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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

4.0 Very Good 3460 Reviews
A good London hotel at the best location
Reviewed 1 day ago

For sightseeing this hotel is the best choice. Excellent location, friendly and helpful staff, good breakfast, comfortable room. Two minutes from the British Museum and walking distance (15-30 minutes) from most of the places of most interest. Two minutes from the closest tube station.

Great location
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stayed here for 7 nights, while in London for training. Rooms aren't big and the bathroom was small, but both were spotless.

We had dinner in the hotel on our first night and it was excellent. Breakfast in the morning offered a great choice and great food.

The location of this hotel is ideal, Covent garden, China town and Leicester Square are all within walking distance

Above all the staff were absolutely brilliant. All were super friendly and courteous.

I'd definitely go back next time I'm in London.

Anniversary
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed here on 16th March for one night. On booking I informed the hotel it was our wedding anniversary and could they leave a bottle of champagne in the room for us on arrival. We arrived at hotel to be greeted by a very friendly and helpful concierge. We stayed in room 522 and the room was fine. Bathroom a little small but nothing to moan about.
The champagne was left on ice for us and our bed had some beautiful swan towels made up for us (very nice touch)
We went out for the day and arrived back about 6pm to get ready for evening out, where we found a wedding anniversary card and a cake with happy anniversary on it waiting for us. Again another lovely touch.
Hotel is in great location with nearest tube station about 5 min walk away.
Would def recommend a stay here and we will not hesitate to stay here again on our next visit. Thank you for making our anniversary stay that little bit more special

Theatre Break
Reviewed 4 days ago

Hotel perfectly located near Covent Garden and 5 minutes walk to the tube. We didn’t experience the food in the restaurant however upon arrival we were treated to canapés and processco at reception which was delicious and a lovely touch. My only disappointment was being charged a service charge for buying a drink at the bar, 12.5% for pouring a drink is not acceptable. Other than that I would definitely return.

value for Money - Great location
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very nice hotel, great location!
True value for money
Rooms are a bit small, same as to bathroom (not much room to put your stuff)
breakfast is expensive but great options nearby
concierge services were excellent and pleasant
Defiantly will come back again