Budget backpacker haven in the heart of London
Ideally located in the heart of London, the Clink Hostel London provides backpackers and travellers with an option of two hostels both with incredible transportation links.
The two hostels, Clink78 (Kings Cross Road, WC1X 9QG) and Clink 261 (Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8QT), are positioned close to each other, and both can be found in the shadows of Kings Cross and St. Pancras railway stations.
Those travelling into London by international rail will arrive at St. Pancras. Overland rail routes directly visit Gatwick, Stansted, and Luton airports, whilst Heathrow is easily accessed using the underground. Kings Cross or nearby Euston stations run trains to the majority of the north of the UK as well as some southern destinations such as Brighton. The underground/tube will connect visitors to Londons other major stations (Waterloo, Paddington, Victoria, Charing Cross, Liverpool Street) where they can move on to just about anywhere else in the country.
The two hostels feature the standard facilities you would expect. Beds, clean linen, breakfast, lockers, and a luggage room are all available. Common rooms, for television and internet, also offer travellers the opportunity to relax as well as meeting fellow backpackers.
Clink78, which is located in an old courthouse (the name Clink refers to the slang term for such a building), also has a travelshop. Here guests can pick up a variety of essentials as well as a free map of London. Staff are on hand to offer insight into the city and can arrange for fast-track entrance to attractions, excursions (Stonehenge in the South of England is a popular destination), and highly sought after theatre tickets.
Clink Hostel London also operates the Clashbar at its Clink78 location. Deep in the cells of the old magistrates court, this venue makes for a perfect place for visitors to meet other similar minded souls as well as a great place to dance the night away, regardless of what day it is.
But its the location that makes the bargain hostels so ideal. The British Library, British Museum, and scenic Bloomsbury gardens are all within the distance of a short stroll. A tube journey makes other museums like the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, and the Museum of London readily available.
Other tourist fascinations are similarly easy to access. Be it the theatres of the West End, monuments such as Nelsons Column, Big Ben, and Marble Arch, or Londons fantastic green spaces (Hyde Park is perhaps the best example of these), nothing in the city is ever too far away.
Sporting venues (Wembley Stadium, Wimbledon Tennis Club, The O2 Arena), colourful districts (Camden, Covent Garden, Greenwich), and shopping hubs (Oxford Street, Regent Street) are all keystones to Londons popularity. Music lovers will never be short of a concert or gig to attend, particularly in the north London area.
But it doesnt end with the city. Visitors to the Clink Hostel London can utilise its fine location as a launch-pad to any number of UK cities as well as European and worldwide destinations.