The Bloomsbury Hotel is situated on Great Russell Street in the heart of 18th century Bloomsbury, where the vibrant West End meets the burgeoning East – where Theatre Land meets the City. Designed in the 1930’s by renowned British Architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens, The Bloomsbury Hotel has undergone a sensitive restoration, resulting in the chic heritage hotel we see today. The Grade 2 listed building retains many of its original architectural features, including the magnificent stone entrance steps and doorway, double height lobby and the book-lined Seamus Heaney Library, named after the late Nobel Laureate, who was a regular guest. Steeped in history, the leafy streets and Georgian squares of Bloomsbury are home to a myriad of publishing houses, galleries and antiquarian book shops, along with an eclectic selection of cafés, pubs and restaurants. And with renowned Covent Garden just a short walk away, the Bloomsbury is the perfect base from which to explore the City of London.
At The Bloomsbury Hotel, the rooms are all about supreme comfort and convenience. From the complimentary seasonal drink to welcome your arrival, to the turn-down service as standard, every one of the 153 rooms is designed to feel airy and spacious Guestrooms are located over 8 floors and either look out over the neighboring streets and rooftops, or into the quiet central court.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Complimentary WiFi Internet
- Flat-Screen TV
- Marble Bathrooms with Heated Floors
- Nespresso Coffee Machine
- Aromatherapy Associates Bathroom Amenities
- 300 Thread Count Lissadell Linen
- Complimentary Local Phonecalls
- 24-Hour Room Service
Oak panelling, stone pillars, handsome tables with leather chairs and banquettes, give the Landseer Restaurant and Bar a member’s clubby air that feels both retro and very modern. The honest ingredients and lightness of touch evident in every dish created by Head Chef, Paul O’Brien lends a contemporary twist to the space – and has created a reputation for the Landseer as a destination in its own right. The bar is a wood-panelled gem, with a fine cocktail list and some rare and expertly chosen wines, beers and spirits.
Right in the heart of Bloomsbury, The Bloomsbury Hotel London is located in a magnificent neo-Georgian Grade II listed building, which was once the Queen’s preferred place to drink tea and use the swimming pool. The Lutyens Lobby Lounge offers a chic yet relaxed setting, perfect for enjoying a truly British affair. The hotel was originally built for the Young Women’s Christian Association with the foundation stone laid in 1929 and officially opened by Queen Mary. A Royal home for tea to the then Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret!
The City of London:
On The Map: London is located in the southwest of England. The city’s fantastic transport system, including the Tube (subway), red buses and black taxis, insure you can get around the city quickly and easily.
London is the capital of England, and globally-renowned as one of the world’s great cities. London is very diverse – more than 230 languages are spoken, and you’ll encounter a great variety of cultures and communities throughout the city. London’s history is measured in thousands, not hundreds of years, and the city boasts four World Heritage Sites: The Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London, Maritime Greenwich and The Royal Botanic Gardens. Beyond these, there is an unending list of interesting attractions and places to explore. You can visit the Queen’s official residence at Buckingham Palace and tour the Houses of Parliament, historic home of the UK government. Many of the most famous attractions are free to visit, like the Tate Modern Art Gallery, the National Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museums. Famous City Landmarks abound, such as Leicester Square, Covent Garden and Piccadilly Circus. London is often cited as Europe’s best shopping destination. Oxford Street is the central shopping hub, but quirky markets all over the city, such as in Camden Town are well worth a visit. The River Thames runs through the heart of London, and a river cruise is a great, alternate way to see the city.