Stay in the Life at President Hotel

Stay in the Life at President Hotel

Friday, 23 February 2024
Step inside President Hotel in Bloomsbury where showbiz meets comfort and calm...

President Hotel is situated near Russell Square Gardens, on Guilford Street in the heart of London city centre. A short walk from Covent Garden, Holborn, Tottenham Court Road, and the British Museum – President Hotel in Bloomsbury is the ideal option for leisure or business travellers on a budget. As a former London haunt for the Beatles in the early 60s, the pop group had a long stay here before their huge rise to fame. Perhaps you’re a Beatles fan yourself and would like to follow in the band’s footsteps? Considering President Hotel’s proximity to the West End and Camden music scene – President guests are quick to soak up the spotlight and stardom at this humble yet stylish hotel.  

During your stay, whether you plan to relax and tune into British TV channels with a ‘lovely cuppa’, or wish to dine in the art deco Atrium restaurant for a pre-theatre dinner or evening cocktail... expect signature service and quality hospitality from start to finish. 

Read on to see what a stay has in store for you at President Hotel: 

Wake up in Comfort 
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Morning view from a room at President Hotel.

Good Morning from London!

Start your morning in a comfortable bed and feel ready for your day ahead. Our bedding linen is soft and relaxing, so why not press the snooze button and enjoy a few more minutes of rest? Then, when you’re ready, breakfast awaits! Breakfast is served Monday to Friday 07:00 to 10:00 and Saturday & Sunday 07:00 to 10:30.

Fuel Up on a Full English 

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Help yourself at the buffet.

Downstairs the delicious waft of bacon and eggs beckons you; and not to worry if you haven’t added breakfast to your booking – it is available to purchase for £15 per person at reception. We offer a full spread of traditional English Breakfast, including sausages, bacon, hash browns, grilled tomatoes, baked beans and scrambled or fried eggs. Or tuck into a pastry, with fresh fruit, yoghurt, and cereal – no matter what tempts you – help yourself at the buffet. We have breakfast options for all.  

Explore the Nearby Museums 

After you have placed the hanger sign on your bedroom door to let housekeeping know if you’d like your room made up, it’s time to see what President Hotel’s idyllic London location has to offer. With easy access to the city centre once you’ve had your breakfast and dressed into your favourite exploring clothes - cross to the other side of Russell Square – and enter the British Museum. A spectacular space to uncover ancient worlds and artefacts; this popular attraction is also free and entertaining.  

Looking for something a bit more unusual? Why not peruse the mesmerising collections at the John Soanes Museum? Or for literary lovers, the Charles Dickens Museum is a firm favourite. You can even see Dickens' writing desk which remains in his former home, where he wrote the infamous tale of Oliver Twist and other classics. 

Enjoy a stroll to the Southbank

Take a leisurely stroll from Bloomsbury, through Holborn, then meander through Covent Garden’s cobbled lanes and finish at the Southbank. It’s a pleasant way to spend an hour or so (depending how many cafes and shop windows tempt you inside) and the route finishes with stunning views of glittering skyscrapers, the London Eye, and views of parliament as you reach Waterloo Bridge.  

Have a Laid-Back Lunch 

Enjoy a panini at Atrium Bar and Restaurant.

Then why not take the number 1 bus, or the 68, from Waterloo Bridge or Aldwych Drury Lane, back to President Hotel? Exit the bus on Southampton Row and walk just a few steps back indoors. Perhaps you’re ready to tuck into some lunch by this point in the day? The restaurant have an array of paninis available at Atrium Bar and Restaurant, as well as other dishes, light bites, and drinks to tide over any hunger pangs until dinner time. View the menu here.

Recharge and Pause

Whilst you’re back at President hotel in your room – maybe you'd like to change your outfit and add a jacket or remove a layer – London’s climate can be unpredictable, even in summer! But don’t worry, we have umbrellas available to hire at reception, so you can always remain dry when out and about if the rain hits. President Hotel also has plenty of electrical ports in the rooms so you can charge your phone; as well as in-room free tea and coffee for a well-earned refreshment. After all, it's important to take time for yourself whilst enjoying your city break. 

Discover Treasures and Hidden Gems 

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See what catches your eye at Camden Lock Market.

Our hotel is in the London Borough of Camden, and we are a short walk, bus, or tube journey to Camden market. A place to uncover treasures, whether it’s clothes, trinkets, or souvenirs – the market has an array of stalls and sellers which you won’t find anywhere else. It’s vibrant part of the city, where you can walk along Camden Lock and people watch.  If you have more time, the route from Camden Lock to King’s Cross St Pancras, for a total of 25 minutes, is where you will also discover Coal Drops Yard – an industrial chic hubbub of local independent shops, big named fashion brands and restaurants, complete with a hidden gem bookshop called ‘Words on the Water’. This bookshop is a quirky and cosy place which is on a houseboat, complete with a roaring fireplace and English classics lining the shelves.  

Experience the London Music Scene 

Later on, begin your evening at the atmospheric Camden jazz café – the ideal romantic spot for music lovers in London. Or for a more energising night, get ready to head bang at the Electric Ballroom; considered one of the most iconic music venues and oldest in London, Electric Ballroom opened in 1938, and has been a must-visit for rockers since. The likes of Kaiser Chiefs, U2, The Clash and Snow Patrol have played on their stage. Who might you see perform during your London trip? 

Or Soak Up Evening Sophistication 

art deco bar
Take a seat in the art-deco inspired Atrium Bar.

burger and fish and chips
Indulge in a hearty dinner.

If your legs feel weary after exploring Camden and you'd prefer a quieter night, then make your way back to President Hotel for an evening of elegance. Take a seat by the grand piano and enjoy the ambience of the Atrium once again, with its soft lighting and friendly bar staff ready to mix you your favourite drink. On Friday nights you can even sit back and soak up the pleasant jazz backdrop of live performers each week.  

Book a 5 Star Comedy Experience – within President Hotel 

Or for a mesmerising theatrical evening, why not book the 5-star Faulty Towers Dining Experience? This West End hit show is held in our very own hotel and is an immersive theatrical experience – allow the much-loved characters of Sybil, Manuel, and Basil to serve you a three-course dinner with a side serving of laughs and silliness. Remember to book in advance to avoid disappointment. 

Unwind and Refresh  

Freshen up in the brand-new bathroom at President Hotel.

President Hotel will have fully refurbished bathrooms in every room by the end of Spring 2024, and this means delightful powerful showers complete with complimentary body wash and toiletries for an aromatic experience. The best way to feel refreshed and stress-free before bedtime. 

Rest, assured. 

All bedding is BCI cotton. 

After a delightful shower, drift off in comfort after a busy and action-packed day in the city. Would you like a wake-up call? You can quickly dial reception to have that set for you. Remember, check out isn’t until 11am, so there will be no early morning rush. Sleep well!

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Good night from our corner of London!

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