Just down the road from Clerkenwell, Farringdon has historic buildings, atmospheric streets and a real sense of old-world London. If you’re looking to get in on the East London action, take a look at Culture Trip’s pick of the best hotels in the area.
Steeped in history, Farringdon was once the bustling hub of London’s East End. Nowadays an extension of the city centre, the area is filled with creative offices and many of London’s most beloved dining institutions. It’s the perfect place to sample a slice of London’s rich culture and see a side of the city that is at once hedonistic and buzzing, while still playing host to the area’s history.
The Zetter Hotel, which is housed in a converted Victorian warehouse, is brimming with character. Retro furnishings are paired with contemporary design. If available, book into a deluxe rooftop room to soak in an outdoor neon pink tub with views of the Gherkin. In the hotel’s restaurant and bar, guests can enjoy signature cocktails and brasserie-style fare while seated in high-backed velvet armchairs.
Molly Codyre contributed additional reporting to this article.