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The Academy

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

Luxury hotel with restaurant, near Russell Square
  • Free WiFi
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  • Nice boutique feel to this hotel. I had a strange welcome - reception clearly has…Jan 30, 2020
  • so load outside and inside! Had the cleaner hitting my door with the hoover at 7am!!!!Dec 6, 2019

The Academy

  • Townhouse King
  • Townhouse Single Room
  • Bloomsbury King Room
  • Bloomsbury Suite

What’s around The Academy


  • In London City Centre
  • Russell Square - 4-minute walk
  • Oxford Street - 6-minute walk
  • The British Museum - 6-minute walk
  • Royal Opera House - 13-minute walk
  • Oxford Circus - 14-minute walk
  • Covent Garden Market - 15-minute walk
  • London Palladium Theatre - 15-minute walk

Getting around

  • London (LHR-Heathrow) 45-min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) 84-min drive
  • London (LCY-London City) 21-min drive
  • London Euston Station 12-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
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-2 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • 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)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Year Built – 1775
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (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
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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

The Academy’s small print

Also known as

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


This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

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

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

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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.

FAQs for The Academy

  • Does The Academy offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Academy does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at The Academy?
    No, unfortunately, but there's discounted parking nearby.
  • Are pets allowed at The Academy?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Academy?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 2 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Academy?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include The College Arms (2-min walk), Rising Sun (3-min walk) and Gail's (4-min walk).
  • Is an airport shuttle service offered by The Academy?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 216 reviews

Fair 4.0
Double check the room spec before purchasing
The hotel it self was fine, excellent breakfast and brilliant service. Unfortunately the description of the Bloomsbury king on the website stated all Bloombury king rooms come with a generous seating area. We brought the room thinking we would have little more space. Our room didnt even have a chair let alone a generous seating area. From my experience the website misrepresents the room Ive twice asked for a response from the manager re the above, once via the reception desk and once via email . Unfortunately no response was forthcoming, appalling customer service.
Graham, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
We overnighted in London after a theatre trip, extremely comfortable and elegant hotel.
Nicola, gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
Overpriced single room, with a very uncomfortable lopsided mattress.
Amanda, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Gorgeous boutique hotel
Hotel was a really lovely boutique style hotel. Gorgeous furniture and nice relaxed atmosphere. I booked my trip last minute and in a rush and hadn’t realised I’d booked a single room. The hotel was fully booked so I couldn’t change and was worried it would be time. This was fine though the single room was enough. Breakfast was continental but not your average and the coffee was fabulous. The staff were very attentive and super helpful. Lovely stay I will book again.
Samantha, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
good value, upgraded to a suite
Stuart, gb1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect Stay
Perfect stay - friendly & helpful staff. Lovely hotel in good location. We were upgraded to a great room on the top floor of the hotel - very comfortable & quiet. Breakfast was excellent. Would definitely stay here again.
Clare, gb1 night romance trip
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, gb1 night family 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.
gb1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Great staff, amazing breakfast. Room a slight disappointment (small)
Michael, gb1 night romance trip

The Academy

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