Get an overview of this hotelVictorian splendor in London's Bloomsbury
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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 bar.
Satellite TV, free WiFi
The Principal London's guestrooms come in various styles and include satellite TVs, free WiFi, desks, and hair dryers.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!Opens in a new window
The Principal London
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 all public areas of the hotel.
- Coffee shop or café
- Business center
- Conference space
- Express check-out
- Total number of rooms - 334
- 24-hour front desk
- Number of floors - 8
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Concierge services
- 24-hour fitness facilities
- Free WiFi
- Luggage storage
- Express check-in
- Laundry facilities
- Meeting rooms 20
- Multilingual staff
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Year Built 1898
- Smoke-free property
- Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Air conditioning
- Private bathroom
- Hair dryer
- Bathtub or shower
- Iron/ironing board (on request)
- Satellite TV service
- Daily housekeeping
- Free WiFi
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- In-room safe
- 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.
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
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Check-out time is noon
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 50.0 per night.
- Pets allowed for an extra charge of GBP 30.00 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.
The hotel's restaurant is closed until September 2017 due to renovations. During this time Burr & Co will be open for breakfast, lunch and snacks, while the cocktail bar will be serving alcoholic drinks. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
- Fee for English breakfast: GBP 26.00 per person (approximately)
- Pet fee: GBP 30.00 per pet, per night
- Rollaway bed fee: GBP 50.0 per night
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Awards & Affiliations
This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.