Hotel review: Radisson Edwardian Blu Bloomsbury, London

Lap up the luxury just minutes from the heart of the capital's gay scene.


The Radisson Edwardian Blu (Bloomsbury) lies just moments from London’s Oxford Street. Placed conveniently in the heart of the Capital, the desirable location makes those planned (and some no doubt unplanned) shopping trips even more convenient. 

The close proximity means that you’re never more than a few short steps away from being able to escape the hustle and bustle of Britain’s most popular street, and return to the peace and quiet of the warm and welcoming hotel.

Soho also lies just a ten minute walk away, and for those looking to experience London’s celebrated LGBT nightlife, both GAY Late and Heaven are just moments away. 

The former even offers late week-day opening for those who are looking to visit London for a mid-week break, and escape the more crowded weekends. 

The Radisson Blu offers an unrivalled luxurious suite that truly needs to be experienced to be believed. The gorgeous Victorian architecture adds a touch of style and class to the tastefully decorated room, which brings a superior level of comfort that many rival brands simply fail to match up to.

The hotel's exclusive seventh floor offers unparalleled privacy, and gives you a glimpse into the life of a celebrity. If you’re going on holiday, you may as well do it like Madonna after all. 

What makes a hotel experience memorable is the small touches. Whether you’re looking for a hotel bed that makes you hit the snooze button until dinner, an array of high-end toiletries topped up on a daily basis or an extra-large shower head that will have you turning your nose up at your own bathroom, Radisson Blu offers it all and more. 

Wherever you end up staying within the hotel, there’s a gym that’s open to all guests 24 hours a day, and staff are available throughout the night to cater to whatever needs you might have.

Every room also offers complimentary Wi-Fi, so you won't have to scramble to get more data so you can stream Hot Hits UK on Spotify as you're showering in the unbelievably glam marble-laden bathroom. 

After a busy day of exploring the capital, heading out again can feel like an absolute chore. Thankfully within the hotel lies its very own Burger & Lobster restaurant, which offers an array of dishes to cater to a variety of tastes.

Despite the name, the upmarket establishment has numerous vegetarian options available, and the staff were able to cater for vegan taste buds too at relatively short notice. 

If you’re looking for a location nearer to Hyde Park and the sights and sounds of West London, or you just want to unashamedly try and cameo on Made In Chelsea, then fear not, as Radisson Blu Edwardian has branches throughout the capital.

What's more, the brand manages to retain the same charm throughout its numerous hotels, so wherever you choose, you'll get the same high-end experience.