Hotel Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

4 Stars

  Bloomsbury Way - WC1A 2SD - London, United Kingdom View Map
Area: Bloomsbury / Strand / Euston / King's Cross

From 138.00 €(?) Book

With BT Openzone wireless internet access available throughout the hotel, it’s easy to keep in touch with home, the office and the wider world. Please note there’s an additional charge for this service. At The Kingsley you have a choice of dining right through the day and on into the night. At our restaurant, the contemporary refurbished Kingsley Two Brasserie, we have an enticing menu featuring a range of British and European dishes, complemented by an extensive wine list. Resident Library - We are proud that our hotel was once home to Charles Kingsley and the Bloomsbury set of writers. To celebrate our heritage we’re pleased to invite you to unwind with a good book, delivered directly to your room. We offer a new series of “lost classics” written in the early twentieth century. Special reading pillows are available on request. Our experienced concierge team is available 24 hours a day. Theatre tickets, taxis, restaurant reservations – anything you need, please ask, then leave all the arrangements to us. Room service is available to all our guests, 24 hours a day. We offer a wide range of meals and drinks; please see the menu in your room. We partnered with Nuffield Health in Covent Garden, 5 minutes walk from the hotel. Entrance fee is £5 to use any of their facilities including swimming pool, relaxation spa, and state of art gym equipment. Instead of the Tube, train or a taxi, why not treat yourself – or your clients – to a limousine transfer between The Tower hotel and the airport? Please ask the Concierge for more details of our limousine service.

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For business meetings near Covent Garden, The Kingsley Hotel offers modern meeting and conference rooms and is the perfect venues for a range of needs. The Hotel is located near the Northern, Piccadilly and Central Underground Lines, the EuroStar into St Pancras Station and is only minutes from the nearby Heathrow Express train into Paddington Station. With such great accessibility and excellent meeting room choices, The Kingsley is a leading Bloomsbury venue for special events, conferences and business meetings and offers luxury rooms and services at very affordable rates. The Hotel is near the Northern, Central and Piccadilly Lines. Located on Bloomsbury Way near Covent Garden, The Kingsley has 7 meeting rooms, and 6 well appointed syndicate rooms, both benefiting from an extensive recent refurbishment and all configurable for your business meeting, conference facilities or special event needs. Our largest suite, the Albion Room, seats up to 100 guests theatre style. We also have a number of smaller rooms suitable for conferences, training sessions, team briefings and board meetings, plus break-out areas where you can stretch your legs, chat informally and catch up on your messages. We keep our Meetings and Events service simple, flexible and rewarding, and include a full range of food and drink in your event package, including an extended range of healthy options. Please talk to our dedicated Meetings & Events team who are here to help you put together a package to suit your exact requirements, and provide practical assistance from start to finish. The Kingsley Hotel stands ready to provide the meeting services and hire venues you need near Covent Garden.


The Kingsley is located in the West End near the British Museum and is conveniently sited near the Northern Piccadilly and Central Underground Lines. The location of The Kingsley allows guests to visit many of the top attractions in London. The Hotel is near Oxford Street and the theatres in the West End are only a short walk away. For students, the hotel is near the London School of Economics (LSE) and near the University College of London (UCL). For professionals and medical professionals, The Kingsley is located near Russell Square, close to Great Ormond Street, the Law Courts and Gray's Inn Road.


If you plan on attending an event at the nearby Royal Opera House, The Kingsley offers a variety of room types, from Deluxe and Executive Rooms, at the best room rates for luxury hotel rooms. In addition, The Kingsley has Junior Suites for that added bit of luxury! Following our recent refurbishment, the bedrooms at the Hotel have been transformed, visually with soothing neutral soft furnishings, and with facilities such as wireless broadband internet access, flat screen LCD TVs, power showers and air-conditioning. And you can opt for our Executive rooms or Suites if you’d like some extra space. So, whether you are here on business, attending a meeting on Gray's Inn Road near the Law Courts, or going to a show in the West End, The Kingsley is conveniently located near the Eurostar at St Pancras Station. The Hotel is also near Holborn and Tottenham Court Underground Stations making nearby Oxford Street an easy ride.


Looking for a restaurant and bar near Covent Garden or a quiet hotel bar in Bloomsbury? At The Kingsley you have a choice of dining right through the day and on into the night. At our restaurant, the contemporary refurbished Kingsley Two Brasserie, we have an enticing menu featuring a range of British and European dishes, complemented by an extensive wine list. Meanwhile, our Bar and Lounge serves a wide range of drinks, snacks and light meals in informal surroundings – perfect between meetings, after work or before dinner. And if you’re starting early, or staying up late, our full room service menu means you can always get hold of a drink, snack or light meal, even out of hours. For a sumptuous dining experience, join us at The Kingsley on Bloomsbury Way. The Hotel is located near Holborn Station and near Tottenham Court Station on the Tube. We are also located near Russell Square and Gray's Inn Road.


