Properties with Pedigree

Researching your family tree is a hobby that’s growing in popularity. If you’d like to be a part of London’s history, without delving into your own, why not stay in a onefinestay.

Arundel Square

This stunning two-bedroom apartment in Islington sits in the rafters of what was once a church. The impressive Victorian building was recently converted into contemporary apartments, and this one occupies the top floor.  The original rafters are visible throughout, and contrast with striking modern interiors and furniture. With two bedrooms, the apartment sleeps four and costs from £83 per bedroom per night.

 St Pancras Chambers

St Pancras Chambers was built in 1873 as the Midland Grand Hotel by George Gilbert Scott. The hotel closed in 1935, after which it was used as offices.  Now, the upper floors of this magnificent Grade I listed Gothic building have been converted into sought-after apartments, three of which are available to book with onefinestay.

 There’s a one-bedroom apartment sleeping up to four people, with prices starting at £141 per night.

 For those seeking pride of place in this glorious building, there’s the awe-inspiring two-bedroom apartment in the clock tower. Sleeping four to six people, prices start at £166 per bedroom per night.

 And for dizzyingly eccentric and beautiful interiors, there’s another two-bedroom apartment available to book in St Pancras Chambers. Sleeping four, prices start at £142 per bedroom per night.

 Fournier Street

Fournier Street is a beautifully restored Georgian townhouse, and you’d never guess that just twelve years ago it was derelict.  The buildings on this street in Spitalfields mainly date from the 1720s, and were occupied by a silk weaving community hailing from France throughout the 18th century. This historic two-bedroom home sleeps four, and prices start at £190 per bedroom per night.

 City Docks

This vast boat once transported coal up and down the Seine, hence it’s staggering size – it is the largest houseboat in London, measuring 42 metres in length. In 1920 it was transformed into a floating home which was recently beautifully refitted by a French movie mogul. City Docks not only has an idyllic position in one of the most stunning marinas in the world, but features include a cinema, a sauna, and a foredeck perfect for al fresco dining. With four bedrooms and four bathrooms, City Docks sleeps seven and costs from £212 per bedroom per night.

 Old Nichol Street

Though Old Nichol Street is now a wonderful three-bedroom family home in Shoreditch, it started life as a humble warehouse.  It has been impressively converted to create vast, light rooms with wooden floors, designer furniture and sublime paintings. Sleeping six to seven people, prices start from £96 per bedroom per night.

 Richmond Bridge

Once a vicarage, Richmond Bridge has been dramatically converted into a chic family home. With its own private driveway, seven bedrooms, a high spec kitchen and sumptuous interiors throughout, it is a modern mansion. It sleeps up to ten and prices start from £105 per bedroom per night.



A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness by what he saw before him. 

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Selinda Canoe Trail, an exciting & luxurious canoeing trip along an ephemeral spillway which links the Okavango Delta with the Linyanti Wetlands. The 4 days/3 night fully backed-up canoeing & walking safari runs on set departures every 5 days from now until the last departure 11-14 October 2012. Visit to find out more 

Journey’s with Bailey Robinson ‘Your holiday is our holiday’

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The ancient art of charcuterie is something the Italians have become famous for but Lime Wood Hotel Head Chef Luke Holder has shown us that Brits can do it just as well.

Visit Lime Wood’s YouTube page to see more

5 Factors to Make Your Life More Creative, John Cleese

  1. Space (“You can’t become playful, and therefore creative, if you’re under your usual pressures.”)
  2. Time (“It’s not enough to create space; you have to create your space for a specific period of time.”)
  3. Time (“Giving your mind as long as possible to come up with something original,” and learning to tolerate the discomfort of pondering time and indecision.)
  4. Confidence (“Nothing will stop you being creative so effectively as the fear of making a mistake.”)
  5. Humor (“The main evolutionary significance of humor is that it gets us from the closed mode to the open mode quicker than anything else.”)

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Loving these ‘London in Puddles’ snaps by Gavin Hammond

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” Henry Miller

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A vintage design on a classic….

Of course

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Things to Worry About, F. Scott Fitzgerald (to his 11 yr. old daughter away at camp, excerpt)

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