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4.7 of 5 guest rating
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Deluxe 2 Doubles
33 square metres
2 Queen Beds
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Other room types
Superior King Room
22 square metres
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Junior Suite
43 square metres
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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City Single
13 square metres
1 Single Bed
Room sleeps 1 guest
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Deluxe Double Park View
23 square metres
1 Double Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Urban Double
16 square metres
1 Double Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
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One Bedroom Suite
46 square metres
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Corner Suite
68 square metres
1 Single Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
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Superior Double Room
22 square metres
1 Double Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Superior 2 Double Beds
24 square metres
2 Queen Beds
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Get an overview of this hotel
Luxury London hotel in Bloomsbury on Russell Square

Popular property highlights

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

Bloomsbury convenience

This historic London hotel overlooks the park of Russell Square in central Bloomsbury. Located 3 blocks from the British Museum, The Principal London is conveniently near Covent Garden, West End theaters, and shopping.

Elegantly restored hotel

This 1898 hotel retains many of original features, including marble columns and prominent chandeliers. Modern amenities include free WiFi, flexible meeting rooms, a fitness facility, and a bar.

Custom design, comforts

Designed by Tara Bernerd and Partners, all 334 custom rooms and suites at The Principal London feature thoughtful touches, such as luxury bedding, accent lighting, bathrobes, free WiFi, and smart TVs.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Principal London's interior retains many of its original features designed by Charles Fitzroy Doll, including Sicilian marble columns, high vaulted ceilings, prominent chandeliers, oak paneling, and the grand marble staircase. Modern event facilities include 9 conference rooms and a grand ballroom, providing flexible meeting options. Guests can also take advantage of free WiFi offered in all public areas and onsite dining for afternoon tea or evening cocktails.

  • Express check-in
  • Bar/lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Concierge services
  • Ballroom
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Banquet hall
  • Conference space
  • Laundry facilities
  • Porter
  • Express check-out
  • Meeting rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Built in 1898
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Total number of rooms - 334
  • Number of floors - 8
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free WiFi
  • Smoke-free property
  • Multilingual staff

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room Amenities

Kimpton Fitzroy London offers 334 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with laptop-compatible safes and free newspapers. Televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a bath and shower, a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Free newspaper
  • Air conditioning
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Phone
  • Desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Number of bathrooms - 1
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Television
  • Satellite TV service

Where to Eat

English breakfasts are available for a surcharge between 6:30 AM and 10 AM.

Neptune – This neighborhood restaurant serves seafood and locally sourced fare for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Fitz's – Named for original designer Charles Fitzroy Doll, this intimate venue serves creative cocktails and gourmet snacks.

The Palm Court – This central hotel hub serves afternoon tea and drinks from a trolley in a welcoming setting.

Burr & Co. – Coffee, breakfast, small plates, and grab-and-go fare are served daily from 7 AM to 6 PM.

Nearby Things to Do

The spacious gym at The Principal London is equipped with TechnoGym free weights and resistance machines. Guests can also request recommended running routes around central London of varying distances.

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

Special check-in instructions:

The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pets

  • Pets stay for free

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 on-site parking is available. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available.

Pets allowed (no fees)

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for English breakfast: GBP 26.00 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Russell London
  • Principal London Hotel
  • Russell London
  • Hotel London Russell
  • Hotel Russell London, England
  • Russell Hotel London
  • Russel Hotel London
  • Principal London
  • Hotel Russell
  • Kimpton Fitzroy London Hotel
  • Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel
  • Kimpton Fitzroy
  • Russel Hotel London
  • Hotel London Russell
  • Kimpton Fitzroy London England
  • The Principal London

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guest rooms.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and 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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