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Conference Accommodation near City Lit

For delegates at the Seventh International George Moore Conference


Saturday 16 February 2019, 10:30-16:30, British Museum, BP Theatre - Bookings >

Participants must make their own arrangements for accommodation when attending conferences and other events at City Lit.

We recommend that participants stay in the Bloomsbury area, close to where City Lit is located. Bloomsbury is within walking distance of many of London's attractions, for instance the British Museum, the British Library, Covent Garden and Soho. Several London Underground lines are in the immediate vicinity of the Institute: the Northern Line (Goodge Street, Euston and Kings Cross Stations), the Piccadilly Line (Russell Square), the Central Line (Holborn or Tottenham Court Road), the Victoria Line (Warren Street) and the Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City and Circle Lines (Euston Square).

Below are details of some accommodation options in the Bloomsbury area. Where prices are given these are accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing, but you should check with the relevant hotel or B&B for up-to-date rates and reservation information.

Goodenough College accommodation

The London Goodenough College has several accommodation options listed on their website, of which most suitable for academics are the Goodenough Club and Sabbatical Accommodation.

London Goodenough Club, 23 Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AD (from £96)
Tel: 020 7769 4727; Fax: 020 7837 9321; Web:
The Goodenough Club has recently been refurbished; offers high-standard accommodation aimed at visiting academics; is used by visitors to the School of Advanced Study and has had good feedback from guests. Prices range from £96 for a single room and £118 for a double.

Sabbatical Accommodation, various locations (from £50)
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7769 4727; Email:; Web:

All year round a number of well-appointed flats and suites are available in London House which are ideal for academic staff, researchers or students who require short-term accommodation. Prices start at £50 for a single room, from £85 for a suite and from £120 for a flat.

Halls of Residence

University of London Intercollegiate Halls of Residence

University of London Intercollegiate Halls of Residence (from £43)
The University of London has five Intercollegiate Halls of Residence located in Central London offering basic accommodation during University vacations for group and individual bookings at inexpensive rates. Four are located in Bloomsbury within walking distance of the Institute of English Studies:

College Hall, Malet Street, is the nearest (single rooms from £45 per night; doubles from £75 B&B)

International Hall, Lansdowne Terrace, is 5-10 mins walk away (single rooms from £43 per night; double studios from £80 B&B)

Connaught Hall, Tavistock Square, is 5-10 mins walk away (single rooms from £43 per night B&B)

Lilian Penson Hall, Talbot Square W2, is near Paddington Station (single rooms from £49.50 per night; doubles from £67.50 B&B)

Nutford House, Brown Street W1H, is near Marble Arch (twin rooms from £53 per night B&B)

UCL Halls of Residence 

University College Halls of Residence (from £36):
Home to UCL students during term time, the following halls also offer vacation accommodation, most of which is within walking distance of Senate House:

Arthur Tattersall House, 115-131 Gower Street, WC1E 6AP: from £40.50 (single rate) and £38.00 (group rate)

Astor College, 99 Charlotte Street, W1T 4QB: from £36 (single) and £34 (group)

Campbell House, 5-10 Taviton Street, WC1H 0BX: from £40.50 (single) and £38 (group)

Frances Gardner House, Wren Street, Grays Inn Road, WC1X: from £53 (single) and £50.50 (group)

Goldsmit House, 24 Gillingham Street, SW1V (near Victoria Station): from £53 (single) and £50.50 (group)

Ian Baker House, 20 Maple Street, W1T 5HB: from £53 (single) and £50.50 (group)

James Lighthill House, 3 Penton Rise, Grays Inn Road, WC1X: from £53 (single) and £50.50 (group)

James Dodgson House, 24-36 Bidborough Street, WC1H 9BL: from £53 (single) and £50.50 (group)

John Tovell House, 89 & 93-97 Gower Street, WC1E 6AA: from £40.50 (single) and £38 (group)

Langton Close, Wren Street, Grays Inn Road, WC1X 0HD: from £40.50 (single) and £38 (group)

Ramsay Hall, 20 Maple Street, W1T 5HB: from £42.50 (single) and £40 (group)

Schafer House, Drummond Street NW1: from £40.50 (single) and £38 (group)

NB: Rates are per night per room. The University College London Halls listed above cater for individuals and groups. Other UCL halls listed on their website cater for groups only.

