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Contemporary luxury with Georgian heritage in buzzing Bloomsbury

Tucked away in the literary and intellectual heart of the capital is the Grade-II listed Academy Hotel. From the outside, this London townhouse seems straight from a Georgian period drama. Yet step inside the door, and you’ll discover contemporary interiors by New York-based Champalimaud design. The subtle mix of timeless glamour and modern luxury means everything about this boutique hotel will have you feeling comfortably at home.

The rejuvenated rooms and suites are ideal places to relax, away from the whirl of city life. Order seasonal dishes from the in-room dining menu to enjoy as you plan your next adventure. Downstairs, The Alchemy Bar, with its sleek, grey walls and jewel-toned furnishings, keeps the atmosphere bright and buzzing. The library is a peaceful nook complete with leather armchairs. While out in the private courtyard garden, afternoon tea is being served.

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If shopping and cultural pursuits are the order of the day, you couldn’t wish for a more central location. Take your pick from the attractions of the West End and world-famous museums to academic institutions, libraries and Regent’s Park. With The Academy right on the doorstep of London’s first garden square, you’re only ever a short stroll away.


Enjoy your stay!


50 Rooms |  1 Restaurant |  5 Floors | 

4.3 /5

718 reviews

City

City Centre

Historic

Historic Hotel

Our rooms

Townhouse Single


Sleeps 1
Single

Townhouse King


Sleeps 2
Queen

Bloomsbury Twin


Sleeps 2
Twin

Bloomsbury King


Sleeps 2
King

Bloomsbury Suite


Sleeps 3
King
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Ratings

Quality Assured

Mystery Inspected

Global Rating

4.3 /5

4.3

718 reviews

INVITED Rating

4.8 /5

INVITED Reviews

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


4

Cozy boutique hotel with great breakfast

The Academy made their croissants daily and every morning I can smell the freshly baked bread in my room. Nothing can compare the warm croissants with homemade butter! I would come back just for the breakfast. Also, the minibar in the room is complimentary which is more than enough!! The bathroom is Read more[SPLIT]Read lessnewly renovated.

By HSIN-YU Feb ’20 Trip Type Individual


5

Lovely weekend away in London

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here in the suite, which we chose as a treat to celebrate a birthday. The staff made the weekend extra special, and were very helpful throughout the weekend. Breakfast was good, though limited in choice. Location is excellent, and the atmosphere very chic.

By Richard Oct ’19 Trip Type Couple


5

Fantastic London stay

Location is perfect for all London activities for tourists - several tube lines connect around it and easily walking distance to Oxford St. Front desk is helpful and thoughtful.

By Caitlin Sep ’19 Trip Type Couple


The Academy, United Kingdom

4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


4

Cozy boutique hotel with great breakfast

The Academy made their croissants daily and every morning I can smell the freshly baked bread in my room. Nothing can compare the warm croissants with homemade butter! I would come back just for the breakfast. Also, the minibar in the room is complimentary which is more than enough!! The bathroom is Read more[SPLIT]Read lessnewly renovated.

By HSIN-YU Feb ’20 Trip Type Individual


5

Lovely weekend away in London

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here in the suite, which we chose as a treat to celebrate a birthday. The staff made the weekend extra special, and were very helpful throughout the weekend. Breakfast was good, though limited in choice. Location is excellent, and the atmosphere very chic.

By Richard Oct ’19 Trip Type Couple


5

Fantastic London stay

Location is perfect for all London activities for tourists - several tube lines connect around it and easily walking distance to Oxford St. Front desk is helpful and thoughtful.

By Caitlin Sep ’19 Trip Type Couple


5

wonderful staff great rooms beautiful peaceful hotel with lovely patio

Wonderful

By Kerrie Jul ’19 Trip Type Business


5

Excellent

Staff were very friendly and helpful. Great location.

By Janet Jun ’19 Trip Type Couple


Key Features

Air
Air conditioning
Restaurant
Restaurant
Room
Room service
Bar
Bar
Family
Family friendly

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Concierge desk
  • Doctor on call
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Family friendly
  • Fire safety compliant
  • Full service housekeeping
  • 24-hour front desk

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Concierge desk
  • Doctor on call
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Family friendly
  • Fire safety compliant
  • Full service housekeeping
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Security
  • Accessible facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service

Food And Drinks

Begin your day with breakfast cooked just the way you like it in The Refectory. Later, embrace the English tradition of afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, warm scones, pastries and perhaps a chilled glass of Prosecco. If the weather is on side, take a seat in the secluded garden, or cosy up in The Alchemy Bar. This stylish setting is also the place to enjoy speciality gins and craft cocktails – ideal before an evening out in London. Throughout the day, order from the in-room dining menu to savour British and international dishes.

Breakfast Room

Dining at The Academy is straightforward. Start the day with a sumptuous breakfast and finish the day with something from The Alchemy bar menu- room service in the comfort of your own room or an indulgent afternoon tea.

Spa

A hidden gem in the heart of the City, tucked away in the charming garden of The Academy is Mr. Ma’s Tea House Spa. The bespoke spa references 1920’s Bloomsbury and is a nod to Lao She’s acclaimed novel, Mr Ma and Son. Mr Ma’s Teahouse Spa will offer an uncommon collection of authentic Asian experiences. Guests will be able to enjoy traditional Asian body therapies, such as a hot medicinal herbal footbath followed by Zhi ya, Chinese reflexology or Tuina an invigorating and rhythmical acupressure to energise and balance the body.

Location of your stay

Hotel Address

The Academy

21 Gower Street

Bloomsbury

London

WC1E 6HG

England

United Kingdom

Check in:

1400

Check out:

1100

Where is it?

10 miles to airport City Airport

22 miles to airport Heathrow Airport

44 miles to airport Gatwick Airport

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