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The Academy - London

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

Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Cafe

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

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 Academy is a 4-star hotel and offers an indoor swimming pool and a library. Featuring Georgian architecture, The Academy Hotel was renovated in 2012.

The hotel is in a prime location steps away from a theater, a college and a palace. Such London sights as Oxford Street and Trafalgar Square are all within reach.

Shoppers will appreciate shops and boutiques at a short distance from the hotel.

The hotel stands within a 5-minute stroll of Tottenham Court Road subway station and within a 10-minute walking distance of Euston train station. Fast access to London City airport within 15 km is provided.

Rooms

The Academy Hotel has fashionable rooms fitted with a minibar, a laptop-compatible safe, a seating area, a writing table and a closet. The Academy Hotel features rooms with the garden view. The rooms are designed with English décor and have carpet floors.

Eat & Drink

Guests can relax in the lobby bar serving refreshing drinks. The bakery Paradiso is located 150 meters 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

The conveniences such as a designated place for smoking, a car park and a luggage storage are offered on site.

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

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Beauty salon
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Diving
  • Sailing
  • Pedal boating
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Table tennis
  • Aerobics

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Full board
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

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

Children

  • Cots

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Bungalows
  • Sauna
  • Library

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

21 Gower Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1E6HG

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Airports
Train
  • Euston Station
    2700 ft
Underground
  • Tottenham Court Road
    1700 ft
  • Bus stop
    1700 ft
Restaurants
  • Chettinad Restaurant (cuisine: Indian)
    900 ft
  • Store Street Espresso
    200 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

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Standard Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Media:Radio
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Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Media:Radio
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Suite|Double Suite (Double bed or 2 twin beds)

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Standard Junior Suite
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    3 persons

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Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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The Academy Location

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Local attractions

  • Portobello Road Market 4000 ft
    Portobello Road Jcn. of Westbourne Park Road
  • Trafalgar Square 4700 ft
    Centre of the City
  • Earl\'s Court1.0 mi
    Exhibition Centre Warwick Road
  • King\'s Cross4100 ft
    LondonEngland
  • Somerset House4700 ft
    The Strand

Near the hotel

  • Tavistock Square1700 ft
    LondonEngland
  • Shaftesbury Avenue3100 ft
    LondonEngland
  • Charing Cross Road3400 ft
    Charing Cross Road, London W1
  • Old Compton Street2700 ft
    LondonEngland
  • Carnaby Street 3300 ft
    Soho
  • King's Cross Station4000 ft
    LondonEngland

Restaurants nearby

  • Chettinad Restaurant900 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 Arms300 ft

    Address: 18 Store Street WC1E 7DH
    Phone: 02074364697

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

  • Paradiso400 ft

    Address: 35, Store Street
    Phone: 02072552554

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

  • Store Street Espresso200 ft

    Address: 40 Store St, London WC1E 7DB

    74% likes this, based on 21 reviews

  • The Life Goddess400 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

7.2
Very goodBased on116 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
9.0

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 - London London location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

21 Gower Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1E6HG

Get directions
Airports
Train
  • Euston Station
    2700 ft
Underground
  • Tottenham Court Road
    1700 ft
  • Bus stop
    1700 ft
Restaurants
  • Chettinad Restaurant (cuisine: Indian)
    900 ft
  • Store Street Espresso
    200 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

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