Finding accommodation near the British Museum in central London is an easy task thanks to the wide array of lodging options surrounding it (ranging from luxury hotels to bed & breakfast and hostels), which allow for a stay in one of the best connected parts of the city where we will also be within short walking distance of many museums, theatre venues, university colleges and shopping areas. Aside from that, those who are already familiar with the extremely vast collection of items exhibited are well aware that more than just a couple of days are required to visit every room in the facilities and soak up all the information available; staying close to the museum will give you the time you need to forget about time, travel across centuries and visit the faraway lands and eras depicted.
Our recommended hostels and hotels near the British Museum in London have been selected to fit into different travel budgets, although you might want to consider some of the options ranked with the highest number of stars in view of their excellent location – sometimes right in front of the building-, as they will definitely help you save money on public transport commutes and taxi rides.
The Ruskin hotel, next to London University and the British Museum
In the style of a bed & breakfast, this London hotel is close to both Holborn and Russel Square tube stations, and to Covent Garden and Leicester Square as well, although its main strength is its location, few metres away from the museum. It has 33 non-smoking rooms with central heating, which may be single, double, double with twin beds, triple or family ones and, in some cases, feature a private toilet and shower (otherwise, they are shared with the other guests in the same corridor). All travellers staying at the Ruskin are granted the right to enjoy the typical full English breakfast, which is served daily in their dining area and is included in the price. Do you feel this is your ideal hotel near the Bristish Museum in London? You can book your room here.
3-star accommodation: the Morgan Hotel in London
Guests staying here will be just a short stroll from at least four theatre venues in the area, Bloomsbury Square, Tottenham Court Road and the British Museum. Amenities like complimentary WiFi internet accessible all throughout the premises, full English breakfast served daily and private bathroom in every unit makes it an ideal cosy place to stay for either a couple of days or a week. Room capacity can be individual, double, twin, triple or family, with the additional possibility of booking an apartment. The Morgan Hotel near the British Museum also has safes to leave your valuables and do your research or explore the city with absolute peace of mind. Heathrow airport lies 23 kilometres away.
The Astor Museum Hostel close to the British Museum
This budget accommodation in London stands within easy reach on foot from Russell Square tube station, which gives us an idea of its proximity to the museum, less than 200 metres away. Guests may use a communal kitchen, and there are various supermarkets, restaurants and cafés in the vicinity. Among other features making this hostel near the British Museum in London a good value for money option we count lockers, safes, in-room free WiFi, daily maid service and 24-hour front desk. If privacy is a concern to you, the Astor has private rooms to accommodate solo travellers and couples, otherwise, you may stay in a female-only or a mixed dormitory with other visitors and share the toilet and the shower facilities with them.
4-star hotel in Bloomsbury, London: the Grange Blooms
Travellers who have stayed in the Grange Blooms hotel close to the British Museum reported that its top-notch guest service could only be matched by its enviable location, a spot in the city from which they could not only walk a few metres to get to the museum but also conveniently and quickly commute to Hyde Park, Oxford Street or Buckingham Palace by tube. Every morning, a continental breakfast buffet is made available to guests, who are invited to enjoy other meals during the day at the onsite restaurant in the private garden. WiFi is available at no extra charge in all communal areas and inside the rooms, which may be single, double or executive.