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The Academy, London

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 Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Location
Great location
Service
Fantastic service
Value
Best value for money
Room
Room is all right

The Academy, London

from $268 CAD
  • Townhouse King
  • Townhouse Single Room
  • Bloomsbury King Room
  • Bloomsbury Suite

What’s around The Academy, London

Landmarks

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

Transportation

Parking

  • No parking

  • Discounted offsite 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/bellhop
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 serves light fare only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Awards and affiliations

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

The Academy, London’s small print

Also known as

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

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 elevators.

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 8.8 From 99 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Perfect city getaway in August
LOVED The Academy. We stayed for four nights and had the most wonderful time. It was quiet, beautifully furnished, breakfast was spectacular, and the service was good. Not sure how it is during the school year, but it’s fabulous in August
Bethany, us4 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
good value, upgraded to a suite
Stuart, gb1 night business 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
Exceptional 10.0
Had a great three stay night stay. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Room was small but it was all I needed for a base to explore London. WiFi and air conditioning both worked great the whole trip. Breakfast and bar were both nice as well.
David, us3 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Not what is was
This was my fourth stay here in ten months. Obviously I like the place or I wouldn't stay as often, however the personal touch and caring employees are gone. One night the bartender closed the tiny bar without telling it's 5 occupants (of which I was one). When I went to the bar to request a second glass of wine, I was informed it was closed. I asked if a simple glass of wine could be poured and I was told no. Certainly not the experience one is looking for in a boutique hotel. I'm not sure if there have been so many personnel changes due to attrition or budget cuts but the staff is no where near the caliber of what was there earlier this year. When you're paying a premium, it's not unreasonable to expect personable service.
us2 night family trip

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