Now and then
Canonbury Square has quite a history. Built two hundred years ago, with the grandest intentions, it later started to attract such disreputable arty types as George Orwell and Evelyn Waugh. Now back to its original glory and more, you’ll find tall London townhouses behind picture-book black railings, blue plaques and stunning formal gardens. You’re right next to Upper Street’s buzzy bars and some awfully tempting independent boutiques, and these days any creative neighbours are likely to be on sabbatical from Hollywood.
Hey, good looking
Your young host is in fashion, both figuratively and literally. He was raised in London, and now spends much of his time in Italy, working on a new clothing label.
As pure as the morning snow, a stay here will cleanse your visual palate. The sitting room is simple, with pared-back furnishings and a glorious original Georgian window, with views onto the square. The coffee table converts into a dining table, while the couch is covered in creamy leather. The kitchen conceals a variety of snazzy appliances behind glossy units, while the bathroom holds a sunken bath amidst marble and stainless steel. And for the last word in minimalism, look to the bedroom with its double bed, swathed in crisp linen, and verdant view.
Onwards, ever onwards
You’ve some of the finest 20th century Italian art anywhere in the world in the Estorick Collection, just across the square, and do nip around the corner to gaze at Canonbury Tower, which dates from 1532. Then, order a pint in The Canonbury, one of Islington’s top gastropubs, before launching your assault on Upper Street’s shops, cafes and restaurants. The tube from Highbury and Islington to Oxford Circus takes just eight minutes.
This home comfortably sleeps two people, but if you would like to add one more to your party, please speak to our reservations team and we can make up the sofa bed in the sitting room.
This home doesn't have air conditioning. Between June and September, we'll place fans in each bedroom. Please let us know if you'd like fans outside the summer period.
There are currently roadworks taking place on the street in front of the home. Some noise may be heard inside the home during working hours.
Cancellation. Provided you book more than 7 days before the start of your stay, you can cancel your booking within 24 hours and we’ll provide a full refund. Our flexible rate offers more flexibility for those who need it. Read our cancellation policy here. Please note bookings for Hamptons and French Riviera have a separate cancellation policy.
Check-in and check-out. We’ll meet you at the home at your convenience any time after 4PM on your arrival date, and our standard check-out time is 11AM. Early check-in and late check-out can be arranged in advance, subject to availability and a charge.
Lead guest. The lead guest must be at least 25 years of age.
I.D. check and card authorisation. When you arrive we’ll check the lead guest’s I.D. and secure a £1,000 hold on a credit or debit card which will be released once we confirm no damage was caused during your stay.
Smoking. Guests are not permitted to smoke inside any onefinestay home.
Cleaning. We carefully clean and prepare each home before you arrive and after you depart, and for stays longer than seven days we provide a complimentary weekly Housekeeping service. More frequent Housekeeping visits can be arranged on request, subject to availability and a charge.
Payment. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express, and bank transfers for stays with at least 7 days’ notice.
For more detail on our policies read the FAQ.