Swapping frills for location the Central Hotel London is an ideal budget stopover
Found in Argyle Street, directly opposite Kings Cross and St. Pancras International train stations, the Central Hotel London is the epitome of easy-to-get-to. Within minutes you can be on a mainline train to just about anywhere in the UK or even on an international train to the European mainland. Moreover, the Kings Cross/St. Pancras tube station serves six different underground lines, so youre only ever a short journey from any of Londons sights and sounds.
The Central Hotel London provides an affordable Bed and Breakfast service, supplemented by its not-frills approach. Rooms vary between ensuite, budget, and economy. Ensuite rooms include a private bathroom and toilet as well as basic amenities like a television, hairdryer and wireless internet connectivity. A full English breakfast is included in the price of the stay.
Ensuite budget rooms carry the same facilities only they are located in the buildings basement. Despite this subterranean positioning the rooms still have windows that open to allow air to circulate. The economy rooms share a bathroom and toilet, offering no ensuite facilities. The remaining services remain the same. A chambermaid service ensures that rooms are cleaned and sheets are changed on a daily basis. Whilst the neighbourhood is not lacking in places to eat and drink some of Londons finest cuisine is only a tube ride away.
Within the immediate vicinity of the B&B are some of Londons true tourist gems. The newly renovated St. Pancras train station is a sight to behold, a wonderful example of gothic architecture from the Victorian period. Inside youll find a light and airy shopping precinct as well as a number of fine restaurants. Next to St. Pancras train station is the British Library where some 14 million books and manuscripts are held.
Kings Cross station, whilst being less visually impressive, is a hub of UK travel but still manages to delight worldwide Harry Potter fans with its Platform 9 3/4 homage. If youre a fan be prepared to search the station though; due to on-going renovation work the statue, a travel trolley passing through a wall, is relocated on a regular basis.
Nearby features such as the London Canal Museum, St. Pancras Old Church, Camley Street Natural Park, and Regents Canal are all pleasant attractions. If youre willing to walk you can enjoy strolls to Camden Town, Islington, and Bloomsbury, all very different regions of central London.
Of course the central location of the hotel and excellent transport links mean that you can visit any London tourist attraction or historical location with only a brief journey. Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, St. Pauls Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, and Marble Arch provide some of the finest architecture. Regent Street, Oxford Street, and Carnaby Street provide exquisite shopping. The O2 Arena, the London Eye, and the Millennium Bridge are modern day landmarks in the city of London.
The Central Hotel London provides you with the basics for your stay; a roof over your head and a comfortable bed. What it lacks in luxury it makes up for in location and cost effectiveness.