Nestled in the heart of London, Farringdon dances to a rhythm uniquely its own, a delightful blend of old-world charm and contemporary flair. There’s plenty to do during the day, but did you know it’s also a great place to spend your nights?
Farringdon is in Central London, well connected by public transit, and easily walkable – but also retains a lovely local vibe with lots of residential streets that will make you feel like you’re actually living in London… #thedream. LOMM founder Valerie actually stayed in Farringdon during her last trip – so she’s a big fan of this area.
Wondering where to stay in Farringdon? I’ve got you! This district boasts an array of accommodation options, from quaint boutique hotels to modern lodgings that provide the perfect starting point for your London escapade. Below you’ll find the best places to stay in Farringdon, taking into account each hotel’s score on popular booking sites as well as the average nightly price.
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1. The Clerk & Well Pub and Rooms
An acclaimed gastropub and boutique hotel, The Clerk & Well Pub and Rooms is a super choice for those searching for an elegant and authentic place to stay in the center of Farringdon. One of the oldest pubs in central London, it is conveniently located within walking distance of some of London’s most iconic landmarks including Big Ben and The British Museum.
The property itself showcases some of its traditional features including charming fireplaces and an attractive tiled ceiling. The rooms are comfortable and well-equipped, and downstairs you have the award-winning restaurant and pub which is renowned for serving the very best quality British fare.
2. The Rookery
When it comes to Hotels in Farringdon The Rookery is something rather special. Formerly two 18th-century houses, a stay at this magnificent property is literally like you have stepped straight into a period drama. Think glorious open fires, imposing four-poster beds, and genuine antique furniture. The en suite bathrooms have restored period fixtures and fittings, but don’t worry, they have all the mod cons that you would expect from an upmarket, boutique hotel.
Recent visitors rave about the aesthetic and the comfortable beds! Although there isn’t a restaurant on-site, there are many excellent eateries in the surrounding area and staff will happily prepare items from a limited and unwavering British snack menu.
3. The Coach
There are four guest rooms available to book at The Coach, which is situated in the heart of Farringdon’s cobbled streets. The rooms are bright, airy, and modern, featuring all the convenient comforts that ensure your stay is as enjoyable as possible. The en suite bathrooms are stocked with luxury designer toiletries and downstairs you can enjoy the gastro pub and accompanying typically British beer garden.
In the restaurant, guests can enjoy choosing from an a la carte menu. This features classic British and French flavors using seasonal ingredients that are thoughtfully sourced, supporting independent producers.
4. The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
Set within a handsome Victorian townhouse in the center of trendy Clerkenwell, The Zetter Townhouse effortlessly combines its fascinating old features with modern-day comfort. The quirky interior is a glorious blast of bold colors, antique furniture, and endless curiosities that make each room a feast for the eyes and the imagination!
This place is renowned for the friendliness of its staff and the reasonably priced cocktails which can be enjoyed in the cozy bar and lounge. Light bites and snacks can also be ordered here. When it comes to mealtimes some top restaurants are within an easy stroll of the hotel.
5. Marrable’s Hotel (formerly The Zetter Hotel)
Set in a stylishly converted 19th-century warehouse in the trendy suburb of Clerkenwell, the Marrable’s Hotel (formerly The Zetter Hotel) is a chic, award-winning boutique hotel.
This place offers a variety of different style guest rooms including some uber cool rooftop studios that boast extraordinary views of the town below. The rooms all offer luxury features and designer bathroom products from the acclaimed White Company. There is an in-house restaurant that serves meals throughout the day and a lounge bar where you can enjoy a glass of wine in a comfortable setting at the end of your day of sightseeing.
6. Hatton Garden Hotel
Enjoying a unique location on the city’s world-famous jewelry street, the Hatton Garden Hotel is a comfortable and convenient place where you can benefit from a peaceful night’s sleep. Guests enjoy the bright, modern, and well-equipped rooms and the short distance to places of interest such as The British Museum and Big Ben.
There is not a restaurant on site but there are snacks and complimentary tea and coffee-making facilities in each room, as well as some excellent restaurants just a short walk away.
7. Malmaison London
When it comes to choosing hotels in Farringdon the Malmaison London is an excellent option. This property easily combines its rich historical characteristics with all the modern and contemporary features you would expect from a luxury hotel.
Each of the comfortable and well-equipped guest rooms has been stylishly furnished and each offers a bespoke bed which has been made especially for the hotel. Guests here may choose to indulge themselves in the 24-hour room service that is available.
Alternatively, there is an in-house bar and grill which serves an array of drinks including choices from an impressive wine list and expertly mixed cocktails. Plus, the food menu is made up of traditional British cuisine.
8. YOTEL London City
One of the more casual and informal hotels in Farringdon, the Yotel London City is a no-frills accommodation that offers clean, modern rooms in a minimalist but design-forward style.
Located in the center of the bustling area of Clerkenwell this hotel has excellent transport links with the nearest tube station, Farringdon, being just a 6-minute stroll away. Soho, Covent Garden, and many other of London’s top attractions are within easy reach too.
The property boasts a well-equipped, air-conditioned gym and all-day dining at the lively bar and lounge where there are comfortable areas to relax and socialize.
If you want an in-depth look, LOMM founder Valerie stayed at the Yotel London City during her August 2023 trip, and has a dedicated review of the hotel.
9. Fox and Anchor
The Fox and Anchor is a delightful boutique hotel that offers six luxury guest rooms. Each of the highly luxurious rooms features top-of-the-range modern conveniences yet still manages to showcase the property’s rich history.
If you are looking for something a little bit special then you may consider booking the suite which has a large separate living space and a terrace, which is the ideal spot to sit with your morning coffee. Your canine friends are also more than welcome in some of the rooms, with cozy dog beds provided.
Being located in a traditional British pub you can expect the usual hustle and bustle of the patrons. All your favorite drinks are served and there is a charming menu typical of a British gastropub.
10 The Bryson Hotel
With a welcoming atmosphere and a room style to suit everybody’s needs, The Bryson Hotel is a good option when looking at where to stay in Farringdon. Basic rooms for those wanting a no-frills stay, prestige rooms for those wanting to indulge themselves, and interconnecting family rooms for those traveling with little ones.
Reviews from recent visitors to The Bryson Hotel rave about the friendliness of the staff and the simplistic yet effective and efficient facilities in the rooms. There is no bar or restaurant on site here, however, the convenient location means there are plenty of very nice places within walking distance of the hotel.
Other Farringdon Accommodation Options
Now, in addition to the hotels mentioned above, I did want to include a few other properties in Farringdon. They aren’t traditional hotels, so they aren’t quite what I wanted to include in this post – but they are options if they fit better with your travel plans and style.
- Ruby Stella Hotel – This is a brand new property in the Farringdon area – as such I didn’t feel like it was ready to be included in the full list, but I hope to add it in the future!
- The Rosebery by Supercity Aparthotels – If you’re looking for more than just a hotel, aparthotels are a great option, and this is one of two options in the area.
- Sonder Back Hill – Sonder properties are like upscale, well-managed, won’t-screw-you-over Airbnbs, and they have two locations in the Farringdon area. This one is called Black Hill and has light and airy industrial loft-type rooms…
- Sonder St Johns Garden – …and the St. John’s Garden Sonder features more jewel tones and mid-century design elements. Both options are beautiful if that’s your preferred accommodation type.
- Citadines Barbican – Citadines is the other aparthotel option in Farringdon; they have locations around the city.
Okay, that just about wraps it up. Have any questions about where to stay in Farringdon or the best places to stay in the area? Let me know in the comments below!