A mad haven of traditional British eccentricity.
Long-awaited from the owners of The Zetter Hotel, this quirky old house in leafy Clerkenwell is just over the road from the mother ship and exceeds all expectations. The Townhouse was designed to look like the home of an eccentric ancestor who traveled the world and decked out his house in collected curios, which range from a stuffed cat wearing a dress and carrying a parasol to a row of watercolor paintings hung sideways. In terms of renovation, this regal Georgian townhouse has barely been touched and sings of old glamour. The staircase is wallpapered with original newsprint, including the "Daily Mirror" lead story on King George’s famous speech. Each of the thirteen bedrooms is completely unique, featuring anything and everything: broken bits of an old carousel used as a headboard, gold twisted lamps with pink tasseled lampshades, retro alarm clocks fitted with iDocks and bedside reading that includes a workshop manual for Morris Minors. Room 4 is popular for its wooden four-poster bed with a Union Jack canopy and coat of arms headboard. Guests can relax downstairs in The Games Room, playing table tennis or board games, or sit in the bar and enjoy a bowl of beef daube on mashed potato and a cocktail designed to match.
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