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The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell

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49-50 St. John's Square, London EC1V 4JJ England
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#87 of 1,204 hotels in London
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The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell is a 13-bedroom Georgian townhouse with an award-winning cocktail lounge located just on the historic St John's Square. This eclectic property feels more like the private residence of an eccentric (and fabulous!) Great Aunt than a hotel - we like to call her Aunt Wilhelmina! Each of our rooms is completely unique, featuring different, bold shades of heritage colours and vivacious antique pieces. Every corner of the property is crammed full of collectibles, taxidermy and ‘Victoriana’ from Aunt Wilhelmina’s world travels, and as soon as guests enter the light blue front door they feel as if they've stumbled upon something secret and special. The cocktail lounge is a destination in itself. With the team onsite creating the most delicious cocktails and flavour pairings, each recipe features bespoke ingredients developed and made by the bar team in the lab. Stuffed full of oddities and curios, with an open fire crackling in the grate, the relaxed, sitting room is equally suited to a lazy afternoon indulging on Afternoon Tea as it is a night of uproarious revelry. This unique boutique property is also available to hire exclusively.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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24-hour front desk
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Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
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clarebrian155 wrote a review Nov 2022
Reigate, United Kingdom23 contributions3 helpful votes
A perfect stay from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. I booked a stay as a surprise for my husband's birthday and we were treated to an upgrade to the Junior Suite, which is stunning in every way. Everyone working at the hotel was so attentive, nothing was too much trouble and every little detail was thought of. We had great cocktails before heading out for dinner and breakfast was lovely. On a practical note, it is super quiet and the blackout blinds and amazing bed make for a great night's sleep. The Townhouse Clerkenwell is 15 mins by tube to the West End, 20 mins walk from the British Museum and the great food of Exmouth Market is just up the road. It was the perfect base for everything we needed. Can't wait to stay again!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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mikerT8045XQ wrote a review Nov 2022
Barcelona, Spain1 contribution
The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell is an excellent hotel with a quirky and unique style and feel a lot better and much more interesting than bog standard hotels and hotel rooms. It has a certain charm and character that takes you to another place and in many ways another time. Great atmosphere in its cocktail bar, it is a star!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Philip B wrote a review Oct 2022
London, United Kingdom23 contributions10 helpful votes
Friendly service the moment you walk though the door. A unique hotel with loads of character and lovely staff. Each room is different. Cocktail lounge is luxurious yet homely. Definitely one to come back to.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from cameron bownes, General Manager at The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
Responded Oct 18, 2022
Good evening, Great to see you enjoyed your stay with us! The team and I look forward to having you back in the near future. Kindest regards, Cameron
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annaX6361VF wrote a review Oct 2022
Greater London, United Kingdom31 contributions37 helpful votes
We came last night to celebrate our daughters birthday to this quirky intimate lounge. We had been before and for most of it, it did not disappoint. The female singer was superb in setting a comfy and enjoyable scene which was great to sit and relax. The only downside was one of our servers sadly, he got the drinks order wrong and then when we asked for straws ( to mix our drinks) he just handed them over with his hand and not as he should do in these current circumstances by either wrapping them in a serviette for hygiene or by other non touching means. Is this down to training or just common sense?
