The Academy Hotel - London

21 Gower Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1E6HG  show map
 4 stars
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The Academy Hotel - London

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Welcome drink

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Editorial review:

This quintessential English hotel The Academy with 49 rooms is located in five Georgian townhomes. Quality abounds in the rooms, full of fluffy pillows and duvets. There is a rear garden that houses a fish pond and a contemporary bar called the Library.

Overview

The traditional The Academy Hotel is a 4-star property placed near BFI Southbank, Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral. Featuring Georgian architecture, the hotel is welcoming guests since 1766.

The hotel is in the prime location just near Tottenham Court Road subway station. The property is set within 2 km distance from London city center.

There are shops and boutiques in the proximity of the hotel.

Euston train station is a 10-minute walk away. London City airport lies within about 15 minutes' drive.

Rooms

There are fashionable rooms with a writing desk, a sitting area, a laptop-compatible safe, a mini bar and a closet provided for travelers staying in London. The guestrooms look out on the terrace. They come with a kettle, coffee/tea makers and a stove as well as bathrooms with toiletries, a hairdryer and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the dining room. Refreshing drinks are offered in the lounge bar. Offering various dining options, Paradiso and Store Street Espresso are about 5-minute walk away.

The hotel offers a continental breakfast at the price of GBP 12 per person per night.  You can start your day with a full english breakfast, which costs GBP 15 per person per night. 

Services

Guests will make use of parking, a baggage storage and currency exchange as well as find a conference room, a business centre and computers useful for work.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   49.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid off-site parking
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • No elevators
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Coffee shop
  • Fireplace
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Library

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Hotel Address:

21 Gower Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1E6HG

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City Center
  • London
    1.1 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Euston Station
    2700 ft
Underground stations
  • Tottenham Court Road
    1700 ft
  • Goodge Street
    1000 ft
  • Bus stop
    1700 ft
Restaurants
  • Chettinad Restaurant (cuisine: Indian)
    900 ft
  • Store Street Espresso
    200 ft
Beaches
  • Shell Beach
    3900 ft
  • Rushy Bay
    3900 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of rooms:
    49

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Rooms and availability

The Academy photos Room Standard Room
Standard Room
Bed type: Twin beds or Double bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 230 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Room facilities
    The Academy photos Room
    Suite
    Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons or Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons or 1 Single bed
    Size: 345 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    Room facilities
      The Academy photos Room Junior Suite
      Junior Suite
      Bed type: King-size bed
      Size: 345 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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        Junior King Suite
        Bed type: King-size bed
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        • Air conditioning
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          The Academy photos Room Standard Room
          Standard Family Room
          Bed type: Twin beds or Double bed
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            Family Suite
            Size: 345 sq. feet
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              Family Junior Suite
              Bed type: 1 Single bed or Twin beds or Double bed
              Size: 345 sq. feet
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              Room facilities
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                Luxury Double Room
                Bed type: Double bed
                Size: 230 sq. feet
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                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel The Academy Hotel - London London location
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                  Hotel Address:

                  21 Gower Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1E6HG

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • London
                    1.1 mi
                  Airports
                  Train Stations
                  • Euston Station
                    2700 ft
                  Underground stations
                  • Tottenham Court Road
                    1700 ft
                  • Goodge Street
                    1000 ft
                  • Bus stop
                    1700 ft
                  Restaurants
                  • Chettinad Restaurant (cuisine: Indian)
                    900 ft
                  • Store Street Espresso
                    200 ft
                  Beaches
                  • Shell Beach
                    3900 ft
                  • Rushy Bay
                    3900 ft
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  11 am
                  • Year renovated:
                    2012
                  • Number of rooms:
                    49

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                  What's nearby

                  Tourist attractions

                  • Bloomsbury - 1700 ft

                  Popular areas

                  Places of interest

                  Amusement

                  • Leisure Casino Centre - 700 ft
                  • Vegas Gold - 1700 ft

                  Museums

                  Universities, Institutes

                  • University of London - 700 ft

                  Theaters

                  Underground stations

                  Local attractions

                  • Madame Tussauds London - 1.0 mi
                    Marylebone Road, London
                  • The Household Cavalry Museum - 5000 ft
                    Horse Guards, London
                  • Middle Temple Hall - 5200 ft
                    Middle Temple Ln., London
                  • East End - 5000 ft
                    LondonEngland
                  • The London Eye - 1.3 mi
                    South Bank of the river Thames, London

                  Near the hotel

                  • British Museum - 1200 ft
                    Great Russell Street, London
                  • Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology - 1200 ft
                    Malet Place, London
                  • Wellcome Collection - 2200 ft
                    183 Euston Rd, London
                  • Once The Musical - 2300 ft
                    110 Charing Cross Road, London
                  • Grant Museum of Zoology - 900 ft
                    UCL Rockefeller Building, London
                  • The Cartoon Museum - 1600 ft
                    35 Little Russell Street, London
                  • Holborn - 2300 ft
                    LondonEngland

