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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 350 feet 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 private 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-paneled 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' favorite part of London, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

The Rookery has been welcoming guests since Oct 8, 2009

Property Highlights

Located in the 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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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

4 reasons to choose The Rookery

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • 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 March 24, 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 only allows us a very limited response. Warmest regards, J-J
    Answered on March 8, 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 December 28, 2020
  • 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 September 5, 2022
Hotel area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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Travel Proud

Travel Proud

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

Amenities of The Rookery
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit 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
  • Safe
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 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!


From 3:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 12:00 PM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Crib by request
13 - 17 years
Extra bed by request
£45 per child, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs 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 the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

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

Guests are required to show a photo ID 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

  • Guests staying at The Rookery can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

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

  • The prices at The Rookery may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

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

    • Taxi 1h
    • Subway/Metro 1h 20min

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

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

    • Check-in at The Rookery is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

    • Room options at The Rookery include:

      • Double
      • Suite
      • Single