Literary London with The Academy

YTL Hotels’ elegant Gower Street property, The Academy, is thrilled to offer guests a series of literary experiences to enjoy in celebration of the hotel’s location, in London’s literary, cultural and intellectual heart…

From literary walks to intimate book club gatherings and a bespoke literary collection cocktail menu, The Academy is a literary hub with its very own story to tell. Located in the heart of Bloomsbury within five Grade II-listed Georgian townhouses this beautiful boutique hotel is a chic retreat for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

Book-loving guests looking to follow in the footsteps of Bloomsbury greats who once lived and worked in the neighbourhood need look no further for the ultimate bookish escape. From the moment they arrive at The Academy, guests can immerse themselves in the fascinating world of fiction. At check-in, why not pick up a copy of the hotel’s Bloomsbury Book of The Month, selected by the experts at Bloomsbury Publishing, or borrow a Kindle e-reader, fully stocked with bestsellers ready to read. Guests staying in a suite will find a Times Top 100 Bestseller on their bedside along with an Academy bookmark to ensure they don’t lose the plot!

Guests can also retreat to The Academy’s charming Library, a peaceful sanctuary a world away from London’s busy West End, for intimate book club gatherings over coffee and cake. Alternatively, they can sink back into a velvet sofa in the Lounge or Alchemy Bar and indulge in a drink from The Academy’s Literary Collection Cocktail Menu. If guests time their visit right, they might also be able to take part in star-studded book launches and writing workshops in the hotel’s Genius Lab, which is also the headquarters for the London Chapter of The Girly Book Club, a global organisation boasting more than 80,000 members. Those looking to explore literary London on the hotel’s doorstep can pick up one of The Academy’s beautifully illustrated maps, with suggested routes and walks to follow in the footsteps of the Bloomsbury Set.

Rooms at The Academy start from £300. For more information visit: www.theacademy.co.uk

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