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About our Hotel

Location: Downtown/City Center

  • Location: Downtown/City Center
  • Closest City: LONDON
  • Distance From Hotel: 0.0MI
  • Local time zone: GMT+01:00

Check In: 2:00 PM Check Out: 12:00 PM

  • Check In: 2:00 PM
  • Check Out: 12:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Late checkout available

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  • Number of Rooms:4
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  • Service Animals Allowed



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Guide or Assist dogs allowed. Please contact hotel prior to stay to advise.

What's Nearby

What's Nearby

British Medical Association House
Distance From Hotel:0.3MI
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH)
Distance From Hotel:0.5MI
St Pancras International Train Station
Distance From Hotel:0.8MI
British Museum
Distance From Hotel:0.8MI


Standard Internet Service

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Wireless Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas
Standard Room Wireless Fee for Non Members:£ 16.00 16.0  GBP



  • Hotel renovated inFebruary 01, 2007
  • Total number of rooms:316
  • Total number of rooms with only double beds:70
  • Total number of non-smoking rooms:314
  • Total number of rooms for the physically challenged:4
  • Executive rooms
  • Interior corridor
  • Total number of floors:7

Opt for the modern and central Holiday Inn London-Bloomsbury hotel, set in a quiet street near Russell Square Tube station.

Holiday Inn London-Bloomsbury is just 2 minutes' walk from the Tube at Russell Square station, for speedy connections across the capital. We're 10 minutes by bus from Eurostar connections at St Pancras station, and a 45-minute taxi ride from London Heathrow Airport. Check into your stylish Guest room, air-conditioned and connected to wireless
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Opt for the modern and central Holiday Inn London-Bloomsbury hotel, set in a quiet street near Russell Square Tube station.

Holiday Inn London-Bloomsbury is just 2 minutes' walk from the Tube at Russell Square station, for speedy connections across the capital. We're 10 minutes by bus from Eurostar connections at St Pancras station, and a 45-minute taxi ride from London Heathrow Airport. Check into your stylish Guest room, air-conditioned and connected to wireless Internet.

We have 15 modern meeting rooms for up to 300 delegates in our plush Academy. Our spacious facilities are also suitable for smaller training days and catch-ups. Major organisations such as the BMA, Unison and UCL are 15 minutes' walk away. You can access the City with ease at Holiday Inn London-Bloomsbury from nearby Holborn underground station.

Balance evenings out in nearby Covent Garden and Theatreland with relaxing afternoons in quaint Bloomsbury cafes. The British Museum's vast collection of world treasures is 15 minutes' walk from us, and admission is free. You can splash the cash on London's famous shop-lined Oxford Street, just 10 minutes by Tube from the hotel.

Treat yourself to sizzling fajitas in our Junction restaurant, or a pint of Guinness with an Irish stew in the beer garden at Holiday Inn London-Bloomsbury. Our friendly Concierge can assist you with directions and tourist tips.

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Holiday Inn London-Bloomsbury's well-placed location is worth taking advantage of. You're a few minutes' walk from dozens of bus routes, and just 50 metres from Russell Square underground station for Piccadilly line Tube trains. Vibrant Covent Garden is 10 minutes away on foot.

