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 very elegant and historic area 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 areas 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 it's 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 hotels near Bloomsbury or you can see all our hand-picked choices.

Astor Museum Hostel, London
Astor Museum Hostel

Astor Museum Hostel

Friendly hostel opposite the British Museum and 10-min walk from Oxford Street. A continental breakfast is available for just £1.

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Smart Russell Square Hostel Bloomsbury West End London
Smart Russell Square

Smart Russell Sq. Hostel

Modern and colourful with 24-hr reception, lockers, private bathrooms, shared kitchen and common room with TV.

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YHE London Central Hostel West End Bloomsbury London
YHE London Central

YHA London Central

In Marylebone this modern and affordable hostel is just 15-mins from the West End. Key card access, cafe and bar.

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Generator London Hostel, Bloomsbury London
Generator Hotel

Generator London Hostel

Friendly and vibrant and walking distance from Leicester Square. Dormitory or private rooms, free walking tours and games room.

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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.

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St Giles Hotel, Bloomsbury, London
St Giles Hotel Bloomsbury London

St Giles Hotel

Discounted access to London's largest health & fitness facility. Close to Covent Garden, Piccadilly and the theatres.

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Arran House, Bloomsbury, London
Arron House, Bloomsbury, London

Arran House

Comfortable hotel with a homely feel. Just a 5-min walk from British Museum with its own garden to relax and unwind in.

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Premier Inn Holborn, Bloomsbury, London
Premier Inn Holborn, London

Premier Inn Holborn

Opened in 2014 with free Wi-Fi, well equipped rooms and kids eat free breakfasts. 15-min walk t o Covent Garden.

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Travelodge Covent Garden, Bloomsbury, London
Travelodge Covent Garden

Travelodge Covent Garden

Good standard and affordable accommodation. Walking distance from Royal Opera House.

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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.

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Thistle Holborn, Bloomsbury London
Thistle Holborn, Bloomsbury, London

Thistle Holborn

Boutique hotel with spacious well equipped rooms, a restaurant, 24-hr reception, free Wi-Fi and just 5-mins from Holborn tube.

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Staunton Hotel, Bloomsbury, London
Staunton Hotel, Bloomsbury, London

Staunton Hotel

Next door to the British Museum this traditional hotel has beautiful period features throughout and includes a free breakfast.

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Doubletree Hilton West End Bloomsbury London
DoubleTree Hilton West End, Bloomsbury, London

DoubleTree Hilton West End

Edwardian building with modern & luxurious rooms. Relax in the bar or restaurant, near St Paul's.

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Megaro Hotel Kings Cross London
Holiday Inn Bloomsbury London

Holiday Inn Bloomsbury

Luxurious hotel near Russell Square tube. Restaurant and Irish bar to enjoy live sports. Kids stay and eat free.

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