Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street
London (1 mile away)
Compliant Venues Ltd believes that the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Bloomsbury Street aligns to the metric applied to our AMBER assessment status.
General Positioning: The Radisson Blu Edwardian, Bloomsbury Street is an easily accessible central London hotel located on Bloomsbury Street opposite the sister hotel The Kenilworth. The closest underground tube station is Tottenham Court Road which is only a 5 minutes’ walk from the venue, as well as only being a 15-20 minutes’ taxi ride from London St Pancras, Eurostar, Kings Cross, Euston and Marylebone stations. Tottenham Court Road tube station is on the Charing Cross branch of the Northern Line and the Central Line which ensures easy access to most areas in London. The area of Bloomsbury in which the hotel is located, is well known for its literary connections, garden squares and numerous cultural, educational and healthcare institutions.
The hotel has 174 bedrooms and 9 meeting rooms, the largest being the Folio Suite and this accommodates up to 120 cabaret/300 theatre style. This 4-star hotel completed a full refurbishment in 2009 and added contemporary themes into the décor which complement the Georgian style and period architecture of this hotel. The 9 meeting rooms are spread over the ground and lower ground floors of the hotel, away from the general public, so privacy and confidentiality can be assured to the healthcare sector. It lends itself well to investigator meetings, advisory boards, speaker meetings and training, as well as being appropriate for internal meetings.
Sales and Marketing: Digital and promotional materials present the venue aligned to its location to many of the shopping streets in the city, specifically those of a stylish nature. Imagery shows regent street and stylish bedrooms text references the venue as luxurious and attempts to create an impression directed to leisure guests. Features such as the paintings and artwork in the hotel, the décor and the exclusive floor, where 11 business class individually designed rooms are located, contribute to the positioning of the venue in the leisure market. Meeting space follows this theme addressing the décor of the rooms as a feature, even labelled a unique space in London.
Location and Setting: The Radisson Blu Edwardian, Bloomsbury Street sits within an elegant 19th century red brick building and boasts a remodelled contemporary entrance to the hotel which tastefully complements the original structure. The hotel completed a full refurbishment in 2009 which transformed the venue into a contemporary hotel for leisure travellers and business meetings. Due to its location, the majority of residents staying throughout the week are business travellers, however at weekends this changes to leisure visitors. The bar and restaurant at this venue is called the Steak & Lobster, which as the name indicates specialises in steak and lobster and offers small tapas style dishes to accompany the main offering. The restaurant offers good quality food very cost effectively and in our opinion is appropriate for the healthcare market as there are no luxury or gourmet aspects to this concept.
The hotel is easily accessible from all the main line train stations servicing the capital as well as London Heathrow Airport which is approximately a 40 – 60 minutes’ drive or 10 minutes by cab from the Heathrow Express terminal at Paddington. Bloomsbury is home to the University of London's central bodies and departments, including the Senate House Library and School of Advanced Study, and to several of its colleges, including University College London, the Institute of Education, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of London. It is also home to the University of Law and New College of the Humanities. The numerous healthcare institutions located in Bloomsbury include the British Medical Association, Great Ormond Street Hospital, the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College Hospital and the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, whilst the Royal College of Physicians, The Wellcome Collection and Harley Street are a 20 minutes’ stroll away.
Fit for Purpose: The Radisson Blu Edwardian, Bloomsbury Street is a Georgian period building with some contemporary twists. The reception area is compact, but the natural daylight into this area is welcoming with a sense of warmth represented in other parts of this smaller, intimate hotel. The reception area leads onto a bright and well sized coffee lounge next to the Steak & Lobster restaurant and bar. All the meeting facilities at this venue are located on the ground and lower ground floors. The meeting rooms vary in size with the largest the Folio Suite accommodating up to 120 cabaret/300 theatre style. The 9 meeting rooms are divided into 2 areas making this flexible meeting venue in our opinion appropriate for all types of healthcare meetings. All rooms are equipped with an LCD projector and screen or a plasma smart TV screen and complimentary WIFI. There is a very small fitness room onsite located on the lower ground floor, however this does not interfere with the meeting rooms. The Steak & Lobster restaurant and bar are contemporary in design with bright colours and an abundance of natural daylight as they look out onto Bloomsbury Street itself. The restaurant has a capacity of 90 covers and is split by a mixture of individual tables and banquets offering the flexibility to accommodate groups for lunch and dinner. In our opinion this venue is appropriate for Investigator Meetings, Advisory Board and Key Opinion Leader meetings, as well as product training and all types of internal meetings. Where a city location is required to hold healthcare meetings, this venue in our opinion is ideally located as it offers privacy and few distractions that are present in central London. Some healthcare organisations may consider the marketing of the venue to be aligned to leisure not business guests however, luxury references and those to the location near to shopping disguise a standard, design and meeting facilities that deliver well as a venue for business.
Facilities: The Radisson Blu Edwardian, Bloomsbury Street hotel, as with all the hotels that sit in this brand has benefited from the financial investment the owners have made to the product.
Meetings: There are 9 meeting rooms in total at the Radisson Blue Edwardian, Bloomsbury Street are located on the ground and lower ground floor of the hotel, divided into two areas. The largest meeting room is the Folio Suite and this forms part of the first meeting area. This room can accommodate up to 120 cabaret/300 theatre style and has an abundance of natural daylight. This flexible meeting room divides into three: Folio 1 seats 45 cabaret, Folio 2, 28 cabaret and Folio 3 seats 24 cabaret. The neutral tones in the Folio Suite lends the space well as a meeting and learning space and all three sections are equipped with ceiling projectors and drop down screens. The Folio Suite benefits from a large foyer area and private bar. Refreshments and buffet lunches can be served in this space. There is one further smaller meeting room on the Ground Floor, Private Room 1 which can accommodate up to 15 without the use of the screen and 12 with the screen, in a boardroom style.
