55 Swinton Street, Kings Cross, WC1X 9NTShow on map
The Arriva has 75 rooms, all of which are equipped with colour TVs, a hairdryer, Wi-fi connection (at a charge), tea and coffee making facilities and direct dial phones; all decorated in a clean, minimal style... Read More »
Basic bed and breakfast
23 Swinton Street, Kings Cross, WC1X9NLShow on map
“Cosy guest house for the budget conscious traveller”The Budget Guest House is a 9 room, budget friendly hotel which is located in Kings Cross, North London. This lies in Zone 1 of the Underground... Read More »
18-24 Swinton Street, Kings Cross, WC1X 9NXShow on map
The area is a terrific base to see all parts of London, with much to see and do even nearby on foot. Close to the Swinton hotel in Kings Cross lies the British Museum, British Library and... Read More »
Hostel - urban cool
261-265 Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross, WC1X 8QTShow on map
Hotel Information Clink261 is an inexpensive backpacker hostel that very close to Kings Cross and St Pancras stations. The Eurostar stops at St Pancras International and you can get a shuttle bus from Luton... Read More »
4 star classic hotel
2-5 St Chad's St, Kings Cross, WC1H 8BDShow on map
“Comfort Inn offers modern services in the heart of the capital”The Comfort Inn Kings Cross is a 53 room, 4 star hotel which is based in Camden, North London. This lies in Zone 1 of the Underground... Read More »
Hostel - urban cool
78 Kings Cross Road, Kings Cross, WC1X 9QGShow on map
Clink 78 is a 640 room youth hostel which is based in Kings Cross, North London. This lies in Zone 1 of the Underground system. The nearest tube station to the venue is Kings Cross St. Pancras which is a 10... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
19 - 20 Argyle Square, Kings Cross, WC1 H8ASShow on map
If you are looking to book a cheap hotel near to Kings Cross London, then the Elmwood Hotel is an excellent choice. Located in a leafy Argyle Square, this 2 star hotel offers 35 lovely bedrooms all with... Read More »
11-15 Argyle Square, London, Kings Cross, WC1H 8ASShow on map
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.... Read More »
Apartment - 4* contemporary
7 Argyle Square, Kings Cross, WC1H 8ASShow on map
The Seven Apart is an 8 room boutique apartment building which is based in Kings Cross, North London. The closest tube station to the Seven Apart is Kings Cross St. Pancras which is only a 5 minute journey on... Read More »
Search for cheap hotels near Gagosian Gallery
The Gagosian Gallery is a chain of galleries owned by art dealer Larry Gagosian. The gallery started in New York, but the brand opened its first London gallery in Heddon Street in 2000, in the bustling Piccadilly area of the city. Caruso St John designed the gallery building and whilst it is fairly non-descript on the outside, it is a stunning architectural space on the inside, with austere white walls and restrained yet elegant design choices; the perfect place to hang challenging contemporary artwork. Many successful shows meant that a second space was opened in Britannia Street four years later, with the same eloquent style.
There are many galleries in London, such as The Saatchi galleries and The Serpentine, who try to push boundaries with their exhibitions, all excelling in their execution; however, the Gagosian has quietly groomed itself to stand out from the crowd, with its preference for respected abstract artists and its bold colourful shows. The Heddon Street gallery's inaugural show displayed a performance by Italian performance artist Vanessa Beecroft, notable for her controversial use of nudity and her ruminations on race, and graffitist turned fine artist Cy Twombly launched the gallery's Britannia Street space, with huge paint-splattered canvasses. The exhibition has also held works by artists who were killed by their addictions such as Martin Kippenberger, who died of liver cancer and Dash Snow, who died of a heroin overdose, so the gallery doesn't shy away from boundary pushing work, and presents some of the finest art in the city, with many wealthy patrons clamouring for editions.
When it comes to selling editions however, the gallery is unique in the way it maintains its artist's profitability. The Gagosian actively engage in art auctions to ensure that a standard price is set, most notoriously when Ed Ruscha's piece Angry Because It's Plaster, Not Milk, was bought by the gallery for $3.2 million, the highest price ever paid for Ruscha's work, making his other pieces far more valuable. It may be a sneaky way of controlling the market, but its inarguably effective. It also means that many stunning pieces stay in the gallery's hands, which makes it one of London's most intriguing spaces. From its recent, acclaimed Gerhard Richter exhibit, where imperfect portraits were painted with meticulous detail, or the divisive Damien Hirst exhibition of his Spot paintings, there will be something to fascinate, baffle or inspire you.
The Gagosian's Heddon Street space is now closed, but you can still visit the Britannia Street gallery and with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants in the trendy West End area surrounding it, it's a great place to stay during your trip. The Westbury Hotel offers refined, old-world style in 5-star surroundings. The St George's Hotel is a classic 4-star establishment with a fantastic rooftop bar. The Sanderson Hotel is one of London's most inventive accommodation options, which has to be seen to be believed, and the Grange Langham Court Hotel offers decadent rooms and art deco-style.