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Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
London, United Kingdom (UK)|thezetter.com|
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With colourful interiors that are chock-full of character, an award-winning cocktail bar and an acclaimed chef, this Georgian townhouse is a perfect bolthole for individualists and hedonists.
The design means it feels more eccentric country house than hotel: each of the 13 rooms has a unique mix of antiques and curios; all come with decadent bathrooms and plenty of free treats, from rare teas to classic novels.
With so few rooms, you’ll need to book well ahead, but there’s an intimate, house-party feel: this is a hotel for couples who want to immerse themselves in London’s hippest corner, without shouting about it.
The location, on a cobbled square in quietly cool Clerkenwell, adds to the feeling of living like a local (there’s a newer sister hotel in Marylebone, too).
Dickensian Clerkenwell was known for its breweries and gin distilleries. House cocktails, featuring bespoke tinctures and cordials, pay homage to that heritage.
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