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Located in London City Centre, The Academy is within a 5-minute walk of University of London and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Russell Square. This 49-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central London and also a short walk from The British Museum and BT Tower.


In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Start each morning off right with English breakfast served for a fee.


The 49 rooms are individually furnished and have an array of amenities, including iPod docks, minibars, and coffee makers. TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Free newspapers, free bottled water, and safes are also available.

Property features

Guests of The Academy enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, 4 meeting rooms, and coffee in a common area. Offsite parking is offered for a fee. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include a computer station, a library, and free newspapers.


  • Walking distance to University of London and Russell Square
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Academy has two private gardens, The Library Garden and The Conservatory Garden, each off a sitting room of the same name. Guests can relax with a cocktail in the Library Garden during the summer, and admire the Conservatory Garden's exquisite collection of flowers, with fish pool and trellis. Business users have a superb choice of 4 rooms for meeting or event purposes, such as the underground Alchemy Room; all are equipped with a range of audio-visual equipment. Guests can plan a day's sightseeing with the complimentary wireless Internet services, while multilingual staff can advise on London's best attractions. An airport shuttle is available upon request with advance notice.

  • Concierge services 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 49 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Computer station 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Library 
  • Meeting rooms 4 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Garden 
  • Terrace 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 1775 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 6 
  • Offsite parking discounted rates available 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Television in common areas 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Offsite parking discounted rates available

Room Amenities

The Academy offers 49 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and minibars. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include safes and complimentary bottled water. Hypo-allergenic bedding and irons/ironing boards can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Slippers 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Television 
  • Free WiFi 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Turndown service 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Individually furnished 

Where to Eat

Breakfast - Guests can enjoy a daily English breakfast for a surcharge. Choose from coffee, tea, and juice to start your day. Fruit, pastries, cold meat, and cheeses are also available along with healthy cereals and yogurts. There is also a full à la carte menu available.

The Academy Bar - A contemporary space, with violet wallpaper and gold floral patterns wrapping the room, from fireplace to bookshelf. This lobby lounge serves classic afternoon tea of scones, jam and clotted cream, as well as a bar menu with a few international light dishes.

Room Service is available 24 hours.

Nearby Things to Do

A third of London is made up of green space – Hyde Park is two miles from the hotel and provides acres of parkland for walking and horse riding. A boating lake, the Serpentine, is open throughout the summer season. Regent's Park with tennis and netball courts, an athletics track, and facilities for cricket, softball, football, rugby and hockey is one mile from the hotel.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 2 AM

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

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 onsite parking is available.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No elevators

Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 6 rooms. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between GBP 10 and GBP 18.50 per person (approximately)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Academy Hotel London
  • Academy London
  • The Academy Hotel London
  • The Academy London, England
  • Academy Hotel

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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