My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights in August and absolutely adored the hotel. It is made up of Georgian-style townhouses and our room was breathtaking - very high ceilings with beautiful crown molding and gorgeous high windows. Room was a very good size, with a television, large bed, small lounge area and lovely attached bath. It was the first time we had been in London for more than 1 day, so we were gone all day anyway!
The location could have been a LITTLE closer to the tube, although it was only about 2 blocks from Goodge station on the Northern Line, and a few more blocks from Tottenham Court Rd Station if you prefer Charing Cross or the Central Line. I also assume being on top of a tube station comes at a price premium! It was in a pretty central location, however, and also walking distance to the British Museum. I also felt that the neighborhood (Bloomsbury) was fairly clean and safe. Tottenham Court Road, one block over, had plenty of pubs and restaurants.
We bought a few "picnic items" on the Sunday we were staying in London (since shops and restaurants close early) and had an evening meal in the beautiful back garden - very peaceful!
We would definitely stay at this hotel again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Academy is one of London's most charming hotels. Located right in the heart of London's West End, it is just a stone’s throw away from the city's finest shops and restaurants and well located for visiting The British Museum. This four-star boutique hotel, in London's Bloomsbury, is made up of five restored Georgian townhouses with 49 rooms and is a comfortable base from which to explore the sights of our capital. This small, quirky hotel comes complete with a cosy library, beautiful conservatory and homely sitting room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Academy Hotel London
- Academy Hotel London
- Academy London
- The Academy London, England