After my Zurich trip, E. and I met in London and together we spent two nights at a gorgeous neo-Georgian Grade II hotel near Covent Garden in the heart of the city: The Bloomsbury Hotel. (We’re currently at a sister hotel, The Kensington Hotel–both are owned by The Doyle Collection–so I’ll be doing a post on that soon, too.)
The Bloomsbury area of London is known for its literary history–Virginia Woolf was its most famous resident, it’s home to The Dickens Museum, and the British Library Reading Room used to be located there–and it’s a stone’s throw away from Oxford Street, the British Museum, and some of London’s hottest plays, like the Queen/Ben Elton musical We Will Rock You.
E. had flown in from LA earlier in the day, so he checked in before I did, and promptly fell onto the super plush mattress to sleep off his jet lag. When I arrived later that night from Zurich, we went down to the hotel’s Landseer Bar for a glass of champagne, met up with my friend L. (who lives around the corner), and explored this quaint, adorable, surprisingly quiet corner of London on foot.
Everything about our experience at The Bloomsbury Hotel was just perfect: when you walk through the front doors, there’s the most seductive red currant smell thanks to the candles inside the entrance. The lobby has flowers everywhere, the bedrooms are equally opulent and cozy, and it’s incredibly roomy–especially for London!
When I’m in London, I’m used to abysmal bathrooms (seriously, British people, what is up with your dismissing this most important aspect of life?), but the bathrooms at The Bloomsbury Hotel were next-level: including a huge tub facing a TV, heated floors, a rainfall shower, and a bidet.
It’s the kind of hotel you could stay in for business, you could stay in for romance, or you could refer your parents to–it checks all the boxes.
Thanks to The Bloomsbury Hotel for an amazing stay! While our experience was complimentary, as always, all opinions remain my own.
More photos from our stay at The Bloomsbury Hotel below!