Live and learn
Get an education in style in this stunning one bedroom, one bathroom apartment in Clerkenwell. Housed within a converted Victorian school, it oozes character, and its ultra upscale fit-out gives it a fashionable, contemporary edge. The surrounding area is equally packed with charm, from Victorian parks to ancient churches, so head out for a constitutional around the historical hotspots, stopping for lunch at the famous St. John restaurant, then have a mooch in the array of high end interiors and design shops in the area. On your way home, pick up a copy of Monocle and recline in your Kingsway Place pad, bathed in the light from the original Victorian windows.
Your host is a freelance media professional with a love of theatre and the arts. Her impossibly stylish abode is testament to her years of grooming in all thing cool, from her vintage record collection, to her antique furniture, to her stacks of fashion magazines. When she’s not relaxing in her beautiful home, she’s making the most of Clerkenwell’s thriving café and restaurant culture.
The open plan living space gives Kingsway Place an effortlessly modern atmosphere, while the original features, the high ceilings and steel beams, give in retro appeal. Brew a coffee in the cream-and-chrome kitchen, and sip away at the dining table, with your Saturday papers spread across its tactile wooden surface, or pop on some tunes and curl up in the sixties armchair. All around you, beautiful interior design pieces wait to be admired, such as the vintage sideboard and the black and white photography. At bedtime, head upstairs to the mezzanine bedroom, where a king sized bed is fringed with crisp white walls and shelves upon shelves of books. There’s an immaculate shower room next door, too.
When you’re out and about in Clerkenwell, you’ll be hoping the bell doesn’t ring. Check out Clerkenwell Green, one of London’s best preserved old village squares (and the setting for a scene in Oliver Twist), or mooch in the picturesque gift boutiques of Exmouth Market. Clerkenwell is equidistant from fashionable Shoreditch and bustling Oxford Circus, which you can reach in just 15 minutes on the bus.
This home is not suitable for babies, toddlers or children.
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 stairs up to the entrance of this home, and no elevator.
The home is spread over two floors with no internal elevator.
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.