Go on holiday in your own city:Cuckooz apartment concept with Habitat gives Londoners the chance to play tourist on their doorstep

Beat the January blues by pretending you don't live here and stay in a stylish apartment where you can even buy the furniture...

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More Londoners than ever are opting for staycations, so why not beat the January blues by playing the tourist in your own city? 

Seizing a opportunity to offer Londoners the chance to stay in a home from home, Fabienne O'Neill and Charlie Rosier launched Cuckooz, a handful of serviced apartments in the heart of the East End in Aldgate East and Hoxton.

"Our guests don’t need a concierge or front desk to organise things, they are more interested in the space they are getting and are looking for a genuine local experience. Cuckooz bridges the gap between structured hotel accommodation and non-standardised AirBnB accommodation," says Charlie Rosier. 

The co-founders partnered with world-famous interiors brand Habitat and other local designers to help furnish the apartments, using a palette of fresh creams, soft pastel pinks and bright teals.

Vibrant statement walls, trendy copper and concrete tables and fresh greenery give living spaces a homely feel, thanks to detailing from interior designer duo The 2 Lovely Gays.

See something you like? Everything featured in the apartments will be available to buy on the Habitat website, subject to availability. 

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Interiors brand Habitat and local London designers have helped to furnish the serviced apartments

Which apartment?

From one-bedroom boltholes, to a luxury two-bedroom duplex penthouse with a roof terrace and garden room, each of the five apartments in Aldgate East offers a fully equipped kitchen, complimentary wifi and bespoke Egyption cotton sheets. 

Head to Hoxton to stay in a one-bedroom deluxe apartment, complete with private balcony, or a deluxe two-bedroom flat with a private entrance and a terrace for entertaining. The living spaces will all have the same amenities as Aldgate East. 

Should you need some local advice, a personalised concierge service is on offer with inside knowledge of the surrounding area. 

Visitors can look forward to London Fields Brewery beers on arrival, a complementary class at BLOK fitness space, the use of Kennedy City Bicycles to get around the city and access to a co-worker space for meetings.

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Chose from two east London locations - Aldgate East and Hoxton

How to book

Prices for a one-bedroom apartment start from £180 a night, with the option of renting for a minimum of three nights or up to a month if you feel like never going home. Sleeping six people, the penthouse starts from £240 a night for a minimum of three nights. 

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