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The Academy

5-star5 stars
21 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London, England, WC1E 6HG, United Kingdom

Luxury hotel with bar/lounge, near Russell Square
  • Free WiFi
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From 73 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Location
Great location
Service
Fantastic service
Breakfast
Tasty breakfast
Room
Room is all right

The Academy

from £175
  • Townhouse King
  • Townhouse Single Room
  • Bloomsbury King Room
  • Bloomsbury Suite

What’s around The Academy

Landmarks

  • In London City Centre
  • Russell Square (4-minute walk)
  • Oxford Street (6-minute walk)
  • The British Museum (6-minute walk)
  • BT Tower (10-minute walk)
  • Royal Opera House (13-minute walk)
  • Covent Garden Market (15-minute walk)
  • London Palladium Theatre (15-minute walk)

Getting around

  • London (LHR-Heathrow) 43-min drive
  • London (LCY-London City) 45-min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) 92-min drive
  • London Euston Station 11-min walk
  • London Charing Cross Station 19-min walk
  • London King's Cross Station 19-min walk
  • Goodge Street Underground Station 4-min walk
  • Russell Square Underground Station 8-min walk
  • Tottenham Court Road Underground Station 8-min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 50 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-2 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transport

Parking

  • No parking

  • Discounted off-site parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
Facilities
  • Year Built – 1775
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

The Alchemy Bar – This lobby lounge only serves light fare.Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

The Academy’s small print

Also known as

  • Academy Hotel London
  • Academy Hotel
  • Academy London
  • The Academy Hotel London
  • The Academy London, England

Policies

Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 6 rooms. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

This property does not have lifts.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for GBP 75.0 per night

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 15 for adults and GBP 15 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 96 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
The Academy
The hotel was lovely, in a great location. Staff were fee and very helpful. The hot beverages in the room could have just done with a couple of sachets of coffee rather than having to use the coffee maker and maybe some hot chocolate. Otherwise all good.
Helen, gbFamily trip
Very good 8.0
Exceptionally clean. Staff gave excellent service & were also extremely welcoming &helpful. Breakfast was one of the best ....everything fresh, lovely bread beautifully presented. Stairs could be difficult for the less mobile . Pity the decor is so drab. Nothing to ‘lift’ the grungy-coloured paintwork, dull carpets & settees. A little colour from e.g.cusions, pictures etc.would transform it.
Arlene, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Worth your money
Clean hotel, a pleasent stay. The location is good, the breakfast was nice. The price is good compared to other hotels nearby.
gbFamily trip
Very good 8.0
Great staff, amazing breakfast. Room a slight disappointment (small)
Michael, gb1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Theatre break
We had an amazing stay and the staff were all very helpful.
Helen, gb1 night romance trip

The Academy

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