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London townhouse hotel near the British Museum

Near Oxford Street

A luxurious boutique hotel set in the heart of the city's literary district of Bloomsbury, this hotel is in close proximity to several tube stations, London's Oxford Street, the British Museum and Russell Square.

Meeting rooms

The Academy features two private gardens where guests can relax with a cocktail and admire the exquisite surroundings; business guests have a choice of well-equipped meeting rooms.

Minibars in rooms

The 49 air-conditioned guestrooms are characterized by Georgian décor with dark wood furnishings; all include free WiFi, minibars, and designer toiletries.

At your hotel

At your hotel

The Academy, an Eton Collection hotel, has two private gardens, The Library Garden and The Conservatory Garden, each off a sitting room of the same name. Guests can relax with a cocktail in the Library Garden during the summer, and admire the Conservatory Garden's exquisite collection of flowers, with fish pool and trellis. Business users have a superb choice of six rooms for meeting or event purposes, such as the underground Alchemy Room; all are equipped with a range of audio-visual equipment. Guests can plan a day's sightseeing with the complimentary wireless Internet services, while multilingual staff can advise on London's best attractions. An airport shuttle is available upon request with advance notice.

  • Concierge services
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Multilingual staff
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Total number of rooms - 49
  • Number of floors - 3
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Garden
  • Year Built 1775
  • Number of meeting rooms - 6
  • Number of buildings/towers - 5
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
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Stay connected

Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi

Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi

In your room

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Premium bedding
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Refrigerator
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • In-room massage available
  • Slippers
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Satellite TV service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Turndown service
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Eat and drink

Guests can enjoy a daily English breakfast for a surcharge.

The hotel does not have its own restaurant, but there are several dining options within the surrounding area.

Nearby restaurants:

The Ivy

Sketch

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Play

A third of London is made up of green space – Hyde Park is two miles from the hotel and provides acres of parkland for walking and horse riding. A boating lake, the Serpentine, is open throughout the summer season. Regent's Park with tennis and netball courts, an athletics track, and facilities for cricket, softball, football, rugby and hockey is one mile from the hotel.

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

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The fine print for The Academy

When you arrive

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

When you leave

Check-out time is 11 AM

How you can pay

Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel 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.

No elevators

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Fees

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We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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