Zone 1 Russell Square, Bloomsbury

Homestay in Bloomsbury - London, United Kingdom

About the Homestay

Cosmopolitan Eco friendly
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Very central location, close to Russell Square and Kings X.
Walking distance to British Museum, Covent Garden, British Library and much more. Large, bright double bedroom. Wi-fi, living room opening onto balcony garden.

Bloomsbury - An area with great history and culture, as well as the best of modern facilities.

The greatest concentration of academic institutions in Britain includes various colleges of the University of London, several teaching hospitals and the British Museum. Literary and artistic heritage from the Bloomsbury group lives on in thriving design, publishing and arts ventures.

Bloomsbury Ten Pin Bowling
Ten Pin Bowling All Star Lanes, Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place

Oasis Sports Centre
32, Endell Street
Covent Garden
Outdoor/indoor Swimming

British Museum, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury – the Great Court with its magnificent modern architecture provides an inspiring venue to eat amidst the wonders of the Museum.

Bloomsbury Theatre, Gordon Street, Bloomsbury

Dickens Museum, Doughty St, Bloomsbury

Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, Malet Place, Bloomsbury

Foundling Museum, Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury

Russell Square
With a fountain and a café, Russell Square in genteel Bloomsbury has everything necessary for a great time outdoors. Loll around the water feature, or stroll its pathways. It’s hugely popular with students and blinking tourists who have just emerged from spending hours 
in nearby British Museum.
Best for: A break from the mummies in the British Museum.
» Russell Square, WC1 Russell Square

Lamb’s Conduit Street has a variety of interesting independent shops, deli’s and restaurants.
The Brunswick Centre has a range of chain store retailers, as well as several restaurants.

Many places are within walking distance.
Part of the attraction of this area is its close proximity to so many key areas of London, and the wide variety of transport options available.
Euston, Euston Square, Goodge Street, Warren Street, Tottenham Court Road, Russell Square and King's Cross St. Pancras.
Kings Cross
St Pancras
For details of the local bus network please visit



House Facilities
  • Non Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 2 nights

Maximum stay is for 28 nights

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

Room 1
From £75 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room is a large double room for 1-2 people. It is bright & airy. All bedding 100% cotton. Cotton towels provided. NB. Friday and Saturday the minimum stay is 2 nights or £50 surcharge.

  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
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About the Area

My flat in centrally located in a vibrant and safe area. Good connections for trains, buses and airports, very close by.

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital


Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

Quiet home (vegetarian).
No smoking.
No outdoor shoes worn inside.
Please refrain from using any hair dye or nail polish/remover in the property.
Damage/breakages will be charged accordingly.
Replacement of lost keys £50.

Please be considerate and respectful if coming in late at night, as I am working during daytime and need my sleep. Thanks.

Please treat my home with the same respect you would want for your own.

Photo ID required on arrival and payment of outstanding balance. Thank you.

Generally check in is after 3pm and check out 10am; other times by arrangement depending on my work commitments.
Surcharge £50 on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Smoking is not allowed.

31 Reviews

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    January 2023

    The stay was wonderful and mostly thanks to Jo (and Mr Merlin). She was a great advisor for and about everything ! The location is perfect. Really close to the tube and lots of bus nearby as well. Very easy from the train station (less than 20 min walk) ! safe neighbourhood, safe house, great person ! You can go there your eyes closed ! thanks again Jo !

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    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    January 2023

    I thank Jo for being so welcoming and kind. She has excellents advices about places to visit. She is a wonderful person to discuss with and I am really happy that I had the opportunity to meet her. Besides, her apartment is so cosy, with a really nice atmosphere and adorable cats. It feels just like home ! The bedroom, particularly the bed, are very comfortable. It really contributed to make my trip in London as wonderful as it has been ! I would love to come back !

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    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    December 2022

    I enjoyed my stay very much, very kind-hearted and warm woman who make you feel like home! Thanks :) until next time!

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    September 2022

    My stay in the apartment was perfect! Joe is kind, caring and I really like his energy.
    The apartment is great, it smells very good (patchouli?) and the bed is great. Thanks Jo!!!

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    August 2022

    I don't know where to start. Everything has been wonderful at Jo's!
    Jo is a lovely, understanding and generous person, ready to lend a hand if needed.
    The room was beautiful, comfortable, well laid out and decorated.
    The flat is in the perfect location, quite quiet but close to everything! It's a short walk to St Pancras, King's Cross and Euston to get around England easily. Camden market is really close, the British Museum is 400 metres away and Oxford Street is really just a few blocks away. I used to go to different tourist places (Soho, Covent Garden, St James Park, Piccadilly, even Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park, etc ) every day on foot, day and night...
    I 100% recommend a stay at Jo's
    Thank you so much Jo !

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    United Kingdom
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    January 2022

    Jo's home is a little oasis in the middle of London, even with its very own little garden on her balcony. The location is amazing - it is close to everything! Jo is very friendly and kind. She let me use her kettle, gave me an extra blanket and left the light in the kitchen for me. Many thanks, Jo. I enjoyed our little chats too. I would definitely recommend staying with Jo.

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    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    December 2019

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    Saudi Arabia
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    September 2019

    Living in Jo’s house is much more than clean room, comfortable bed and well located affordable house in center of London, it’s much more than that, it was my first experience living in a homestay, and I was so anxious but that’s all gone. from the first day I felt that I am home, living with someone I know so well, someone accepted who I am, someone was here whenever I need and respect my privacy ... feel blessed to have met her and have her now as a friend :) love her and already missed her so much❤️❤️Jo was more than a perfect host and completed my wonderful experience in the UK❤️

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    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    July 2019

    Jo was a really great host. I enjoyed my travel in London, her advices to explore this incredible city. Her patience to explain and understand with my bad english... The flat is very well placed, near St Pancras and th tube... Clean and lovely. You can go eyes closed... Beautiful balcony !

    Host reply
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    Thanks Patricia, I enjoyed your company when you were around and our little chats. Your english was great .....if only my french was half as good!

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    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    July 2019

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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