2016 Travel and Lodging

This webpage is divided into the following sections:

I. International Travel
II. Local Travel
III. Accommodations – Hotels
IV. Accommodations – Halls of Residence
V. Bookings Websites


I. INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL (Back to Top)
Back to Top Senate House benefits from superb transport connections to London’s tube network, and can be reached from London’s five airports (Heathrow, Luton, Stansted, City and Gatwick) in less than an hour.  It is within a few minutes’ walk of major national rail stations Euston and King’s Cross, and the International Eurostar terminus at St Pancras.  

  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 32km (20 miles) to the west of central London, about one hour’s journey by Tube to Russell Square station (Piccadilly Line), or 15 minutes by Heathrow Express to Paddington Station. http://www.heathrowairport.com/
  • London Gatwick (LGW) is 45km (28 miles) south of London, about 30 minutes to Victoria Station. http://www.gatwickairport.com/
  • London City Airport (LCY) is 9.5km (6 miles) east of Central London. The Docklands Light Railway leaves LCY every 8 to 15 minutes with an approximate 20 minute journey to the Tube connections at Bank Station. http://www.londoncityairport.com
  • London Luton Airport (LTN) is 56km (35 miles) north-west of Central London, about 25 minutes to King’s Cross Station. http://www.london-luton.co.uk/
  • London Stansted Airport (STN) is 64km (40 miles) to the north-east of London, 47 minutes by train to Liverpool Street Station. http://www.stanstedairport.com/
     

II. LOCAL TRAVEL (Back to Top)
Senate House is a short walk from the following tube stations: Russell Square (Piccadilly Line), Goodge Street (Northern Line), Tottenham Court Road (Northern and Central Lines), Warren Street (Northern and Victoria Lines) and Euston Square (Metropolitan, District, Circle, Hammersmith & City Lines).

Paper tickets are being phased out of London’s travel network.  Payment on tube and bus may be made per journey by contactless debit or credit card, or Oyster cards may be purchased from tube stations and topped up for multiple journeys.  NOTE: cards must be touched in and out at either end of tube journeys, but only touched in once when you board a bus.  

Cash is no longer used on London buses, but may still be used in tube stations.

For the most up to date London travel information and network maps please see the Transport for London website: https://tfl.gov.uk/

III. ACCOMMODATION - HOTELS (Back to Top)

Bloomsbury has one of London’s greatest concentrations of hotel options at affordable rates per night.  Below are a number of local options for individual booking. 

Grange Hotels: Special Rates: 3 to 5 Stars

http://www.grangehotels.com/hotels-london/; Email reservations@grangehotels.com;
Call +44 (0) 20 7233 7888

CHCI Delegates may take advantage of specially arranged rates at a number of local 3-5 star hotels in the Grange Hotels group as follows (prices per night). Note: details below left apply up to 29 Feb 2016; below right from 1 March 2016.  Use the reference “School of Advanced Study” or the corporate codes listed below

To 29 Feb 2016:
Grange Holborn: from £162
Grange Fitzrovia: from £135
Grange White Hall: from £135
Grange Langham Court: from £125
The Beauchamp: from £140
The Bloomsbury Townhouse: £130
The Buckingham: from £135
The Portland: from £135
The Clarendon: from £135
The Lancaster: from £85

Corporate code 22389

From 1 March 2016:
Grange Holborn: from £167
Grange Fitzrovia: from £135
Grange White Hall: from £135
Grange Langham Court: from £130
The Beauchamp: from £140
The Bloomsbury Townhouse: £130
The Buckingham: from £135
The Portland: from £135
The Clarendon: from £135
The Lancaster: from £85

Corporate code C0006154

Other hotels in the Bloomsbury Area: 3 to 4 Stars

The Imperial Group - Please specify the name of the hotel when contacting the hotel group by phone or email.

Web http://www.imperialhotels.co.uk/
Email  info@imperialhotels.co.uk
Phone +44 (0)20 7278 7871 / 7872 / 7873.

