Hotels in Clerkenwell

Owners Michael Benyan and Mark Sainsbury describe their affordable, irreverent spot as “a modern-day urban inn.” Housed in a 19th-century former warehouse in über-fashionable Clerkenwell, the building has 59 stylishly retro rooms and an excellent sceney restaurant and bar on the ground floor.

This hotel was a trailblazer of the budget-boutique trend that emerged in the late 1990’s, and it’s still one of the best, offering stylish, comfortable accommodations with luxurious touches (but without an equivalent tariff).