Guest Reviews

Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 382 reviewers.
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Could be better Generally the hotel was nice, the check-in easy, and welcoming. The restaurant was closed for the evening, but no reason given, so we had to go out to eat. The breakfast service was terrible. Tables were not cleared, if they were cleared, all the plates/uneaten food etc. were piled onto one table. It looked unsightly. The food taste nice, but .... the presentation was terrible, items were not restocked, or freshened up. All in all, a nice hotel ruined by bad service at breakfast. August 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great hotel This was my first time in CROWNE PLAZA LONDON-THE CITY it was an amazing experience. The rooms are clean and they are big so they are comfortable. And the room service was very helpful. Moreover, the hotel food was delicious and the service was great. August 9, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Crowne Plaza fans We have stayed at Crowne Plaza the City on several occasions. It is in a great location and we enjoy the proximity of Blackfriars tube/train stations. Our overall stay was as good as it has been in the past, but with a few minor exceptions: I thought the bed was more comfortable on previous visits???? The wardrobe door was hanging on very precariously and our bathroom needed some maintenance - paintwork on the door was very scratched and in need of some TLC. The toilet roll holder was falling off the wall and was also positioned at a very peculiar level. Breakfast is always very good, with enough variety to satisfy any palate. However, the coffee needs to be served hotter!! We will stay here again. It's like a home from home for our family (minus the poor paintwork and dodgy furniture/bathroom accessories!) Get these sorted before we return guys! August 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good Location Great service however rooms renovations are highly required. August 8, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Over-rated hotel Terrible value for money. Only good thing is the hotel's location. August 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good location, expensive breakfast Excellent location for the work I had to do in Central London, easily reached via Blackfriars - literally across the street. Room was accommodating and quiet. Lifts were very slow. Breakfast was very expensive. August 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by great location and nice rooms overall a great well connected location and close to all the attractions, nicerooms and friendly staff August 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by good stay very comfortable bed and large room. Breakfast was good and service was very quick. check in and out was very efficient. shower screen needs a little attention but strength of shower was good. Finding plugs to charge kindle etc was very difficult and eventually located a single plug in the room - no where near the kettle! Overall a good experience and we will certainly use the hotel again for any London stay. August 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nice hotel, poor food In general I found this hotel to be quite good. My only 2 complaints would be about checking in and the quality of the room service food. Our room was not available to check in until well after 2pm and even then the room changed twice during the check in process, as the planned room was not available. We ended not getting into our room until 2 hours after arrival. Secondly, the room service food was of poor quality. While there was plenty of it, it was very just not very good. The burger in particular tasted very processed and cheap. Apart from those two things the stay was excellent. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the room was clean, quiet and well equipped. August 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lovely Hotel and Great Location A great stay, good staff and rooms. Hot corridors! August 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great location Area was not super busy at night like the West End. The hotel is across the street from the Blackfriars Tube station. The station was new and was convenient and safe for buying tickets. Tube was convenient transportation to attractions, Heathrow, and EuroStar. Priority Club Lounge was a quiet and pleasant venue for the complementary breakfasts. Would have liked to have had exercise facilities. August 4, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Bad Experience 1) We booked 2 rooms. On check in we stated out son would be arriving late. We received a phone call from reception at 11.45pm to advise our son could not check in as we had to be present. My wife took the original call as soon as I took the phone the receptionist said ok its all ok then put the phone down. 2) food service was very very slow. took 45 minutes for soup to arrive 3) Staff generally seemed very unhelpful 4) My WORST EXPERIENCE EVER AT AN IHG HOTEL and I stay 100 nights a year and have done for the past 10 years August 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Luft qualitaet Das Zimmer war sehr gut, Klima anlage auch. Schade, das man bei einer so schoenen fensterfront das fenster nicht oeffnen konnte. ich finde dies ein besonderes plus bei anderen hotels, besonders aber in einem raucher zimmer die luft auf dem flur im 7.stock war nicht angenehm, zu heiss und stickig. August 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A Great Stay We really enjoyed our stay at the Crowne Place London - The City. The location is ideal as Blackfriars tube station is almost directly opposite the hotel. The staff were always willing to help with any queries we had during our stay, and I would definitely stay there again. July 31, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Good location, but small flaws which will probably not make me return I have travelled quite a lot and stayed in very many hotels and hotel chains around the World, but this is the first time when I had to stay in a room where the window was covered. The room was rather cozy, but without the window it felt