Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel
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
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
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.
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
Excellent room (business class). Excellent food. Excellent staff. Excellent location. What more can I say........ I will return!
Bed really comfortable. Public areas well appointed. Good choice at breakfast buffet. And hotel staff very hospitable.
I booked a "Superior Single Room" via a package of Expedia.com. The room was about 10m2. The comfortable bed took up half the space. The window (the screen of which could be accessed only by crawling on the bed), looked out on the windows of other rooms. The only cupboard contained an empty refrigerator, so there was no room for hanging a jacket/coat. There were no shelves or drawers for unpacking clothes. The only space for luggage was under the bed.
When I complained, then one day later I was transferred to a reasonable double room by staff which were always, smiling and accommodating.
I nice hotel, near Oxford street. with good service and helpful staff, the room was rather small but clean and quiet. Breakfast was ok. We had a nice stay and the location was perfect for us, easy to reach by underground and by foot.
Great location for theatres. Everyone in our party said their rooms were small so worth checking the double room sizes to avoid disappointment. Double beds are standard double bed size so not that roomy. Room was very clean, nicely decorated. The shower was hot and powerful. Breakfast was very good and although £15 was worth it in my opinion. Would definitely stay here again.
I will recommand this hotel. Great location, cleaning and staff. Small room, but a big bed. Dont like the carpet, but everything else was good. A great stay, and we will come back. A big thank to the concierge for good service.