LOCATION & AREA
Situated in fashionable Clerkenwell amongst some of the city's trendiest eateries, the Soho of the East is the nickname for this buzzing area. The Rookery is representative of the areas appealing blend of historic and hip. Just outside the square mile of London's financial district, it is a few minutes walk from St. Paul's Cathedral and The Bank of England. It is an area with a rich heritage and a vibrancy matched by the fast-moving action of the City. From the Lloyds building to the Barbican, from Smithfield Market and Hatton Garden, to the Tate Modern at Bankside, The Rookery is conveniently placed for all that is happening in one of the worlds biggest cities
ADDRESS : Peters Lane Cowcross Street London - EC1M 6DS - Locate the hotel on this map !!!
Castle wardrobes and secretaires, vast oak beds with ornately carved gothic headboards, Victorian commodes, inlaid tables and original oak panelling have all been restored in these rooms which were once home to a magistrate, an architect, a surgeon and a master baker to name a few of the original inhabitants. None of them could have dreamt of creature comforts such as room service, e-mail, satellite TV, hot and cold running water or even clean sheets. But then history is always more appealing when it has been cleaned up a bit.
Conservatory - the hotel's sitting room leads into a small courtyard garden. Light refreshments and breakfast are served here (or in your bedroom) and guests can help themselves to drinks from the honesty bar.
AMENITIES & SERVICES
The Rookery has the atmosphere of a private club, appealing enormously to visitors doing business in the square mile. The oak panelled Library can be booked for meetings over breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Delicious breakfast croissants are baked on the premises, though not in the 18th century bread ovens which still survive below stairs.