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Ruby Stella – A Charles Dickens Story

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Join us in celebrating the wonderful debut of Ruby Stella Hotel & Bar. Kicking off in February 2024, Ruby Stella is rolling out the welcome mat in the heart of Clerkenwell, London – once the hub of literary giant Charles Dickens. Dive into a world where the past mingles with the present, and every corner is brimming with surprises.

Sparkling into London's scene as Ruby's third jewel, Ruby Stella offers a peaceful urban retreat, where you can disconnect from the pulsating life of the buzzing city. 


In Dickens' time, Clerkenwell was the place to be – buzzing with industry and imagination. Picture printers, bookbinders and watchmakers working side by side. As you explore Clerkenwell’s many tightly knit streets and nooks today, you might still stumble upon some treasures from way back when. Keep your eyes peeled for some pieces of the past like the remaining bookbinderies that continue to thrive in the area.


But Clerkenwell isn’t just historic, it's Dickens’ legacy. Not only did the Victorian great live and write many of his works in this well-known part of town, but it also served as a stage for Dickens' famous novel 'The Pickwick Papers'. In this masterpiece the novelist brings to life humorous characters (The Pickwicks) to play with the many social and cultural contrasts of Victorian era London.


Clerkenwell's history turned into our creative goldmine, inspiring our design team to conjure up a hip yet vintage bookish paradise. Come in and dive into the world of making books, from storytelling and writing to printing and binding. Explore how the contrasts portrayed in 'The Pickwick Papers' come to life in Stella’s stunning bar, where raw concrete floors, weathered metal, and vintage leather blend with the warmth of walnut wood and the elegance of textured fabrics. Setting the scene for good times, Stella’s bar is the perfect place to hang out with friends, exchange stories of the day, listen to inspiring artists, or simply unwind with well-crafted cocktails.

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Our brand-new addition to Ruby also comes with an updated hotel scheme, consisting of 153 soundproof rooms, office spaces and a bustling public area on ground floor level, including check-in, bar, library, and outdoor seating. So, whether London is calling for work or play, our vibrant new mixed-use development is here to cater to your personal vibes and plans.


As every one of our hotels, Ruby Stella was born under the Lean Luxury star, aiming to make the most out of space in both the hotel and each room. Step into our meticulously designed luxury-fitted rooms, where tranquility is the name of the game. It's your urban hideaway that feels just like a home away from home – with a touch of luxury that will have you smiling from ear to ear. Lean back in your own unique piece of vintage furniture and let your gaze wonder over the classic wooden wall panels and authentic oak floors. Sink into extra-thick mattresses and cocoon yourself in the comfort of hypoallergenic, oversized duvets. Our aromatic, eco-friendly Ruby Care products will light up your shower experience.


Once entering your personal Ruby luxury space, your main concern will be whether to go for Netflix, crank up your personal Bluetooth speaker, or jam with a guitar plugged into your exclusive Marshall amp – the ultimate way to unwind from the city's hustle and bustle.


Finally, it wouldn’t be Ruby if you had to travel long distances. Farringdon underground station is right on the doorstep and provides an excellent connection to St. Pancras International station and the overall public transport network. London Heathrow Airport is just 50 mins away, and a straight shot from St. Pancras International station.


Sounds too good to be true? – See for yourself and be one of the first guests to set foot in our latest lean-luxury hotel. Check out Ruby Stella’s availability.


If this neighbourhood doesn't match your next travel plans, explore our other London spots.

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