LONDON, HOTEL RUSSELL

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This hotel was booked, as I am off to Paris on the Eurostar and we are celebrating a family birthday. I got a very good deal considering how beautiful this hotel looks – this was taken from their website

Historic charm, contemporary luxury –  discover the Hotel Russell, a luxury Bloomsbury hotel positioned spectacularly in the beautiful Russell Square in London.

The History of Hotel Russell

Over the years, Hotel Russell has stood proudly in Russell Square and watched the great city of London change, grow and evolve into centre of global economics, culture, government and style.

And as London has grown and changed so too has Hotel Russell, with its rich and varied history that has seen this beautiful architectural gem become one of the most constant pieces in London’s architectural life.

For example, did you know?

  • The Hotel Russell was the only hotel in the Fredrick hotel group not to be taken over by the war office in WWII
  • There are four statues of Queens on the hotels exterior.  The four suites are named after them, Victoria, Elizabeth, Anne and Mary
  • When the hotel was built it was one of the only buildings in the city that had the luxury (and it was luxury) of having rooms with en-suite bathrooms
  • The hotel is home to ‘Lucky George’,   a resident bronze dragon who sits atop the 2nd floor stairs.  Fitzroy-Doll, one of the most renowned architects of his time, had two dragons moulded: one went to Hotel Russell….the other is today 2.5 miles beneath sea level in the Atlantic Ocean aboard the remains of RMS Titanic

We were given an upgrade on our twin room, we were on the first floor, and I loved our room. If I ever have any business around Kings Cross again, I am staying here. It is such a beautiful hotel !

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2 Comments

  • Reply Tam Gamble 18th November 2014 at 7:54 pm

    I have stayed at the Russell a few times whilst on London for business purposes and have only ever had one room that I would never want again – it was up in the rafters and had a really low ceiling; when I think about it now it was probably glad the company I worked for at the time was paying for it, if it has been my money I would have definitely complained. On my last stay, we had two large double beds and one of the biggest bathrooms I have ever seen in a hotel – clearly a better room to be had (it was on the 3rd floor for reference!).

    • Reply traveladdictuk 18th November 2014 at 8:13 pm

      Pleased you had a better room second time around.

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