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The Academy Taking five Georgian townhouses and combining them into one hotel, The Academy underwent a multi-million-pound interior refurbishment in 2018 and became part of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection. Renowned New York-based designer Alexandra Champalimaud oversaw the refurbishment of the 50 elegant guest rooms and public spaces, blending modern and vintage styles with a nod to the lives and loves of the Bloomsbury Set who lived and worked in the area in the early 20th Century. The lower ground floor houses The Refectory, an intimate breakfast room and function space while T he Alchemy Bar, re-housed on the ground floor, leads through to a beautiful garden. Here you'll find Mr. Ma's Tea House Spa where you can enjoy traditional Asian body therapies including a hot medicinal herbal footbath, Chinese reflexology or Tuina - an invigorating and rhythmical acupressure to energise and balance the body.

 
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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Goodge Street Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Camden Road Overground Station
 
29 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Russell Court NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
Holborn NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Discover what's on in London 2019 with our comprehensive guide to the best events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London 2019 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 

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To book the The Academy by phone, call the telephone booking department on 020 7420 4953. The hotel reservations call centre is open seven days a week from 8am until 11pm (UK time) seven days a week. From United Kingdom call 020 7420 4953

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Are you booking for a group of people? If you are making a booking for a group of people and require over 10 rooms, you may prefer to speak to the Group Booking Department for The Academy bookings. Special deals can be arranged for groups, including discounts and arrangements for adjacent and inter connecting rooms if required. Call the Groups Reservations Department on 020 7292 2307. The best way to book a group deal is to complete the online form for group reservations at The Academy.

In the neighbourhood around The Academy

 

The Academy is in the London neighbourhood of Bloomsbury

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The Academy Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £106  42% off
21 Gower Street, WC1E | Same location as The Academy
Thick carpets, antique furniture, free-standing claw-foot baths and delicate floral fabrics create an atmosphere of intimate country house elegance throughout this 49-room boutique hotel owned by ... More
 
 
 
My Bloomsbury London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  29% off
11-13 Bayley Street, WC1B | 3 minutes from The Academy
The idea behind the first class service at this hotel is to offer guests a personal touch and inspiration for creative minds. With cutting edge design ... More
 
 
 
Grange White Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £59  41% off
2-5 Montague Street, WC1B | 4 minutes from The Academy
The Grange White Hall Hotel is uniquely located in a quieter part of London's busy West End area, overlooking the world famous British Museum. With its ... More
 
 
 
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Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel
London > Useful Numbers > New Hotels
9-13 Bloomsbury Street, WC1B | 5 minutes from The Academy
Near to the British Museum , this Edwardian hotel is something of a Bloomsbury landmark. Relaunched in January 2009 following a 25 million pound ... More
 
 
 
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The Mandrake
London > Useful Numbers > New Hotels
20-21 Newman Street, W1T | 6 minutes from The Academy
The scent of jasmine hangs in the air at The Mandrake, a 34-room independent boutique hotel set around ... More
 
 
 
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Kimpton Fitzroy London
London > Useful Numbers > New Hotels
1-8 Russell Square, WC1B | 6 minutes from The Academy
Designed by Charles Fitzroy-Doll, who was also responsible for the design of RMS Titanic, Kimpton Fitzroy London (previously The Principal London) originally opened as a hotel ... More
 
 
 
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Big the Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th September to 2nd November 2019
The Academy, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes from The Academy
Based on the smash-hit movie starring Tom Hanks, Big the Musical is a heart-warming show about 12 year-old Josh Baskin who longs to be big and ...More
 
 
 
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TCR's Boozy Book Club
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 17th September 2019 - 7pm
The Academy, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes from The Academy
Join TCR's famous Boozy Book Club to discuss a choice paperback over a specially-designed cocktail. The group will be discussing Toni Morrison's 'Beloved' in our basement ...More
 
 
 
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Faulty Towers: The Original Dining Experience
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 3rd January to 29th September 2019
The Academy, 9-13 Bloomsbury Street, WC1B | 5 minutes from The Academy
Combine a meal out, the bright lights of the West End and a bellyful of laughs with this globetrotting production featuring the neurotic Basil Fawlty, his ...More
 
 
 
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RADA - Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Malet Street, WC1E | 2 minutes from The Academy
RADA's 160-seat Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre. ... More
 
 
 
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The Wheatsheaf
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
25 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 5 minutes from The Academy
Stop at The Wheatsheaf on Rathbone Place and you'll be having a pint where people like George Orwell, Anthony Burgess and Dylan Thomas have stopped and ... More
 
 
 
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Dominion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
268-269 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 5 minutes from The Academy
Huge theatre which plays host to big, rocking musicals, the Dominion Theatre, though built in 1928, underwent a �6 million restoration in 2017. Originally used as ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The Academy

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Academy
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The Building Centre
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
26 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 2 minutes from The Academy
Open to the public as well as construction professionals, The Building Centre houses a permanent exhibition of a 1:1500 scale model of Central London. Current major ... More
 
 
 
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New London Architecture
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
26 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 2 minutes from The Academy
Located at The Building Centre in central London, New London Architecture prompts debate and discussion on architecture, planning, development and construction in the capital. The Pipers ... More
 
