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Set in central London's fashionable Clerkenwell area, The Rookery offers charming rooms with elegant period furnishings and free WiFi. Only 100 yards from Farringdon Railway Station, the small hotel is also just 5 minutes' walk from Barbican Tube Station.

With sumptuous antique furniture and artwork, each individually styled and air-conditioned room offers a flat-screen LCD TV. The luxury en-suite bathrooms boast land&water toiletries and a hairdryer.

In the mornings, guests at The Rookery can enjoy breakfast in the elegant conservatory or served to the privacy of the room. Breakfast includes freshly baked croissants. For lunch and evening meals, there is a room service menu as well as a wide range of restaurants and bars in the immediate area.

Set within a row of 18th-century houses, The Rookery still retains many original features. Guests can relax in the library or in front of an open fire in the oak-panelled lounge. By Smithfield Market and on the outskirts of London's financial Square Mile, The Rookery is just over 1 miles from South Bank’s Tate Modern gallery. Impressive St. Paul's Cathedral is only half a mile away.

This is our guests' favourite part of London, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

The Rookery has been welcoming guests since 8 Oct 2009.

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Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of London, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.4

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Loyal customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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Junior Suite
  • 1 double bed
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Max adults: 2
Club Double Room
  • 1 double bed
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Max adults: 2
The Rooks Nest
High floor
  • 1 large double bed
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Max adults: 1
Club Single Room
  • 1 single bed
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About The Rookery

Welcoming guests since 8 Oct 2009

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  • I have just booked two nights for the club double on the 17th-19th September. What would the early check in option be for the 17th? And if I wanted the club double for one night on the 18th on a separate booking what would the early check in option be?

    Dear guest, Thank you for your question. I shall respond to you directly on your own booking as this section of only allows us a very limited response. Warmest regards, J-J

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    Answered on 8 March 2021
  • Hi - thinking of booking the rook’s nest over our wedding next July. I see a few comments about a cat - does it go in the rooms as I am allergic?

    Dear guest, Bagheera the cat does not enter guest bedrooms and is only allowed in the public areas. We have a rigorous housekeeping regime to ensure the hotel is safe for those with cat allergies. Kind regards, J-J

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    Answered on 27 December 2020
  • do you have roll away beds or a way I can fit 3 people in a room?

    Dear guest, We do indeed have roll-away beds, but generally these are for children. Some of our bedrooms have sofa beds, which would be better suited to adults.

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    Answered on 19 November 2020
  • Hello - can you tell me when the room with the circular window is going to be available around new years? (I'm trying to book from around the 30th to the 2nd (give or take a day) and I want that room if it's available. Thanks so much... Best, Jonathan

    Dear Jonathan, The Rook's Nest is currently not available around the dates you are looking. We do have avaiability for similar suites at our sister properties - Batty Langley's, Spitalfields and Hazlitt's, Soho. Warm regards, Reservations

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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Hatton Garden
    0.2 miles
  • Museum of London
    0.3 miles
  • Central Criminal Court
    0.4 miles
  • Old Bailey
    0.4 miles
  • Barbican Centre
    0.4 miles
  • London Stock Exchange
    0.4 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Polpo
    0 miles
  • Restaurant Hix Oyster and Chop House
    0 miles
  • Cafe/bar Vinoteca
    0 miles
  • Restaurant The Bleeding Heart
    0.2 miles
Top attractions
  • St Paul's Cathedral
    0.5 miles
  • London Eye
    1.4 miles
  • Trafalgar Square
    1.4 miles
  • Tower of London
    1.4 miles
  • Piccadilly Circus
    1.5 miles
  • Big Ben
    1.6 miles
  • Houses of Parliament
    1.7 miles
  • Buckingham Palace
    2.1 miles
  • O2 Arena
    4.7 miles
  • Wembley Stadium
    8 miles
Natural beauty
  • River Thames
    0.8 miles
Public transport
  • Metro Farringdon
    0.1 miles
  • Metro Barbican Centre Station
    0.2 miles
  • Metro Chancery Lane
    0.4 miles
  • Train City Thameslink
    0.4 miles
Closest airports
  • London City Airport
    6.7 miles
  • London Heathrow Airport
    15.4 miles
  • London Gatwick Airport
    25.2 miles
How to get to The Rookery from London Heathrow Airport
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Facilities of The Rookery
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Library
Food & Drink
  • Chocolate or cookies Additional charge
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Reception services
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Trouser press Additional charge
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Allergy-free room
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Languages spoken
  • Bulgarian
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Estonian
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Yoruba
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Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules
The Rookery takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00 hours

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


Until 12:00 hours


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Cot upon request
14 - 17 years
Extra bed upon request
£45 per child, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the room you choose. Please check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa American Express The Rookery accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

If you require an extra bed for children, please contact the property for more information.

When booking 5 rooms or more, different policies and additional supplements will apply.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Please inform The Rookery in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about The Rookery

  • Room options at The Rookery include:

    • Double
    • Suite
    • Single

  • The Rookery is 1.4 miles from the centre of London.

  • The Rookery offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Library

  • The prices at The Rookery may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Check-in at The Rookery is from 15:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Rookery by:

    • Taxi 1h
    • Metro 1h 20min

  • Guests staying at The Rookery can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • À la carte