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The Academy, London

4-star4 stars
21 Gower StreetBloomsbury, LondonEnglandWC1E 6HGUnited Kingdom, 800-491-6126

4-star hotel with restaurant, near University College London
  • Free WiFi
Great location
Fantastic service
Amenities are not the best
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The Academy, London

Hotel Info: 866-539-8117

  • Standard Double Room
  • Single Room, 1 Twin Bed
  • Family Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed
  • Standard Twin Room

About The Academy, London

4-star boutique hotel with free WiFi, near British Museum

Near the British Museum
The Academy Hotel offers a boutique, townhouse-style experience that places you a 5-minute stroll from the renowned British Museum. Getting around London is also easy with Goodge Street Tube Station, on the Northern Line, just a 4-minute stroll from your front door.

Shop 'til you drop
Oxford Street and Bond Street, which offer some of London's hippest shops, are less than a 20-minute stroll. For the capital's best nightlife and theaters, you can reach Covent Garden or Leicester Square in 15 minutes on foot.

Tea in the garden
Alchemy, the hotel's restaurant, serves continental breakfast, and offers pizzas and curry later in the day. They also offer an elegant afternoon tea, which you can enjoy in the private garden. This 4-star hotel includes a library.

Georgian interiors
Guestrooms feature restored Georgian interiors, and you'll find fruit and tea on your arrival. In addition to free WiFi, you'll have a TV with digital service, minibar, and a coffeemaker. Other welcome extras include free shoeshines and 24-hour room service.

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
This property's restaurant will be closed from February 23 - March 23, 2018. During this time, the property will not be serving any meals. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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
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.

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 College London - 6 min walk
  • Big Ben - 30 min walk
  • London Dungeon - 32 min walk
  • St. Paul's Cathedral - 34 min walk
  • Buckingham Palace - 34 min walk
  • Museum of London - 37 min walk
  • Russell Square - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • London (LCY-London City) - 32 min drive
  • London (LHR-Heathrow) - 36 min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) - 66 min drive
  • London Euston Station - 14 min walk
  • London King's Cross Station - 20 min walk
  • London St. Pancras Station - 22 min walk
  • Euston Underground Station - 14 min walk
  • King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station - 20 min walk
  • Discounted offsite parking
  • Onsite parking not available

The Academy, London

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