The Principal London  

 
 
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1-8 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5BE
 
 
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The Principal LondonDesigned by Charles Fitzroy-Doll, who was also responsible for the design of RMS Titanic, The Principal London originally opened as a hotel in 1898 and stands out on Russell Square thanks its striking terracotta exterior. While four British queens - Elizabeth I, Mary II, Anne and Victoria - guard the entrance, inside the 334-room hotel is a bronze dragon (find it on the landing of the main staircase) , 'Lucky George' - the Titanic had an exact replica. Rooms have a contemporary interior and lavish feel , designed by Tara Bernard and Russell Sage, and provide a practical place to stay, with custom-made beds and work desks. At the heart of the hotel is the magnificently restored Palm Court. For something more casual, try Burr & Co., and for glamorous nights out head to Fitz's bar for a cocktail or two.

 
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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Russell Square Tube Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
Holborn Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Camden Road Overground Station
 
28 minutes walk
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Russell Court NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
Brunswick Square NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Telephone reservations

 

To book the The Principal London by phone, call the telephone booking department on 020 7420 4953. The hotel reservations call centre is open seven days a week from 8am until 11pm (UK time) seven days a week. From United Kingdom call 020 7420 4953

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Are you booking for a group of people? If you are making a booking for a group of people and require over 10 rooms, you may prefer to speak to the Group Booking Department for The Principal London bookings. Special deals can be arranged for groups, including discounts and arrangements for adjacent and inter connecting rooms if required. Call the Groups Reservations Department on 020 7292 2307. The best way to book a group deal is to complete the online form for group reservations at The Principal London.

In the neighbourhood around The Principal London

 

The Principal London is in the London neighbourhood of Bloomsbury

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Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £80  41% off
Coram Street, WC1N | 2 minutes from The Principal London
This is a smart, modern hotel located in one of the Capital's oldest and most beautiful areas. Bloomsbury is a great place to stay since it's ... More
 
 
 
Bloomsbury Park Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £67  21% off
Southampton Row, WC1B | 3 minutes from The Principal London
The gorgeous Victorian building that houses the Thistle Bloomsbury Park is tall enough to offer great views of London from the top rooms. Located between the ... More
 
 
 
The Montague on the Gardens
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £160  35% off
15 Montague Street, WC1B | 3 minutes from The Principal London
Overlooking the gardens of Montague Garden Square, this sedate hotel has a peaceful feel even though the British Museum is right next door and Covent Garden's ... More
 
 
 
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The Academy
London > Useful Numbers > New Hotels
21 Gower Street, WC1E | 6 minutes from The Principal London
Taking five Georgian townhouses and combining them into one hotel, The Academy underwent a multi-million-pound interior refurbishment in 2018 and ... More
 
 
 
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Hoxton Holborn
London > Useful Numbers > New Hotels
199-206 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 8 minutes from The Principal London
Eight years after it first opened its doors the hip Hoxton Hotel in Shoreditch replicates itself and sets up the east London favorite in Holborn. Just ... More
 
 
 
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Grand Manor House Wing at Rosewood London
London > Useful Numbers > New Hotels
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 9 minutes from The Principal London
One of London's most exclusive residences, the Grand Manor House Wing at Rosewood London not only welcomes guests through its own private entrance ... More
 
 
 
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Events near The Principal London

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Ongoing
Emma Brownlow: In Focus
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 15th May to 29th July 2018 - 10am-5pm
The Principal London, 40 Brunswick Square, WC1N | 4 minutes from The Principal London
Exhibitions & Art, Painting....More
 
 
 
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Rodin and the art of ancient Greece
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th April to 29th July 2018
The Principal London, Great Russell Street, WC1B | 5 minutes from The Principal London
French sculptor Auguste Rodin, one of the greatest and most innovative sculptors of the modern era, took his inspiration from the art of antiquity. He regularly ...More
 
 
 
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Prints And Drawings From The Fontainebleau School (1530-1580)
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th April to 29th July 2018 - 10am-5.30pm
The Principal London, Great Russell Street, WC1B | 5 minutes from The Principal London
Works by the international team of artists who worked at the royal palace of Fontainebleau in France during the 16th century, drawing inspiration from both Northern ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near The Principal London

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The Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from The Principal London
As the name suggests, The Horse Hospital wasn't always the modern arts venue it is today. Once home to sick and injured horses - many references ... More
 
 
 
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Curzon Bloomsbury
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
The Brunswick, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from The Principal London
The arthouse Renoir Cinema underwent a major refurbishment in 2015 by The Curzon Cinema Group. Reopening as the Curzon Bloomsbury, the new name pays homage to ... More
 
 
 
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RADA - Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Malet Street, WC1E | 6 minutes from The Principal London
RADA's 160-seat Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre. ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The Principal London

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Principal London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Russell Square
London > Attractions >
Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | Same location as The Principal London
The grade II listed Russell Square is a large green space located within the Bloomsbury district with its own cafe, overlooked by the Hotel Russell and ... More
 
 
 
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The Wiener Library
London > Attractions > Museums
29 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3 minutes from The Principal London
The Wiener Library is the world's oldest library dedicated to the study of the Holocaust, its causes and legacies. The library also hosts a regular programme ... More
 
 
 
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Coram's Fields
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
93 Guilford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from The Principal London
Coram's Fields is a special place for children where adults are allowed in only if accompanied by a child. Tucked away in the city centre it ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The Principal London

The best shops and markets near The Principal London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gay's the Word
London > Shopping > Books
66 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from The Principal London
A broad selection of gay and lesbian interest books ranging from fiction, through biography, travel and counselling. Magazines and cards are also on offer.... More
 
