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1-8 Russell Square Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5BE England
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#182 of 1,198 hotels in London
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4.8
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.7
Value
4.4
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Welcome to Kimpton Fitzroy London, a Grade II listed landmark building that occupies the eastern flank of Russell Square in Bloomsbury. The reopening of the hotel in 2018 has restored the original grande dame to her original glory while administering a shot of adrenaline to the heart of London most literary neighbourhood. Overlooking Bloomsbury Russell Square and only 2 minutes walk from Russell Square tube station, this striking Victorian hotel with marble columned public spaces is ideally located for within walking distance from the British Museum and the West End of London.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
24-hour security
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
VIP room facilities
Iron
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian

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Tammy S wrote a review Yesterday
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I stayed at the Kimpton for a week for a business trip to London and service was impeccable. After I checked in and got to my room, a few small dessert bites were prepared for my arrival and it was just such a sweet start to my trip. Rooms were very clean and it was very convenient to be able to text my designated service person if I had any needs or questions. She always responded very promptly. The top 2 highlights of this hotel was the breakfast and concierge. I booked a room that had breakfast included and I was able to choose from 2 of the breakfast restaurants to eat at each morning. My favorite was definitely at Galvin Bar & Grill. The ambiance is just so nice – very upscale, wonderful service and each item on the menu was delicious. My 2nd highlight was Kimpton's Concierge service. Near my last 1-2 days of my stay at the Kimpton, I had a free day where I wanted to have some afternoon tea for that London experience, but all the popular places were booked out days/weeks in advance and I didn't realize you really can't walk-in and eat at a lot of popular restaurants in London without a reservation. So I decided to ask concierge for a near-impossible task of helping me find a high tea place that would take a same day reservation. I understood my request was potentially really difficult to do so I tried not to be picky but did want to stay under a budget of 80 GBP. Marco Russo from concierge was helping me and said "Leave this to me, I will find a place for you!" Omg what an awesome feeling to have someone help with this. So I went about my day and did a little shopping and sightseeing. Marco called me a few hours later to give me an update that he hasn't found a place yet but is continuing to look. THEN, an hour later, he called me back to let me know he's found a great place, way under my budget as well, called "The Wolseley" (30-40GBP/person). I've never heard of this hotel but it's apparently very popular as well! I was SO EXCITED. He emailed me the details and all I had to do was show up for my reservation. That seriously made my day because, I know its super touristy, but I do love to enjoy an afternoon tea at least once whenever I visit London. It such a fun experience. To end it all, I seriously want to give Marco Russo from Kimpton's concierge a HUGE thank you for his efforts in helping me find a place and book that same day afternoon tea reservation. It was definitely one of the highlights of my trip :)
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Dave H wrote a review Yesterday
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Hotel is stunning! Great location. Well appointed rooms with comfortable beds and rain head showers in the bath. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Inclusive breakfast was delicious with many options...a great way to start the morning. Gym/ workout room is 5 star!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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NSsummerset wrote a review Aug 2
Chicago, Illinois68 contributions73 helpful votes
We stayed at the Kimpton Fitzroy two nights after a week of driving around Wales and it was great to be so centrally located that we could walk everywhere. This was our second stay, and although I wasn't quite as thrilled with the room as I was with the room we got the first visit, it was very comfortable and furnished nicely. Bathroom somewhat small but good water pressure in the shower. Bathrobes would have been a nice addition, as would a top sheet on the bed - I know it's become the norm in Europe to just have a bottom sheet and a duvet but for many that is too warm, especially during the summer. We were able to take advantage of one of the social hours and enjoyed breakfast in the casual restaurant. Staff was congenial and helpful, and the building, as others have commented, is unique and beautiful. The one criticism I have is that the housekeeping carts were left out in the hall all day and night. It does not make a nice impression to get off the elevator and have to pass three or four carts piled with cleaning supplies and bags of laundry as well as vacuum cleaners left out. Apparently there is no closet to store the carts but perhaps they could at least be pushed to the end of the hall when the housekeeping staff isn't working?
