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What We Love

  • Heart-of-the-action location in Bloomsbury, close to Oxford Street and the theater-packed West End
  • Traditional British dishes served at Scoff & Banter
  • The gym is open 24 hours

What To Know

  • Free WiFi
  • There's no spa, but in-room treatments are available
  • Rooms are on the small side (from 129 square feet), but this isn't uncommon in London

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
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Overview

Classic London crash pad with a 19th-century façade and a stellar address a block from the British Museum

The Look

With a classic London location a block from the British Museum and within strolling distance of Oxford Street and Covent Garden, the Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth occupies a resplendent red brick building in the heart of Bloomsbury. Behind the 19th-century façade, the marble lobby features chunky columns and velvet sofas and is dotted with sculptures. Artworks from the owner’s private collection is on display throughout the hotel.

Bed and Bath

The rooms feature walnut beds and wardrobes, purple and navy velvet throws and Sicilian marble bathrooms. Handy amenities include tea- and coffeemaking facilities, mineral water, U.S electrical outlets, free WiFi and iPod docks. Junior Suites are decked out with French furniture and hand-painted silk fabrics and offer extra lounge space with a separate seating area. Book a Business Class Room for daily full English breakfast, bathrobes and slippers, and early check-in (subject to availability). All rooms come with a hypoallergenic Vertue mattress made from sustainable materials.

Beyond

Scoff & Banter is an all-day restaurant with rich red booths and banquettes and an impressive stained glass cupola. Start the day with a full English breakfast, indulge in a traditional afternoon tea, or fill up on British fare in the evening. Choose from a reasonably priced two-course set menu for around $25, or order the beer-battered fish and chips followed by comforting desserts like fruit crumble and trifle.

In the Area

The hotel is a block from the British Museum, home to the Rosetta Stone, the Elgin Marbles and an impressive collection of mummies. It’s also within easy reach of the Sir John Soane’s Museum, a little-known repository stuffed with antiquities and artworks in a neoclassical townhouse. Visit on the first Tuesday of the month for a candlelit tour. Both are free to enter. Shopping thoroughfare Oxford Street is just around the corner, or hit Carnaby Street and Kingly Court for smaller independent boutiques and to browse Liberty, arguably the city’s prettiest department store, where creaky staircases lead to artfully designed rooms stocked with luxe labels.

How to Get There

Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel
97 Great Russell Street
London, WC1B 3LB United Kingdom

Reviews

Small hotel with all facilities.
875sajjadr

I have to attend a meeting at British museum and stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in November. It is a very small hotel from outside at 2-3 minutes walk for British museum entrance. It is an old Bostonian converts building to hotel. Though standard rooms are very small but the rooms have all the luxuries of 5 star hotel. Neat and clean rooms with tea and coffee making facilities. Free supply of bottled water and there is no limit. Staff is so good that they are always ready to help you out. Even while coming late at night they offer me always to have water for room. Even late night receptionist was courteous enough to deliver me pillow which I requested to my room. Bathrooms were clean and I couldn’t fond anything g wrong anywhere. If you are not claustrophobic this hotel is right in center of London with lots of restaurants and shopping area nearby.

Nice hotel - Staff let them down
MisterMWood

Nice hotel in great location. Restaurant staff and bar staff were not attentive and not a great attitude.
Waited 30 minutes for porridge, constantly told yes in a minute, but didn’t come. BAr staff were not very friendly.

Weekend Away
gerard_oconnor

As a frequent user of the Radisson for business, you get use to a certain standard. From the second that we walked into this hotel, that bar was raised by a factor of ten. This is an amazing hotel. Everything about it, the location, the facilities, the staff, the rooms, etc are all world class.

This was not a business trip, this was a weekend away for my wife and myself. We decided on this hotel because of our faith in this hotel chain. Safe to say we were not disappointed.

From the moment we checked in on the Friday evening till we checked out on the Monday afternoon, every single thing was done to perfection.

All of the staff are fantastic, the restaurant manager for breakfast, this lady is just super. So professional, so welcoming, so helpful to every single person who comes through the door. Thank you for being so nice and helpful.

The rooms are beautiful, the service in the bar at night in top class. Regardless of the trip being for business or pleasure, if you are going to be in London, this is a must stay hotel. You will truly enjoy your stay.