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By staying at the Apollo Hotel in Kings Cross you have access not only to a busy and happening area, but also immediate and easy access to other parts of the city and all the delights that it has to offer. Should you wish to begin your visit by travelling on foot, there is much to do within your immediate environs. Right on your doorstep there are plenty of restaurants, bars, shops and even theatres. Less than 5 minutes walk away you will find The British Library, one of the biggest in the world. If theatre is more you thing, The Shaw Theatre lies a few more minutes up the road, be sure to check listings and book before you take your trip.
Slightly further south head to the picturesque Russell Square in the heart of Bloomsbury, or towards the east and for a bit more literary culture you will find the Charles Dickens Museum, again, all within walking distance of the hotel. If you want to explore more by foot you are not far away from trendy Islington. Head to Upper Street for a varied collection of bars, restaurants and shops, which cater to all tastes and preferences including chains and independents.
If the lovely outdoors is more your thing, you have come to the right city and are ideally placed here. In the opposite direction to Islington you can walk to Regents Park; for a slightly longer but more scenic route use the towpath and walk via the Regents Canal. There are plenty of great pubs along the way should you require refuelling along the way!
The park itself is vast, and within it you will find open green spaces, pretty walkways, cultivated gardens, a boating lake and even and outdoor theatre, as well cafes for hot drinks and food. A lovely space, you can easily while away many hours here. Throughout the summer the park hosts a variety of events, so be sure to check if there are any on before you need to travel. If you’re looking for bit more entertainment however, London Zoo is situated on the north easterly edge of the park; great fun for all the family.
For other attraction hop on the tube or the bus, Apollo Hotel could really not be better situated for transport links covering all of the sprawling city. The West End is doable on foot, or tube for a super quick journey; head here for amazing shopping, from the busy pavements of Oxford Street to the designer wares on Bond Street. Try Kensington, a bit further west for luxe department store Harrods, and hip department store Harvey Nichols. Both have fantastic food floors were you can treat yourself to some champagne and oysters should the shopping get too much.
Back at the Apollo Hotel you’ll find much comfort in the modern, stylishly decorated rooms. There are 12 rooms in total, from single occupancy to a family room for up to 3 guests. Rooms come with free internet access, tea and coffee making facilities, TVs, hairdryers and towels, and theer is a choice of shared bathroom or private bathroom depending on budget.
It’s a family run business, so they pride themselves on the service that they offer, in particular the father and daughter team. The reception area is open until late and no query is too difficult. A base to explore, The Apollo Hotel is a great bet.