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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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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.

 

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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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Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  28% 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  32% 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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Nearest to The Principal London
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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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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

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The Lost and the Found
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Friday 19th October 2018 at 7.30pm-8.30pm & Sunday 21st October 2018 at 3pm-4pm
The Principal London, 6 Queen Square, WC1N | 2 minutes from The Principal London
Theatre, Non-Professional Theatre....More
 
 
 
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Bloomsbury Festival
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 17th to 21st Oct 2018
The Principal London, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from The Principal London
Five days of artistic, scientific and literary events, immersive exhibitions and performances in unusual locations, the Bloomsbury Festival brings more than 200 events, most of them ...More
 
 
 
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The Skeptics' Guide To The Universe Live
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 20th October 2018 - 7.30pm-9.30pm
The Principal London, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, WC1R | 7 minutes from The Principal London
Literary & Education, Author Event....More
 
 
 
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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
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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
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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
 
 
 
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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.
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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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The 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 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
 
 
 
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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.
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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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Bloomsbury Festival
Bloomsbury Festival
Exhibitions | Until 21st October 2018 

Various Venues, Bloomsbury 3 minutes walk from The Principal London

Five days of artistic, scientific and literary events, immersive exhibitions and performances in unusual locations, the Bloomsbury Festival brings more ...More

 
Lily Cole: Balls
Exhibitions | Until 2nd December 2018 

The Foundling Museum 4 minutes walk from The Principal London

Balls takes as its starting point Heathcliff, the foundling character central to Wuthering Heights, and explores links between the Foundling ...More

First Amongst Equals
First Amongst Equals
Exhibitions | Until 13th January 2019 

The Foundling Museum 4 minutes walk from The Principal London

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

 
Kitty Clive: The Creation Of A Female Celebrity
Exhibitions | Until 20th January 2019 

The Foundling Museum 4 minutes walk from The Principal London

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Ladies Of Quality & Distinction
Exhibitions | Until 20th January 2019 

The Foundling Museum 4 minutes walk from The Principal London

Marking 100 years of female suffrage, this landmark exhibition highlights the hidden stories of women in the history of the ...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

 
Albukhary Foundation Gallery Of The Islamic World
Exhibitions | Until 18th October 2019 

British Museum 5 minutes walk from The Principal London

Works revealing the British Museum's outstanding collections in engaging new ways, underscoring the global connections of this vast region of ...More

New Acquisitions: Gozzoli To Kara Walker
Exhibitions | Until 27th January 2019 

British Museum 5 minutes walk from The Principal London

Around 150 prints and drawings from the Museum's collections by Georg Baselitz, David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Pablo Picasso, Bridget Riley ...More

Stranger Things Halloween at All Star Lanes
Stranger Things Halloween at All Star Lanes
Seasonal | Until 4th November 2018 

All Star Lanes, Holborn 5 minutes walk from The Principal London

Step into the Upside Down this Halloween with the special Stranger Things themed menu at All Star Lanes. Running from ...More

 
Obsolete & Discontinued
Exhibitions | Until 27th October 2018 

Waterstone's - Gower Street 6 minutes walk from The Principal London

Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More

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Summer and Smoke
Summer and Smoke
Theatre | From 10th November 

Duke of York's Theatre

Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out run at the Almeida Theatre, Rebecca Frecknall's "shiveringly beautiful production" ...More

 
Russia: Royalty & the Romanovs
Russia: Royalty & the Romanovs
Exhibitions | From 9th November 

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Exploring 300 years of history between Russia and ...More

 
Imperial War Museums Marks 100 Years Of Remembrance
Tours | On 11th November 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums)

The Imperial War Museummarks 100 Years of Remembrance on Sunday 11th November with a two minute silence followed by Breaking the Silence - with performances from young musicians ...More

Remembrance Lecture
Exhibitions | On 6th November 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums)

Asking "Why are we silent when conflict is loud?", this year's Remembrance Lecture questions the power and purpose of two minute silences. In 1919, the first national silence was observed to commemorate the end of ...More

Discount Suit Company
Discount Suit Company
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In a former suit tailor's storeroom on Wentworth Street near Petticoat Lane you'll find the ...More

 
The Snowman
The Snowman
Theatre | From 22nd November 

Peacock Theatre

Bill Alexander directs Birmingham Repertory Theatre's musical adaptation of Raymond Briggs' children's story about the ...More

 
December in London 2018
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Christmas favourites like The Nutcracker, Carols at The Royal Albert Hall and the Santa Dash return along with a Festive Feast at Hampton Court Palace and a new puppet show from the puppeteers behind ...More

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Christmas favourites like The Nutcracker, Carols at The Royal Albert Hall and the Santa ...More

 
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
Exhibitions | From 2nd February 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

The largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever staged ...More

 
Carols for Shelter
Carols for Shelter
Concerts | On 28th November 

St Martin-in-the-Fields

Join celebrity readers Simon Callow and Brenda Blethyn, special guests, choirs and hundreds of fellow ...More

 
Choral Scholars Of St Martin-In-The-Fields
Concerts | On 12th November 

St Martin-in-the-Fields

Andrew Earis conducts a programme of Baroque works for solo and ensemble....More

Ideal Home Show Christmas
Ideal Home Show Christmas
Exhibitions | From 21st November 

Olympia Exhibition Centre

From fairy lights to food, gifts to winter garden advice, the Ideal Home Show Christmas ...More

 
I Am Ashurbanipal: King Of The World, King Of Assyria
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Exhibitions | From 8th November 

British Museum

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Multi-arts space in what was once the derelict Savoy Cinema on Dalston's bustling Stoke Newington Road....More

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Laid back Italian cafe in Brixton with a basement cocktail bar, from the team behind Canova Hall next door....More

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Due East, the all-day restaurant and bar The East London Hotel, has partnered with local ...More

 
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