Clerkenwell is home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet. So it’s no wonder this design hub is celebrated each year with Clerkenwell Design Week.
From 22nd to 24th May, Clerkenwell will showcase leading UK and international design brands and companies with a series of events, pop-up exhibitions and special installations.
Set in the heart of Clerkenwell, The Rosebery is perfectly situated to offer rooms for those visiting the festival. With over 50,000 people registering for last year’s event, be sure to book early to avoid disappointment!
To find out more about Clerkenwell Design Week, visit http://www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com/
Unlike most aparthotels, we’re lucky enough to share our building with a trendy Italian wine bar.
.IT Wine Bar & Cafe serves gorgeous Italian wines, accompanied by delicious plates of food from its traditional delicatessen. Not just a tipple and a bite to eat, it also showcases pieces from Italian designers – a great opportunity to pick-up something truly unique for back home.
We hope to see you in there and, if you’re asking, ours is a glass of Chianti!
For more information, visit http://www.puntoit.co.uk/index.php/winebar/
Both Templeton Place and Nevern Place are based in the beautiful and tranquil area of Earl’s Court. The area is characterised by its Georgian homes, as well as the Art Deco exhibition centre. Here are some of our local hotspots:
Grab your caffeine fix at Fernandez & Wells, the perfect pit-stop if you’re planning to visit the museums on Exhibition Road.
If you’re looking to try a local ale, The Scarsdale Tavern offers a great selection. The pub looks stunning from outside and when you step inside, you won’t be disappointed!
For some retail therapy, it’s impossible to ignore Harrods, the world’s most famous department store.
Hungry for a bite to eat? Local Japanese restaurant Kappa is a must for all sushi fans.
For an after-dinner tipple, we love Evans & Peel, a dark and sultry bar that serves modern twist on classic cocktails.
This is just a starter for ten; we’d love to hear your own hotspots!
The Rosebery is located in the heart of buzzing Clerkenwell, which boasts a huge variety of restaurants, shops, bars and pubs. We thought we’d share our favourites so you know where to go when staying in our luxury suites.
Grab a freshly roasted coffee at Workshop Coffee, the perfect place to unwind with a good book
Kick-start the day with brunch at The Modern Pantry; we recommend the oozing poached eggs with pan-fried haloumi, spinach and slow-roast vine-ripened tomatoes, what could be better?!
After a pub lunch? Look no further than the original gastropub Eagle – it’s hard to refuse their slow-cooked pork belly with a butterbean stew
For a London momento, head to Bagman & Robin in bustling Exmouth Market, offering uniquely designed handbags and belts
Finish off the day at the Cocktail Lounge in Zetter Townhouse; an eccentric bar with a cocktail menu to match its wild and wonderful décor
If you know of any more secret gems, we’d love to hear them!
We have a broad range of eclectic artwork in all our aparthotels. This week, we’d like to share details of two new pieces, which we’re featuring in the reception of The Rosebery.
Firstly, Korean artist Mari Kim’s Marie Antoinette is a vibrant addition. A playful piece with a lenticular effect; as you walk past, Marie Antoinette’s modern cupcakes transform into baguettes. The bright colours are in line with the modern design of our aparthotels and Marie’s dazzling eyes are a great welcome for guests staying at The Rosebery. The second piece is a thought-provoking wall installation by Sumedh Rajendran called More Dead than Alive. We’d love to hear what you think!
We like to do our bit for charities, whether it’s donating replaced pillows and towels, or offering rooms for important causes.
One charity that particularly stands out for us is Crisis, so last month, for the second year running, we supported Crisis at Christmas by donating 10 rooms free-of-charge to volunteers. Being centrally located, our rooms at The Rosebery and Templeton Place became comfortable homes for those doing such an important job over the festive period.
We’ve just been told that the campaign was busier than ever, with centres open for nine days and an impressive 10,000 people volunteering, helping more than 4,000 people. A fantastic effort; we certainly hope to be involved again this year!
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The Olympic flame passed within a third of a mile of us today; paraded through the leafy streets of Kensington and Chelsea, it rested briefly on the steps of the open air theatre in Holland Park, less than 5 minutes walk from Templeton and Nevern Place.
Unfortunately, we forgot that this was happening until just now, and have missed the whole thing – typical! We’ll have to satisfy ourselves with watching it on the news this evening. It’s not often that major cultural and sporting events happen on the streets of the city where we live, but in true Brit style, all of us here at Supercity missed the whole thing!
…..so, in our infinite wisdom we have decided to start a blog to support our brand spanking new, shiny website. You’re going to be hearing from all kinds of characters about all kinds of things!
If you’re reading this then you’ve already found our new website (designed by our great friends at Unreal) which we’re really proud of. If you’d like to tell us what you think, about this or anything else Supercity related, you can always check out our Facebook page and drop us a line….we promise to be very receptive.
As you may be able to tell we’re a bit new to this social media stuff, but we’re going to give it our best shot….!