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Isabel Vega, Guest Services / Front Office at Kimpton Fitzroy London
Responded 6 days ago
Dear NSsummerset, Thank you for sharing your review of your experience at Kimpton Fitzroy London. I am delighted that you had a memorable stay in every way. We have noted your feedback on the housekeeping carts and understand you. I hope to welcome you back again very soon. Best regards, Sebastian Charles Guest Relations Manager
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Neill Richardson wrote a review Jul 2022
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom56 contributions45 helpful votes
Beautiful hotel situated perfectly within reach of all London has to offer. The building itself is absolutely stunning, inside at out. As the hotel sits opposite Russell Square, the park offers the hotel some breathing space so you can really take it all in. Despite its size, Kimpton have nailed the intimacy, and the common areas are individually beautiful, and never feel overwhelming like in some larger hotels. As you move either way from the lobby you are ever greeted by visually stunning lounges, bars, stairways & hallways. Letting the architecture speak for itself, with that signature Kimpton contemporary twist. The staff were fantastic, super friendly at all hours and always offering their service & time throughout our stay. Again, helping with that intimate, boutique vibe. As part of IHG rewards we were upgraded to a Queen bed premium. Very high standard of finish and a really good size in comparison to other London hotels I have stayed in. As it’s an old building you do get the odd creaks and clunky pipe work, but nothing to cause any fuss. Probably due to the bed being so comfy that no noise could have woke me. We would not stay anywhere else in London and will definitely return. Hopefully sooner than we hope!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Isabel Vega, Guest Services / Front Office at Kimpton Fitzroy London
Responded 6 days ago
Dear NA_Richardson, Thank you for sharing your review of your experience at Kimpton Fitzroy London. I am delighted that you had a memorable stay in every way. I hope to welcome you back again very soon. Best regards, Sebastian Charles Guest Relations Manager
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duncan1975jordan wrote a review Jul 2022
London, United Kingdom9 contributions5 helpful votes
I recently stayed here for 2 nights with my wife and son. this is the first time we stayed here and the first thing that hits you is what an amazing building and decor the hotel is. the place is spotlessly clean and tidy. You quickly forget this as you are blown away by how friendly the staff are. nothing is to much trouble and everyone is pro active at helping. you. I do need to single out the male who was on Reception Saturday 23rd am through to when we left on 25th July. Not only was he polite and kind he took the time to interact with my son answering his questions. what was more amazing was each morning he had remembered what we had done the day before and asked my son about it. I am a firm believer in that it is the attitude of staff that make a hotel great and we will certainly be back. the amazing location helps but it is defiantly the staff that stand out here.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear duncan1975jordan, Thank you for sharing your review of your experience at Kimpton Fitzroy London. I am delighted that you had a memorable stay in every way. I hope to welcome you back again very soon. Best regards, Sebastian Charles Guest Relations Manager
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Tony H wrote a review Jul 2022
Kingswood, United Kingdom18 contributions11 helpful votes
Amazing hotel! All of the staff are extremely friendly and accommodating. Angela on the front desk is an absolute credit to the hotel. Everything about this hotel is first class. Loved the “social hour” in the bar when the drinks were free and we could talk to other hotel guests. Yes, this is at the upper end in terms of price but you get what you pay for. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Tonyh781, Thank you for sharing your review of your experience at Kimpton Fitzroy London. I am delighted that you had a memorable stay in every way. I hope to welcome you back again very soon. Best regards, Sebastian Charles Guest Relations Manager
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Michelle wrote a review Jul 2022
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Our family of 5 stayed at the Fitzroy for 3 nights which was one of the best hotel experiences we have ever had. The outrageous suite, the phenomenal concierge service, the delicious daily breakfast and the awesome vibe of the bar at night were just a few of the many hotel amenities that contributed greatly to our overall experience in London. Would highly recommend and plan to visit again!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear RyeBadger5, Thank you for sharing your review of your experience at Kimpton Fitzroy London. I am delighted that you had a memorable stay in every way. I hope to welcome you back again very soon. Best regards, Sebastian Charles Guest Relations Manager