Located in Bloomsbury, near Covent Garden, the British Museum and Oxford Street, The Kingsley (formerly Thistle Bloomsbury) is a 4 star hotel offering 129 bedrooms. The hotel is located on the Northern, Central and Piccadilly Underground Lines, near Holborn and Tottenham Court Road stations, making it an ideal base for business meetings and special events. The unique setting of The Kingsley blends contemporary comfort and Edwardian charm, plus its luxurious bedrooms and affordable rates are definitely something to write home about! Last year we started an extensive £10 million restoration and refurbishment programme at the hotel which completed in July 2009. The investment has seen our Edwardian façade lovingly restored and bedrooms completely modernised with a vibrant colour palette of rich reds, greys and creams, stylish contemporary furnishings and state of the art technology, including LCD TVs. The Kingsley offers room rate discount deals and special offers to complement the upgrade packages of the Hotel. The public area of this Bloomsbury hotel features a new restaurant and bar which offers a twist of traditional Edwardian charm with modern furnishings and soft atmospheric lighting. Our 7 meeting rooms and conference facilities haven’t been left untouched either with new stylish contemporary furniture, diverse lighting systems and the highest quality AV equipment, all installed to provide an aspiring and productive environment. But, it’s not just the aesthetic look of the hotel that’s changed; we’ve also changed the name. Formerly known as Thistle Bloomsbury, the hotel has reverted back to its original name of ‘The Kingsley’ as a mark of its literary heritage to the author Charles Kingsley and the Bloomsbury Set. The Kingsley Hotel, located on Bloomsbury Way in the West End, offers elegant four star luxury accommodation at decidedly affordable prices.

Hotel facilities

  •  Non smoking rooms
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Lifts 2
  •  Conference rooms 4
  •  Disabled Facilities
  •  Restaurant
  •  Check-in at From 16:00
  •  Lobby Size MD
  •  Projector available
  •  Meeting room
  •  Voltage 240
  •  Single rooms 8
  •  Twin rooms 78
  •  Double rooms 35
  •  Triple rooms 14

The Hotel Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley offers air conditioning. The property is fully equipped with a conference room. The Hotel Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley offers disabled facilities. Guests can use the hotel's restaurant. There is a projector available for the use in meetings. The hotel offers business facilities.

Rooms facilities

  •  Television
  •  Direct Dial Telephone
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Mini Bar
  •  Hairdryer
  •  High Speed Modem
  •  Safe Box
  •  Satellite TV
  •  Trouser Press
  •  Alarm Clock
  •  Radio

The Hotel Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley offers the use of a TV in the rooms. Accommodation has direct dial telephone in all rooms. The Hotel Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley offers a minibar service. The Hotel Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley rooms offers the use of an hairdryer. The hotel rooms offers high-speed Internet service. Accommodation has a safe in all the rooms. The hotel offers its guests the use of an pants iron (trouser press) . The hotel offers a wake up service for guests. The accommodation offers a radio service for its guests.

 Public transport

  • Airport: LHR
  • Time to the Airport: 30 MIN
  • Railway Station: EUSTON
  • Time to the Railway Station: 10 MIN
  • Time to the Subway: 3 MIN
  • Distance from the airport: 24 KM
  • Fair site: EARLS COURT
  • Distance from Railway Station: 1 KM
  • Time to the bus stop: 2 MIN

 Guests' Reviews

Davenport, United Kingdom

Excellent: 4.6/5 More Details

Great hotel - if a little chilly!

Great location, lovely hotel and a fantastic weekend. we had booked a twin room but had been upgraded to a junior suite - very nice!
the guy working behind the hotel bar was great too!

Bracknell, United Kingdom

Low: 1.5/5 More Details

Bloomsbury thistle ????

Without doubt, the worst hotel, i have ever had the misfortune to stay at. arrived at 13:50, to be told that we were too early, and we would have to wait until after 14:00 for our room. sitting in the bar area,waiting for my change from a bar order ( even then, they did not have enough change to give me, must be a new way to earn a tip), the receptionist ran in at 14:03, threw the key down, and said, it's ready now, no explanation of facilities or meal times.
walking to our room, we realised what a mistake we had made, the refurbishment, i accept that there will be disruption, but the hotel was filthy. the room we were given, was cold, uninviting, the bathroom was disgusting, worn out, and tired. the towels were like sand paper, the tea and coffee facilities ? one coffee, one tea bag, one milk, and a few sachets of sugar.of course we complained to reception, deaf ears, could not see why we would possibly complain. even when they finish the refurbishment, i would advise you to avoid.
you can change the building, attitudes take a little longer. i hasten to add, this was on valentines day !!!



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