 
 
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Alara Wholefoods
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
58 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from The Principal London
Alara Wholefoods Health shop on Marchmont Street has been recommended by one of our readers, poet Kim Morrissey, who took the trouble to write in to ... More
 
 
 
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School of Life
London > Shopping > Specialists
70 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from The Principal London
The School of Life offers so much more than your average shopping experience. In fact, it doesn't do it justice to label it a mere shop ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near The Principal London

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Neptune
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
Guilford Street, WC1B | Same location as The Principal London
Brett Redman and Margaret Crow, the duo behind The Richmond in Hackney, have moved in with the Principal London to give ... More
 
 
 
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Junction Bar & Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, Coram Street - Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from The Principal London
Modern European Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Antalya Restaurant - Russell Square
London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
103-105 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from The Principal London
Turkish Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Principal London

Near The Principal London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 3 minutes from The Principal London
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is among the best schools for the studies of foreign cultures and languages in the world. In fact, ... More
 
 
 
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RADA Chenies Street
London > Education > Adult Education
18-22 Chenies Street, WC1E | 6 minutes from The Principal London
One of three RADA sites across London, this Chenies Street building contains rehearsal rooms, the finance department, RADA Enterprises, the RADA Marketing department, ... More
 
 
 
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 7 minutes from The Principal London
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near The Principal London

The Principal London gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Dolphin Swimming Club
London > Leisure > Activities
U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 5 minutes from The Principal London
Swimming lessons for children and aquaphobic adults. This is one of the more popular swimming schools in London, and one of the most long-running, with over ... More
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Holborn
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 5 minutes from The Principal London
This fun bowling alley and restaurant is a great place for a gang of you to spend a memorable night out trying to out-do each other. ... More
 
 
 
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Ted's Grooming Room & Ottoman Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
31 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 7 minutes from The Principal London
Inspired by the skills and techniques of the Ottoman Empire's barbers, Ted's Grooming Room provides a sanctuary for men seeking the perfect shave. With ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near The Principal London

The best pubs near London The Principal London.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from The Principal London
... More
 
 
 
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Marquis Cornwallis
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Marchmont Street, WC1N | 3 minutes from The Principal London
Always a popular choice for local workers and tourists taking in the delights of Bloomsbury, Marquis Cornwallis , located on Marchmont Street, close ... More
 
 
 
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The Lamb
London > Nightlife > Pubs
94 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from The Principal London
On the peaceful, pedestrianised Lamb's Conduit Street, hidden behind an 18th century facade, is The Lamb, a beautifully preserved Grade II listed Victorian pub. The pub ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near The Principal London

The Principal London clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Perseverance
London > Nightlife > Bars
63 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from The Principal London
Formerly run by Billy Drew (who has opened The Chippy in Soho), The Perseverance in Lamb's Conduit Street re-opened in April 2007 under new management. It's ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Scarfes Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
252 High Holborn, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 7 minutes from The Principal London
Named after the cartoonist Gerald Scarfe (whose characterful illustrations will adorn the bar's walls), Scarfes Bar is a shining beacon in the otherwise lacking High Holborn ... More
 
 
 
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The Coral Room
London > Nightlife > Bars
16-22 Great Russell Street, WC1B | 8 minutes from The Principal London
Acclaimed designer Martin Brudnizki - responsible for the interiors at Dean Street Townhouse, Hix and Scarfes Bar - has breathed new life into The ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near The Principal London

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Principal London.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Foundling Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from The Principal London
The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now tells ... More
 
 
 
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British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 5 minutes from The Principal London
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world are ... More
 
 
 
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The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 8 minutes from The Principal London
Based at Congress House, the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress, the Congress Centre offers several meeting and conference rooms for hire within an architecturally-renowned Grade ... More
 
 
 
 

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London 1938: Defending 'Degenerate' German Art
Exhibitions | Until 14th September 2018 

The Wiener Library 3 minutes walk from The Principal London

The exhibition explores the history and context of an exhibition held in 1938 at the New Burlington Galleries in London, ...More

The Beach Bar at The Montague
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Seasonal | Until 21st September 2018 

Afternoon Tea at The Montague 3 minutes walk from The Principal London

Enjoy a Bahamian beach setting, complete with real sand underfoot and a beach-hut style thatched roof, at The Beach Bar ...More

 
Handel's Giulio Cesare
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Emma Brownlow: In Focus
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The Foundling Museum 4 minutes walk from The Principal London

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First Amongst Equals
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Exhibitions | Until 13th January 2019 

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The Foundling Museum celebrates the remarkable women who have shaped contemporary British society with the year-long First Amongst Equals. Spanning ...More

 
Prints And Drawings From The Fontainebleau School (1530-1580)
Exhibitions | Until 29th July 2018 

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Works by the international team of artists who worked at the royal palace of Fontainebleau in France during the 16th ...More

Money And Medals: Mapping The UK's Numismatic Collections
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2018 

British Museum 5 minutes walk from The Principal London

Numismatics is the study of coins, medals, banknotes and associated objects. The display explores best practice in preserving and explaining ...More

Rodin and the art of ancient Greece
Rodin and the art of ancient Greece
Exhibitions | Until 29th July 2018 

British Museum 5 minutes walk from The Principal London

French sculptor Auguste Rodin, one of the greatest and most innovative sculptors of the modern era, took his inspiration from ...More

 
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The Cartoon Museum 7 minutes walk from The Principal London

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