Dr John Cumming was an eccentric minister who had a bit of a fixation on apocalyptic prophecy as well as anti-Catholic views –and when he was not attaching what he called the Romish aggression of the church, he was interpreting Old and New Testament prophecies about the end of the world and was absolutely sure that he would live to see the end of the world. He’s just one of Grange Blooms’ former occupants and it’s been rumoured that during long, winter nights, his ghostly presence has been spotted in the lounge area of the hotel.
Blooms Hotel has a long and rather distinguished list of former occupants; everyone from the aforementioned Dr John Cumming to Richard Penn. The building dates back to the 18th century, but the building itself stands in what used to be the grounds of Montague House, which is now the British Museum.
Grange Blooms Hotel is a stunning period hotel filled with elegant, antique furniture, period features such as high ceilings and ornate coving, and luxurious fabrics and finishing touches. Although the hotel radiates an air of elegance, it’s also homely, meaning that everyone who stays there will instantly feel right at home. There is a selection of en-suite bedrooms at the hotel, spread over three floors in either executive or standard price class.
There’s a restaurant at the hotel, known as The Blooms, and it’s a lovely way to start your day overlooking the hotel’s private garden. The Malt Library bar is also popular with guests and locals alike, serving over 30 malt whiskies to satisfy the most discerning palettes. The hotel has 26 en-suite bedrooms, including a normal double and twin rooms but also a number of four-poster rooms, as well as four individually appointed and styled rooms including Pickwick, Lords, Theatre Royal and Dickens for those who are culture lovers.
Meeting and conference facilities are also available at the hotel for the business traveller, as well as a number of services such as concierge, porter, laundry and dry-cleaning, high-speed Wi-Fi and 24-hour reception. Whatever your reason for coming to the capital, you’re sure to have a cosy, comfortable and relaxing stay in this hotel.
- Hypoallergenic pillows and duvets
- Iron and ironing board
- Trouser press
- Tea/coffee making facilities
- Complimentary newspaper
- 24-hour room service
- Digital LCD TV
- Satellite and cable TV channels
- High-speed internet (wired and Wi-Fi)
- Multi-line telephone
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Private en-suite bathroom
- 24-hour porterage
- 24-hour Reception desk
- Laundry services
Things to do
Blooms is really close to London’s Oxford Street, meaning that you’re super close to some of the best shops in the country. You’re also within a stone’s throw of some of the top theatres, meaning you could catch a show whilst you’re in London. Venture a little further out and you could see Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and some of the other tourist destinations that London has to offer.
- Standard double room available from £162.00 per night, based on two people sharing.
- Executive double or twin room available from £198.00 per night, based on two people sharing.
Breakfast is not included in the room rate.