St. Athans Hotel

St. Athans HotelThe St. Athans Hotel is family run, simple and clean. In central London, it is within walking distance of the British Museum, the University of London and the New British Library. St. Athans offers bed and breakfast accommodation in Bloomsbury, an area once home to writers Charles Dickens and Virginia Woolf. This individually styled hotel is within several Georgian town houses (Grade II Listed status), with interesting original features. St. Athans is a short bus ride away from the West End, with its many shops, theatres and Madame Tussauds. The hotel has been with the same family since 1964, who aim to provide friendly service and great value for money.
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The rooms are simple, basic and small but still clean and comfortable.

Hotel details

General information

Rating : 1 stars
Size : 45 rooms
Currency : GBP


  • Pets Allowed
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Luggage Storage
  • All Public and Private spaces non-smoking


  • Internet Services
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Included


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Food & Beverages

We are proud to offer our freshly cooked traditional full English breakfast 'one of the best breakfasts in town', as the perfect start to the day- and if it's not enough you can always ask for more! Orange Juice Tea, Coffee or Hot chocolate Cereals, eggs (a choice of fried, scrambled or boiled), bacon (premium rindless back), sausage, plum peeled tomato, baked beans, with a selection of sauces and condiments, Toast (brown and white), butter, jam and marmalade.

Please note that payments by credit card and foreign debit cards are charged 4% extra. UK debit cards are charged 1 GBP extra per transaction. Our hotel is now non-smoking throughout.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge. 


No parking available. 


Pets are allowed. No extra charges. 

Location & area


20-24 Tavistock Place
WC1H 9RE London


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Area information

The hotel consists of grade II listed Georgian terraced houses that retain original features. Tavistock Place, named after the ground landlord, the Duke of Bedford, Marquess of Tavistock, was built circa 1807, designed by James Burton. The hotel is situated in Bloomsbury, the central, park-filled district famous for it's literary figures such as Charles Dickens and Virginia Woolf's 'Bloomsbury Set', both lived just around the corner on Tavistock Square. Tavistock Place is also home to the original Mary Ward centre, a famous example of Art Nouveau in London, and at No.33 Jerome K. Jerome wrote his famous comedy 'Three Men in a boat'.

Travel information

We are a 2 minute walk from Russell Square underground station (on the piccadilly line) and 5 minutes from Euston and King’s Cross/St.Pancras (underground, mainline trains, & the soon-to-be-finished new International Chunnel Railink). There are also numerous bus routes that connect us to many parts of London. When flying in from Heathrow, Gatwick, Stanstead, Luton and London City international Airports travel to the hotel is simple and straightforward. Feel free to call us for directions From underground (tube) stations- From Russell Square: cross Bernard St. by the pedestrian crossing, walk straight to Marchmont Street, continue for 2 blocks. At Tavistock Place turn left. From Euston Rd: pass the bus stops, cross the park in front of the station, walk down Upper Woburn Place, at Tavistock Place turn left and we are on the right hand side. From King’s Cross/St. Pancras: Walk up Euston Rd (towards Euston station), turn left into Judd St. and then right into Tavistock Place, we are then on the left hand side. From the Airports- From Heathrow: Piccadilly Line tube straight to Russell Square (quickest) From Gatwick: Thameslink train to King’s Cross then tube to Russell Sq. (quickest) or Gatwick Express to Victoria, then tube to Euston. From Stanstead: Stanstead Express to Tottenham Hale then tube to Euston (quickest) or to Liverpool St. then tube to King’s Cross or tube to Russell Sq. From Luton:Thameslink train to King’s Cross then tube to Russell Sq. From city airport: Bus to Canning Town, Docklands Light Railway to Bank, then tube to Russell Square.

Hotel policies

Cancellation Policy

If cancelled up to 1 day before the date of arrival, no fee will be charged.  If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the first night will be charged. 

Deposit Policy

No deposit will be charged. 

VAT and city/tourist taxes

17.5 % VAT is included.  Service charge is not applicable.  City/tourist tax is not applicable. 

Meal Plan

Full English breakfast is included in the room rate. 

Children and Extra Bed Policy

All children are welcome.  All children under 2 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding.  All children under 2 years stay free of charge for cots.  Extra beds are not available.  Maximum capacity of babycots in a room is 1. 

Please note that in case specific policies apply to a particular room or rate, the specific room/rate policy prevails over the general hotel policy