Bedford Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with restaurant, near The British Museum

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Bedford Hotel

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In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Lunch and dinner served, garden views

Overview of Bedford Hotel

8.6 out of 10 Fabulous
8.6/10 Fabulous

Property highlights

  • Pet-friendly
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
Southampton Row, 83-95, London, England, WC1B 4HD
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Fridge
  • Cable/satellite TV service
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

Twin Room, Garden View

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Double Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Single Room, Garden View

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Double Room, Garden View

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Twin Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Single Room

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In London City Centre
  • Russell Square - 1 min walk
  • The British Museum - 6 min walk
  • Covent Garden Market - 15 min walk
  • Leicester Square - 17 min walk
  • Piccadilly Circus - 21 min walk
  • Trafalgar Square - 22 min walk
  • Oxford Street - 24 min walk
  • St. Paul's Cathedral - 27 min walk
  • London Eye - 28 min walk
  • Big Ben - 32 min walk

Getting around

  • London (LCY-London City) - 39 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 50 min drive
  • London (LTN-Luton) - 62 min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 68 min drive
  • London (SEN-Southend) - 77 min drive
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 89 min drive
  • Tottenham Court Road Station - 11 min walk
  • London (QQU-London Euston Train Station) - 14 min walk
  • London Euston Station - 15 min walk
  • Russell Square Underground Station - 4 min walk
  • Holborn Underground Station - 6 min walk
  • Farringdon Underground Station - 11 min walk


  • Pret a Manger - 2 min walk
  • Antalya Restaurant - 1 min walk
  • Taco Bell - 1 min walk
  • Caffè Nero - 1 min walk
  • KFC - 2 min walk

About this property

Bedford Hotel

When you stay at Bedford Hotel, you'll be within a 15-minute walk of The British Museum and Covent Garden Market. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit Bloom & Willow, which is open for lunch and dinner, and offers garden views. This upmarket hotel also features a bar/lounge, a terrace and a garden. The helpful staff and overall property condition get great marks from fellow travellers. Public transportation is only a short walk: Russell Square Underground Station is 4 minutes and Holborn Underground Station is 6 minutes.


English, Hindi, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Turkish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 184 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • 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


  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Covered on-site self-parking (GBP 24 per day)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 7:30 AM–10:30 AM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop

Working away

  • 2 meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Built in 1964
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Alarm clock
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Bath or shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Mobile key entry

Special features


Bloom & Willow – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately GBP 12 for adults and GBP 12 for children


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 50.00 per pet, per week


  • Covered self-parking costs GBP 24 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.

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; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Bedford Hotel London
Bedford London
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Bedford London London
Bedford Hotel London, England
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Bedford Hotel Hotel London

Frequently asked questions

Does Bedford Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Bedford Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Bedford Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Bedford Hotel?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of GBP 50.00 per pet, per week. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Bedford Hotel?
Yes. Self-parking costs GBP 24 per day.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Bedford Hotel?
You can check in starting at 2:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Bedford Hotel and nearby?
Bedford Hotel has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Bedford Hotel?
Yes, Bloom & Willow offers al fresco dining and garden views.
What's the area around Bedford Hotel like?
Bedford Hotel is in London City Centre, a short 4-minute walk from Russell Square Underground Station and 6 minutes' walk from The British Museum.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

The receptionist at the hotel was very friendly and accommodating. He let us check in early. The location of the hotel was very convenient and within walking distance to the underground trains. However, the room wasn’t that comfortable. It was tiny and there was no AC in the room. They provided us with electric fan but it would have been more comfortable to sleep in if there was an AC in the room. Moreover, the room we stayed in was next to the road so we could hear the cars passing by. Overall, its a 3 star hotel and enough to stay in if youre in the city for a 2 days maximum.
EMERSON, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Renovated rooms and friendly staff
The hotel itself doesn't look great from the outside, but the inside is very nice and renovated. Single rooms are larger than most other London hotels I've stayed in. Rooms have good noise insulation (triple window), even if you're on the street side. Nice quiet garden on the other side of the hotel, serving as their restaurant/bar terrace.
Helene, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

A typical 3 star hotel.
A typical 3 star hotel. Room 627. Bathroom tiny and no room to move around whatsoever. Clean. Breakfast fine. Staff pleasant.
LOUISA, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Suzanne, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Expensive, disappointing overall, wouldn't return.
What I didn't like: - Very expensive for a single room for three nights, albeit in line with London prices. - The room was very small and very hot, depsite moderately useful fan provided. - Outdated, unsuitable shower system. Tap came off in first room, extremely hot water ceaselessly pumping into the bath, this was dangerous and irritating, had to change rooms. Second room slightly better, need to experiment with cold and hot taps to get temperature right, extremely hot with only slight adjustments, genuine safety concern that should be addressed with urgency. - Bathroom far too small and uncomfortable. Shower curtain flimsy. - Weak broadband, signal dropped/very slow at times. - Limited amenities in room, e.g. no fridge or hairdryer. - Breakfast was average at best, some . items didn't taste fresh, others were cold even though I was there within the first hour. What I did like: - Nice room, despite the size. - Nice views of the garden. - Bed was small but slept well. - Useful lifts. - Nice hallways. - Good selection of TV channels and very convenient/easily manoeuvreable TV stand. - Room was quiet. - Room was serviced daily. - Room was clean for the most part, apart from a hair on the bedsheet. - Hotel kept luggage after check-out, which was appreciated.
Daniel, 3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Robert, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Sue, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Generally good experience
Do not choose the room on the street side if you like quietness. Besides, easily hear the next door people talking. Fortunately the guests who talked loud left after two or three days. The room size is not big but maybe good enough. bath room is small and the counter top is small. There is some walking distance from Holborn station but managable. Everyday breakfast is the same but there is tomato and cucumber and apples, orange and bananas which are good.
Sumei, 7-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sue, 1-night trip
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