Principal London  

 
 
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1-8 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5BE
 
 
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Principal LondonPrincipal London opens in early 2018.

Designed 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 s tands out on Russell Square thanks its striking terracotta exterior. While four British queens - Elizabeth I, Mary II, Anne and Victoria - guard the entrance, inside t he 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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What's on in London 2018

Discover what's on in London 2018 with our comprehensive guide to the best events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London 2018 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 

Telephone reservations

 

To book 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

Group booking discounts

 

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 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 Principal London.

In the neighbourhood around Principal London

 

Principal London is in the London neighbourhood of Bloomsbury

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Hotels near Principal London

Near Principal London
Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £82  39% off
Coram Street, WC1N | 2 minutes from 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 £62  21% off
Southampton Row, WC1B | 3 minutes from 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 £130  28% off
15 Montague Street, WC1B | 3 minutes from 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 Principal London

Nearest to Principal London
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Hoxton Holborn
London > Useful Numbers > New Hotels
199-206 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 8 minutes from 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 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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Standard London
London > Useful Numbers > New Hotels
Argyle Street, WC1H | 9 minutes from Principal London
Taking a Brutalist building in King's Cross and turning it into a £20 million five star boutique hotel with 270 ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Principal London

Near Principal London
On Soon
Hassan Massoudy: Breath, Gesture And Light
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 7th December 2017 to 27th January 2018 - 12.30pm-5.30pm
Principal London, 24 Old Gloucester Street, WC1N | 4 minutes from Principal London
Exhibitions & Art, Painting....More
 
 
 
Ongoing
The Business Of Prints
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 21st September 2017 to 28th January 2018 - Various Times
Principal London, Great Russell Street, WC1B | 5 minutes from Principal London
Part based on the book The Print Before Photography by Antony Griffiths, published last year by British Museum Press, the exhibition focuses on four major topics: ...More
 
 
 
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Dvorak Piano Quartet
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 21st January 2018 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Principal London, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, WC1R | 7 minutes from Principal London
...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Principal London

Near Principal London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from 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 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 Principal London
RADA's 160-seat Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre. ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Principal London

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Principal London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Russell Square
London > Attractions >
Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | Same location as 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 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 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 Principal London

The best shops and markets near Principal London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gay's the Word
London > Shopping > Books
66 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from 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 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 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 Principal London

What are the best dining options near Principal London London?
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 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 Principal London
Turkish Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Crussh
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
U28 The Brunswick, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from Principal London
This chain of juice bars squishes together a delightful variety of flavoursome, healthy drinks. They press fresh juice fruit right in front of you, and blend ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Principal London

Near 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 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 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 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 Principal London

Principal London gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dolphin Swimming Club
London > Leisure > Activities
U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 5 minutes from 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, Bloomsbury
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 5 minutes from 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 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 Principal London

The best pubs near London 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 Principal London
... More
 
 
 
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Marquis Cornwallis
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Marchmont Street, WC1N | 3 minutes from 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 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 Principal London

Principal London clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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The Perseverance
London > Nightlife > Bars
63 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from 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 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Flight Club Bloomsbury
London > Nightlife > Bars
55 New Oxford Street, WC1A | 8 minutes from Principal London
Flight Club set its sights on bringing darts out of dark, dingy pubs and into the 21st century and they've hit ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Principal London

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Principal London.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Foundling Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from 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 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 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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First Amongst Equals
First Amongst Equals
Exhibitions | Until 13th January 2019 

The Foundling Museum 4 minutes walk from Principal London

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

 
Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond
Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond
Exhibitions | Until 8th April 2018 

British Museum 5 minutes walk from Principal London

With no known culture in the world or history without religious beliefs, The British Museum explores the practice and expression ...More

 
The Business Of Prints
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

British Museum 5 minutes walk from Principal London

Part based on the book The Print Before Photography by Antony Griffiths, published last year by British Museum Press, the ...More

Dvorak Piano Quartet
Concerts | On 21st January 2018 

Conway Hall 7 minutes walk from Principal London

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Old Time & Bluegrass Jam Session
Concerts | On 21st January 2018 

