Hackney hotel scene hots up

Pop princess waves her wand on to the bed-and-breakfast business

The accommodation scene in Hackney is hotting up with the opening in Clapton of Russell’s, which claims to be one of only a handful of modern bed-and-breakfasts in London.

It’s a boast that would be disputed by some of the the pension owners of Bloomsbury. Owner Annette Russell sets out to justify it by saying: “In Brooklyn, New York; Berlin and Barcelona the upmarket bed-and-breakfast has proven perfect for open-minded travellers who want to avoid the tourist traps and meet like-minded people, without sacrificing comfort or convenience.”

All of the five bedrooms in the Victorian former family house offer antique furniture, wooden floors and private or en suite bathroomd. Rates reflect the touches of luxury: from £65 to £95 a night.

Until recently, Russell worked for Sleazenation and other style magazines and managed Hot Chip, an electro band, and producers, including Paul Epworth.

* Russell’s: Chatsworth Road, London E5 0LA. Advance bookings only: russellsofclapton.com

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One thought on “Hackney hotel scene hots up

  1. It is not right that a pic is taken and published even while the hotel is under construction. It would be better if you published all the images showing the entire look of the hotel.

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