Near UCL London in the heart of Bloomsbury

West End energy seeps into Regency style at The Academy

The Academy occupies an enviable position for a luxury London hotel — in the centre of Bloomsbury, an attractive district in London’s West End  dominated by grassy squares and grand Georgian buildings. The Academy offers easy access to UCL London and some of the capital’s most recognisable areas and famous attractions. The British Museum is only a 4-minute walk away.  Close proximity to various means of transport allows us to cater for tourists looking to explore the London landmarks.

The Academy Hotel is located at 21 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 6HG. View us on Google Maps.


How to Find Us

The Academy Hotel in London’s West End is located at 21 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 6HG

  • By Car: The main motorway into London is the M4, which leads onto Euston Road, a 5-minute drive from the Hotel. The M25 orbital motorway, the M1 and A1 from the north all lead to City Road/Euston Road, where the The Academy is reached within fifteen minutes. Gower Street has one-way access, which is gained from the north end of the road (from the Euston Road).
  • By Air: Heathrow Airport is an approximate one-hour drive, depending upon traffic. Alternatively, you may wish to take the Heathrow Express into London Paddington, with a journey time of 15 minutes. The London Underground service runs from all Heathrow terminals. Taking the Piccadilly Line into central London brings you direct to Holborn Station, which is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Gatwick Airport is an approximate 90-minute drive, depending upon traffic. Alternatively, you may wish to take the Gatwick Express into London Victoria, a journey time of 40 minutes.
  • By Tube: Goodge Street station (Northern Line), Euston Square (Circle, Hammersmith and City, and Metropolitan Lines), Holborn (Central Line) and Warren Street (Victoria Line) are all within a 10-minute walking distance of the hotel.
  • By Rail: London’s Euston Station, which serves the Midlands, Wales, North West England and Scotland is the closest mainline rail station (a 10-minute walk from the hotel). Kings Cross Station and St Pancras International Station are within a 20-minute walk, or a short taxi ride away. All of London’s other mainline stations are within a 30-minute taxi ride or reachable on the London Underground.


As well as the guaranteed lowest available room rates, you will receive the following benefits by booking direct with us:

  • A complimentary bottle of Prosecco
  • Free fibre-optic wifi in all rooms and public areas
  • Discounted car parking of 20%, at the adjacent Q-Park throughout your stay
  • A 20% discount from all food consumed at the hotel
  • Complimentary access to the Nuffield Gym, located next door within the Omni Centre