The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell

London, London

Wit and whim go hand in hand at Mark Sainsbury and Michael Benyan's ‘brilliantly quirky’ Georgian town house in a cobbled corner of Clerkenwell. More

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Wit and whim go hand in hand at Mark Sainsbury and Michael Benyan’s ‘brilliantly quirky’ Georgian town house in a cobbled corner of Clerkenwell. Standing opposite the original Zetter (see previous entry), it was devised as the eclectic home of eccentric Great-Aunt Wilhelmina, and it brims with oddities collected on her travels. The lounge, with velvet sofas and winged armchairs, displays a stag’s head, oil paintings and taxidermied birds, all under the watchful eye of a parasol-wielding stuffed cat. Pleasing touches fill the equally eccentric bedrooms, some with a four-poster, one with a gaudy fairground reclamation headboard: lots of books, hot-water bottles in hand-knitted covers; a drench shower, REN toiletries in the bathroom. Wilhelmina and her companion, Uncle Seymour, lay out a feast for afternoon tea: truffled sausage roll and devilled eggs alongside puffy scones, ruffles of vanilla choux, and finger sandwiches. In the apothecary-style bar, a resident mixologist shakes heady pre-dinner gin cocktails, before guests venture into a neighbourhood with many dining options. Breakfast is served in the lounge.

Hotel details

Address

49–50 St John
Clerkenwell
London
EC1V 4JJ
England

Telephone

020 7324 4567

Bedrooms

13. 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

cocktail lounge, private dining room, games room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, cocktail lounges wheelchair accessible.

Background music

all day in cocktail lounge.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

assistance dogs only.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £222–£582 (includes £16 continental breakfast, which can be traded for equivalent cooked option, including a full English). À la carte £30.

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Last updated: November 10, 2019