Citadines Islington London
Business Traveller Middle East|December/January 2021
BACKGROUND The Ascott Limited’s aparthotel brand, Citadines is a hybrid hotel and serviced apartment concept offering larger rooms than standard hotels, with fully equipped kitchens, but without restaurants and aimed at longer-stay guests. Open since September, this new Islington property is the fifth in the capital for the brand, and is due to be followed next year by Citadines Wembley London.
Tom Otley
WHAT’S IT LIKE? The building has an Edwardian red-brick façade and was once a Royal Mail sorting office. Reception is bright and modern with art referencing its previous life, plus hand sanitisers, screens and social distancing signs.

WHERE IS IT? On Islington Square, a new development just off Upper Street that is based around the Grade II-listed former sorting office and yards. There are private apartments, shops, offices, a cinema, and a Third Space gym. The traffic-free Esther Anne Place runs through it, between Theberton and Almeida streets. Angel Tube station is about a ten-minute walk.

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