                  Restaurants nearby

                  • Chettinad Restaurant - 900 ft

                    Address: 16 Percy Street
                    Phone: +44 20 3556 1229

                    78% likes this, based on 882 reviews
                    Cuisine: Indian
                    Price Range: USD 10 - USD 34

                  • The College Arms - 300 ft

                    Address: 18 Store Street WC1E 7DH
                    Phone: 02074364697

                    56% likes this, based on 40 reviews
                    Cuisine: British

                  • Paradiso - 400 ft

                    Address: 35, Store Street
                    Phone: 02072552554

                    64% likes this, based on 27 reviews
                    Cuisine: Italian
                    Price Range: USD 24 - USD 32

                  • Store Street Espresso - 200 ft

                    Address: 40 Store St, London WC1E 7DB

                    74% likes this, based on 21 reviews

                  • The Life Goddess - 400 ft

                    Address: 29 Store Street
                    Phone: 02076372401

                    76% likes this, based on 41 reviews
                    Cuisine: Greek

                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  11 am
                  • Year renovated:
                    2012
                  • Number of rooms:
                    49

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                  The Academy Reviews

                  Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Academy

                  Average guest rating

                  7.4out of 10
                  Very good
                  Based on 99 reviews

                  Rating by category:

                  Location
                  9.0
                  Value
                  8.0

                  Guest reviews

                  • Single
                    5.8

                    Good breakfast and nice quiet location.

                    Very small room, definitely not 4 star quality. No spark or professionalisme, plain and a little outdated.

                  • Group of friends
                    8.8

                    Friendly staff, great location and comfortable rooms and beds.

                    Breakfast lacked variety and was expensive.

                  • Older travelers
                    9.6

                    It's in a great location and it's well appointed.

                    We asked the desk staff to order two taxis the morning we were leaving but in the morning no taxis arrived and when we convinced the desk staff to check the booking, it turned out that none had been ordered. That was a little stressful as we both were travelling from London that morning.

                  • Couple
                    8.8

                    Good location for the West End. A well presented clean and tidy room.

                    The Car Parking is in an NCP Car Park and cost £36 for an overnight stay on a Saturday. The Bathroom was small but functional

                  • Older travelers
                    5.8

                    The location is wonderful for walking to the theatre district.

                    The hotel is fine, but I would not call it a luxury hotel. The air conditioner did not work well and the windows could not be open, so it was very stuffy.

                  • Single
                    9.2

                    It was a nice quiet room which is a lot being in super busy Gower street. Hotel is very well appointed although the extras come at an exorbitant price (£15 for a bottle of water) but if you stick to what's included then it's good value.

                    Not much really. My toilet wasn't flushing and I found this out in the middle of the night but there was nothing much it could be done at that point. I won't hold it against them though.

                  • Single
                    8.8

                    Stadtteil Soho zu Fuß erreichbar, viele Läden zum Shoppen oder Frühstücken um die Ecke incl. Subway. Man ist mit der U-Bahn und einmal umsteigen am Leicester Square in einer Stunde in Heathrow.

                  • Older travelers
                    8.2

                    Technical maintanence is mediocre.

                  • Older travelers
                    7.4

                    The garden - such an oasis of cool calm on a hot day.

                    Very small (attic) room - window sash broken so had to prop open with cushions.

                  • Older travelers
                    10.0

                    Elegent excellent service, staff were efficient, professional and friendly. excellent arrangements all round.

                  • Single
                    4.0

                    Nothing! Beware of the mattresses! They are really bad.... Actually I moved out to another hotel . Really bad!

                  • Older travelers
                    8.8

                    Well located for access to central London yet nice and quiet in an evening.

                    Would have been nice to have tea/coffee making facilities in the room.

                  • Older travelers
                    3.8

                    location very good , good access to local transport but could walk most places

                    room was not suitable for double occupancy and bathroom extremely small

                  • Older travelers
                    7.4

                    Very nice atmosphere and central Helpful staff

                    The lihght from outside coming throught the window of bathroom upstairs when I was in bed Kept me awake

                  • Group of friends
                    10.0

                    The hotel has modern facilities, is tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean and yet has retained a certain quirkyness.

                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel The Academy Hotel - London London location
                  Show big map »

                  Hotel Address:

                  21 Gower Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1E6HG

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • London
                    1.1 mi
                  Airports
                  Train Stations
                  • Euston Station
                    2700 ft
                  Underground stations
                  • Tottenham Court Road
                    1700 ft
                  • Goodge Street
                    1000 ft
                  • Bus stop
                    1700 ft
                  Restaurants
                  • Chettinad Restaurant (cuisine: Indian)
                    900 ft
                  • Store Street Espresso
                    200 ft
                  Beaches
                  • Shell Beach
                    3900 ft
                  • Rushy Bay
                    3900 ft
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  11 am
                  • Year renovated:
                    2012
                  • Number of rooms:
                    49

                  Hotel Awards

                  UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonThe Academy

                  According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                  Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

                  Use Badge