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The Bloomsbury – Bloomsbury, WC1

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The Bloomsbury – Bloomsbury, WC1

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A cherished member of The Doyle Collection, an exclusive Irish hotel group, which also includes The Kensington and The Marylebone in London, and The River Lee and The Westbury in Ireland. The Bloomsbury is a sympathetic conversion of a Grade II-listed building, originally designed in the 1930s in neo-Georgian style by that most English of architects, Sir Edwin Lutyens. His signature is in the impressive stone entrance, striking double-height lobby and wonderfully quirky ironwork. There’s a sense of calm here, and an understated elegance. You feel shielded against the outside bustle, particularly in the refined bedrooms, decorated from a smart, mainly neutral palette, with headboards and fabric motifs that recall Lutyens’ work. And then there’s Dalloway Terrace, an enchanting, vine-strewn outdoor restaurant, and the wonderful wood-panelled Bloomsbury Club Bar, a must for a pre or post-prandial drink. Doubles from £261.

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Name to Know: Senior guest relations Sebastian Annandale, who can create a child’s wonderland in your suite, complete with a teepee and famous Bloomsbury bear.

See:  Explore the quirky, eccentric antique shops and bookstores found down the cobble street lanes of Fitzrovia.

Eat:  Dalloway Terrace is renowned for its Instagram-worthy inside-outside setting and its colourfully contemporary British cuisine menu.

Buy: Embrace the 1920’s in fashionable style with a Fedora hat from nearby Thomas Farthing.

 



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