If you’re looking to really immerse yourself in the refined Bloomsbury experience, then this upscale pad might be just the thing. The Edwin Lutyens-designed neo-Georgian building houses 153 rooms that blend luxurious textiles and classic British furniture with high-tech mod cons such as Nespresso coffee machines, iPod docking stations and heated floors in the Italian marble bathrooms. The Bloomsbury Club Bar celebrates the golden age of cocktails, in line with the 1920s/30s emphasis throughout, while the Dalloway Terrace is a relaxing spot for afternoon tea.
The best hotels in Bloomsbury enable you to explore an elegant, yet often unexplored part of town. Though it's home to the British Museum, Bloomsbury is something of an unknown quantity for many visitors and even Londoners; take time to explore its tucked-away back streets and you’ll be rewarded with quiet garden squares and elegant Georgian buildings right in the heart of Zone 1. It’s a good area for restaurants too: head along Marchmont Street for a selection of interesting independents – the Marquis Cornwallis is a top-notch gastropub – or to the adjacent Brunswick Centre for high-end chain restaurants and the Curzon arthouse cinema, all housed in an arresting 1960s development. Here's our pick of the best hotels in Bloomsbury.
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