“Inspired by upmarket B&B¹s in New York, Annette Russell left the music industry to renovate a Victorian townhouse in Clapton; the result is elegant and welcoming exposed brickwork, wooden floors, feather duvets, Egyptian cotton sheets. Annette will rustle up an organic breakfast - sausages from the East End Sausage Company - before taking whippet Reggie for a walk on nearby Hackney Downs. Clapton is home to a fascinating collection of independent cafes, shops, bars, and dinner at the popular Chatsworth Kitchen across the road is a must. Central London 20 minutes by train.”
Written by Rachel Mills
“Russell’s is a stylish, comfortable new place for you to stay in East London. Whether you’re working, on a brief city break or in London for a longer holiday, this modern update of the old-fashioned B&B is the perfect base. Each of the five unique bedrooms comes with luxury beds and linen, antique furniture, wooden floors and your own private bathroom or en suite. Each room is fitted out with a mixture of stylish design pieces from the last hundred years ranging from Victorian antiques and G-Plan sideboards to OMK chairs and modern art prints.”
Annette Russell, a music industry manager-turned-B&B owner, has been welcoming people to her stylish property since 2011. Guests - who sometimes stay for a night or two, sometimes a month or more - may be met by Annette's whippet, Reggie, and the property is dog-friendly.
Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)