Kimpton Fitzroy London
A London Hotel Like No Other
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A 19th-century beauty meets the London of today: that’s what you’ll find at Kimpton Fitzroy London Hotel. From the outside, the landmark building, which occupies a full block along the eastern side of Russell Square in Bloomsbury, looks every bit the part of grande dame. Inside, though, contemporary interiors beckon the discerning traveler to settle in and stay a while—Negroni (or two) in hand.
The Grade II listed landmark building, whose ornate terracotta facade is marked by four British queens guarding the entrance, occupies the eastern flank of Russell Square in Bloomsbury. Originally designed in 1898, the reopening of the hotel in 2018 has restored the original grande dame to her original glory while administering a shot of adrenaline to the heart of London's most literary neighbourhood. Overlooking Bloomsbury, Russell Square and only 2 minutes walk from Russell Square tube station, this striking Victorian hotel with marble columned public spaces is ideally located for within walking distance from the British Museum and the West End of London. Throughout the property—from the 334 guest rooms to the four dining and drinking establishments—original details mingle well with refurbished touches. The fresh, comfortable interior design (by Tara Bernerd & Partners and Russell Sage Studio) tips a hat to the building’s past without neglecting its present.
Restaurants & Bars
Galvin Bar & Grill - by Michelin-starred brothers, Chris & Jeff Galvin. The Galvin brothers are taking a modern-day approach to the British bar and grill with a menu that focuses on ethically sourced produce. While rooted in British cooking, the menu will not be dedicated to traditional dishes, instead, drawing on other cultures to reflect the diversity of modern Britain.
Fitz’s - named after Charles Fitzroy Doll, the original architect of Kimpton Fitzroy London. The plush, glamorous cocktail den has an air that’s electric with possibility
Burr & Co - Nestled on the corner of Bernard Street and leafy Russell Square, Burr & Co. is a coffeehouse by day and wine bar by night.
Palm Court - With a soaring glass ceiling that floods the room with light, comfortable clusters of seating and lots of greenery, Palm Court is the laid-back luxurious center of the hotel. Whether it’s a cup of tea in the morning, a snack in the afternoon or a glass of Champagne in the evening, this social hub has a constant buzz, filled with hotel guests and outside visitors alike.