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from cameron bownes, General Manager at The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
Responded Oct 18, 2022
So Glad to hear you enjoyed the Jazz performer, we have some amazing performers. I'm sorry to hear the drinks order was mixed up, I hope everything was resolved quickly. Looking forward to having you back soon. Kind regards, Cameron
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AntoniaNonie wrote a review Sep 2022
London, United Kingdom21 contributions16 helpful votes
We had the most wonderful stay at this hotel! Having never celebrated our anniversary, this year we decided to check into a London hotel for a break from the kid. The hotel made our stay extra special, they were so welcoming and even upgraded us to the most beautiful and spacious suite - the Townhouse apartment - and sent up complimentary glasses of champagne. The room was amazing, the bath incredible, the decor so elegant, quirky and fun and the bar and breakfast were amazing. We had the best time, and plan to make this a yearly tradition!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from cameron bownes, General Manager at The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
Responded Oct 18, 2022
Good afternoon, This is so great to read! Really glad we helped make you day so special. Can't wait to welcome you back. Kindest regards, Cameron Bownes General Manager
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Radishy wrote a review Aug 2022
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We had a wonderful time at the Zetter townhouse, everything was perfect from the warm welcome on Friday afternoon, to the waiting staff going out of their way to find us a table on the Friday evening so we could enjoy drinks with friends who were visiting London also. The room was gorgeous and quirky with a great attention to detail and luxurious details in the fabrics and accessories for the room. These weren’t superficial details as the bed was so comfy it was one of the best nights sleep I’ve ever had and the seats were comfy to sit in and relax. The tea and coffee in the room was high quality so we could enjoy some down time. At the hostess’s suggestion we ordered breakfast to our room and we’re not disappointed, it was hot and super tasty! We definitely will be back and it was very much worth the money, in a quiet square with a gorgeous bar downstairs you couldn’t ask for more from a city hotel!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from cameron bownes, General Manager at The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
Responded Aug 19, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely glowing review! Its always great when guests enjoy the hotel but even more so when the team make it that little bit more special! We can wait to have you back, please feel free to drop me an email for when are next looking to return. cameron@thezetter.com
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Egle C wrote a review Jul 2022
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We booked Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell for our intimate micro wedding. It was everything we hoped for and more. From the first visit, to the checkout after the wedding night, just felt like our perfect wedding venue and the coolest hidden gem in town. Staff were absolutely outstanding. Cannot thank Myriam enough who handled every request with biggest smile and patience leading up to the wedding day. Also Holly who moved from Events to Marketing but worked alongside Myriam to handle our requests. Carmen (Karmen?) who was the first to show us the Townhouse and literally ‘sold it’ to us and was amazing the night before the wedding helping myself (the bride) to settle in. Many thanks also to the whole crew on the wedding night - Stefan and others - we could not have asked for a better service and ambience everyone created. - Booked The Apartment the night before and for the wedding night. What an outstanding room for those looking for amazing photo opportunities; especially that myself, 6 bridesmaids, 3 make up/hairstylists and photographer fitted in for morning preparation and did not feel cramped. Must be the most spacious hotel room in London ! - Reception at Games Room followed by cocktails/dance at the Fireplace Lounge. All our guests absolutely loved every part of it. If you want something different with lots of soul and character - Zetter Townhouse is the place. Food was fantastic and so were the cocktails. We could not recommend you enough yet I would also like to keep it as our best kept secret. Thank you everyone at Zetter for making our day unforgettable. Sincerely, E & J
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from cameron bownes, General Manager at The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
Responded Jul 13, 2022
Good afternoon, We loved having you both along with your loved ones. You both looked incredible and cannot wait to welcome you back, maybe for an anniversary, or just a great cocktail in our lounge. You have all of our emails so please don't hesitate to reach out directly when you wish to return. Kindest regards, Cameron
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katebirrell wrote a review Jul 2022
South Melbourne, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
Loved the Zetter town house in Clerkenwell - cool location close to everything, quiet, great team with personalised service and amazing cocktail lounge! We will return hopefully! Loved the quirky character of the townhouse in addition to the modern amenities! Really felt like we were in London rather than a bland hotel chain.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded Jul 13, 2022
Hi Katie, So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Cant wait to welcome you back soon. Kindest regards, Cameron Bownes
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Keith S wrote a review May 2022
Market Drayton, United Kingdom4 contributions
Thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at Zetter Townhouse in Clerkenwell. Staff very friendly and couldn't be more helpful. Love the quirkiness and individual style of Zetter hotels. Good food and welcoming atmosphere. We'll be back!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from cameron bownes, General Manager at The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
Responded May 10, 2022
Good afternoon, Thank you very much for your kind words. So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, we look forward to hopefully welcoming you back soon. Kindest regards, Cameron
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vivienkonrad wrote a review Apr 2022
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Very lovely interior design. We enjoyed our stay, however the bar closed a little bit early. When we returned from dinner it was already past the last call. We would have liked to try a cocktail in that beautiful ambiance. Our room was very small.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from cameron bownes, General Manager at The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
Responded May 3, 2022
Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, so glad to hear you enjoyed the design of the Townhouse. Sorry to hear you did not have a chance to try a cocktail, next time we will have to make sure you try a couple of them. All of our rooms are unique in the Townhouse, we have some larger category rooms as well, please don't hesitate to call us directly for your next booking so we can answer any questions. Kindest regards, Cameron Bownes.
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PRICE RANGE
$269 - $485 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandLondonClerkenwell / Islington
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
Which popular attractions are close to The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell?
Nearby attractions include DM Bespoke Jewellery (0.3 miles), Hearts of London (0.3 miles), and Be At One Farringdon (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and free instant coffee during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sushi Tetsu, The Peasant, and Anglo.
Is The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of London.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (1.8 miles), Tower of London (1.6 miles), and Houses of Parliament (1.9 miles).
Is The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.