About Bloomsbury, London:
Located in London’s West End, Bloomsbury is a fashionable residential area that still retains some of its bohemian character. The streets and squares were developed in the late 18th Century and Bedford Square (a few minutes walk from the Jesmond Hotel) is the only Georgian square in London that remains untouched on all four sides. This very prestigious neighbourhood is just minutes away on foot from the West End’s Theatreland, Soho and Covent Garden.
Where are we?
The Jesmond Hotel is located in the heart of the Bloomsbury area of central London on Gower Street. Gower Street runs from Euston in the north to Oxford Street in the south. With the postal code of West Central One (WC1) the Jesmond Hotel is within 5 minutes walk of The British Museum, Oxford Street, (the main shopping district) and Shaftesbury Avenue, the central area of London’s Theatreland.
Surrounded by the University of London (UCL) campus and University College Hospital (UCH), the area is clean, safe, and friendly. Due to our central location most places you will wish to visit are easily accessible on foot from the Jesmond Hotel, or there are a number of excellent public transport connections available.
Arriving by Underground:
The nearest London Underground (the Tube) stations are;
- Goodge Street (Northern line for Waterloo and Euston). Exit the station and turn right onto Tottenham Court Road. Cross to the other side of Tottenham Court Road and take the immediate first left Chenies Street. At the end of Chenies Street turn left into Gower street and we are located on the left hand side. Journey time on foot - 5 minutes.
- Euston Square (Circle, Hammersmith & City lines for Kings Cross St Pancras, Liverpool Street and Paddington). Exit the station and turn left onto Gower Street. We are located on the right hand side 4 blocks down. Journey time on foot – 10 minutes.
- Russell Square (Piccadilly Line for direct Underground to/from Heathrow). Exit the station and turn left on Bernard Street. Enter Russell Square, or walk around, and on the other side of the square continue along Montague Place. At the end of Montague Place turn right onto Gower Street. We are located on the left hand side in the block after crossing Chenies Street on the left. Journey time on foot – 15 minutes.
- Warren Street (Victoria and Northern lines for Victoria Coach and Rail stations). Exit the station and turn right onto Tottenham Court Road. Cross to the other side of Tottenham Court and take the 4th left Torrington Place. At the end of Torrington Place turn right onto Gower Street. We are located on the right hand side. Journey time on foot – 10 minutes.
Arriving by Bus:
The 24, 29, 73, 390 bus routes stop along Tottenham Court Road and these routes serve nearly all destinations that you would want to visit.
Arriving by Eurostar at Kings Cross/St. Pancras:
By Underground the Metropolitan line to Euston Square (directions from this station above) or a 20 minute walk directly to the hotel. Turn right outside Kings Cross St. Pancras, and walk west along the main Euston Road in the direction of Euston. Gower Street is a left turn as the road becomes an underpass at a main intersection. UCH hospital on the corner identifies Gower Street. There are also London Taxis available outside Kings Cross/St. Pancras stations.
Arriving from Heathrow:
By Underground the Piccadilly line serves Heathrow (to Russell Square or Leicester Square, both a 15 minute walk from the Jesmond Hotel), with trains running every few minutes from early morning to late evening; the journey time being around 50 minutes. By Heathrow Express between Paddington station (also on the Hammersmith & City Line) and Heathrow, trains depart every 15 minutes with a journey time of approximately 15 minutes.
Arriving from Gatwick:
Southern and Gatwick Express rail services run direct into Victoria (also on the Victoria line), the journey time being approximately 35 minutes. There is also a Thameslink rail service that runs into Kings Cross/St. Pancras, Farringdon, Blackfriars and London Bridge Stations.
Arriving from Stansted:
By Stansted Express train service directly into Liverpool Street Station (also on the Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City and Circle lines). This service runs every 30 minutes and the journey time is approximately 40 minutes.
Arriving from Luton:
By Thameslink train from Luton airport Parkway station (free bus service from the airport to this station) into St. Pancras International station (served by 6 different underground lines via Kings Cross/St. Pancras), or Farringdon station (Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City and Circle lines). This service takes approximately 30 minutes.
Other forms of transport:
There are many coach services to and from the London airports, and also from most major cities throughout the UK, the majority of which arrive into London Victoria Coach Station. Visit London's website has a useful page on the many coach service providers.