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The Academy, London

5-star5 stars
21 Gower StreetBloomsbury, LondonEnglandWC1E 6HGUnited Kingdom

Luxury hotel with restaurant, near University of London
  • Free WiFi
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Great location
Fantastic service
Complaints about WiFi
Bar and Beverages
Bar could improve
11See all 11 reviews
From 8 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Academy, London

from $330
  • Townhouse Single Room
  • Bloomsbury Double Room
  • Bloomsbury Suite

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 49 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3 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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
Working away
  • Meeting rooms 4
  • Computer station
  • 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
  • Minibar
  • 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
  • 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 Academy Bar - This lobby lounge serves light fare only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

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.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between GBP 10.50 and GBP 15.75 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Academy, London


  • In Bloomsbury
  • University of London - 5 min walk
  • University College London - 6 min walk
  • Big Ben - 31 min walk
  • London Stock Exchange - 31 min walk
  • London Dungeon - 32 min walk
  • St. Paul's Cathedral - 34 min walk
  • Buckingham Palace - 35 min walk

Getting around

  • London (LCY-London City) - 38 min drive
  • London (LHR-Heathrow) - 46 min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) - 90 min drive
  • London Euston Station - 12 min walk
  • London St. Pancras Station - 21 min walk
  • London King's Cross Station - 21 min walk
  • Goodge Street Underground Station - 5 min walk
  • Russell Square Underground Station - 8 min walk
  • Tottenham Court Road Underground Station - 8 min walk
  • Discounted offsite parking
  • Onsite parking not available

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 11 reviews

The Academy, London
A bit disappointed
With less than 24hr prior to my check-in time, I was informed that due to renovations I was being moved to a hotel down the road from the Academy. I would expect at least a telephone call since it was such late notice. No options were offered abou accomodation and further correspondence was ignored.
A Traveler, gb1 night trip
The Academy, London
Very Good8.0
Comfortable and clean in good location
Very nice, clean and comfortable. Free minibar is a bonus but an earlier check in time would be nice
A Traveler, gb1 night trip
The Academy, London
not as good as it used to be
the bed was very uncomfortable, the pillows hard, the shower had no power, the shelf above the sink was in the wrong place so you banged your head when brushing your teeth, the tv is in the wrong place, the mirrors are in the wrong place, the sockets are in the wrong place and the room is incredibly small. there was no bar or kitchen due to them being refurbished so we had to go to a cafe for breakfast. i expected more for £152.00 per night (although a complimentary mini bar was a nice touch)
jamie, gb1 night trip

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The Academy, London

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