9-13 Bloomsbury Street
Nr Covent Garden
London  WC1B 3QD LAT: 51.5176 LONG: -0.1277
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Bloomsbury Hotel Near the British Museum

Close by the chic boutiques of Covent Garden and Oxford Street’s celebrated stores, this beguiling Bloomsbury landmark brings style and comfort together beautifully. In the shadow of the British Museum, the hotel’s atmospheric ambience reminds you this is a real one off.

There’s a pleasantly informal vibe to the Steak & Lobster Restaurant, where you can enjoy quality food service and atmosphere at only £20 per main.

Check-in is from 15:00. Check-out is at 11:00

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel

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Wed 22 Feb 2017 to Thu 23 Feb 2017
From USD $433 per night
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Hidden Prologues

Hosted by author and journalist Sam Leith, the Hidden Prologues literary salon opens again this year and welcomes guests to an intimate bi-monthly event that sees a series of leading authors discuss their latest works. The salon aims to do something different to most London literary events: authors will be not only reading from their own work, but also discussing events and writers that have inspired them, before engaging in a friendly audience-led discussion around the emerging issues.

Rather than simply hear about their own books, by focusing on the way each writer engages with the past, we’ll be bringing readers closer to the core of how they work.

Held at the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Bloomsbury Street, a literary hangout throughout its history, the hotel offers the perfect intimate, laid back surroundings for you to discuss the questions you have always wanted to ask your favourite authors.

Hidden Prologues launched last year with Joanna Trollope, and continued with names such as Jenny Colgan, Nick Harkaway and Bryony Gordon.

At our Shakespeare Special event - marking the 400th anniversary of the bard's death - Booker Prize Winner, Ben Okri sad:  

"What a charming event it was last night. Good audience, lovely ladies, excellent conversation with Sam and Kamila. Keep up with the Salon, it's a valuable contribution to London life."

Upcoming events to be confirmed


There is no cost for entry but you will need to book your place, below. Your complimentary ticket includes entry to the salon, nuts, olives and a glass of wine. There is also the chance to buy the author’s latest book (with the option to get this signed)

Please call 020 7666 2322 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri) to reserve your tickets.

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Previous Hidden Prologue Events:

Columnist and author, Bryony Gordon, delighted the Hidden Prologues audience at the Bloomsbury Street Hotel on 17th July with her new book, The Wrong Knickers. Find out what happened here:

Watch author Nick Harkaway talking about his novel Tigerman, on the 10th June 2014:

Listen to Andy Miller discuss his book, The Year of Reading Dangerously:

See the highlights from our event with Jenny Colgan, A. L. Kennedy and Joanna Trollope: