Hotels near Bloomsbury, London

Accommodation close to Bloomsbury and Russell Square

Bloomsbury is the home of literature in London
Bloomsbury is the home of literature in London

Bloomsbury is a popular hotel district in London. It is a very elegant and historic part of London, with plenty of garden squares making welcome retreats from the hustle and bustle in the streets. As you wander the streets, blue plaques commemorate famous people who have lived in the buildings.

Bloomsbury is renowned as the literary district of London with plenty of bookshops and publishers. The University of London in Bloomsbury only adds to this activity. The Charing Cross Road, in particular, is famous for its bookshops. There are also lots of antique shops and collectors' shops, plus some really quirky independent shops that make the district a delight to explore.


Bloomsbury hotels are on the fringes of the West End theatre district bordering Covent Garden and Leicester Square, the heart of the main entertainment area in London. The shops of Oxford Street and Regent Street are just to the west of the area too.

Landmarks and attractions nearby

The British Museum is the area's main attraction. There is also a myriad of theatres and nightlife spots located here. A short walk will take you to China Town, Leicester Square and Covent Garden. Bloomsbury is well known as the literary heart of London especially along Charing Cross Road which hosts various bookshops and Denmark Street off Charing Cross Road is the centre of the London music scene. Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Paul Simon, David Bowie were all here.

Is Bloomsbury the right location for your London stay?

Guide prices for Bloomsbury accommodation

On average, you can expect to pay between £100-150 for budget and mid-range hotels while 4-5-star full-service luxury hotels start at £150 per night.


The area is very popular whatever the season due to its great location in central London. As with any tourist area you may be able to find the odd bargain during the week but deals at weekends will be harder to come by.

You could choose Bloomsbury because...

Bloomsbury is a great central location in London and has many areas of interest including literary, theatre and nightlife. If you like entertainment, theatre, nightlife and easy access to central London attractions then Bloomsbury is a great choice.

Alternative options nearby

We also recommend considering the West End if you would like a central location in London and are happy to pay a little more for the location.

Cheap hostels in Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury is not a budget area of London but that is not to say that budget options cannot be found here with a little research.

Below is a sample selection of budget friendly hostels near Bloomsbury or you can see all our hand-picked choices, which overlap with the West End of London.

Astor Museum Hostel Astor Museum London

Astor Museum Hostel, London

Across the street from the British Museum within 10-15 minutes' walk of Covent Garden and Leicester Square nightlife. Lockers under your bed that can fit your backpack or suitcase. Cooking facilities with crockery and cutlery, hot showers day or night, and no curfew. 18 to 40 year old age bracket only.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Shared kitchen • 24-hr front desk • TV area • Laundry service  • Male & Female dorms • Private rooms • Bar • Entertainment • Terrace
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Russell Square

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YHA London Central YHA London Central

YHA London Central

In a top location, just a 6-min walk from Regent’s Park, 5 minutes from nearest tube and within 9 minutes of Oxford Street, this is a high-quality hostel offering comfort and convenience. It has its own café and bar with a range of breakfast and lunch choices for purchase, including croissants, paninis and pasties. There are also computers here for guests to use. There are shared bathroom facilities with showers, which in some dorms are en suite. Private rooms are also available.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Dorms or private rooms • Shared lounge • Bar • Tickets service • Breakfast • 24-hr front desk • Lockers • Laundry • Snack bar
Nearest tube: 3-min walk to Great Portland Street

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Generator Hostel Generator Hostel

Generator Hostel

Enjoy a drink in the famous Generator Bar with special deals on meals and drinks every night. The Generator is in an excellent location, right in the heart of London, near Russell Square close to British Museum and walking distance to Leicester Square and Covent Garden. There's plenty of entertainment from free walking tours, to karaoke, a live DJ and free movies. The bar is open to 2am and has drink specials and happy hour every night. An excellent choice of hostel for those who want the best of the London scene.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Dorms or private rooms with shared bathrooms • Lounge and games room • Live music • Breakfast • 24-hr front desk • Safes • Laundry • Coffee house
Nearest tube: 5-min walk to Russell Square

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Phoenix Hostel Phoenix Hostel London

Phoenix Hostel, London

An award-winning hostel, with Madame Tussauds and Paddington Railway Station just a 10-min walk away. You can enjoy the shared lounge and bar to relax in, and check in any time at the 24-hr front desk. Choose from a range of dorm sizes or pay more to get yourself a double room with shared bathroom. Overall, a friendly, relaxing choice for your affordable stay in London.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Dorms or double rooms • Cheap good breakfast • Tickets service • 24-hr front desk • Bar/ shared lounge • Happy hours • Walking tours
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Edgware Road

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Mid-range hotels in Bloomsbury (2-3 stars)

Bloomsbury is a very attractive area of London and prices do reflect this. There is so much to see and do on the doorstep of most hotels here. There are a wide range of choices in mid-range and luxury hotels in Bloomsbury.

