“Citadines Islington”, the new desirable apart-hotel in London – World Meanderings (n°99)
By Annick Dournes & Frédéric de Poligny
Feeling like taking a break and enjoy a few days in London? “Citadines Islington” is a newly open apart-hotel and a wise choice to unsure the social distancing we all have to live with nowadays. It will give you the opportunity to discover Islington the new en vogue London district both lively and residential while being a few subway stations from London main places of interest.
Islington district is booming in popularity and is now a sought-after area by families or young professionals, start-up hubs and tech businesses. This interesting blend has attracted countless restaurants, shops and cultural activities. Islington is now famed for its wide range of restaurants, cafes and bars. Go to Upper St and you’ll have plenty of options to choose from Ottolenghi to Chinese Laundry, Little Bat to Byron Burger, to name just a few. You’ll find good food to eat anytime of the day. Not to forget Exmouth Market the favourite weekend destination for local families. With world-class theatres, several cinemas and new places to listen to good music you will have many options for a busy nightlife.
“Citadines Islington” is on Upper Street in the heart of this lively district. It has 108 spacious studios and apartments set in a former Royal Mail sorting office built in 1907. Entirely transformed the building is now an elegant hotel with a modern, soft and sleek ambiance. The hotel is a successful mix of blue, blond wood and white. For a distinctive decoration touch all apartments have a unique wall-paper created by a French designer Jérémie Solomon, inspired by British stamps, an indirect reference to the past history of the building.
You can opt for a 333 sqf studio, a 398 sqf Deluxe studio for two or a 474 sqf one-bedroom apartment or a 570 sqf one-bedroom Deluxe apartment for four. Each room can accomodate one extra bed or crib. Whatever your choice you will have a beautiful high ceiling, a modern kitchen with a Nespresso machine, a private bathroom with shower, high speed internet access, air conditioning and a 49″ flat screen TV with Chromecast. A perfect nest to relax after a busy day in London! You can enjoy your breakfast in your apartment or have the hotel continental breakfast served in the breakfast room. Deluxe apartments have yoga mats to be used in the room or in the hotel fitness area.
More information and booking at www.citadines.com/en/united-kingdom/london/citadines-islington-london.html. “Citadines Islington” is part of the Ascot Group and thus Ascot Star Rewards members have a 10% discount on all rooms.
Text ©Annick Dournes
Photos ©Frederic de Poligny and courtesy of Ascott-Citadines