St Athans

Single rooms from £ 50 per night

St Athans

20 Tavistock Place

Russell Square

London WC1H 9RE

+44 (0)20 7837 9140

Please read before booking

Please note that our bedrooms are generally quite small and the prices do not include breakfast, which can be bought from the Bloomsbury Coffee House downstairs.

Most of our bedrooms are with shared bathroom facilities, but we do also have some en-suite rooms with private shower, toilet and TV – please ask when booking.

We have rooms on five levels; from the lower ground floor to the third floor. As our building is over 200 years old, it is full of character and quirks, but it also has a lot of stairs and we do not have a lift. If you have mobility issues, heavy/large luggage or any other special needs please let us know when you make a reservation.

We have many bathrooms throughout the hotel; some are in the corridor, but most are situated on the landings between floors. This works out as one bathroom shared between three bedrooms. We consider cleanliness to be of the highest importance and our housekeeping staff are often praised for their thorough work. We clean all of our shared bathroom facilities twice a day to ensure that sharing these facilities is not an issue.

Breakfast is not included in our room rates but the Bloomsbury Coffee House downstairs offers continental as well as English breakfast, lunch on weekdays and a wide range of tea, homemade snacks and cakes, as well as incredible coffee. All hotels guests receive a 10% discount. To check their opening times and any seasonal changes in their service – click here.


To make a reservation simply click here and fill in your information to get a list of available rooms, however if you can’t find the right room on our website or prefer to talk to one of our friendly receptionists please call or email us with your request.

We do not require any payment in advance but we do make a pre-authorisation on your card. This process temporarily suspends the amount of the first night’s charges on your card and then it is made available again, usually after a few days (depending on your bank). This enables us to check if you have enough credit to pay for the first night’s accommodation. The pre-authorisation process can appear on your statement as a debit, but please be assured that it is not a payment.

Alternatively, you can pay the first night’s charges into our bank account. We can send you an email with our bank details on request. Please be aware that bank transfers usually incur bank charges.

Group Bookings

We define a group as 5 or more rooms, or 15 or more people. To make a group reservation we require the first night’s charges to be paid into our bank account to guarantee the rooms, with the balance to be paid one month before the arrival date.

Policies and payment

Cancellation policy: We require 48 hours to change or cancel a confirmed reservation – you can do this by telephone or email. In the event of a late cancellation or a no-show we will charge your card for the first night’s accommodation.
We accept cash and all major credit cards (but not American Express).

Check-in/Check-out times

Check-in time is after 14:00, but you are very welcome to arrive earlier and your leave your luggage with us and return later to check-in.

Check-out time is 11:00, but again you can leave your bags with us after you have checked-out.