Participants must make their own arrangements for accommodation when attending conferences and other events at the Institute of Historical Research.

Please note the information provided below is for guidance purposes only, and does not represent an endorsement of any kind. For accurate rates and booking information, please contact the hotel/accommodation provider directly.

International travel

The IHR benefits from superb transport connections to London’s tube network, and can be reached from London’s five airports (Heathrow, Luton, Stansted, City and Gatwick) in less than an hour.  It is within a few minutes’ walk of major national rail stations Euston and King’s Cross, and the International Eurostar terminus at St Pancras. 

  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 32km (20 miles) to the west of central London, about one hour's journey by Tube to Russell Square station (Picadilly Line), or 15 minutes by Heathrow Express to Paddington Station. 
  • London Gatwick (LGW) is 45km (28 miles) south of London, about 30 minutes to Victoria Station. 
  • London City Airport (LCY) is 9.5km (6 miles) east of Central London. The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) leaves LCY every 8 to 15 minutes with an approximate 20 minute journey to the Tube connections at Bank Station. 
  • London Luton Airport (LTN) is 56km (35 miles) north-west of Central London, about 25 minutes to King’s Cross Station.
  • London Stansted Airport (STN) is 64km (40 miles) to the north-east of London, 47 minutes by train to Liverpool Street Station.

Local travel

The IHR is a short walk from the following tube stations: Russell Square (Piccadilly Line), Goodge Street (Northern Line), Tottenham Court Road (Northern and Central Lines), Warren Street (Northern and Victoria Lines) and Euston Square (Metropolitan, District, Circle, Hammersmith & City Lines). 

Paper tickets are being phased out of London’s travel network. Payment on tube and bus may be made per journey by contactless debit or credit card, or Oyster cards may be purchased from tube stations and topped up for multiple journeys. NB: Cards must be touched in and out at either end of tube journeys, but only touched in once when you board a bus. Cash is no longer used on London buses, but may still be used in tube stations.

For the most up to date London travel information and network maps please see the Transport for London website.

Accommodation

Bloomsbury has one of London’s greatest concentrations of hotel options at affordable rates per night.  Below are a number of local options for individual booking. Where prices are given these are accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing, but you should check with the relevant hotel or B&B for up-to-date rates and reservation information.

Goodenough College and Club

The London Goodenough College has several accommodation options listed on their website, of which most suitable for academics are the Goodenough Club and Sabbatical Accommodation.

  • The Goodenough Club: 4 star standard accommodation in five Georgian townhouses overlooking a quiet garden square in central London. 
  • London House and William Goodenough House:  Sabbatical accommodation. 

University of London Halls of Residence

The University of London has four Intercollegiate Halls of Residence located in Central London offering basic accommodation during University vacations for group and individual bookings at inexpensive rates. Three of the halls are located in Bloomsbury within walking distance of the Institute of English Studies:

UoL Halls:

  • College Hall 
  • Connaught Hall 
  • International Hall 
  • Nutford House 

University College London Halls of Residence

Home to UCL students during term time, the University College London Halls of Residence offer vacation accommodation, most of which is within walking distance of Senate House.

 

  • Arthur Tattersall House 
  • Astor College 
  • Campbell House 
  • Frances Gardner House 
  • Ian Baker House 
  • James Lighthill House
  • John Dodgson House
  • John Tovell House
  • Langton Close
  • Ramsay Hall
  • Schafer House

NB: The University College London Halls listed above cater for individuals and groups. Other UCL halls listed on their website cater for groups only.

Grange Hotels

Email reservations@grangehotels.com; Call +44 (0) 20 7233 7888

Other Bloomsbury/Fitzrovia Hotels

The Imperial Group - Please specify the name of the hotel when contacting the group by phone or email. Web www.imperialhotels.co.uk ; Email  info@imperialhotels.co.uk; Call +44 (0)20 7278 7871 / 7872 / 7873.

  • The Imperial Hotel (from £97), Russell Square, London WC1B 5BB; Call +44 (0)20 7837 3655. Very close to Senate House.
  • President Hotel (from £88), 56-60 Guildford Street, London WC1N 1DB; Call +44 (0)20 7837 8844. Very close to Senate House.
  • Bedford Hotel( from £95), Southampton Row, London WC1B 4HD; Call +44 (0)20 7636 7822. Very close to Senate House.
  • Royal National Hotel (from £88), Bedford Way, London WC1H 0DG; Call +44 (0)20 7637 2488. Very close to Senate House.
  • Tavistock Hotel (from £83), Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9EU; Call +44 (0)20 7636 8383. 10 min walk to Senate House.

Crescent Hotel
49-50 Cartwright Gardens, London WC1H 9EL; Call +44 (0)207 387 1515
Georgian crescent close to Euston, St Pancras and British Library. 15 min walk to Senate House.

Euro Hotel
53 Cartwright Gardens, Russell Square, London WC1H 9EL; Call +44 (0)20 7387 4321
Georgian crescent close to Euston, St Pancras and British Library. 15 min walk to Senate House.

The George Hotel
58-60 Cartwright Gardens, London WC1H 9EL; Call +44 (0)20 7387 8777
Georgian crescent close to Euston, St Pancras and British Library. 15 min walk to Senate House.

Holiday Inn Bloomsbury
Coram Street, London WC1N 1HT; Call +44 (0)870 400 9222
Adjacent to Russell Square tube and Curzon Bloomsbury cinema. 5 mins walk to Senate House.

Hotel Russell
1-8 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE; Call +44 (0) 844 854 2910
Overlooking Russell Square, adjacent to tube station, just a few seconds to Senate House.
The Montague on the Gardens – from £139/night
15 Montague Street, London WC1B 5BJ – from £139; Call +44 (0)20 7958 7731
Very close to the British Museum and Senate House.

MyHotel Bloomsbury
11-13 Bayley Street, Bedford Square, London WC1B 3HD; Call +44 (0)203 004 6000
Boutique hotel with a great restaurant and coffee shop.  5 min walk to Senate House.

The Penn Club
21-23 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JJ; Call +44 (0)20 7636 4718
B&B with a Quaker ethos. Very close to the British Museum and Senate House.

Travelodge London Euston Hotel 
1-11 Grafton Place, London NW1 1DJ; Call +44 (0)871 984 6332
Between Euston and St Pancras stations, and next door to the British Library. 20 min walk to Senate House. There are several other Travelodge hotels in the area.

Booking websites

Hotel booking websites: Booking.comLateRoomsLastMinutePremier Inn.

For more information on budget-friendly Travelodge hotels nearby to the University of London please visit their University of London page.

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