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The Academy

5-star5 stars
21 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London, England, WC1E 6HG, United Kingdom

Luxury hotel with restaurant, near Russell Square
  • Free WiFi
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  • The Academy has become one of my new favourite hotels. The service, the room, the…Aug. 29, 2019
  • A sensation hotel with lovely hotel staff and a very kind and hospitable General Manager.…Jan. 2, 2019

The Academy

  • Townhouse King
  • Townhouse Single Room
  • Bloomsbury King Room
  • Bloomsbury Suite

What’s around The Academy


  • In London City Centre
  • Russell Square - 4 min walk
  • Oxford Street - 6 min walk
  • The British Museum - 6 min walk
  • Royal Opera House - 13 min walk
  • Oxford Circus - 14 min walk
  • Covent Garden Market - 15 min walk
  • London Palladium Theatre - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 49 min drive
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 84 min drive
  • London City Airport (LCY) - 21 min drive
  • London Euston Station - 12 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
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

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
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • 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)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Working away
  • Business centre
  • 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
  • Year Built – 1775
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (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
  • 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).

The Academy’s small print

Also known as

  • Academy Hotel London
  • Academy Hotel
  • Academy London
  • The Academy London, England
  • Academy Hotel
  • The Academy Hotel
  • The Academy London
  • The Academy Hotel London


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

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

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 15 for adults and GBP 15 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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.

FAQs for The Academy

  • Does The Academy offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Academy does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at The Academy?
    No, unfortunately, but there's discounted parking nearby.
  • Are pets allowed at The Academy?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Academy?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 2 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Academy?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include The College Arms (2-min walk), Rising Sun (3-min walk), and Gail's (4-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by The Academy?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 216 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Gorgeous central London Boutique Hotel
Gorgeous central London Boutique hotel. We had a mix up with our bedding and the hotel manager could not have been more helpful. All the staff were incredible. Very comfortable rooms. Loved it. If you need to be in central London, book here
Tracy, au2 night family trip
Good 6.0
not 5 star
Terrible stench from the toilet, no facilities, mini bar not replenished.
my5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Comfortable, good location, friendly
Nice boutique feel to this hotel. I had a strange welcome - reception clearly has problems with their computer but ignored me rather than explain which was off-putting. However after that my experience was really positive. Nice lounge with sofas and comfortable bar where I was able to have a business meeting. Single room was plenty big enough, tea and coffee in the room, comfy bed and good WiFi. Breakfast was excellent - no hot food but loved The continental style. Staff all friendly. Location was great - quiet yet central and 30 mins walk from Marylebone. Will definitely stop again.
Andrew, gb1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing experience! hotel staff is the best!
We had a wonderful stay at The Academy hotel! Why choose this hotel: * The staff is super friendly * Area is close to everything by walk (10 minutes to Oxford and Covent garden) * Lots of restaurants and bars nearby. * Since we arrived with our baby, the hotel staff upgraded our room to a suite so we'll be more comfortable and the kitchen staff made our baby fresh fruit puree everyday!! So in one word - wow! Thank you for an amazing stay in London!
Libat, il4 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Bloomsbury Gem
A wonderful choice in a good location. Much character and ambience. Great service.
Eric, us5 night business trip
Poor 2.0
so load outside and inside! Had the cleaner hitting my door with the hoover at 7am!!!!
Mark, gb2 night business trip
Fair 4.0
Double check the room spec before purchasing
The hotel it self was fine, excellent breakfast and brilliant service. Unfortunately the description of the Bloomsbury king on the website stated all Bloombury king rooms come with a generous seating area. We brought the room thinking we would have little more space. Our room didnt even have a chair let alone a generous seating area. From my experience the website misrepresents the room Ive twice asked for a response from the manager re the above, once via the reception desk and once via email . Unfortunately no response was forthcoming, appalling customer service.
Graham, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Bloomsbury hotel quaint but rooms very small
The location is excellent Staff friendly . Disappointed in the size of the washroom which was very small Hair dryer could only be connected at the bed side and not from the plug in the washroom . The breakfasts offered no hot food .
stan, in3 night trip
Very good 8.0
Lovely hotel
We really enjoyed staying there. The front-desk staff was wonderful and very friendly. The buffet breakfast was one of the best we've had at any hotel. The room was comfortable, though a little small. The bathroom was very small. We would have welcomed more room for our toiletries.
us5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The place is spectacular.
Daniel, us2 night trip

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