Nestled in the heart of London in the center of the Bloomsbury district, The Academy Hotel offers a contemporary take on townhouse living, combining traditional features with a comfortable city style. Given its optimal location and access to the city’s top attractions, The Academy Hotel ensures every traveler leaves with treasured moments and experiences, including:
Catching a West End Production: Perfectly situated in the West End, The Academy Hotel is must-stay for theater enthusiasts. With approximately 40 venues to choose from, travelers can catch a variety of sensational musicals and shows, including the legendary Les Misérables, the contemporary masterpiece Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and even witness famous silver screen actors take their bows on stage. The area also recently welcomed a new theatre, @sohoplace, the first of its kind in 50 years.
Wandering Through Regent’s Park: For those seeking tranquility amid nature's beauty, a stroll through Regent's Park awaits. Travelers can marvel at the 12,000 roses in Queen Mary’s Gardens or enjoy rowing boats while admiring the views of the London skyline from Primrose Hill. With over 100 bird species and a delightful hedgehog population, a visit to the adjacent wetland reserve also makes for a pleasant outing, while the nearby London Zoo promises an encounter with diverse wildlife.
Discovering Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures: Art aficionados will find inspiration at the University College London’s Art Museum. With over 10,000 captivating works of art, ranging from centuries-old masterpieces to contemporary creations, this museum is ideal for creative souls seeking artistic bliss in the heart of the city.
Strolling the Bloomsbury Neighborhood: Literary enthusiasts will be delighted to discover the Bloomsbury neighborhood, intimately linked to one of the world's most famous book publishing houses. This vibrant area is a treasure trove of libraries and academic institutions, including the University of London, New College of the Humanities, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. During their visit, travelers will find a vast selection of books offered by independent booksellers, where undiscovered literary gems may be waiting to be unearthed.
Indulging in Afternoon Tea: Back at The Academy, guests can Indulge in the property’s Afternoon Tea with Mr. Ma. Drawing inspiration from Lao She's novel, "Mr. Ma and Son", which explores the intriguing intersection of East and West, the hotel's high tea features an Asian twist. Travelers will savor a selection of teas such as Jade Sword and Oolong and delight their taste buds with cinnamon scones and Devonshire clotted cream, complemented by Chinese egg tarts and sesame Jian Dui dough balls.