The Rookery

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A complimentary bottle of red or white wine.

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.

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"We had a fantastic stay at the Rookery, it's a very special place, you really feel a link to the…"
Sam F, Tunbridge Wells. Stayed July 2012

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Hit the spot
In the midst of clubby Clerkenwell, close to London’s Square Mile.

Come here for...
• A quirky lovers' hideout in the City.  • Lashings of Victorian gothic ambience. • The opulent Rook's Nest suite.

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.


30 rooms, 3 suites

Special features

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.

Pillow Talk
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

Dining in
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.

Room service
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.

Diary Dates

Assorted arts events – both free and ticketed – take to both stage and streets for the City of London festival. 

The Lord Mayor’s procession winds through 800 years of London history, followed by fireworks on the Thames.

Various months
The Motor Show and the Boat Show are just two of the blockbusters staged at the ExCel centre in Docklands.


A complimentary bottle of red or white wine.

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Rates Guide

From GBP 198

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Check Out

12:00 midday

Minimum Night Stay



Open all year

Air Conditioning

Yes – all rooms.


Welcome. Children under 12 can stay free of charge in their parents’ room.


Guide dogs only.

Wedding License?




Peter’s Lane, Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6DS


Parking around here is expensive (available nearby for GBP 1 per hour), but you won’t need a car.


Mainline: King’s Cross Liverpool Street Underground: Farringdon (100 yards) on the District/Circle lines.


Approx GBP 55 from Heathrow Arport.


London Heathrow – 18 miles.

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