Ideal if you're visiting a fair or convention at the hotel, or you simply want to be in a great location on a trip to the Big Smoke, the 3-star Royal National Hotel is a fantastic option for your next stay in London in 2023 and 2024. In fact, with over 1,600 rooms, it prides itself on being the largest hotel in the UK.
Rooms start from less than £100 per room per night with offers and packages available for longer stays or visits during quieter periods like Sunday nights or during the winter months.
Separate from the hotel, yet still part of the same building is City Sleeper at the Royal National Hotel, which is a great alternative for those who like a little more quiet. Single rooms are also available, perfect for business travellers or solo guests, and a number of interconnecting rooms is also available at City Sleeper, making it perfect for families visiting London.
The hotel has more rooms than any other in the UK, but that doesn't mean a drop in standards. Rooms are modern and clean with everything you'd expect from a budget friendly stay in London. All rooms are non-smoking and have a hairdryer and bath towels. Accessible, wheelchair friendly rooms are also available upon request. Only assistance dogs and service animals are permitted within the hotel. Pet dogs are not allowed. Please note that there is no air conditioning in rooms.
Check-in time: 2pm
Check-out time: 11am
Single Rooms are perfect for solo travellers and people visiting London on a short business trip. They're also popular during events and fairs that are hosted at the hotel. These rooms feature a comfy single bed with two pillows, en-suite bathroom, TV, free WiFi, and tea and coffee making facilities.
Double rooms are a great option for couples visiting, or single travellers who like a little extra space. Each standard room has a comfy double bed, private bathroom, free WiFi, TV, and tea/coffee making bits.
Triple rooms are great for small groups, especially groups of three people, who are taking advantage of everything on offer in London. These rooms are perfect for a group of 3 celebrating with a night out (there's a 24 hour front desk), or watching a theatre show.
With rates starting at less than £100 per room for a one night stay, this budget friendly hotel option near Euston and Kings Cross St Pancras stations s a brilliant option for a short break in London, a celebratory night out, or a family escape to discover the numerous kid friendly attractions on offer. You can either book direct with the hotel on their official website, or through hotel booking sites like Booking.com, Agoda and Expedia.
With so many rooms, this hotel is great for groups, whether you're booking your staff Christmas party, organising a book fair or business conference, or planning a university or school group tour or similar. For larger groups like this, you may be better off speaking to the hotel directly so that they can tailor your booking depending on what you need, particularly if you have special requests or requirements. In fact, the travel and tour company, Contiki, use this hotel as their main hotel partner in London because their Contiki Travel Hub is located just within the courtyard of the building. They may also be able to offer discounts for more rooms booked and can also help with any conference, meeting or events that you might be planning.
The cancellation policy will vary from supplier to supplier. What may be flexible when booking directly, may be non-refundable if booking through a 3rd party hotel website so you should always check the relevant terms and conditions before you book and pay.
Hotel Amenities & Facilities
Free Wi Fi
Laundry and dry cleaning can be arranged for an extra charge. Speak to the front desk staff during your stay for more information.
Despite being the largest hotel in the UK, there isn't a gym, fitness centre, swimming pool nor spa as part of the hotel, however, there is a gym next door. Guests can visit at a reduced rate, ensuring they can still keep up their fitness programme while staying. If you're a member of The Gym Group and have access to all facilities, there is a Gym Group centre less than 100m away.
Meetings & Events
Due to its number of rooms and large conference facilities, there are many events and fairs hosted here, from a comic mart to a film fair and everything in between. They've even hosted a stamp fair. The Galleon Suite is the main conference hall, with a 719 person capacity in a theatre layout. This room can also be split into three for smaller events and other room set ups. The Meeting Place is also a popular room to hire which can accommodate up to 70 attendees.
There is private parking at the hotel which is available in the car park underneath the hotel, and starts from £24 per day. Disabled bays and EV electric charging points are also available. Please note this is not a free car park, however, the hotel does sometimes have promotions for free car parking when you stay for 3 nights or more. Vans and commercial vehicles may also park here for a higher cost, however, being underground, there are height restrictions. If this gets full, there is an NCP car park a short walk away.
Food & Drink
Breakfast is served at the hotel between 6.30am and 10.30am and offers guests a full English breakfast, as well as a lighter, continental breakfast option.
Restaurants & Bars
There are two restaurants here:
Breakfast: 7:00am - 10:30am
This pizza place and coffee shop is open from 7am every morning and closes at different times depending on the day of the week, so lunch and dinner maybe an option here depending on when you stay.
Open everyday from 12pm until 11pm, the London Pub in Bloomsbury serves up a menu of fantastic traditional pub grub, from fish and chips to pies and lots more. Drinks prices are typical of London with a glass of wine starting from £5.75, a pint of beer starting from £4.95 and cocktails starting from £8.95.
There are various restaurantes near the Royal National Hotel including Poppadom Indian Kitchen at the Tavistock Hotel and Botanica at the Bedford Hotel. You've also got a Chinese restaurant and a Korean restaurant nearby too. And don't forget the whole of London is on your doorstep so it's easy to wander and find some hidden gems.
Things to Do
London is right on your doorstep so there are so many fantastic and exciting things to do here. Take a look at a couple of our favourites below:
The British Museum is just a 5 minute walk away, so guests staying here should not miss out on this gem. With regular exhibitions and events, the museum goes deep into the history books of people and culture, dating as far back as 2 million years. Basic tickets are free of charge, however, a donation is recommended.
No first time visit to the capital is complete without a trip to Buckingham Palace. You can jump on the Piccadilly line to Green Park or Hyde Park corner and walk through the park to reach the Palace. Changing of the guard takes place at 11am on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays which is a true sight to behold.
For a bit of fun in the afternoon or evening, Bloomsbury Lanes, located a very short walk away is an entertaining option. With 8 bowling lanes, a DJ, American diner and karaoke booths, if you don't want to venture far from the hotel for a bit of light-hearted fun, this is the place to go.
Contact Details & Location
There are several ways you can contact the hotel. You can also find out more details, information and photos on both the hotel website and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media platorms. You can also watch guest review videos on YouTube.
38-51 Bedford StreetLondonWC1H 0DG
The best email address to contact the hotel is firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be able to direct your enquiry to the relevant team or staff member.
Alternatively you can call the hotel. The phone number is +44 207 278 7871.
Located in Camden's Russell Square area, the hotel is in a good location for visiting the city. Close to Euston and King's Cross stations, the hotel is also within walking distance of Russell Square underground station (the nearest tube station), which is on the Piccadilly line, and so offers easy access to Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Knightsbridge.
Being on the Piccadilly line also means it's easy to get to and from Heathrow Airport, taking about an hour without needing to change lines. London City airport is the closest airport, while the journey from Gatwick airport will also take around an hour.
Imperial London Hotels offers a membership option which can be particularly useful if you visit London a lot. The programme is free to join and allows you to access members only rates when booking directly with the hotel so you can save money on each stay. If you only plan on staying once, although it means potentially discounted rates, you may be better off booking with the likes of Expedia or Booking.com who have frequent traveller programmes like the Booking Genius discounts.
Officially a three star hotel, the reviews on Tripadvisor in 2023 matched that with an average of 3 out of 5 from over 10,000 customer reviews. Many of the positive reviews focus on the customer service from staff and the ability to resolve issues quickly, along with clean and modern rooms. Other comments include a few issues with the noise that comes from the events and weddings that the hotel hosts.
Yes, there is a luggage storage room which is perfect, is free of charge and is based on a first come first serve basis. This is ideal if you are arriving early or leaving later and want to make the most of your time in London.