  • The Imperial Hotel – (from £97), Russell Square, London WC1B 5BB;
    Call +44 (0)20 7837 3655.  Very close to Senate House.
  • President Hotel (from £88), 56-60 Guildford Street, London WC1N 1DB;
    Call +44 (0)20 7837 8844.  Very close to Senate House.
  • Bedford Hotel (from £95), Southampton Row, London WC1B 4HD:
    Call +44 (0)20 7636 7822. Very close to Senate House.
  • Royal National Hotel (from £88), Bedford Way, London WC1H 0DG;
    Call +44 (0)20 7637 2488.  Very close to Senate House.
  • Tavistock Hotel (from £83), Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9EU; 
    Call +44 (0)20 7636 8383.  10 min walk to Senate House.
  • County Hotel (from £53), Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H 0JW; 
    Call +44 (0)20 7387 5544. 10 min walk to Senate House

Crescent Hotel – from £64/night

49-50 Cartwright Gardens
London WC1H 9EL
Call +44 (0)207 387 1515

Georgian crescent close to Euston, St Pancras and British Library. 15 min walk to Senate House.

Euro Hotel – from £75/night

53 Cartwright Gardens
Russell Square
London WC1H 9EL
Call +44 (0)20 7387 4321

Georgian crescent close to Euston, St Pancras and British Library. 15 min walk to Senate House.

The George Hotel – from £59/night

58-60 Cartwright Gardens
London WC1H 9EL
Call +44 (0)20 7387 8777

Georgian crescent close to Euston, St Pancras and British Library. 15 min walk to Senate House.

Holiday Inn Bloomsbury – from £179/night

Coram Street
London WC1N 1HT
Call +44 (0)870 400 9222

Adjacent to Russell Square tube and Curzon Bloomsbury cinema. 5 mins walk to Senate House.

Hotel Russell – from £122/night

1-8 Russell Square
London WC1B 5BE
Call +44 (0) 844 854 2910
Overlooking Russell Square, adjacent to tube station, just a few seconds to Senate House.

The Montague on the Gardens – from £139/night

15 Montague Street
London WC1B 5BJ
Call +44 (0)20 7958 7731

Very close to the British Museum and Senate House.

MyHotel Bloomsbury – from £171/night

11-13 Bayley Street
Bedford Square
London WC1B 3HD
Call +44 (0)203 004 6000

Boutique hotel with a great restaurant and coffee shop.  5 min walk to Senate House.

The Penn Club – from £63/night for members; from £70 for non-members;

21-23 Bedford Place
London WC1B 5JJ
Call +44 (0)20 7636 4718

B&B with a Quaker ethos. Very close to the British Museum and Senate House.

Travelodge London Euston Hotel - from £75/night

1-11 Grafton Place
London NW1 1DJ
Call +44 (0)871 984 6332

Between Euston and St Pancras stations, and next door to the British Library. 20 min walk to Senate House.

Goodenough College

Mecklenburgh Square
London WC1N 2AB
Web: http://www.goodenough.ac.uk/visitor-accommodation
Call +44 (0)20 7837 8888

Some student rooms available. Close to Russell Square tube, a 10-min walk to Senate House.
Single rooms from £60, suites from £110, flats from £140

 

IV. ACCOMMODATION - HALLS OF RESIDENCE (Back to Top)

The following offer basic budget student accommodation during the vacation periods.  All the following residences are in the Bloomsbury or Fitzrovia neighbourhoods, a few minutes’ walk to Senate House.

University of London Halls: http://hallstest.housing.london.ac.uk/visitor-accommodation

  • College Hall – single £45, double £75
  • Connaught Hall – single £43
  • International Hall – single £43, double studio £80
  • Nutford House –twin £53

University College London Halls: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/residences

  • Arthur Tattersall House - £40.50 single rate, £39.00 pp group
  • Astor College - £36 single, £35 pp group
  • Campbell House - £40.50 single, £39 pp group
  • Frances Gardner House - £53 single, £51.50 pp group
  • Ian Baker House - £53 single, £50.50 pp group
  • James Lighthill House - £52.50 single, £51 pp group
  • John Dodgson House - £53 single, £51.50 pp group
  • John Tovell House - £40.50 single, £39 pp group
  • Langton Close - £40.50 single, £39 pp group
  • Ramsay Hall - £42 single, £41.00 - £59.00 pp group
  • Schafer House - £40.50 single, £39 pp group

 

V. BOOKINGS WEBSITES (Back to Top)

The British Hotel Reservation Centre has desks at both Heathrow underground stations (020 8564 8808 or 020 8564 8211), at Stansted Airport (01279 662 929) and at Victoria (020 7828 1027); they offer their services free of charge. They also have a 24 hour booking line on +44 (0) 20 7592 3055; email: customer.services@weknowlondon.com

Hotel booking websites: Booking.comLateRooms, LastMinute, Premier Inn

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