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The Rookery Hotel

4-star4 stars
12 Peter's Lane Cowcross St, London, England, EC1M 6DS, United Kingdom

4-star hotel with bar/lounge, near Barbican Arts Centre
  • Free WiFi
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Awesome vibe
Delicious food
Very comfortable
Great room
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The Rookery Hotel

from £169
  • from £169
  • Standard Double Room
  • Superior Double Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Club Single Room, 1 Large Single Bed
  • Signature Suite, 1 King Bed (The Rook's Nest)

What’s around The Rookery Hotel


  • In London City Centre
  • Barbican Arts Centre - 0.9 mi / 1.5 km
  • St. Paul's Cathedral - 1.1 mi / 1.8 km
  • The Strand - 1.2 mi / 2 km
  • Russell Square - 1.4 mi / 2.3 km
  • Liverpool Street - 1.5 mi / 2.3 km
  • Tate Modern - 1.5 mi / 2.4 km
  • Lyceum Theatre - 1.5 mi / 2.4 km

Getting around

  • London (LCY-London City) 34-min drive
  • London (LHR-Heathrow) 53-min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) 97-min drive
  • London Farringdon Station 3-min drive
  • London Old Street Station 7-min drive
  • London Blackfriars Station 7-min drive
  • On-site parking not available

About The Rookery Hotel

Charming historic hotel 11 minutes from St. Paul's Cathedral

2 minutes to Tube

Occupying a row of historic townhouses, The Rookery Hotel is a 2-minute walk from the Farringdon Tube station. You can also walk to the Museum of London in 10 minutes or St. Paul's Cathedral, the iconic English baroque-style church, in 11.

Tate Modern & Shakespeare

With a 25-minute walk across Millennium Bridge or Blackfriars Bridge, you'll be at Tate Modern, a popular modern art museum housed in a former power station. For more traditional culture, you can tour Shakespeare's Globe Theatre or watch a production there during summer.

Breakfast in your room

You can enjoy breakfast in your room, and you'll find 18th-century period-style furnishings throughout the hotel. In the conservatory, you can cozy up with a book by the fireplace, and the concierge can arrange for any needs, including theater tickets and airport pickup.

Free WiFi, luxury beds

Guestrooms have beds dressed with Egyptian cotton sheets, designed in either 17th-century carved oak or Georgian 4-poster. All rooms come with free WiFi, LED TVs, and antique desks, while bathrooms are stocked with luxury REN toiletries.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 33 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Built in 1764
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Fireplace in lobby
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Polish
  • Romanian

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

The Rookery Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Rookery Hotel London
  • Rookery Hotel
  • Rookery London
  • The Rookery Hotel London, England
  • The Rookery Hotel London


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for GBP 30.0 per day

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 11.95 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 220 reviews

The Rookery Hotel
Absolutely excellent service. The hotel is delightfully quirky and packed full of character
A Traveller, gb1 night romance trip
The Rookery Hotel
The hotel is short 1 min walk from Farringdon station, or 5 min walk from Barbican, which made it great for transport links. There is no restaurant at the hotel, but plenty around it, so this was not a problem. The staff were friendly, and the room was clean and comfy. A good option if you want a bit more character than the more main stream chains!
A Traveller, gb2 night business trip
The Rookery Hotel
Can’t be bettered
Simply superb. Staff are absolutely wonderful.
Alison, gb1 night trip
The Rookery Hotel
Hidden Gem
This hotel is a hidden Gem! The rooms were beautiful and very comfortable. However, the door to our room would not open with our key so we had to keep getting reception to open it every time. There was also a skylight which seemed like a tiny window but yet seemed to flood light in, in the morning. They also take a £50 deposit which is fine but I was shocked to learn it can take 5 working days to return?!! We did have a wonderful weekend for our anniversary however and the hotel was a hidden gem with beautiful rooms.
Sarah, gb1 night romance trip
The Rookery Hotel
Not what you expect of Central London!
Lovely room in a beautiful hotel chock full of character. The quirky bathroom was both the best and worst feature: the gothic fittings are a blast but I couldn't fathom the shower and anything other than a complete drenching did not seem to be an option.
Nic, gbRomance trip

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