“Down a narrow lane, near Smithfield market, nestles London’s best kept secret.”
Why The Rookery? From the middle ages Smithfield was a bustling cattle market outside the jurisdiction of the City Guilds. This convenient lack of law enforcement attracted all manner of villains including, reputedly, Charles Dickens’s immortal rascal, Fagin. Such areas became known colloquially as stews or rookeries, which were universally understood to mean ‘criminal areas’.
The nearest Underground station is the well connected Farringdon - though Chancery Lane is just a 10 minute walk. If you prefer, we will arrange for a car to meet you at the airport.