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Radisson Blu – Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel

We went for an eminently comfortable – and delicious – stay in the Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel.

Of all the places in London to stay, there a few with quite the same artistic and cultural heritage as Bloomsbury. Famously home to the inventively named Bloomsbury Set (that included early 20th Century intelligentsia like Virginia Woolf , John Maynard Keynes and E.M. Forster), the area has a certain unmistakable feeling of grandeur and history about it, something not lost in the Radisson Blu’s Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel (a right mouthful, I know). The building, with its vast and elegantly imposing facade has all the rarefied atmosphere you might expect from an establishment in this enviable central London location – and it only gets better when you step inside, with every room tastefully decorated in muted tones and subtly tactile fabrics.

It goes without saying that the linens are well pressed, the rooms are spotless, the service is impeccable, though not obtrusive, and the usual Radisson amenities are provided, including a gym and business center (if that’s your scene). You’re more likely to find me in the hotel’s best feature: an in-house Steak and Lobster restaurant.

Yep, it’s a celebration-meal every day at this place. The menu doesn’t take too much explaining, it’s really just steak and lobster with a handsome selection of sides. The only decision you need to make is which to go for; I chose lobster and didn’t regret it one bit. Garnished with a generous amount of garlic and chive butter and served with bottomless fries (never too much, as Luther once sang), it really is one of the most simple-yet-opulent meals you can enjoy. Oh, and it’s only £20! Of course, bottomless fries and a greedy appetite are bound to make you lethargic – so it’s a good thing you’ve got a bed next door.

Radisson Blu - Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel

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