Get an overview of this hotelVictorian splendor in London's Bloomsbury

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.

Hotel Amenities

Guests favorite property amenities

Free WiFi
Business center
Laundry facilities
Smoke-free property
24-hour front desk

Hotel Amenities

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.

  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Business center 
  • Conference space 
  • Total number of rooms - 334 
  • Express check-out 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Number of floors - 8 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Concierge services 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Express check-in 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Meeting rooms 20 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Year Built 1898 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Bathtub or shower 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Television 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • Free WiFi 
  • In-room safe 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • 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.

Accessibility

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 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

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.

Hotel Name

  • Principal London Hotel
  • Hotel Russell London
  • Russell Hotel
  • Russell London
  • Hotel London Russell
  • Hotel Russell London, England
  • Russell Hotel London
  • Russel Hotel London
  • Principal London

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