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
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
Parking on site
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Classic London crash pad with a 19th-century façade and a stellar address a block from the British Museum
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.
Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel
97 Great Russell Street
London, United Kingdom
How to Get There
Flights are available to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. Private car transfers to/from LHR, about 15 miles away, are approximately $85 per car, each way, and can be arranged through the property. Taxis to/from LHR are approximately $116, each way. Private car transfers to/from LGW, about 30 miles away, are approximately $131 per car, each way, and can be arranged through the property. If you’re renting a car for the transfer, self-parking is available nearby for an additional $56 per day; valet parking is available for an additional $62 per day (please contact the hotel prior to arrival to reserve).