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

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Business center
Laundry facilities
Smoke-free property

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.

 Guest Highlights

Our Guests Love
  • Comfortable rooms
  • Good location
  • Proximity to public transit
  • Helpful staff
  • Clean guestrooms

Hotel Amenities

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.

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

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Bathtub or shower 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Television 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • In-room safe 
  • 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 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 50.00 per night.

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of GBP 30.00 per pet, per night

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.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for English breakfast: GBP 26.00 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 30.00 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 50.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.


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