The Harrison 7 minutes walk from Principal London

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Rosewood
Concerts | On 21st January 2018 

The Harrison 7 minutes walk from Principal London

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A Ghost Of An Idea: Unwrapping A Christmas Carol
Exhibitions | Until 25th February 2018 

Charles Dickens Museum 7 minutes walk from Principal London

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An American In Paris
An American In Paris
Theatre | Until 28th April 2018 

Dominion Theatre 9 minutes walk from Principal London

The award-winning An American In Paris transfers from Broadway to London, arriving at the Dominion Theatre in March 2017. Described ...More

 
Ayurvedic Man: Encounters With Indian Medicine
Exhibitions | Until 8th April 2018 

Wellcome Collection 9 minutes walk from Principal London

This exhibition takes its title and inspiration from the 'Ayurvedic Man' an 18th-century Nepali painting depicting the organs and vessels ...More

Rosewood London: Monkey 47 Winter Lodge
Rosewood London: Monkey 47 Winter Lodge
Seasonal | Until 28th February 2018 

Rosewood London 9 minutes walk from Principal London

This festive season, Rosewood London has partnered with German gin brand Monkey 47 to transform the hotel's courtyard into a ...More

 

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Valentine's Day at the Museum of Brands
Seasonal | From 10th February 

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

This Valentine's, enjoy 2for1 admission at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising. The venue is offering the deal to anyone who brings date between February 10th to ...More

St. Valentine's Day at The Zetter
Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Zetter Hotel

The Zetter Hotel in Clerkenwell invites you and your better half to indulge in a decadent seven-course tasting menu this Valentine's Day. Being served in Club Zetter, the ...More

Tidy Up
Tidy Up
Theatre | From 16th February 

Southbank Centre

A work by the charming Peutetre Theatre company about chaos and order for children....More

 
Arabic Poetry of Love and Lust
Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Queen Of Hoxton

Head to the cosy Moroccan WigWam sitting atop The Queen of Hoxton this Valentine's Day for Arabic Poetry of Love and Lust. Celebrating feminine wit and desire, the ...More

The Potato Puppet Playground
The Potato Puppet Playground
Kids Events | From 17th February 

The CentrE17

The humble potato becomes the root of spud-related ...More

 
Valentine's DIY Porn Workshop
Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Book Club

Things are getting raunchy at The Book Club this Valentine's Day with the DIY Porn Workshop. For those who have always wanted to create a naughty home movie ...More

The CentrE17
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CentrE17 is a vibrant performance venue in Walthamstow, run by the community, for the community....More

Little Mochi Man
Little Mochi Man
Theatre | On 3rd February 

Half Moon Young People's Theatre

Mixing modern and traditional Japanese forms of storytelling and inspired by the traditions of Shogatsu ...More

 
Mischief And Mysteries In Moomin Valley
Mischief And Mysteries In Moomin Valley
Theatre | From 10th February 

Southbank Centre

A storytelling experience complete with puppetry, original music ...More

 
Social Bingo Academy
Social Bingo Academy
Sporting Events | On 27th January 

180 Arlington Road

Having already pioneered bingo for young people with Rebel Bingo, the same team now present ...More

 
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The gallery@oxo

This February, Facebook presents its first real-world exhibition, ...More

 
The Coach Makers Arms
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The Coach Makers Arms from Cubitt House combines a bar, first floor dining room, and ...More

 
The Gunmakers
The Gunmakers
Drinking 

An historic 19th Century public house in Clerkenwell taken over by the people who brought ...More

 
Harringay Arms
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Embracing its traditional charms the pub's owners, brothers Ben and Anthony, have breathed new life ...More

 
Wildflower
Wildflower
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Set within south London creative hub Peckham Levels, Wildflower is an informal vegetarian and vegan ...More

 
The Spread Eagle
The Spread Eagle
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One of London's oldest pubs, The Spread Eagle in Homerton focuses on premium liquor, fine ...More

 
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