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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 67 reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Room is all right

The Academy, London

from $171
  • Townhouse King
  • Townhouse Single Room
  • Bloomsbury King Room
  • Bloomsbury Suite

What’s around The Academy, London


  • 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


  • 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 not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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


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 90 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Old World Charm
The hotel is in a wonderful area of London, an area of restaurants and shops for various tastes. It is a block from The British Museum and a few blocks from an Underground station. It is an elegant hotel with impeccable service and old world charm. The room was well equipped and very comfortable. The interior was quiet, though the hotel is on a busy street, and our room faced the street. I needed to use ear plugs at night. Next time we will get a room facing the other way. Also, no elevator, and we were on the third floor. Even with these caveats, we loved this hotel.
robert, usRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent stay. I commend the staff. They were great.
Neil, us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
A wonderful hotel!
Traveling for work. The staff was super attentive and made the entire stay even better. They were professional and went the extra mile to make sure that me and my team were always taken care of. The rooms were quaint and had everything that we needed.The location was great and was close to where we needed to be and also easy to get to other areas and the breakfast was great and the bar was awesome. I stayed in London an extra night to see the sights, etc. and loved the hotel so much that I decided to book my free day/night there!
Sara, us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Hidden Gem in a great location
Excellent Boutique option in Central London. Very low key from the outside and beautifuly appointed inside. Small but perfect! I felt very welcome and safe as a solo female traveller. Carrying bags up to the room and providing a nicely stocked complementary mini bar in addition to the usual "small luxury" amenities such as a Nespresso machine, nice toiletries and a bathrobe made it a place I will both recommend and go back to without hesitation. With a great breakfast thrown in, made for excellent value for money in London terms. Definitely top of my list for future London stays! Next time I hope I have more time to enjoy the homely bar and that the weather is good enough for some chill out time on the terrace!
Cara, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Nice small hotel. Only down side is no elevator and lots of stairs to some of the rooms.
Scott, usBusiness trip

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