The best hotels in north London
This DoubleTree hotel offers the quintessential upmarket chain experience; but if you’re looking for comfort and convenience then it’s a good bet, and especially handy for St Pancras International and Angel tube. The carpeted rooms are decorated in muted tones, with neutral but quality furnishings and standard mod cons, such as free wifi, TVs and mini-bars. An open-plan lobby area leads to the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill, serving British-French dishes, and there are several meeting spaces available as well as a fitness room.
A short walk from Hendon Central tube station, the Hide – set in two unassuming 1930s houses – is handy for Middlesex University and Wembley Stadium. Decor is classic ‘noughties’ hotel; think modern, colourful furnishings, flock wallpaper and wall-mounted TVs. If that doesn’t put you off then you’ll find this hotel a serene refuge from the busy suburban setting, with free wifi, mini-bars and comfortable beds, plus complimentary continental breakfast and a relaxed lounge-bar.
You don’t expect to find an upmarket hotel in suburban north London, still less one set in a late nineteenth-century timber-framed building with a manicured courtyard garden. The light, fresh rooms – all of which have free wifi – look straight out of a catalogue, with modern dark-wood furniture, white and deep-purple fabrics and flock wallpaper. The hotel’s kosher breakfasts cater to its many Jewish guests (it’s a 20-minute walk from Golders Green), who can also order Shabbat meals on request.
Situated above Gordon Ramsay’s eponymous restaurant, this John Nash-designed townhouse is a great place to get several slices of classic London life at once: Regent’s Park and London Zoo are within striking distance, while the music pubs and canal paths of Camden Town beckon. The nine individually designed, cosy rooms are decked out in classic British style, with period antiques, luxurious fabrics and rich hues. As well as the standard mod cons of an upmarket hotel, rooms also feature ghd hair straighteners for those don’t want to lower their standards through travelling light.
This budget option occupies a former pub on a corner of busy Essex Road, and offers 41 en suite modern rooms (plus a self-catering apartment for three) decked out with deep red and purple tones. Asian notes, such as the sari-style curtains, are a nod to the owner’s heritage, while modern conveniences include free wifi and TVs. The complimentary continental breakfast is served in a light, colourful breakfast room. Fans of Arsenal FC should note that it’s within walking distance (just) of Emirates Stadium.
From the swanky lighting and the hand crafted furniture to the sleek decoration, everything about the Great Northern Hotel oozes glamour and sophistication. The British Library is great 'n all, but King's Cross station is your gateway to the rest of London (or Paris if you hop on the Eurostar). A 24-hour front desk, free WiFi, Hypnos beds (very expensive, very comfortable) complete your stay.
Fancy falling asleep to the distant sound of lions roaring instead of roadside traffic? Danubius Hotel is tucked between a cricket ground and Regent's Park, with ZSL London Zoo just a 20-minute walk away. Snazzy design, spacious rooms and a yummy weekend carvery have earned it every one of its four stars.
Don't be put off by the imposing gothic grandeur of this King's Cross hotel. Inside, the building has been sensitively restored, with a heavy dose of decadence. You can't miss the grand staircase, which was just made for wedding photos. St Pancras Renaissance isn't cheap, but if you're looking for a five-star experience, then this place certainly delivers the goods.
Opposite Kings Cross and St Pancras International for the Eurostar, this hotel has modern, stylish rooms with an rainfall shower and free Wi-Fi access.Megaro Hotel is a short walk from Camden and very well located for Tube, train and bus links. Regent's Park and the British Museum are a short walk away. Each room also has a safe, air conditioning and a media system for movies and music. Many rooms overlook St Pancras Station.The Megaro has a relaxed restaurant and bar, and luggage storage.
Despite its location in a listed ex-courthouse, the Clink is a surprisingly comfortable stay and it's conveniently located just a ten-minute walk from King's Cross station. The place has a buzzy, youthful vibe as indicated by the brightly coloured furniture, street-art inspired walls and the gigs held regularly in the lounge.
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