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Part of the Grange suite of hotels, the Grange White Hall Hotel is situated in Bloomsbury, a calm picturesque area of London with respectable literary associations, as the stomping ground of the renowned Bloomsbury Group (of whom Virginia Woolf was a member). The hotel hearkens back to the area's more genteel Georgian period, with sympathetic fittings and traditional style fittings.
The rooms and public spaces of the hotel have traditional wooden panelling; candelabras and Regency portraits and a muted colour tone in tasteful blues and corals to echo the elegant refinement of London's past. Bedrooms are available as King, Queen or Four-Poster and are fitted with all modern amenities to ensure the modern traveller has a comfortable stay. Hypoallergenic bedding, high-speed Wi-fi, and LCD TV with cable and satellite, complimentary newspaper and extra safe electronic door locking system will make you feel right at home.
Staff at the hotel have been praised for their friendliness and attentiveness and little touches such as contacting guests who have checked in to ensure their room is to their satisfaction. The hotel offers a concierge and 24-hour reception and porterage to ensure you are assisted at all times of the day. There is no gym or spa at the hotel, but staff will be happy to find one nearby which will cater to your wellbeing needs.
The English Garden Restaurant is a light and airy space overlooking the hotel's picturesque gardens where you can enjoy afternoon tea or a taste of British cuisine in style. The hotel's bar also has stunning views over landscaped gardens and The British Museum next door, so you can gaze out on the city whilst enjoying a cocktail.
The Grange White Hall enjoys an excellent location to explore London from. With the hotel as your hub, you can easily walk to exciting districts like Soho, with its many unique cafes and bars; Chinatown with its vast selection of oriental restaurants; Leicester Square with its exclusive clubs and cinemas; and Shaftesbury Avenue, which is lined with shops and theatres. If you want to soak up some culture, the enormous British Museum is very close by, containing over 7 million artifacts from around the world and beyond that the Wellcome Collection houses grim and intriguing finds. Covent Garden, just ten minutes' walk away, encompasses The Royal Opera House and over 15 theatres, making it the core of London's Theatreland district; as well as a wide range of independent boutiques. Retail enthusiasts will also thrill to the delights of nearby Oxford Street, which has over a mile and a half of over 300 shops, including Selfridge’s department store. If that hasn't depleted your bank balance, you can indulge in some very exclusive shopping in Oxford Street offshoots Bind Street and Regent Street, which contain a high concentration of designer names.
The Beauchamp is very well located for travel in and out of London, with the Holborn Underground Station just a few minutes' walk away, you have direct links to Heathrow Airport and the King's Cross St Pancras Eurostar terminal, as well as many other areas of central London, so you can explore well beyond the hotel. If you are driving to the hotel, it is situated just off the main A4 road, which can be accessed via the M4 and M25; however, guests should note that the hotel is in the congestion charge zone. A car park is situated down the road and offers a discount if you are staying at the hotel.
This hotel is a more expensive option for the area, but it does have a superb location, plenty of character and worthwhile guest privileges, such as the occasional free room upgrade and a late check out at 2pm, which may make all the difference to jet lagged arrives. For the best rooms, request one facing the British Museum n the upper floors, or one with a view of the gardens if you are a light sleeper. One main grumble amongst previous guests was the price of the breakfast, so if you don't wish to pay more, visit the Prêt A Manger a few minutes' walk away for a cheaper option.