With attractions of its own – Camden Town, Primrose Hill, Regent’s Park – and great transport links in King’s Cross and St Pancras, North London is both a destination and a base for exploring the rest of the city. Being a little bit out of the centre of town also means that hotels are a little less expensive. These five are Culture Trip’s pick of the budget bunch.
New Market House
Bed and Breakfast
New Market House is a bed and breakfast located in Camden Town
For no-frills fun, this classic B&B in Camden Town is a no-brainer. This proper London boozer has been given a makeover and now has a boutique feel. Rooms are simply decorated and not particularly big, but comfortable and reasonably priced. Head downstairs for a pint to really appreciate what the place is about and soak up the London atmosphere.
The name pretty much says it all: a great North London location, a place to rest your head and a classic English breakfast in the morning. Primrose Hill, Camden Market and London Zoo are all within walking distance.
A piece of London history, Green Rooms is a relatively new hotel located in a former Art Deco showroom in Wood Green. With 22 rooms, two apartments and two dormitories, there’s a room to suit all travellers and budgets. It’s made for “artists, creatives and style enthusiasts”, and offers preferential rates to those in the creative industries. Only four rooms have en-suite bathrooms; the others are all communal. Beer in the bar is from hipster favourite Beavertown, and chefs serve six-month residencies in the restaurant.
For somewhere slightly farther removed from the hustle and bustle of Central London, The Hide is a great, affordable option. Found near to Wembley Stadium, it’s perfect if you’re attending a concert or event. The decor is slightly dated, but the rooms do feel cosy and spacious enough.
Hotels in King’s Cross tend to come with a hefty price tag, but the Megaro blends location and affordability. Found across the road from the train stations, it couldn’t be better situated for exploring London. The hotel’s decor is fun and quirky, inspired by Britain’s rock culture. The downstairs bar has a great vibe, and a long cocktail list. There are also plenty of restaurants and bars on its doorstep to enjoy.