Bethnal Green and Shoreditch are the twin poles of east-London’s microcosm. Church spires are as common as minareted mosques, and here you’re as likely to encounter the swish of a sequinned sari as the rope-soled tread of a hipster’s espadrilles. But if diversity is de rigueur, Claremont Court might be the sharpest apartment yet. A melting pot of the modern and the vintage, you’ll find old chairs made new with leather, safety deposit boxes reborn as bedside tables, prints that run the gamut from locals Gilbert & George to Caravaggio’s classic Cardsharps. To say nothing of the music venues, markets and art studios Bethnal Green is renowned for.
Your host is a travel writer whose pen is soon bound for Cape Town and Botswana. His eye is pleasingly eccentric, and his is an expert hand for upcycling – having turned one antique dining table into the two that enhance the chic sitting room.
While the artwork in Claremont Court is assorted and the furniture a pastiche of many periods, the sleek white kitchen is distinctly contemporary, overlooked by the slick grey dining table. Head for the cosiness of the white cushioned sofa, or the balcony and the bricolage of Bethnal Green’s architecture.
The bathroom is modern in shades of cream, while the bedroom is by turns arty and airy. But when it comes time to flick off the light on your repurposed bedside tables, do take time to admire the Gilbert & Georges and the scenic window view.
The sofabed in the sitting room can accommodate an additional two guests. Please let our reservations team know how you would like the room to be set up for your stay. If you require the sofabed, we will also provide a collapsible wardrobe.
There is one secure parking space available for this home. If you require it during your stay, please let our reservations team know so they can make arrangements with the host.
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.
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.