Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel
What We Love
- A 5-minute walk to Covent Garden, the theater-packed West End and Soho
- Views of the British Museum from some rooms
- Room service is available 24 hours a day
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- For Deluxe rooms and above rate includes a $23 daily credit for food and drink (excluding breakfast & room service breakfast)
- Ask for a room on a higher floor if you don’t want to hear any traffic; the staff will do its best to place you in a room that suits your needs
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Located in Bloomsbury (onetime home to such literary luminaries as Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, John Maynard Keynes and Charles Dickens), the late-19th-century Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street is a chic crash pad with access to some of London’s best sights. The public areas are decked out with huge mirrors, gold velvet sofas and oversize orange vases on huge wooden tables. Original works of art fill the hotel, and in keeping with the area’s history, an installation made from pages of Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway sits behind the reception desk and the hotel runs a monthly literary salon, Hidden Prologues, hosted by Sam Leith, the literary editor of the Spectator and the Evening Standard.
Bed and Bath
A seventh floor was added to the property in 2012, and it’s home to 11 of the more spacious rooms and suites. It’s made up of six Exclusive King Deluxe Rooms and five Exclusive Studio Suites. The rest of the 174 guestrooms are Standard and Superior Queen Rooms, Business Class Rooms, Deluxe Rooms and Luxury Suites. Each is kitted out with a kingsize bed clad with a sink-into mattress topper, a flat-screen TV and all the latest magazines, from Time to Harper’s Bazaar. Double-glazed windows block out much of the street noise, and some of the rooms look out over the British Museum. Many of the bathrooms come equipped with a tub and have Essential Elements by Gilchrist & Soames toiletries.
Cozy sofas, black-and-white photography, Venetian chandeliers and tall copper vases fill the sultry bar, while the restaurant has black leather chairs and screens that pull across to make the dining room more private. Bag a table by the enormous windows for the best people watching. The name tells the story at Steak & Lobster Bloomsbury; dine on succulent ribeye or a whole lobster and unlimited fries for less than $30 a pop. A traditional afternoon tea including scones and clotted cream, finger sandwiches and dainty pastries, is served daily.
In the Area
The free-to-visit British Museum, home to the Rosetta Stone, is just around the corner. Don’t miss the Charles Dickens Museum, which takes you on tour of his former Bloomsbury residence, or head to the Royal Courts of Justice to walk the historic grounds or sit in on a court case. You’re perfectly placed to walk to theaterland from the hotel, where you can see such hit shows as Jersey Boys, Matilda and War Horse. Also easily reached on foot is the beautiful Royal Opera House.
How to Get There
Stayed in this hotel for 5 nights. The location is perfect as it is near many restaurants and just 4 min walk to the tube and yet it is not crowded with tourist. Price is a bit high and the room is small but you can hardly find a large room in London anyway. However, we got a room with big bathroom so that's a great value for your money. They also have free gummy bear which i find very unique and hospitable.
It was almost a perfect stay except that the hotel restaurant was undergoing renovation so the breakfast area was moved to the backroom. We had a great breakfast for the first 2 days but when the dining are was moved, the hot entree were taken out. In other words, the breakfast turned bad so we didn't bother to have our breakfast on the last day. The hotel should have given their customers an option especially to those who have prepaid their breakfast.
With all that, i would still recommend this hotel and definitely will consider this hotel when i return to London.
Service was great, but english breakfast was no good for me. Location close to British museum, hop on -hop off -buss stop, Primark and Oxford street. Easy to go anywhere. Hotel and rooms were bit dark and I find it scary.
We are in honeymoon for 1 month in Europe. We stayed 4 nights in London and this hotel was great.
Not big and fancy but very nice location and solid hospitality.
Staffs was very kind and they took care of us nicely.
House keeping is good too and street become quite in night time.
Wish to visit again.