Hotel Features. The Rookery, 1764 hotel occupies a building with a 250-year history featuring stone floors and traditional fireplaces. Meeting rooms for small groups are available for hire, and public areas have high-speed Internet access.
Breakfast and evening drinks are served in the hotel's conservatory with its courtyard garden.
Guestrooms. The hotel's 33 climate- controlled guestrooms are all individually furnished and named after previous occupants of the building. Rooms feature original Victorian fittings, roll-top baths and 18th-century carved oak beds as well as satellite television, minibars and high-speed Internet connections.
Expert Tip. Smithfield Market, just round the corner from the hotel, is London's main meat market. Livestock, and later meat, has been sold on this site since the 10th century.
Standard double room: One double bed. Antique furniture, paintings, silk drapes. Flatscreen television, direct-dial phone, minibar, safe, hair dryer. Complimentary wireless Internet. Bathroom with deep roll-top bath. Designer toiletries and bathrobes.
Superior Room: One double bed, either 18th-century carved oak or four-poster. Antique furnishings and period artwork. Windows dressed in silk drapes. Bathrooms with Victorian fittings featuring free standing baths and high-level cisterns. Air conditioning. Minibar, safe, flatscreen TV and complimentary wireless Internet.
From London Heathrow Airport (LHR):
Distance to The Rookery, 1764 hotel is 25 miles, approximately 60 minutes' drive.
Getting there. The Heathrow Express train is the quickest way into London. It departs from the airport every 15 minutes, and takes 15 minutes to reach Paddington Station in central London. The journey is non- stop and costs 14.50 GBP. Paddington is on the Hammersmith and City, District and Circle, and Bakerloo lines of London's Underground (Tube). Additionally, the airport is on the Piccadilly line of the Underground, which runs directly to Kings Cross, Leicester Square, Knightsbridge, and Green Park underground stations. The journey to central London takes approximately one hour, and trains depart every 10 minutes. A one-day travel pass costs 6.30 GBP, including travel to Heathrow (in zone 6). Black taxis cost approximately 50 GBP to central London. Coaches operate to London Victoria and the rest of the UK, and the airport is also served by local buses. Prices are all subject to change.
Getting around. The Rookery, 1764 hotel is on Cowcross Street, a few hundred metres from Farringdon Underground station (on the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines). The London Underground (Tube) and buses are the easiest ways to travel within London. Single tickets are expensive, but an electronic Oyster card offers a cheaper fare. Oyster cards can be purchased from ticket offices for 3 GBP (refundable). Daily or weekly travel passes are the most economical way to travel, and are valid on buses, trams, trains, and DLR, as well as on the Underground. Black taxis are available on the streets, but can be expensive. Driving is not recommended for visitors and a congestion charge zone is operated in central London.
- High Speed Internet Internet Access
- Laundry Facilities Wake Up Service
- Safe-Deposit Box Conference Room(s)
- Meeting room (small groups) Garden - LIMITED HOURS
- Babysitting or child care
Room Amenities: , , • Climate control • Extra towels/bedding • Cable/satellite TV • Direct-dial phone • Bathroom telephone • Makeup mirror • Handheld shower
Smithfield Market - 300 metres | Dickens' House - 300 metres | Sadler's Wells Theatre - 600 metres | Holborn Bars - 800 metres | Saint Paul's Cathedral - 800 metres | Cornhill/Leadenhall Street (City) - 0.5 miles | Bankside Tate Modern - 0.5 miles | British Museum - 1 mile | West End - 2 miles | Oxford Street and Bond Street shopping - 2 miles |
London Hotels - The Rookery