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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London's Best Events 2019

With an exciting calendar of entertainment, 2019 is another special year in London. Find out what's happening throughout the capital with our thorough guide to the best 2019 London events.

 

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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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Hotels near The Principal London

Near The Principal London
Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £81  23% 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 £60  29% 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 £140  22% 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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Alternative Hotels nearest The Principal London

Nearest to The Principal London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel
London > Useful Numbers > New Hotels
9-13 Bloomsbury Street, WC1B | 7 minutes from The Principal London
Near to the British Museum , this Edwardian hotel is something of a Bloomsbury landmark. Relaunched in January 2009 following a 25 million pound ... More
 
 
 
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L'Oscar
London > Useful Numbers > New Hotels
2-6 Southampton Row, WC1B | 7 minutes from The Principal London
Taking over a Grade II listed former church, L'Oscar is one of London's most extravagant new hotels. Designed by French architect Jacques Garcia - the man ... More
 
 
 
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Events near The Principal London

Near The Principal London
Ongoing
Kitty Clive: The Creation Of A Female Celebrity
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 15th to 20th Jan 2019 - Various Times
The Principal London, 40 Brunswick Square, WC1N | 4 minutes from The Principal London
...More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Ladies Of Quality & Distinction
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 15th to 20th Jan 2019 - Various Times
The Principal London, 40 Brunswick Square, WC1N | 4 minutes from The Principal London
Marking 100 years of female suffrage, this landmark exhibition highlights the hidden stories of women in the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK's first children's ...More
 
 
 
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Ongoing
I Object: Ian Hislop's search for dissent
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 6th September 2018 to 20th January 2019
The Principal London, Great Russell Street, WC1B | 5 minutes from The Principal London
Journalist, historian and Have I Got News For You regular Ian Hislop has been on a mission to find stories of dissent, subversion and satire hidden ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near The Principal London

Near The Principal London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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

What are the best dining options near The Principal London 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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I Am Ashurbanipal: King Of The World, King Of Assyria
I Am Ashurbanipal: King Of The World, King Of Assyria
Exhibitions | Until 24th February 2019 

British Museum 5 minutes walk from The Principal London

Be transported back to ancient Iraq in the 7th century BC, when Ashurbanipal became the most powerful person on earth. ...More

 
I Object: Ian Hislop's search for dissent
I Object: Ian Hislop's search for dissent
Exhibitions | Until 20th January 2019 

British Museum 5 minutes walk from The Principal London

Journalist, historian and Have I Got News For You regular Ian Hislop has been on a mission to find stories ...More

 
Rowena Gander / Christopher Thomas Dance / Company Nil
Dance | On 17th January 2019 

The Place 7 minutes walk from The Principal London

A triple bill of new contemporary dance works featuring Rowena Gander's Object (Auto) Biography, Christopher Thomas Dance's Blood's Thicker Than ...More

Faulty Towers The Original Dining Experience
Theatre | Until 28th April 2019 

Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel 7 minutes walk from The Principal London

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Motown The Musical
Motown The Musical
Theatre | Until 20th April 2019 

Shaftesbury Theatre 9 minutes walk from The Principal London

Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical ...More

 
Living with Buildings
Living with Buildings
Exhibitions | Until 3rd March 2019 

Wellcome Collection 9 minutes walk from The Principal London

Architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners have created a clinic especially commissioned for Wellcome Collection's major autumn exhibition, Living with ...More

 
Neighbourhood Cinema Frozen Island
Neighbourhood Cinema Frozen Island
Seasonal | Until 27th January 2019 

Tropicana Beach Club 10 minutes walk from The Principal London

This winter, the Neighbourhood Cinema gets into the festive spirit with screenings of Christmas classics on a Frozen Island. Visitors ...More

 
School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 13th January 2019 

New London Theatre 10 minutes walk from The Principal London

Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 
Harold Pinter: A Line, a Word, an Image
Harold Pinter: A Line, a Word, an Image
Exhibitions | Until 17th March 2019 

British Library 10 minutes walk from The Principal London

If you're enjoying Jamie Lloyd's Pinter at the Pinter season, here's a free exhibition that's will pique your interest. Ten ...More

 
Sugaray Wilson
Concerts | On 17th January 2019 

The 100 Club 12 minutes walk from The Principal London

Live Blues music performed by the extremely talented Sugaray Wilson...More

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Art Night 2019
Art Night 2019
Exhibitions | On 22nd June 

Walthamstow Town Square

Art Night, the late night free contemporary art festival which runs from 6pm into the ...More

 
Peter Gynt
Theatre | From 1st July 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

James McArdle, star of Platonov and Angels in America, takes the title role in David Hare epic new production of Peter Gynt, styled after Henrik Ibsen's 1867 poetic fantasy Peer Gynt. While Ibsen's version follows ...More

Tree
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Theatre | From 29th July 

The Young Vic

Taking you on a musical journey in search of the soul and the spirit of ...More

 
The Trick
The Trick
Theatre | From 19th February 

Bush Theatre

Before going on tour across the country, the world premiere of Eve Leigh's The Trick ...More

 
Brick Wonders
Brick Wonders
Exhibitions | From 16th February 

Horniman Museum

More than 50 LEGO models are brought together at the Horniman Museum for the new ...More

 
Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway
Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway
Exhibitions | From 13th February 

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery presents the first-ever exhibition outside ...More

 
The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories
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Exhibitions | From 8th February 

London Transport Museum

The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019 displays 100 ...More

 
SpiceBox
SpiceBox
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Grace Regan's all-vegan curry house specialises in meat-free versions of Indian classics....More

 
A-Ha
A-Ha
Concerts | On 5th November 

Royal Albert Hall

Hailing from Norway, the three-piece best known for their hits The Sun Always Shines On ...More

 
Diversity: Born Ready
Diversity: Born Ready
Dance | On 9th November 

Hammersmith Apollo

The street dance troupe who won Britain's Got Talent in 2009, beating Susan Boyle to ...More

 
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert
Concerts | From 1st November 

Royal Albert Hall

Harry Potter returns to the Royal Albert Hall ...More

 
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In the city where the first Hard Rock ...More

 
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It's hard to miss Darcie & May, two colourful canal boats designed by the godfather ...More

 
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