We included a sample selection below or see our entire selection of mid-range hotels in Bloomsbury.

St Giles Hotel St Giles Hotel Bloomsbury London

St Giles Hotel Bloomsbury London

For a budget hotel, this one packs in a lot of facilities! Beneath the St Giles is London’s largest health and fitness facility, where you can have discounted access to a pool and wellness centre, with optional paid for massages. Rooms have tea and coffee facilities, tv and safe. It is an easy walk to Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus and the theatres.

Facilities include • Cheapest rates midweek • 3 restaurants and a bar • Table tennis • Casino • Soundproofed rooms • Free Wi-Fi
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Tottenham Court Road

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Arran House Arran House Bloomsbury London

Arran House Bloomsbury London

Just a 5-min walk from the British Museum. This is a comfortable hotel/bed and breakfast, serving a highly regarded full English breakfast. With its relaxed dining room and garden with seating, you’ll feel at home here. Some rooms have shared bathrooms. A friendly place to rest your head.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Garden • Breakfast • Tea & coffee maker • 24-hr front desk • Luggage storage • Family rooms available
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Goodge Street

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Premier Inn Holborn Premier Inn Holborn Bloomsbury London

Premier Inn Holborn Bloomsbury London

Opened 2014 in the heart of London and 5-min from Holborn Underground. Each air-conditioned room features an en-suite bathroom, 40-inch flat-screen TV and a king-size bed. Tea/coffee making facilities are also provided. It is a 15-min walk from Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Free-view tv with 80 channels • Up to 2 kids eat breakfast free • Restaurant
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Holborn

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Travelodge Covent Garden Travelodge Covent Garden Bloomsbury London

Travelodge Covent Garden Bloomsbury London

This Travelodge offers good standard yet affordable accommodation right in the centre of London. The Royal Opera House and London’s Transport Museum, London’s trendy Soho, Oxford Street and Leicester Square are all within a short walk. You can upgrade to a ‘Superoom’ option including mood lighting, rain shower and capsule coffee machine. There is a bar and restaurant serving breakfast and evening meals on-site.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi for first 30 mins • Tea/coffee facilities • Kids menus at sensible prices – kids’ breakfast is free • Restaurant and bar • Freeview TV • Family rooms
Nearest tube: 4-min walk to Holborn

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Full-service luxury hotels in Bloomsbury (4-5 stars)

Bloomsbury is a beautiful part of London with historic buildings, quirky shops and plenty of nearby landmarks and attractions. The luxury hotels in Bloomsbury offer a great combination of service and location.

Here is a sample selection below or see our entire selection of luxury hotels in Bloomsbury.

Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley Bloomsbury London

Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley Bloomsbury London

A tastefully decorated hotel offering spacious en-suite rooms, comfortable beds and a well-received breakfast. People praise the staff and the cleanliness here. Kingsley Two Brasserie restaurant offers a European menu and there is a relaxing bar too.

Facilities include • Suites available • Free Wi-Fi • Boutique hotel • 24-hr room service • 40% discount on parking
Nearest tube: 5-min walk Holborn

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Staunton Hotel Staunton Hotel, Bloomsbury London

Staunton Hotel, Bloomsbury London

Just next door to the British Museum, this B&B Hotel offers family and double rooms in a great location. It is just a 7-min walk to Oxford Street. Lots of traditional décors can be found with period fireplaces, cherry-wood furnishings and marble bathrooms. A full English breakfast or continental option is available each morning and is included in your room rate.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Satellite TV • Minibar
Nearest tube: 4-min walk to Goodge Street

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Doubletree by Hilton West End Doubletree by Hilton West End Bloomsbury London

Doubletree by Hilton West End Bloomsbury London

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Situated in a beautiful Edwardian building with luxurious and modern rooms featuring individual climate controls. Both the bar and restaurant offer a selection of drinks and fine wines within a relaxing atmosphere. You'll get a good breakfast here, which can be included in room rate. Close to British Museum and St. Paul's Cathedral.

Facilities include • Choc chip cookie at check-in • Apartment-style suites available • 24-hr room service • Free Wi-Fi • Fitness room
Nearest tube: 4-min walk to Russell Square

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Holiday Inn Bloomsbury Holiday Inn Bloomsbury London

Holiday Inn Bloomsbury London

This luxurious hotel is very close to Russell Square Tube station and offers conference space for up to 300 people. At the Junction restaurant, you can enjoy an International menu in contemporary surroundings. There is also an Irish bar offering decent pub meals, where you can watch live sport on the large-screen TV or relax on the comfortable terrace. The bar offers Starbucks coffee and your kids will stay and eat free!

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Walking/bike tours • Apartment-style suites available • On-site coffee shop • 24-hr front desk • Shuttle service • Ticket service
Nearest tube: 1-min walk to Russell Square

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