The second meeting area is located on the lower ground floor and has a further 5 meeting rooms which are smaller in size and have daylight effect lighting. These rooms are in a very private area of the hotel. These meeting rooms, bar Private Room 6, are equipped with ceiling projectors and drop down screens. The largest room in this area is Private Room 2 which accommodates up to 32 cabaret/70 theatre, followed by Private Rooms 3, 4 and 5 which hold a capacity of 24 cabaret in each. Private Room 6 is the smallest room on the lower ground floor and holds 8 boardroom style and is equipped with a smart TV plasma screen. As the lower ground floor does not have a foyer area refreshments are served in the meeting rooms whilst lunches are served in the Steak & Lobster restaurant. The meeting rooms on the lower ground floor have been designed as a business product with neutral tones and equipped with suitable AV facilities for all types of presentations. Due to the private nature of the lower ground floor we feel this area is appropriate for smaller healthcare meetings such as advisory boards and key opinion leader meetings, also internal meetings where a more intimate and secure environment is required.
Bedrooms: The Radisson Blu Edwardian, Bloomsbury Street has a total of 174 bedrooms: 36 standard doubles, 25 superior queen and 15 superior twins. 68 king deluxe doubles, 23 business class and 7 suites. The 7th floor houses some of the Suites and business class rooms, which are classified as being part of the Exclusive Floor. These rooms include additional amenities, such as free drinks and movies, bathrobes and flowers in the rooms. The décor is enhanced and marketed as an exclusive VIP service. We would not recommend these for meetings for HCPs for these reasons. The décor of the standard bedrooms is similar for each category with mahogany furniture and neutral tones whilst all the bathrooms are clad in marble. All rooms are air conditioned, designed for the business traveller and include safe, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, iPod docking station and hairdryer. All rooms have a fully stocked mini bar however these can be emptied upon request. All rooms have tea & coffee making facilities. Complimentary bottled water is placed in each room and is restocked daily.
The superior and deluxe rooms are slightly larger in size, and have additional amenities including bathrobes and slippers, whilst business class and suites also include a coffee machine. These rooms can be adapted into standard rooms by removing the extra amenities as the only difference is the slightly larger floor space.
Leisure: Though this hotel does have a substantial position in the leisure market, it does not have any leisure facilities. There is a small fitness room onsite and this is available to residential guests 24 hours a day.
Service: The service levels are consistent with a venue suitable for healthcare meetings and events. The staff to guest ratio is that of a business airport hotel and the service is warm and friendly without being that of a luxury or high-end venue.
There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel which was consistent in strength during our visit. Secure login process is required and set up for each event – Wi-Fi is included in the day delegate package.
Our Responsible Business commitments are:
To minimise the consumption of natural resources and the production of excess water, waste and energy related to the planning and execution of each conference, meeting or event.
To improve our overall Carbon Footprint through reduced overall carbon emissions and improved Responsible Business practices
To offset all CO2 emissions related to travel to and participation in the conference, meeting or event by employees and sponsored guests
To encourage our suppliers and contractors to adopt overall Responsible Business and Carbon performance practices
To assist our employees, delegates, partners and visitors to minimise the overall ecological and carbon footprint of conferences, meetings and events
To foster actions that avoid harm to biodiversity and human health.
To evaluate our progress and report our successes to stakeholders and the general public.
Meeting & Event Room Capacities
|Private Room 1||16||-||-||-||15||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Private Room 2||30||32||30||-||40||30||-||50||70||40||30|
|Private Room 3||18||24||15||-||30||-||-||35||40||-||18|
|Private Room 4||18||24||15||-||30||-||-||35||40||-||18|
|Private Room 5||18||24||15||-||30||-||-||35||40||-||18|
|Private Room 6||8||-||-||-||8||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Folio 1 & 2||50||72||70||40||160||120||-||240||150||100||40|
|Folio 2 & 3||36||60||60||-||100||70||-||180||140||100||34|
Meeting & Event Rooms
Total no. of meeting rooms: 12
Max capacity (Theatre Style): 300
Total no. of breakout rooms: 6
Total capacity of all breakout rooms: 214
The tick shown below identifies the rate banding applicable for that venue, based on its geographical location. Please note these rates act only as a benchmark guideline. Actual rates will be subject to seasonal fluctuations, corporate agreements and any individual/separate negotiation.
Day Delegate Rate
- UK: < £45
- SE / London: < £54
- UK: £45 - £69
- SE / London: £54 - £86
- UK: £69 +
- SE / London: £86 +
- UK: < £150
- SE / London: < £180
- UK: £150 - £189
- SE / London: £180 - £227
- UK: £189 +
- SE / London: £227 +
Nearest train stations
- London Charing Cross (0.72 miles away)
- London Euston (0.81 miles away)
- London St Pancras (0.88 miles away)
- London City Airport (7.63 miles away)
- London Heathrow Airport (14.44 miles away)
- London Gatwick Airport (24.99 miles away)
- M1 JCT 1 (5.63 miles away)
- M4 JCT 1 (6.87 miles away)
- M1 JCT 2 (7.34 miles away)
Nearest Undergorund Station - Tottenham Court Road on the Central and Northern Lines, then 3 minutes walk to the hotel. From Heathrow: Take the Piccadilly Line (50 minutes) and change at Leicester Square for the Northern Line to Tottenham Court Road (2 minutes). Park your bicycle in the communal stand - Bloomsbury Street or on Great Russell Stre
Venue Contact Details
Telephone: 020 7636 5601
Fax: + 44 (0)20 7636 0532
Name: Stephanie Weedon
Telephone: 020 76662322