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Caroline H wrote a review Jul 2022
Carlisle, United Kingdom43 contributions44 helpful votes
Fabulous hotel with a great vibe and lovely welcoming staff. The staff instantly put you at easy and seem genuinely happy to welcome you. I have always walked past this building and wanted to stay. This was great value for money for such a lovely hotel and room. The facilities are stunning and the bar is great fun too! A must stay if you want elegant luxury and contemporary Instagram design!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear CarolineH811, Thank you for sharing your review of your experience at Kimpton Fitzroy London. I am delighted that you had a memorable stay in every way. I hope to welcome you back again very soon. Best regards, Sebastian Charles Guest Relations Manager
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alcafi wrote a review Jul 2022
London, United Kingdom36 contributions54 helpful votes
The hotel has a fantastic charm look from the historical building, the stairs are also great and the room hardly disappoints yet, service says it all and the breakfast area is shared with no guests looking for free wifi and place to work so hard to get a table. Receptionist not helpful and do not even think to book through booking.com as the hotel will not honour your points.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Alcafi, Thank you for the lovely comments regarding breakfast. I'm sorry to hear there were some issues during your stay. We would love to hear more about it, please email hello@kimptonfitzroylondon.com , so we can address your feedback personally. Thank you for taking the time to review us, Best regards, Sebastian Charles Guest Relations Manager
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Rani wrote a review Jul 2022
11 contributions14 helpful votes
Very disappointed.. room was so small, literally on top of each other.. air conditioning did not work {30 degrees}...staff very unhelpful...asked for an ice bucket and wine glasses and the response was 'do you think you will need anything else'... well I don't know yet! No doorman to take your luggage, upon check-in we weren't given an option of having our luggage taken to our room - extremely bizarre considering its a 5*.. We asked on several occasions if we could change our room and kept being met with we'll need to check & get back to you... I actually had to go to reception & tell them not bother as no one had the decency to get back to us... Considering its supposed to be a 5* establishment-its the first of a kind that I've stayed at that doesn't offer a turn-down service - apparently this is only for suites.. but I've paid for a 5* service, which we certainly did not receive. Breakfast in both restaurants was very sub-standard..in fact there was a very long hair on the buffet table, which i had to bring to the attention of the staff that were making drinks right next to it. Overall, the staff are not pleasant.. everything is too much effort.. we weren't even asked how our experience was upon checking out... seems a case of taking your money in advance & thereafter no service!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Dear Rani-sidhu1, Thank you for the lovely comments regarding breakfast. I'm sorry to hear there were some issues during your stay. We would love to hear more about it, please email hello@kimptonfitzroylondon.com , so we can address your feedback personally. Thank you for taking the time to review us, Best regards, Sebastian Charles Guest Relations Manager
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$351 - $460 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Principal London
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandLondonBloomsbury
NUMBER OF ROOMS
334
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kimpton Fitzroy London
Which popular attractions are close to Kimpton Fitzroy London?
Nearby attractions include The British Museum (0.2 miles), THATMuse,Treasure Hunt at the Museum (0.2 miles), and Faulty Towers the Dining Experience (0.05 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kimpton Fitzroy London?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at Kimpton Fitzroy London?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Kimpton Fitzroy London?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Kimpton Fitzroy London?
Conveniently located restaurants include Choppaluna, The Shell, and Pizza Sophia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kimpton Fitzroy London?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kimpton Fitzroy London?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Kimpton Fitzroy London offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kimpton Fitzroy London?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Kimpton Fitzroy London?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (1.4 miles), Tower of London (2.3 miles), and Houses of Parliament (1.6 miles).
Does Kimpton Fitzroy London have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.