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Staunton Hotel, London
Situated in Bloomsbury, in the heart of London’s West End, Staunton Hotel is in an area of pleasant Georgian Squares yet close to London attractions.
Bloomsbury is famous for its literary, academic and artistic history and is the home of the British Museum, which is a very short walk from the hotel. Russell Square, a pleasant green garden, is just down the road.
Fitzrovia is nearby and is known for its café society and new media and marketing businesses. Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia have many excellent bars, restaurants and traditional pubs, including the quintessentially Fitzrovian establishment the Fitzroy Tavern in Charlotte Street, 0.2 miles from the hotel.
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is opposite the hotel and colleges connected with the University of London and University College are close by.
Other nearby places of interest include the Cartoon Museum (0.3 miles), Shaftesbury Theatre (0.3 miles) and Sir John Soane's Museum (0.7 miles). Covent Garden is 0.6 miles south and is the home of the Royal Opera House as well as being a popular tourist attraction.
It has a market, a central piazza where street performers entertain the crows and many elegant buildings, theatres and entertainment facilities, including the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and the London Transport Museum.
In a Grade II listed Georgian townhouse with 17 guest rooms, the Staunton Hotel has a friendly and tranquil atmosphere.
The bedrooms are decorated with pastel fabrics and cherry-wood furnishings. All the rooms are en-suite and the bathrooms are finished in marble, with invigorating power showers. The bedrooms all have comfortable beds, electronic security locks, secondary glazing, mini bar, satellite TV/radio alarm, direct dial telephone, personal safe and data/modem socket.
Types of room available include standard double and twin rooms plus principle doubles, twins and triples, which offer extra space including seating areas and some have baths as well as showers.
There is a 24-hour reception and both full English and continental breakfast is included in the rate. The hotel also has a coffee lounge and tea and coffee-making facilities. The building has air conditioning.
Staunton Hotel can accommodate a total of 38 people with a maximum of three per room. Although it only offers bed and breakfast, the quality of the hotel is excellent.
There are many good local restaurants, some of which will give a fixed price menu for those on a budget. Staff at the hotel can help arrange this facility for guests if they wish.
This Central London bed and breakfast hotel is close to several stations.
The nearest Underground stations are Goodge Street (0.2 miles away) on the Northern Line (Charing Cross branch); Tottenham Court Road (0.3 miles) on the Central and Northern (Charing Cross branch) Lines; Russell Square (0.4 miles) on the Piccadilly Line; Euston Square (0.4 miles) on the Piccadilly, Central, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City Lines; and Oxford Circus (0.8 miles) on the Victoria, Central and Bakerloo Lines.
King’s Cross/St Pancras stations are 1.0 miles away and on the Hammersmith & City, Circle, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank branch), Piccadilly and Victoria Underground Lines. King’s Cross and St Pancras are also major mainline railway stations providing services on Midland Main Line, Thameslink and Eurostar routes.
If you arrive by plane at Heathrow Airport, you can catch the Piccadilly Line directly into Central London. The area is inside the London Congestion Charge Zone for cars. The nearest car parks are NCP facilities on Adeline Place-Tottenham Court Road and Cleveland Street, and an RCP car park in Herbrand Street. Both are charged.