58-60 Cartwright Gardens London WC1H 9EL | Tel: +44 (0)20 7387 8777 | Fax: +44 (0)20 7387 8666 | Email: reception@georgehotel.com
 
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George Hotel, close to Kings Cross Station and the Eurostar Terminal but tucked away just north of Russell Square on the edge of Bloomsbury in a classic curved crescent of Grade II listed Georgian town-houses (built c.1809 - 1811) overlooking gated gardens and tennis courts. These town-houses were once the homes of the wealthy but many are now converted to hotels and the George Hotel was formed as a result of the uniting of 3 of these buildings.

The perfect location for a stay in central London - quiet and peaceful facing central gardens but within walking distance of the British Museum, Covent Garden, Soho and the West End, ideal for both theatres and shopping. If you prefer to use the tube, the hotel is only 2 stops from Oxford Circus and Covent Garden and only 3 stops from Leicester Square.

All bedrooms in the George have Freeview TV, free Wi-Fi, direct-dial phone, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, etc., and the prices include a traditional English breakfast and tax – the only extra to pay for is the phone if you need to use it. The hotel now has a computer in the lounge with free internet access for guests to keep in touch with friends and family while travelling.

The gardens to the front of the hotel are private but as a guest at the hotel you will have access. Also use of the tennis courts is available for a nominal sum and we can provide you with racquets and tennis balls.

Easy and direct access is available straight from Heathrow Airport by tube (to Russell Square station on the Piccadilly line) or we can arrange for a cab to pick you up at the Arrivals Hall. We're only a few minutes walk from the Kings Cross St. Pancras International Terminal for the Eurostar train link to the Continent.

To check on room availability for your stay just click on the “Enquiry” link above and fill in the form on that page or click on the "Secure Bookings" link above and check for yourself what rooms are available. Reserve with confidence – If your plans change, and you need to cancel or change a reservation, your deposit will be fully refunded if you let us know at least 7 days before you are due to arrive (different deposit requirements apply during the 2012 Olympics).

If you have any questions and the answer isn’t on our “Frequently Asked Questions” page, just contact us. Because of the different times zones there could be a delay in response but we should always come back to you within an absolute maximum of 12 hours.

[Some details you'll need to know :
- The George is a smoke-free hotel.
- The George is a Grade II Listed historic building so we have not been permitted to install a lift (elevator), all bedrooms are walk-up.
- As with most London B&B's the rooms are not air-conditioned but each room is equipped with a fan.
- Sorry, no pets are allowed.]

FAMOUS EARLY RESIDENTS OF CARTWRIGHT GARDENS

Cartwright Gardens was originally named Burton Crescent but was renamed to honour an early resident, John Cartwright (1740-1824 and resident 1820-24), a political reformer and military officer. He came to be called the "father of reform" for his advocacy of universal manhood suffrage, parliamentary and army reform, and the abolition of slavery. When the disputes with the American colonies began he saw clearly that the colonists had right on their side and warmly supported their cause.

At the beginning of the American War of Independence he was offered the appointment of first lieutenant to the Duke of Cumberland which would have put him on the path of certain promotion but he refused, unwilling to fight against a cause which he felt to be just. You can see a bronze statue of Cartwright in the private gardens to the front of the hotel.

Among Cartwright Gardens' other notable residents was Sir Rowland Hill (resident from 1837), the originator of the modern system of postage. He introduced the world's first system of pre-bought stamps for letters with the introduction of the "Penny Black", which went on sale 8 May,1840.

Also, during the same period, Edwin Chadwick (later knighted) who lived next door to Rowland Hill. Chadwick may be credited with the beginning of public health reform. He was appalled at the number of people admitted to the workhouses and became convinced that if the health of the working population could be improved then there would be a drop in the numbers of people on relief. He campaigned throughout his career to improve sanitary provision in Britain and contributed to a report of 1834 that led to legislation covering the national supervision of health, safety and social problems. He later brought through parliament the Public Health Act of 1848.
   


 
   
 
   
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