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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

Hotel Russell's guestrooms come in various styles and include satellite TVs, free WiFi, desks, and hair dryers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Russell Hotel'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) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Business center 
  • Conference space 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Express check-out 
  • Number of floors - 8 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Concierge services 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Express check-in 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Meeting rooms 20 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 371 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Year Built 1898 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

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

Where to Eat

Tempus Bar & Restaurant at the Hotel Russell opened in summer 2011, offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks in a contemporary environment. With wide open spaces and elegant American Walnut flooring, Tempus offers fresh appeal in the heart of London.

Nearby Things to Do

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

  • Golfing nearby 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible path of travel 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

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.


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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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