University of London flats

The University of London has a number of fully-furnished one, two and three-bedroom flats all located in the Bloomsbury area within a few minutes walk of City Lit:

52 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PN: from £112 per night for two guests

74-78 Gower Street, WC1E 6EG: from £55 per night for a single studio; from £86 per night for two guests

33 Tavistock Square, WC1H 9EZ: from £86 per night for two guests

1 Taviton Street, WC1H 0BT: from £86 per night for two guests

31B Torrington Square, WC1E 7JL: from £86 per night for two guests

NB: Rent prices vary according to the size of the apartment and the duration of the stay. Discounted rates apply to bookings longer than 8 weeks. For more information, please visit the University of London Housing Services website.


Grange Hotels

Visitors to the School of Advanced Study may take advantage of specially negotiated rates at a number of local 3-5 star hotels in the Grange Hotels group using either the booking reference “School of Advanced Study” or the corporate ID 22389. These rates are available for bookings up to the end of February 2016 as follows (prices per night):

Grange Holborn: from £162

Grange Fitzrovia: from £135
Grange White Hall: from £135
Grange Langham Court: from £125
The Beauchamp: from £140
The Bloomsbury Townhouse: £130
The Buckingham: from £135
The Portland: from £135
The Clarendon: from £135
The Lancaster: from £85
To book:


Other hotel options

The following hotels are all within 15 minutes' walking distance of Senate House:

The Penn Club, 21-23 Bedford Place, London. WC1B 5JJ (from £62 per night for members, £69 non-members)

Tel: +44 (0)20 7636 4718; Fax: +44 (0)20 7636 5516; Email:

Euro Hotel, 53 Cartwright Gardens, Russell Square, London WC1H 9EL (from £75)

Hotel Reservations: +44 (0)20 7387 4321; Email:

The George Hotel, 58-60 Cartwright Gardens, London WC1H 9EL (from £59)

Tel: 020 7387 8777; Fax: 020 7387 8666; E-mail:;

Crescent Hotel, 49-50 Cartwright Gardens, London WC1H 9EL (from £61)

Tel: 020 7387 1515; email:;

Celtic Hotel (formerly St. Margaret's Hotel), 62 Guildford Street, Russell Square, London WC1N 1DD (from £61)

Tel: 020 7837 6737; 020 7837 9258

The Imperial Group

Please specify the name of the hotel when contacting the group by phone, fax or email.
Email: Tel: +44 (0)20 7278 7871 / 7872 / 7873. Fax: +44 (0)20 7837 4653

Imperial Hotel (from £95), Russell Square, London WC1B 5BB, Tel: +44 (0)20 7837 3655

President Hotel (from £86), Russell Square, London WC1N 1DB, Tel: +44 (0)20 7837 8844

Bedford Hotel (from £93), Southampton Row, London WC1B 4HD, Tel: +44 (0)20 7636 7822

Royal National Hotel (from £86), Bedford Way, London WC1H 0DG, Tel: +44 (0)20 7637 2488

Tavistock Hotel (from £81), Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9EU, Tel: +44 (0)20 7636 8383

County Hotel (from £52),Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H 0JW, Tel: +44 (0)20 7387 5544


Travelodge London Euston Hotel, 1-11 Grafton Place, London NW1 1DJ (from £55)

Tel: 0871 984 6332. Fax: 0207 383 7881.

Hotel Russell, 1-8 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE (from £89)

Tel: 0844 854 2910; Email:; Web:

The Montague on the Gardens, 15 Montague Street, London WC1B 5BJ (from £117)

Tel: 020 7958 7731; Fax: 020 7612 8430; Email:;

Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, Coram Street, London WC1N 1HT (from £117.57)

Tel: 0870 400 9222; Fax: 020 7837 5374; Email:;

Hotel booking websites: Booking.comLateRoomsLastMinutePremier Inn

Also, the British Hotel Reservation Centre has desks at both Heathrow underground stations (020 8564 8808 or 020 8564 8211), at Stansted Airport (01279 662 929) and at Victoria (020 7828 1027); they offer their services free of charge. They also have a 24 hour booking line on 020 7828 0601; email:

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