Townhouse, Fournier Street, Spitalfields, London, E1 6QE

Townhouse, Fournier Street, Spitalfields, London, E1 6QE
2 Beds 1 Baths

From £625 for 3 days (4 guests)

This is the place to stay: step over the threshold of 5a Fournier St and step back in time. Shut the door behind you and the sounds of modern London fade away to be replaced by the silent expectation of this 1720 building. The hall before you retains all of its original features, even the panelling, from the days when weavers plied their trade from their shop on the ground floor at this address, the last weaver only leaving in 1823.

Climb the stairs to the first floor and you will find a fully equipped modern kitchen that still manages to respect the fabric of this Georgian building and a dining/meeting room that would originally have been the principal room, with its high ceiling and extraordinary view directly onto Hawksmoor’s Christ Church. Climb further to reach the main bedroom with its four poster king size bed and the 18th century panelled bathroom with its sleek Philippe Starck design washstand and curved free standing shower inserted to create a unique mix of old and new.

One more flight of stairs and you arrive at the second bedroom with its view over the roofs of Spitalfields and finally, the weaver’s loft with its ceiling designed to take a high loom – now the snug to relax and read or plan what you are going to see tomorrow…

Staying at Townhouse

Rates until December 2015 (total cost for up to 4 guests)

Monday to Thursday (4 nights) £760
Friday to Monday (3 nights) £625
Weekly £1300
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© Copyright 2012 F Atkins.
With thanks to Adam Dant for the sketches and Jeremy Freedman for the photos.