The Rookery


Guided tour


Services & Prices

A far-from-traditional hotel

A tribute to the art of reinvention, The Rookery, opened in 1998, was the brainchild of two enthusiasts, Peter McKay and Douglas Blain, who had previously created Hazlitt’s in the heart of Soho. Here, near-derelict 18th houses have also been turned into an unexpectedly delightful hotel which is friendly and welcoming.

Each room, furnished with genuine antiques and objets d’art carefully and sometimes quirkily chosen is unique and bears the name of a local character.  Background décor is understated with the accent firmly on the decorative items and, with no two rooms alike in style or size, the whole effect is memorably unusual.

With flat screen TVs in every room, mini bars cleverly concealed in antique cupboards and WiFi throughout the building, modern technology successfully bridges the gap between the old and the new.

There are two particular idiosyncrasies to note: the unusual bathrooms and the Rook’s Nest, a split level suite on the top floor which has the most unusual bedroom in the whole of London. Service is professional, lively, friendly and quick.

The clientele

The Rookery is perfect for that Valentine surprise for your favourite rockstar or for immersing yourself in the works of Robert Louis Stevenson or Charles Dickens and forgetting the City for a while. Otherwise it is an ideal place from which to explore north and east London from a base that offers the best of the old and the new worlds.


Starting at 193€ Book now
Comfort Rating
Room size 7 Rating : 7
Room amenities 8 Rating : 8
Breakfast 7 Rating : 7
Property amenities 7 Rating : 7
Global Rating 7 Global Rating : 7

Contacts & booking

The Rookery

Cowcross Street

Metro station : Farringdon