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"Bed and breakfast at one of London's best gay and lesbian venues"
One of London’s best independent late-night venues for the gay and lesbian community, Central Station also operates a bed and breakfast hotel.
Single rooms have a single bed, tea and coffee making facilities and a TV. There is shared access to ironing facilities and two bathrooms. Hanging space is available. There is a small double room on the third floor with a double bed, TV, tea and coffee making facilities, hanging space and access to one of the two bathrooms. A twin room is also on the third floor and has two single beds, a TV with Freeview channels, access to the bathrooms, tea and coffee making equipment and hanging space. On the second floor there are double en-suite rooms. As well as a double bed, these have a TV, tea and coffee making facilities and a private bathroom with shower, toilet and sink.
The hotel has luggage storage, which guests can use if they arrive early or want to stay in London after the check-out time. The rooms have access to the shared ironing facilities.
A full English breakfast is included in the room rate. This is served from 7am-9am on weekdays and from 8am-10am at weekends. The venue also serves lunches and dinners, with top-quality food and drink available in the restaurant, bar and roof terrace. The bar is open during the day and provides a service to people who work at offices in the area as well as to local people who live in the area. B&B guests get 20% off the price of food on the menu. B&B guests also get free entry to the ground floor bar of Central Station.
"Cabaret, film nights, karaoke and a delightful roof terrace"
The Cabaret Bar is the hub of Central Station and attracts a large and diverse crowd. It is open from noon and has a late license so you can stay around and enjoy the chilled atmosphere until the small hours. It hosts a wide variety of entertainment, including cabaret, open decks, open stage nights, a gay alternative film night and karaoke.
The Roof Terrace is the perfect place to sit and enjoy an ice cold beer, chilled glass of wine or Piper Heidsich champagne. You can also enjoy a summer evening meal on the sun-trap decked area. The Roof Terrace is partially covered, so customers who want to smoke can do so without getting wet. There is table service to the Roof Terrace every lunchtime and also on Tuesday and Friday evenings.
"Illustrious history serving those who travelled on the Grand Union Canal and rail network"
Central Station began as a pub and hotel in the early 1800s, being close to the Regents Canal branch of the Grand Union Canal and later profiting from the trade of the busy railway termini of King's Cross and St Pancras stations. In 1992 the current owners, Martin and Duncan, installed a bar in the old coal cellars, now known as The Underground, and added a bar on the first floor. In recent years, it has been the meeting place of several influential lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender groups. It also plays an important role in the local community and works with the LGBT History Museum.
Nearby attractions include The London Canal Museum, The British Library, the Bloomsbury Theatre, the Wellcome Collection, Madam Tussauds and Pollock’s Toy Museum. Regents Park is also close and Camden with its popular markets and canal-side entertainment is within easy striking distance.
The nearest station to The London Albion House Hotel is King’s Cross/St Pancras, which serves the Hammersmith & City, Circle, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank branch), Piccadilly and Victoria Underground lines and mainline railways. Trains run direct from Bedford, Peterborough, Cambridge, Leeds, Kings Lynn, Glasgow, Newcastle, Aberdeen and Edinburgh to Kings Cross. From Kings Cross Thameslink, trains run to St Albans, Luton, Brighton and Gatwick Airport. St Pancras station serves international Eurostar trains. The area is outside the London Congestion Charge Zone for cars.