Holborn, and next door Clerkenwell are some of the most ancient areas of the city. Here, slick apartment blocks sit alongside churches that somehow survived the Great Fire of London. The residents are just as diverse, trendy advertising executives hurry past aged watchmakers, and the pubs are as likely to serve a diamond cutter as they are a cabbie.
Amidst this fascinating mix sits John’s Mews with it's reassuringly neutral décor and wonderful personal twists. If you want to experience London’s history in contemporary style, this is the way to do it.
Your hosts reside in the Midlands and use John’s Mews as a southern pied-a-terre. He’s a top talent agent, so when they’re not relaxing at home, they’re scouting the London scene for the next big thing…
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Up on the second floor of a decidedly swish block, you’ll find John’s Mews light, quiet and immaculate. The open plan living space features a striking display of framed theatre programmes , and you can admire them from the deep embrace of the L shaped sofa. The kitchen’s resplendent in creamy wood and grey granite, complete with a steam oven, and, in place of a kettle, a tap dispenses your boiling water.
The glass dining table seats five beneath the stern gaze of the horse and his rider, and before retiring, make sure you taste the night air from the balcony. The master bedroom is restful and neutral with a smart en suite, while those in the twin bedroom next door have their own, family bathroom across the hall; both, naturally, filled with our delicious White Company toiletries.
With its cobbled alleyways and sunny squares, this area is made for walking. Drink beneath the lights that loop across Exmouth Market, sample Michelin starred dishes at Moro and St John, or rise early and watch the butchers descend upon the meat market at Smithfield. For those of a romantic bent, Hatton Garden is where lovers go to choose their engagement rings, or, if you’d rather, enjoy the cockney swagger of Leather Lane market. If you want to get into the West End, hop on a bus or head down the tube; either way, you’ll be there in less than twenty minutes.
This stylish home is not suitable for children under 10, but babies are more than welcome. If required we can provide you with a cot.
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.
Since the onefinestay photoshoot the twin beds in the second bedroom have been replaced with a double bed. We will be taking new photographs soon.
Since the onefinestay photoshoot the sitting room furniture has been updated. We will be taking new photographs soon.
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.