 
 
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The Wiener Library
London > Attractions > Museums
29 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3 minutes from The Academy
The Wiener Library is the world's oldest library dedicated to the study of the Holocaust, its causes and legacies. The library also hosts a regular programme ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near The Academy
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Waterstone's - Gower Street
London > Shopping > Books
82 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 2 minutes from The Academy
Waterstone's, one of the largest high street booksellers in the UK, is a relative newcomer on the block. It first opened in Old Brompton Road, London, ... More
 
 
 
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Heal's, Tottenham Court Road
London > Shopping > House and Garden
196 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 3 minutes from The Academy
Though it was established in 1800 Heal's is renowned for its beautifully designed furniture, attractive modern decorations and hyper-modern kitchenware. First opened in 1854, their flagship ... More
 
 
 
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Almost Famous
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
5 Percy Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 4 minutes from The Academy
Almost Famous started out selling limited runs of classy denim, but this flagship store marks their expansion into a whole range of elegant ladies clothes. Born ... More
 
 
 
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Store Street Espresso
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
40 Store Street , Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 1 minute from The Academy
With artisan coffee and a great selection of sandwiches and pastries, Store Street Espresso is popular with local students and residents as well as tourists. Their ... More
 
 
 
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Busaba Eathai
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
22 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 2 minutes from The Academy
Busaba Eathai is a canteen-style Thai fusion restaurant handily located for the West End. Diners are sat at long communal tables, which can be a little ... More
 
 
 
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The Ambrose Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Heal's 196 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 3 minutes from The Academy
On the first floor of Heal's Tottenham Court Road store, this British themed brasserie offers casual dining and cocktails. ... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Academy

Near The Academy
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RADA Chenies Street
London > Education > Adult Education
18-22 Chenies Street, WC1E | 1 minute from The Academy
One of three RADA sites across London, this Chenies Street building contains rehearsal rooms, the finance department, RADA Enterprises, the RADA Marketing department, ... More
 
 
 
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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 3 minutes from The Academy
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is among the best schools for the studies of foreign cultures and languages in the world. In fact, ... More
 
 
 
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Slade School of Fine Art
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
UCL University, Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 6 minutes from The Academy
Among the best regarded art schools in the world. The Slade is a fairly traditional school with an insistence on certain techniques within each undergraduate course, ... More
 
 
 
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The Academy gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Dolphin Swimming Club
London > Leisure > Activities
U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 3 minutes from The Academy
Swimming lessons for children and aquaphobic adults. This is one of the more popular swimming schools in London, and one of the most long-running, with over ... More
 
 
 
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Frame Fitzrovia
London > Leisure >
25-33 Berners Street, W1T | 6 minutes from The Academy
Drop in and pay-as-you-go, Frame offers flexibility and fun workouts, from sweat drenched cardio to mindful meditation. Doing the gym differently, Frame puts you through ... More
 
 
 
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Agua at Sanderson
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
The Sanderson, 50 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 7 minutes from The Academy
Walking into the clean white space that is the Agua Spa at The Sanderson is instantly calming, relaxing and heavenly. There are 14 private treatment rooms, ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London The Academy.
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Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 7 minutes from The Academy
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Marquis Cornwallis
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Marchmont Street, WC1N | 7 minutes from The Academy
Always a popular choice for local workers and tourists taking in the delights of Bloomsbury, Marquis Cornwallis , located on Marchmont Street, close ... More
 
 
 
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The Adam and Eve
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
77a Wells Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 8 minutes from The Academy
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The Academy clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Drakes Tabanco
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 4 minutes from The Academy
Drakes Tabanco opens on 7th October 2013. Serving fine and rare sherry wines straight from barrel, alongside a Spanish and British food menu, Drakes Tabanco is ... More
 
 
 
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Vagabond Wines Charlotte Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
25 Charlotte Street, W1T | 4 minutes from The Academy
The second Vagabond store, following on from the original wine bar in Fulham, can be found in ... More
 
 
 
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Bourne & Hollingsworth
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 5 minutes from The Academy
Prohibition-era themed basement bar in Fitzrovia, with a good line in retro comedy. The joke is that it's a bar dodging the law by masquerading as ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Academy.
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British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from The Academy
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world are ... More
 
 
 
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The Rathbone Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
30 Rathbone Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 5 minutes from The Academy
Centrally located in Fitzrovia, it's a short walk from The Rathbone to Oxford Street, Soho and London's theatre district. With high speed wireless broadband available in ... More
 
 
 
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The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 5 minutes from The Academy
Based at Congress House, the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress, the Congress Centre offers several meeting and conference rooms for hire within an architecturally-renowned Grade ... More
 
 
 
 

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Join TCR's famous Boozy Book Club to discuss a choice paperback over a specially-designed cocktail. The group will be discussing ...More

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The 100 Club 7 minutes walk from The Academy

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Exhibitions | Until 23rd November 2019 

October Gallery 8 minutes walk from The Academy

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The group, led by the French guitarist Clement Regert, fuses urban rhythms, hard-bop and grooves with Latin and jazz attitude....More

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