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The Portland

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Description & Details of The Portland
Location. The Portland is a historic hotel located on Bedford Square in the Bloomsbury district of central London, England. The hotel is 200 metres from the British Museum, and the shopping and restaurants of Covent Garden are within half-a-mile, as are Shaftesbury Avenue's West End theatres. St Paul's Cathedral is two miles from the hotel. Russell Square, Holborn and Tottenham Court Road Underground stations are all within 200 metres of the hotel.
Hotel Features. The four-storey Portland hotel is set in an 18th-century former townhouse, with its own garden.

The hotel's contemporary Clarendon Bar offers drinks, garden access in warm weather, and newspapers and magazines. Breakfast is served in the Garden Restaurant (surcharge), and dinner can be booked in advance for groups. Room service is available 24 hours.

The Portland has meeting rooms and business services.

Hotel guests benefit from a discount at a nearby fitness centre.

Guestrooms. The hotel's 51 pastel- coloured guestrooms have a mixture of contemporary and period decoration. Georgian period details include fireplaces, high ceilings, sash windows and elaborate plasterwork in some rooms. All rooms have separate seating areas, dial-up Internet connections, kitchenettes, tea/coffee making facilities and safes. The bathrooms have separate baths and showers.

Room Types:

Standard twin/double room:   One queen bed. Contemporary classic decor in pastel colours with some original 18th century Georgian period features including fireplace, high ceiling, coving and sash windows. Kitchenette, direct-dial phone, television, Internet access, coffee/tea maker, complimentary newspaper, desk, safe, complimentary toiletries.

Driving Directions:
From Heathrow Airport (LHR):
Distance to The Portland is 16 miles, approximately 45 minutes' drive.

Getting there. The Heathrow Express train is the quickest way into London. It departs from the airport every 15 minutes, and takes 15 minutes to reach Paddington Station in central London. The journey is non- stop and costs 14.50 GBP. Paddington is on the Hammersmith and City, District and Circle, and Bakerloo lines of London's Underground (Tube). Additionally, the airport is on the Piccadilly line of the Underground, which runs directly to Russell Square underground station (200 metres from The Portland hotel). The journey to central London takes approximately one hour, and trains depart every 10 minutes. A one-day travel pass costs 6.30 GBP, including travel to Heathrow (in zone 6). Black taxis cost approximately 50 GBP to central London. Coaches operate to London Victoria and the rest of the UK, and the airport is also served by local buses. Prices are all subject to change.

Getting around. The Portland hotel is in Bedford Square, 200 metres from Russell Square, Holborn and Tottenham Court Road Underground stations. The London Underground (Tube) and buses are the easiest ways to travel within London. Single tickets are expensive, but an electronic Oyster card offers a cheaper fare. Oyster cards can be purchased from ticket offices for 3 GBP (refundable). Daily or weekly travel passes are the most economical way to travel, and are valid on buses, trams, trains, and DLR, as well as on the Underground. Black taxis are available on the streets, but can be expensive. Driving is not recommended for visitors and a congestion charge zone is operated in central London.
Features & Amenities of The Portland
Concierge desk
Laundry facilities
Room service (24 hours)
Event catering
Dry cleaning service
Parking nearby
Express check-in
Technology helpdesk
Conference room(s)
Suitable for children
Medical assistance available
Television in lobby
Comp newspapers in lobby
Coffee shop or cafe
Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
Express check-out
Breakfast services
Security guard
Picnic area
Banquet facilities
Meeting room (small groups)
Shoe shine
Secretarial services
Airport transportation (fees apply)
Room Amenities:

• Hypo-allergenic bedding availa • Window opens • Separate sitting area • Premium bedding • Cribs (infant beds) available • Direct-dial phone • Rollaway beds • Cookware/dishes/utensils • Blackout drapes/curtains • Handheld shower • Extra towels/bedding in room • Electronic/magnetic keys • Separate bathtub and shower • Sewing kit 
Activities & Atractions for The Portland
The British Museum - 200 metres | London Theatre area - 1 kilometre (0.5 miles)| London Library - 1 kilometre (0.5 miles)| Covent Garden Market - 1 kilometre (0.5 miles)| Transport Museum - 1 kilometre (0.5 miles)| New Oxford Street (shopping) - 1 kilometre (0.5 miles)| St Paul's Cathedral - 2 miles (3 kilometres) |
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31-32 Bedford Place London, WC1B 5JH

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