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The Bloomsbury Hotel, London

The Bloomsbury Hotel

Located on a quiet street in the heart of Bloomsbury, an area known for its literary connections, The Bloomsbury Hotel is just a five minute walk to the British Museum and Oxford Street. The impressive exterior dates back to the 1920s and inside, the wooden parquet flooring, high ceilings, chandeliers and oversized vintage furnishings reflect this. References to the Bloomsbury Set, which included Virginia Woolf and E. M. Forster, are found throughout.

The 153 rooms are all a good size, with a gray, white and black palette, ornate wooden headboards and all modern amenities. There's an attractive bar and the Dalloway Terrace offers both indoor and outdoor dining along with an award-winning menu and a range of activities from yoga to cinema evenings.

Our rating: First Class

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Rooms

Rooms are generously sized and are decorated in a palette of gray, cream and black. They feature ornate wooden headboards and offer all modern amenities including international plug sockets and a Nespresso coffee making machine. En suite bathrooms have marble walls and feature a shower over a bath in all except deluxe rooms and suites, which have a separate shower and bath. Suites have a roll top bath, with a TV in the bathroom as well as in the living area.

Location

The Bloomsbury Hotel is located on a quiet residential street in the heart of literary Bloomsbury, an area famous for residents that included Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot and Charles Dickens. The British Museum is about a ten minute walk away and the bustling shopping area of Oxford Street can be reached in five minutes.

Food and drink

The Bloomsbury Club Bar, inspired by the hedonistic Bloomsbury Group, is located on the lower ground floor, and offers both an indoor area decorated with artwork and books associated with local literary legends, and outside seating with atmospheric fairy lights and intimate booths. The Dalloway Lounge and Terrace has award-winning dining and an extensive cocktail menu.

Families

Tepee beds can be set up in deluxe rooms for children. Inside the tepee is a single inflatable mattress and bedding, an indoor camping lamp and a hotel teddy bear. The turn down service for campers includes milk and cookies.

Facilities and activities

In the mornings, yoga is available on the Dalloway Terrace and in the summer months, the terrace roof can be retracted for outdoor cinema evenings.

Our opinion

Tucked away in a quiet corner of central London, The Bloomsbury is welcoming and friendly and has a perfect location for exploring many of London’s main landmarks.

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