The neighborhood surrounding the ACCENT London Study Center is full of places to stay, eat and shop. Below are some local hotels, restaurants and markets that students, faculty, and visiting family or friends may find useful.
Nearby hotels for visiting family/friends
My Hotel Bloomsbury
11-13 Bayley St, Bedford Square, London WC1B 3HD – Telephone: 011 44 20 3004 6000
This hotel is located on the same road as the ACCENT London Study Centre, and is popular with visiting faculty. It’s a modern hotel with contemporary rooms.
St. Giles Hotel
Bedford Avenue, London WC1B 3GH – Telephone: 011 44 20 7300 3000
St Giles Hotel is located less than a five-minute walk from the ACCENT London Study Centre, Tottenham Court Underground Station and Oxford Street shop.
The Thanet Hotel
8 Bedford Place, London WC1 Telephone: 011 44 20 7636 2869
The Thanet Hotel is a quick walk away from the ACCENT London Study Center past the beautiful British Museum. It has many of the original features of the house which enhances the character of the hotel.
71 Gower Street, London WC Telephone: 011 44 20 7637 1804
Reasonably-priced hotel with warm and friendly service. Conveniently located in the heart of the Bloomsbury district near the ACCENT Study Center.
British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG – Telephone: 011 44 20 7323 8990
Afternoon Tea in this setting is a fantastic experience. The restaurant is located inside the British Museum above the old British Library under the canopy of the Great.
15 Great Newport St, London WC2H 7JE – Telephone: 011 44 20 7836 6308
This Italian restaurant, between Covent Garden and Leicester Square, is popular for pre-theatre meals.
31 Marchmont St, London WC1N 1AP Telephone: 011 44 20 7278 8355
This pub is located around the corner from ACCENT, has adequate space to host large groups and serves traditional British food in a bustling environment.
Local markets for shopping
Famous for its markets since the 1670s when the first few stalls appeared on the south side of the square selling wholesale fruit, vegetables and flowers. Today, the Apple Market in Covent Garden Market and the Jubilee Market Hall on the south Piazza both sell an unusual and imaginative range of antiques, handicrafts, china, jewelry, clothing and gifts.
The Apple Market
Open seven days a week selling crafts Tuesday to Sunday and antiques on Mondays.
Mondays: antiques and bric-a-brac
Tuesday-Friday: general market
For beautiful crafts, accessories and gifts, Jubilee Market has an eclectic range every weekend at their Craft Market.
Bloomsbury Farmers’ Market
Open on Thursdays and offers a good selection of farm produce and hot food to take away. Farmers’ Market is right in the heart of Bloomsbury, in Torrington Square, opposite the newly refurbished Byng Place apartments.
ACCENT does not specifically endorse any of the listed resources and holds no liability with regards to these third party organizations.