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Get an overview of this hotelVictorian splendor in London's Bloomsbury

Near British Museum

This imposing Victorian London hotel overlooks the park of Russell Square in the center of Bloomsbury; it is three blocks from the British Museum, and a half-mile from Covent Garden, West End theaters and shopping.

Business center and free WiFi

The 1898 hotel keeps many of its original features, such as marble columns and huge chandeliers; amenities include a business center and a clubby bar. The hotel completed refurbishment in 2012.

Satellite TV, free WiFi

The Principal London's guestrooms come in various styles and include satellite TVs, free WiFi, desks, and hair dryers.

Renovations & Closures

This property is undergoing renovations from 03 February 2017 to 01 August 2017 (completion date subject to change).
 

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Principal London's Victorian interior retains many of its original features, including Sicilian marble columns, high vaulted ceilings, huge chandeliers, oak paneling and the grand marble staircase. Modern conference facilities include a full-service business center and the conference rooms, which feature retractable ceiling mounted projectors. The two ballrooms both have 450 capacity theater-style, one is the traditional and the other is in the contemporary style. Guests can also take advantage of the free wireless Internet access offered in public areas of the hotel.

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Conference space 
  • Business center 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Express check-out 
  • Number of floors - 8 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Concierge services 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Express check-in 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Meeting rooms 20 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Year Built 1898 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Bathtub or shower 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Television 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • In-room safe 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 9 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 80.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of GBP 30 per pet, per night

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Self parking fee: GBP 44 per day
  • Pet fee: GBP 30 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 80.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Principal London Hotel
  • Hotel Russell London
  • Russell Hotel
  • Russell London
  • Hotel London Russell
  • Hotel Russell London, England
  • Russell Hotel London
  • Russel Hotel London
  • Principal London

We should mention

Children 9 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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