirks.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Martin wrote a review Jul 2022
Olney, United Kingdom13 contributions5 helpful votes
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We had the pleasure of staying here on a recent London trip and the hotel did not disappoint. We originally booked because of the uniqueness of the hotel and we thought we would try something a little different. The hotel is like stepping back in time. We loved it. It was so quiet and peaceful and it’s lovely to see the resident cat happily at home in one of the lounge areas. We stayed in a superior double on the second floor and it was spacious and charming with antique bed and furniture. We loved the quirky room. The only real negative if we had to be picky was the shower was a little temperamental with temperature but understandable in such an old building. I can see why many people return, we certainly will be. The staff were lovely and welcoming and the hotel is a hidden unique gem in a modern generic world. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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concertjon wrote a review Jun 2022
Exeter, United Kingdom192 contributions122 helpful votes
If you want corporate glitz, lively bars, so so food and no character consider Hilton, Holiday Inn etc. however, if you are looking for peace and quiet, interesting a tasty food, beautifully furnished rooms then stay here. It’s as if you’re in a time warp of days gone by, in your own genteel house but with all the mod cons of today. Downstairs there are three lovely sitting rooms, two have an honesty bar, the other is a library. Breakfast is delivered to your room though it can be had downstairs if you don’t like crumbs in the sheets. No breakfast buffet of the same old same old but a simple choice of food. Instead of eating out in the evening I ordered a plate of charcuterie which was gorgeous. All the staff I have met have been efficient and friendly and the fact that there is a resident large black cat who appears in the evenings adds more charm to this place. This will be my hotel of choice in London now.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Zio N wrote a review May 2022
Enniskillen, United Kingdom112 contributions21 helpful votes
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This was our second time at the Rookery. We first went in February and had to book again. The decor both times were stunning and it is such a quirky hotel. We loved everything from the lights, paintings to the random statues found throughout the hotel. The staff were friendly and we loved the honesty bar. We loved the booklet of information about each of the rooms we were in. It really feels like a step back in time but for me it is bathrooms that make me feel like a queen. Our first bathroom in the Susan Guillard room was so quirky and it had an amazing rainfall shower head. The shutters were stunning and they had little shapes cut in. The attention to detail was second to none. During our most recent stayed we stayed on one of the junior suites known affectively as G4 as the name is challenging to remember. It had the copper bath with the amazing step, and it was just fabulous. The four poster bed was incredibly comfortable, and the sheets and bedding are very luxurious. The furniture in both rooms were fantastic. The lounge areas are very comfortable, and the library is a lovely place to have a coffee or hot chocolate. We are planning to return again just before Christmas. I have been thinking many beautiful hotels throughout the world bur I think this may be my absolute favourite. A five star experience from a five star hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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MCLovesTravel wrote a review May 2022
Brighton, United Kingdom51 contributions60 helpful votes
I have wanted to stay at the Rookery Hotel for a long time. I was not disappointed by my first visit to the hotel, in fact it far exceeded my already quite high expectations. The hotel has a wonderfully chilled and friendly vibe. The staff on the front desk are warm and welcoming. The interiors are sumptuous, the atmosphere is very relaxing and cosy. Our room was gorgeous with a fabulous claw footed bath in a super spacious bathroom. It felt luxurious without being pretentious. Breakfast was delicious. It was incredibly quiet and cacooning - remarkable really considering where it is located (almost directly next to Farringdon station). I would not hesitate to recommend the Rookery Hotel for a classy, romantic, relaxing break away in London.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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DP71 wrote a review Mar 2022
Norwich, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
The Rookery is a quaint, historic building in the midst of bustling Farringdon. It is unassuming and, with its entrance down a quiet side alley, if you didn't know it was there you could miss it. However this really is a place not to be missed, it's a hidden gem. The building and rooms are beautifully decorated and renovated. The public areas, from the library, to the lounge and gin lounge, are perfect areas to unwind, whether you've just arrived, you've spent the day enjoying London, or spent the evening watching a show. The lounge has an honesty bar with plenty to choose from, and my wife and I had a drink (or two) there, just enjoying the remainder of our evening. Obviously I can only comment about the room we stayed in, but have no doubt all the others are of equal quality and standard. An incredibly comfortable four-poster was the centre piece of a beautifully and tastefully decorated room. There's a mini bar, bath robes and the book outlining the history of the area, and the individuals after whom the rooms are named, is a nice touch. Breakfast can be ordered either to your room or one of the lounge areas. We had ours delivered to our room which enabled us to enjoy a nice relaxing morning after a busy previous day. We ordered the bacon sandwich and a continental breakfast. Saying "bacon sandwich" seems to understate the quality though, the bacon was thick, beautifully cooked and plentiful, and the roll on which it was served was fresh and soft. The continental breakfast included a croissant, jam, a raisen Danish pastry, toast, ham, cheese and Serrano ham, all delicious. The staff here cannot do enough for you yet also manage to carry that off without it feeling like they're "hovering" around you, which just adds to the relaxed nature of the place. This really is a beautiful hotel that I cannot praise enough, and would absolutely recommend
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Kat L wrote a review Mar 2022
Singapore, Singapore74 contributions34 helpful votes
One of the best places I've ever stayed in. The entire hotel is absolutely lovely. The beautiful decor takes you back in time and the common lounge areas are so cosy I hardly wanted to leave the hotel during the day. The room is fantastic and the bed is so soft and comfortable. The staff are wonderful! They are all so kind and friendly and they were a big help to a solo traveller like me. Breakfast cost extra and is served to the room. I had lunch and dinner as well and the food is amazing. And Bagheera the house cat is so nice to be around!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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PRICE RANGE
$300 - $363 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandLondonClerkenwell / Islington
NUMBER OF ROOMS
33
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Rookery
Which popular attractions are close to The Rookery?
Nearby attractions include DM Bespoke Jewellery (0.2 miles), Hearts of London (0.2 miles), and Riviere Jewels (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Rookery?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, room service, and meeting rooms.
Which room amenities are available at The Rookery?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What are some restaurants close to The Rookery?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sushi Tetsu, Anglo, and Aprés Food Co..
Is The Rookery located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of London.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Rookery?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Rookery?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Polish, and Romanian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Rookery?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (1.7 miles), Tower of London (1.4 miles), and Houses of Parliament (1.7 miles).