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Accommodation around Birkbeck

Please note that a 'single' room in London generally means a single bed. All prices are subject to change without notification. Please contact the hotel for up-to-date quotes. All bookings and queries are to be made directly with the hotels.


University College London, Residences
The Residences offered vary from converted listed town houses in Bloomsbury, offering self-catered accommodation to a modern purpose built residence in vibrant Camden Town offering both self-catered accommodation, or bed and breakfast accommodation with the option of an evening meal.
Prices range from £25-£50 for singles and twins. (minimum 3 nights)
Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 2000

The Academy
21 Gower Street, London, WC1E 6HG.
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7631 4115.
A lovely 5 star boutique hotel very close to the conference venue. Rates vary throughout the year but here is a guide:  £105 - £140 for a single room, £125 - 175 for a double room. 

Goodenough Club
Bloomsbury, London
Phone: +44 (0)20 7837 8831;
This accommodation is good value for London, but books up fast.
Rooms range from single £95 - £99  double £125 - £135

Garth Hotel
69 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 6HJ
Phone: +44 (0)20 7636 5761;
This a fairly basic but clean hotel.
Rooms (with breakfast) range from £45 - £47.50 for a single to £80 - £85 for a double with ensuite.

Harlingford Hotel
61-63 Cartwright Gardens WC1H 9EL
Phone:  +44 (0) 20 7387 1551; fax: 020 7387 4616;
A 43-room hotel facing Cartwright Gardens. Rooms are small, but recently done up.
Guests are entitled to use the tennis courts in Cartwright Gardens.
Standard rates are £79 for a single room, £99 for a double room, £110 for a triple room
and £115 for a quad room, all including breakfast. 

Holiday Inn Russell Square
Reasonably priced, clean and well-located hotel. Rooms from £98 when booked at least 14 days in advance, standard rate £135 including breakfast.

Jesmond Hotel
63 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6HJ
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7636 3199
A basic, friendly, family-run bed and breakfast offering a single room with wash basin (and access to communal shower facilities). Prices: £40 per night (single room with no bathroom), £50 (single room with bathroom) Double rooms are £60 and £75 respectively.

Ridgemount Private Hotel
Bloomsbury, London
Phone +44 (0)20 7636 1141 or +44 (0)20 7580 7060;
A clean and basic hotel run by friendly people.
Rooms (with breakfast) range from £39 for a single without bathroom to £50 for a single
with bathroom. Doubles range from £54 (without bathroom) to £70 (with bathroom).

Staunton Hotel
15 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 6HE
Phone: +44 (0) 207 580 2740
Small hotel with 17 en suite rooms. A grade II listed town house hotel, only recently restored to a high standard. Very close to Birkbeck. All prices incl. of VAT From £88.13 for a single room, £111.63 for single occupancy of a double room and £141 for a double.

The Generator Hostel
35 Compton Place, Bloomsbury, London, WC1H 9SE
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7388 7666
This is a well-known and quite funky hostel which is reputedly very safe.
Dorm beds from £10 in winter with lots of other options.

The Langland Hotel
29 – 31 Gower St. London WC1E 6HG
Phone: +44 (0)20 7636 5801  Email:
Single (no en-suite) £45 - £55  Double ensuite £60 - £75

The Tavistock Hotel
Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9EU.
Phone: +44 (0)20 7636 8383   Email:
Single from £62

The Imperial Hotel,  President, Bedford, Royal National and County are all in the vicinity and are on the same website as the Tavistock above.


More expensive options:

myhotel Bloomsbury
11- 13 Bayley St., Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London Reservations at +44 (0)20 3004 6000
Prices: Standard single from £150-170; standard double/twin from £185-210.

Hotel Russell
Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London
Four-star hotel situated overlooking Russell Square. Built in 1898, this hotel is a great
example of the Victorian style. All rooms with en suite facilities.
Internet rates: single £87 and double £110.

The Rathbone Hotel
Rathbone St., London W1T 1LB
Phone: +44 (0) 207 636 2001
Reservations at
Prices of rooms (exl. of VAT) £160 for a single, £230 for a double.

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