The Gresham Hotel London is a safe budget option situated in the historic Bloomsbury district of the capital in a Georgian townhouse building. Bloomsbury has the advantage of being close to the vibrant centre of the capital's main nightlife and shopping districts whilst maintaining a leafy and tranquil feel slightly set back from the main throughfare. Both Russell Street and Tottenham Court Road stations are within walking distance, opening guests up to a plethora of sightseeing attractions, and other significant points of interest including the British Museum, Regent's Park, Covent Garden and the Tower of London can also be reached on foot. Bloomsbury itself benefits from a good selection of bars, restaurants and shops, including those at the nearby Brunswick Centre.
The hotel itself is not particularly luxurious or modern, instead relying on basic and old-fashioned decor and essential amenities in order to provide low cost accommodation in such a central location. There are 40 bedrooms in total ranging from a single, double, twin or family to suites for 2, 3 or 4 people. Most rooms come with a private ensuite, but if you want to cut costs even further you could always opt for one of the basic rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Decor within the guest rooms is simple and traditional, involving wooden furnishings, patterned curtains and white walls, and amenities are limited to a television, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. Nonetheless, rooms are surprisingly spacious, clean and comfortable, with large windows overlooking Bloomsbury, and are a perfectly adequate base from which to explore London on a budget.
Reception at the Gresham Hotel London is open 24 hours a day, with services including laundry and currency exchange as well as advice and recommendations for what to do during your stay. There is a pleasant private garden surrounding the building, and a continental breakfast is included in the room rate and served each morning in the downstairs breakfast room.
Nearest stations are Russell Square (Piccadilly) or Tottenham Court Road (Northern, Central).
24 hour reception - garden - currency exchange - laundry service - safe
television - hairdryer - tea and coffee maker - room service