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London has long (and usually rightly) been associated with sky high hotel prices, usually found within its West End or West London. Kings Cross, and the European Hotel, provides the perfect solution to this. For London transport links you will do no better than basing yourself at this cheap London hotel and whats more its a mere 20 minute walk from the shopping haven of Oxford Street.
London is jam-packed with places to visit and attractions to see that you will find it hard to fit them all in, luckily there are many close the European Hotel, as well as more a quick tube ride away. The British Museum is about a 10 minute walk from the hotel, and as its so near, it makes for an unmissable destination. Popular with locals and tourist alike, come and see the historical collection, one of the biggest in the world. Have a look at Egyptian Mummies and actual pieces of the Greek Parthenon. A real treat for history and museum lovers.
Also accessible by foot is Madame Tussauds, a collection of a different kind, that of celebrity waxworks. Home to various well-known figures from all areas of public life including sport, politics and Hollywood, it will be sure to appeal to all ages. If, after visiting these attractions, you are craving some outdoor scenery, Regents Park is just opposite Madame Tussauds and makes a pleasant change from busy, indoor attractions (although it too attracts a lot of visitors!). Have a peaceful stroll through the gardens, or make use of their tennis courts if you want to get active.
Head north through the park to discover London Zoo, home to over 700 species of all types and from all corners of the globe. An absolute treat for younger visitors, it will also delight all ages. North of here will take you up through to pretty Primrose Hill (a popular area for dandyish rock and roll types), and then on to Camden. Camden is a trendy area, offering more edge and ‘real life’ than the glossy West End. Take a stroll by the canal or head to the markets, particularly good for fashionable clothes.
If you prefer to buy your clothes from shops, Kings Cross is also just a few stops north Europes busiest shopping street, Oxford Street, famed for its shops and many visitors. Head towards the Marble Arch for high-end department stores such as Selfridges, sitting alongside low-cost fashion retailers such as Primark (beware the crowds!), then stroll through Marble Arch itself and soak up the history; it is where most of the UK’s executions were done. This area takes you through to Hyde Park, a vast open space with much to see and do, including a Princess Diana memorial, The Serpentine lake and Speaker’s Corner, the only area in England where you can legally say whatever you like without fear of legal repercussions.
Head West for Buckingham Palace, not to be missed during any London visit. Although gated you can get relatively close, stay on the lookout for the guards, without trying to make them smile! Nearby is Westminster Abbey, a beautiful building that for a small fee you can go inside and visit. Also near is Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, be sure to take your camera to get photo’s of Londons amazing architecture and cityscape.
You will long for rest and comfort which you will receive at the European Hotel. There are 81 rooms in total, most of which come with a buffet breakfast included in the price. There are budget options either in the basement rooms or with a shared bathroom. The rest come with a shower and WC, and the hotel can cater for single travellers up to families of 5. Rooms are available in single, double, twin, triple, quadruple and family sizes. Triple rooms consist of a double and a single bed, quadruple rooms have a double and two single beds, and family rooms offer a double and three single beds.
Wake up calls, hairdryers, plug adapters and ironing facilities are available from the 24 hour reception
A cheap option for those on a budget.