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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 9.3 for a two-person trip.

The Rookery has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 8 Oct 2009.

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of London, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.3

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.


Availability

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Room type
Sleeps
 
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Travel Sustainable property
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
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  • is hotel air conditioned does it have early checkin
    Hello, Greetings from The Rookery!!! Yes the hotel has air conditioning. Our check in time is from 3pm and check out time is 12 noon. For guests arriving earlier than 3pm, we offer storage facilities for luggage if their room is not ready.
    Answered on 5 September 2022
  • Is there an iron in the room? Or can one be provided Thank you
    Hi, we can provide iron and ironing board upon request
    Answered on 24 March 2022
  • 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 Booking.com only allows us a very limited response. Warmest regards, J-J
    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
    Answered on 28 December 2020
Hotel surroundings *
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Travel Proud

This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Facilities of The Rookery
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Additional toilet
  • Bath or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
View
  • City view
  • View
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
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
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Allergy-free room
  • Wake-up service
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Heating
  • Soundproofing
  • Laptop safe
  • Carpeted
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
Languages spoken
  • Bulgarian
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Estonian
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Yoruba

House rules

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

Check-in

From 15:00 hours

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

Check-out

Until 12:00 hours

Cancellation/
prepayment

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
Free
13 - 17 years
Extra bed upon request
£45 per child, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

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

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

  • Guests staying at The Rookery can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Room options at The Rookery include:

    • Double
    • Suite
    • Single

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