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

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Coffee shop

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
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • No elevators
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Fireplace
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

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

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Full board
  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Buffet breakfast

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots

Leisure facilities

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

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

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

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

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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City Center
  • London
    1.7 km
Airports
  • London City Airport (LCY)
    12.7 km
  • London Heathrow (LHR)
    23.3 km
Train Stations
  • Euston Station
    800 m
Underground stations
  • Tottenham Court Road
    500 m
  • Goodge Street
    300 m
  • Bus stop
    500 m
Restaurants
  • Chettinad Restaurant (cuisine: Indian)
    260 m
  • Store Street Espresso
    40 m
Beaches
  • Shell Beach
    1.2 km
  • Rushy Bay
    1.2 km
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

The Academy photos Room Standard Room
Standard Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone
  • Turndown service
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Cribs available
  • Twin bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

This twin room has a iPod dock, air conditioning and minibar.

Standard Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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Standard Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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The Academy photos Room
Junior King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Ironing facilities
  • Newspapers
  • Turndown service
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bedding:Cribs available
  • Twin bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
The Academy photos Room Standard Room
Standard Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Media:Radio
Room Description:

Standard|FAMILY ROOM STANDARD

The Academy photos Room
Family King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

This air-conditioned room features Georgian décor, king-size bed with Egyptian cotton sheets and satellite TV. Complimentary Wi-Fi, shoe shine, newspapers and fruit are also provided.

The Academy photos Room
Family Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

Suite|Double Family Suite

The Academy photos Room Junior Suite
Family Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Media:Radio
Room Description:

Junior Suite|FAMILY ROOM JUNIOR SUITE

Luxury Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Ironing facilities
  • Newspapers
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bedding:Cribs available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker

The Academy Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Bloomsbury500 m

Popular areas

  • Tavistock Square400 m

Amusement

  • Leisure Casino Centre200 m
  • Vegas Gold500 m

Museums

  • UCL Geology Collections200 m
  • British Museum200 m

Universities, Institutes

  • University of London200 m

Theaters

  • Dominion Theatre400 m
  • Dominion Theatre400 m
  • We Will Rock You400 m
  • Shaftesbury Theatre500 m
  • London Astoria500 m

Underground stations

  • Goodge Street200 m
  • Tottenham Court Road400 m

Local attractions

  • London Eye2.1 km
    Queen's Walk South Bank
  • Wallace Collection1.6 km
    Hertford House Manchester Square Manchester Square
  • Charing Cross Theatre1.5 km
    Villiers Street, London
  • Madame Tussauds London1.7 km
    Marylebone Road
  • Ginger Pig 1.5 km
    8-10 Moxon Street

Near the hotel

  • British Museum290 m
    Great Russell Street
  • UCL Art Museum110 m
    South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street
  • Heal\'s 270 m
    W1 196 Tottenham Court Road The Heal's Building
  • Pollock\'s Toy Museum & Shop 310 m
    1 Scala Street
  • University of London90 m
    Senate House Malet Street
  • Cargo Homeshop 210 m
    W1 209 Tottenham Court Road
  • Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology290 m
    University College London, Malet Place

Restaurants nearby

  • Chettinad Restaurant260 m

    Address: 16 Percy Street
    Phone: +44 20 3556 1229

    78% likes this, based on 882 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian
    Price Range: INR 642 - INR 2 185

  • The College Arms80 m

    Address: 18 Store Street WC1E 7DH
    Phone: 02074364697

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

  • Paradiso120 m

    Address: 35, Store Street
    Phone: 02072552554

    64% likes this, based on 27 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: INR 1 542 - INR 2 056

  • Store Street Espresso40 m

    Address: 40 Store St, London WC1E 7DB

    74% likes this, based on 21 reviews

  • The Life Goddess110 m

    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

Average guest rating

7.2out of 10
Very good
Based on 99 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
9.0
Value
8.0

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
City Center
  • London
    1.7 km
Airports
  • London City Airport (LCY)
    12.7 km
  • London Heathrow (LHR)
    23.3 km
Train Stations
  • Euston Station
    800 m
Underground stations
  • Tottenham Court Road
    500 m
  • Goodge Street
    300 m
  • Bus stop
    500 m
Restaurants
  • Chettinad Restaurant (cuisine: Indian)
    260 m
  • Store Street Espresso
    40 m
Beaches
  • Shell Beach
    1.2 km
  • Rushy Bay
    1.2 km
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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