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Are you looking for accommodation in London? Not sure about which area to choose to suit your needs and budget? In this guide you will find everything you need to know about the neighbourhood including the best apartments, Airbnbs and hotels in Bloomsbury London.

Georgian front door often seen on hotels in Bloomsbury

What you need to know about the Bloomsbury area

Where is it located?

The neighbourhood of Bloomsbury is located north of the famous shopping Oxford Street and the West End and south of Kings Cross/St Pancras

It is in Zone One of the London Underground.

What is the area of Bloomsbury like?

Bloomsbury is quieter than other areas in central London. It is famous for parks, bookshops, and pretty garden squares such as Russell Square.

Bloomsbury is also the location of the British Museum. You will find lots of cafes and restaurants in the streets surrounding the museum too. 

What are the main attractions in the area?

  • The British Museum
  • It is a short stroll to the shopping mecca of Oxford Street
  • Bloomsbury is close to the theatre district
  • The Charles Dickens Museum
  • Close to Piccadilly, Leicester Square and Covent Garden

Who is this area best for?

Bloomsbury is a great option for solo travellers, families, theatre lovers and shoppers.

Average costs

Expect to pay minimum £100 – £150 a night for a mid-range hotel. Luxury hotels start at £150 a night.

Bloomsbury is a more expensive area due to its excellent location.

The British Museum is located near some of the best hotels in Bloomsbury
The British Museum is located in Bloomsbury

Best Hotels in Bloomsbury

Luxury – The Bloomsbury Hotel

The Bloomsbury Hotel is a luxury 5 * hotel located in an elegant Georgian building.

Featuring luxury bedding, fluffy bathrobes and slippers and a  flat-screen TV in each room The Bloomsbury is a wonderful choice for those seeking a comfortable stay in the heart of London.

Find Aromatherapy Associates toiletries and complimentary tea, coffee and water in each room. Free WiFi is available in the bedrooms and in most public areas.

Dining options within the hotel include The Bloomsbury Club Bar & Dining Room or Dalloway Lounge and Dalloway Terrace. The terrace is open daily from 07:00 and  features retractable roofing in a secluded area.

Nearest Tube station – Goodge Street (Northern Line)

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(Do try these other luxury hotels in the area if the Bloomsbury Hotel is unavailable: the Kimpton – Fitzroy London and Rubens at the Palace)

Family – NYX Hotel London Holborn by Leonardo Hotels

NYX Hotel London Holborn by Leonardo Hotels boasts luxurious rooms, free WiFi and a relaxing spa and health club. Just 5 minutes’ walk from The British Museum, guests can enjoy the authentic Japanese restaurant.

Elegantly furnished, each spacious room features beautiful hand-carved furniture. Guests can enjoy a large LCD TV, a sound system and complimentary newspapers. Private bathrooms feature luxurious, fluffy bathrobes.

Offering quadruple rooms with 2 double beds this is a great option for families.

Nearest Tube station – Holborn (Central and Piccadilly lines)

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(Other family friendly hotels in the Bloomsbury area include the Grange Beauchamp Hotel and the Holiday Inn Camden Lock)

 Budget – The Grange Lancaster

For those on a tighter budget the Grange Lancaster offers spacious rooms, free WiFi, 24 hour room service and a guest lounge. Situated close to the British Museum and only a 5 minute walk to Holborn Tube station this hotel offers great value for money.

Nearest Tube station – Holborn (Central and Piccadilly lines)

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(Other budget options in the area include the Z Hotel Holborn)

Airbnb options in Bloomsbury

There are lots of available airbnbs in the Bloomsbury area – click the map to explore.

Apartment options in Bloomsbury

The apartment has 1 bedroom, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, an equipped kitchen with a microwave and a fridge, a washing machine, and 1 bathroom with a shower.

These modern apartments offer a fully equipped kitchen, free toiletries and WiFi. Located near St Pancras station so a perfect option for travellers intending to catch the Eurostar.

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Guides to other areas of London

If you are still unsure if Bloomsbury is the area of London for your stay you will find my London Accommodation Guide offers lots more ideas.

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