The Academy

Self Rated: 5.0 out of 5
21 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 6HG, United Kingdom
4.4 out of 5 rating 216 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 4.4
Property Details

Property Location

With a stay at The Academy, you'll be centrally located in London, just a 4-minute walk from Russell Square and 6 minutes by foot from Oxford Street. This 5-star hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from The British Museum and 0.7 mi (1 km) from Royal Opera House.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 50 individually furnished guestrooms, featuring iPod docking stations and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and complimentary newspapers.

Amenities

Take in the views from a terrace and a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access. This Georgian hotel also features concierge services and a fireplace in the lobby.

Dining

Enjoy a meal at the restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. Continental breakfasts are available daily from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.

Attractions

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Russell Square - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
University College London - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Oxford Street - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The British Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Palace Theatre London - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Royal Opera House - 1 km / 0.7 mi
Oxford Circus - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Theatre Royal Drury Lane - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Covent Garden Market - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
London Palladium Theatre - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Aldwych Theatre - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Lyceum Theatre - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
London Coliseum - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Leicester Square - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
The Strand - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi

The nearest airports are:
London (LHR-Heathrow) - 29.5 km / 18.3 mi
London (LGW-Gatwick) - 102.9 km / 63.9 mi
London (LCY-London City) - 14.7 km / 9.1 mi

The preferred airport for The Academy is London (LHR-Heathrow).

Check-in time starts at 2pm. Check-out time is 11am.
Property Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


  • No onsite parking is available.
  • Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

  • Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

  • Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Important Information

Please note, there is important information about this property to know before you arrive.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: GBP 15 for adults and GBP 15 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Features
  • -Fireplace in lobby
  • -Offsite parking discounted rates available
  • -In-room accessibility
  • -Free WiFi
  • -Smoke-free property
  • -Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • -Porter/bellhop
  • -24-hour front desk
  • -Laundry facilities
  • -Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • -Concierge services
  • -Bar/lounge
  • -Business center
  • -Free newspapers in lobby
  • -Television in common areas
  • -Coffee/tea in common areas
  • -Multilingual staff
  • -Terrace
  • -Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • -Library
  • -Tours/ticket assistance
  • -Restaurant
  • -Luggage storage
  • -Garden
  • -Meeting rooms
  • -Assistive listening devices available