Why We Love It
- It's a 4-star boutique Georgian townhouse in London's bustling West End
- Close to Covent Garden, Chinatown, the shops of Soho and Oxford Street, and the British Museum
- Square Meal praises the hotel for having "the quirkiness and warmth of a large private home"
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Rooms & Rates
The Academy is a 4-star boutique townhouse complex in London's bustling West End. The 18th-century hotel is made up of five Georgian townhouses in Bloomsbury and "offers a sense of sanctuary just yards from the bustle of Bloomsbury and Oxford Street", says Frommer's.
The hotel is in a great location -- the British Museum, dedicated to human history, art and culture, is less than 10 minutes' walk away. Covent Garden is a 15-minute walk away, the shops on Oxford Street are around 15 minutes' walk away and Bond Street is a 25 minutes' walk away.
Through twisting corridors and staircases you'll find 49 rooms and suites restored to accentuate their Regency character, some with views over the property's private courtyard gardens. Some of the Junior Suites include marble fireplaces, and all have Nespresso machines. Homely features include a well-stocked library, antique furniture and floral fabrics. The hotel also offers a 24-hour porter service.
Guests can dine in the Alchemy Bar, which serves classic British dishes such as beer-battered fish and chips with mushy peas, as well as international cuisine. You can take afternoon tea in the library or the conservatory.
Note: The hotel will be undergoing refurbishment, public areas, bedrooms and bathrooms will be renovated one townhouse at a time, with minimal disturbance to guests.
The restaurant and kitchen are undergoing renovation until 23 February. During this time the hotel is unable to offer any restaurant services. Breakfast will be served at a local café,a minutes walk from the hotel and cream teas will be served in your room.
- "The Academy goes for the country intellectual look, in keeping with Bloomsbury's studious yet decadent history" -- Time Out
- "A private courtyard garden adds allure to this cosy boutique hotel set in a series of renovated Georgian townhouses in Bloomsbury" -- Zagat
- Infant cots / cribs
- Newspaper / magazines
- No pets allowed
- 100% smoke-free
- No elevator / lift
- 24-hour front desk
- 24-hour room service
- 24-hour security
- Baby-sitting service on request
- Chauffeur service (fees apply)
- Concierge service
- Currency exchange / ATM
- Express check-in / checkout
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- Mini bar
- Outdoor space for some rooms
- Flatscreen TV
- iPod/iPhone docking station
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
- Bathrobes and slippers
- Luxury toiletries
- Bathtub or shower
- Public car park (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard Time is 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.
Children and additional guests:
There is no extra bed available.
The Bloomsbury Suite can accommodate an extra child aged 12 and under on the sofa bed. Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £75 per night.
No pets allowed.
Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
The hotel will charge a £50 pre-authorization for incidentals.
The hotel is undergoing refurbishment, public areas, bedrooms and bathrooms will be renovated one townhouse at a time, with minimal disturbance to guests. The works should be completed by the end of July. The restaurant and kitchen are undergoing renovation until the end of May. During this time the hotel is unable to offer any restaurant services. Breakfast will be served at a local café, a minute’s walk from the hotel and cream teas will be served in your room.
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