Hotel Russell

1-8 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5BE


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The Hotel Russell is a popular venue located right in the heart of central London. Its striking terracotta facade overlooks the tranquil greenery of Russell Square in the gorgeous district of Bloomsbury. The hotel was built in the late nineteenth century and  has been sympathetically restored to bring it right up to date whilst making the most of the original Victorian architecture.

One of London’s leading leisure and conference hotels, the Hotel Russell boasts 373 bedrooms and extensive meeting facilities. It enjoys a peaceful location away from the hustle and bustle, whilst remaining easily accessible to all the leading attractions.


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The 373 bedrooms at the four star Hotel Russell have been thoughtfully designed to create a relaxing environment in the heart of the city.

All rooms feature:

  • Air conditioning
  • En-suite facilities with toiletries
  • LCD TV
  • Work desk
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Hairdryer
  • High speed internet access
  • Laptop sized safe

Standard Single Rooms or Junior Double Rooms

These rooms are designed with the sole traveller in mind. Although compact (ranging from 11 - 23 sq metres), these are comfortable rooms with all the amenities that you would expect from a four star hotel.

Standard double and twin rooms (ranging from 16 - 29 sq metres)

Ideal for both leisure or business guests, standard rooms provide a cosy base from which to make the most of your trip to the nation's capital city.

Double and twin superior rooms (21 - 36 sq metres)

Superior rooms add an extra level of comfort and luxury with added space and better views of the city.

Deluxe double rooms (16-33 sq metres)

A sophisticated and stylish choice, deluxe doubles have large, contemporary bathrooms and great views.

Junior Suites (20 - 66 sq metres)

Junior Suites are beautifully styled with a large bedroom and separate lounge area in which to relax and unwind.

Suites (20 - 66 sq metres)

Suites are the best rooms in the hotel. Looking out onto tranquil Russell Square, these rooms have luxurious furnishings and plenty of space.


The recently refurbished Tempus Restaurant serves a contemporary menu which is regularly updated to serve fresh, seasonal produce. The spacious restaurant has American walnut floorboards and an elegant ambiance.

The restaurant opens daily for breakfast from 7.00 am until 10.00 am and until 10.30 am at weekends.

Lunch is served each weekday from midday to 2.00 pm.

Dinner is served every evening between 5.30 pm and 9.30 pm.

The Tempus Bar serves a wide selection of drinks daily as well as a delicious afternoon tea.

The hotel also offers a 24 hour room service menu if you prefer to dine in the comfort of your bedroom.


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The Hotel Russell is one of the capital's largest conference venues. It has 18 conference rooms so it is an excellent choice for all kinds of event from small-scale meetings to large conferences and product launches. The elegant Wharncliffe Suite is the largest event space at the hotel and can accommodate up to 800 for a reception or 460 seated. Meanwhile the Woburn Suite  is one of the few intact Victorian ballrooms where the architecture is truly magnificent. All the meeting spaces cleverly mix grand period features with state-of-the-art equipment and contemporary styling to help ensure that your event is memorable.

The Day Delegate Package includes the following:

  • Meeting room hire
  • LCD projector and screen
  • Flipchart
  • Unlimited teas, coffees and refreshments including seasonal fruit, healthy snacks and sweets
  • Restaurant lunch or Day Deli lunch in the meeting room
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi for the meeting organiser
  • 30 minutes complimentary Wi-Fi for all other delegates
  • Still and sparkling mineral water
  • Stationery supplies

The 24 hour rate includes the following:

  • Everything included in the Day Delegate rate
  • Accommodation in a standard bedroom
  • Full English breakfast

Meeting room capacities

Name of room
Area (m2)
Wharncliffe Suite3694607518015060800
Woburn Suite414.84607518015060650
Bedford Suite70.8604030-3080
Grafton Room90.1703032403050
Kensington & Chelsea989203448504090


Bloomsbury is a wonderful part of London to stay in, thanks to its overwhelming academic and literary history. The hotel boasts a position close to UCL and the British Museum. The Russell is also within easy reach of many of London’s leading tourist attractions including the West End theatres, London Zoo and the Charles Dickens Museum.

One of the best ways to explore London is by foot, but if you have a busy day ahead then the tube is often invaluable. The closest underground station to the hotel is Russell Square Tube Station, which is literally two minutes walk from the hotel’s front door. For regional and international rail travel, the mainline stations of Euston, St Pancreas and King’s Cross are also just a short taxi ride away.

Hotel ID 69815