like a cage. When I asked to change the room, I was told that it was not possible. I chose this hotel because I am a IHG club member and the location of the hotel is good - the subway is across the street and restaurants in Covent Garden a 20 minutes of walk. A week after my stay I still have the cost of my stay reserved on my credit card account although another payment in the same amount has been cleared from my card a week ago and I will have to settle this with my bank. Next time I would probably choose another hotel in London. July 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Room was excellent Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The room was very comfortable, good location. The concierge was very helpful and informative. The beds were very comfortable. The buffet breakfast had everything anyone would want for breakfast. Would defiantly recommend the Crowne Plaza to any of our friends travelling to London. July 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Location Perfect location close to the Thames, hotel abiance - good, professional and all hotel staff that we talked to were helpful. Good choice of restaraunts in the hotel. The real selling points, next to underground station (Blackfriars) and right next to Blackfriars Bridge with access to the South Bank area. July 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lovely Hotel Me and my partner spent a weekend at the Crowne Plaza, The City. We booked the hotel through another company and didn't know which hotel it was until we had made the payment. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived, the staff are extremely friendly and the hotel was lovely. We didn't eat in any of the restaurants but the food smelt beautiful. We did order room service late one night following an evening at the theatre and the food was delicious and very reasonably prices. The staff will go out of their way to anything they can for you. The only complaint I had was on checkout a payment was taken from my account in error. This was rectified and the staff were apologetic about it. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel and it definitely deserves 4* if not more. July 23, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed in hotel Previouslly commented on regarding room and restaurant problems July 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Hotel The overall appearance of the hotel is first class. All the staff we met were most friendly, polite & extremely helpful. The food was always fresh , well cooked & always a good choice. Our room was clean, the bed was comfortable & was well appointed. Altogether we had an excellent stay at this hotel & hope to return in the future. July 21, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Subsequent Business Traveler Visit Is my 2nd time at Crowne Plaza London City so most of what I said in prior review still stands which was largely positive. Disappointed that both no early check in was available for me as was last time (I stay at IHG hotels 30+ nights a year so no unreasonable ask). Also the room itself was far smaller than last time and given the price was almost double overall experience over the 3 nights wasn't as good as prior visit. July 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable but expensive Good location, comfortable accommodation and friendly staff but a bit pricey July 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great service After a difficult start, out stay was made memorable by the wonderful staff July 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great value in London! Excellent location just off the Victoria Embankment, across from Blackfriars Station and Waterloo Station within walking distance. Hotel is clean, comfortable and safe. Door Man and Concierge had great personalities and were both very helpful. Permit 3 per room, which is difficult to find in London. Great pre-paid internet booking rates. July 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great hotel, great location No complaints, a perfectly situated hotel for staying in London. Clean, tidy and friendly staff. Excellent knowledge of local restaurants by the concierge team. Would stay again. July 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Crowne Plaza London the City have been coming here for many years, was always good but is getting better and better. love staying here, attentive staff and very good location for the city July 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Outstanding location The hotel is located next to a tube (subway) station, and is across the street from a fantastic tavern. A brief walk up the street and the London Eye is in view. Also, you can walk about 3 blocks and be at St. Paul's. July 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EXCELLENT LOCATION FOR TRAVELLERS Located opposite Blackfriers Tube Station the hotel is is well placed for travellers with easy access from a station on the Circle Line that has lift access to the platforms. Staff were friendly and helpful and the rooms clean and comfortable. The Circle Line connects with Paddington, Victoria Station, Notting Hill, Westminster and Kensington High Street meaning all major attractions are within easy reach of the hotel. July 7, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by disappointing and not up to usual Crowne Plaza Thus chain is usually reliable. Check in was quick, and efficient. That is all I can think of to compliment Room which was designated non-smoking reeked of cigarettes, and was overall grubby. No natural light/opening windows so was weirdly claustrophobic. Fitness centre well below standards for this type of hotel. Will avoid in the future. Avoid their advice for things like theatre tickets, and certainly avoid them arranging them, as it is not in the customers best financial interests!! July 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Attentive, Helpful Staff Staff, especially the Friday Concierge very helpful especially when we had an issue with my daughters glasses. Check in very easy and rooms clean and tidy. Easy to get to and would happily stay again. July 7, 2014
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