The Academy Hotel
About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- 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"
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 May. 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.