London, The City Break , 13 April 2017

Vlog: Inside The Rookery Hotel, Clerkenwell

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My stay at The Rookery had a rather inauspicious start. I’d booked my sister and myself in as a belated birthday gift for her, thinking that we’d do a tour of Clerkenwell, eat a delicious dinner at Polpo, whack on a face mask and have a gossip about our mutual stresses (probably her boyfriend and my workload, based on precedent).

The Rookery Clerkenwell Review

Things did not go to plan. My sister Mick got a stomach bug two days prior to our stay, and was still feeling a bit poorly on the morning of, so I – based on my phobic response; see here for a piece detailing my emetophobia – suggested she stay close to base camp and FAR away from me in case some lingering vestige of disease should make its way into my system.

The Rookery Hotel Review

As I’d booked a tour of Clerkenwell with Emma Parker of Coutours on the same day and couldn’t shift that, I decided to crack on with the plan, sans sister. My friend Shireen stepped in to come on the tour, imbibe afternoon wine, and – as you’ll see if you watch the vlog efforts – wield my camera.

The Rookery Hotel Clerkenwell

A mini review: this hotel is quite the find and poor old Mick really missed out – The Rookery is the ideal London bolthole, a place filled with character and charm and so very unlike the mass bulk of hotels in the city. Watch the video for more information, a snoop around the rooms, a bit of tipsy chat between Shireen and me, and for a peek at the most beautiful bath I ever did see..

The Rookery Hotel ReviewThe Rookery Bathroom

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