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If you want to meet Londoners during your trip, all you need to do is head for one of the city's many pubs, which are usually heaving with revellers on the weekends. Or you could cut out the middleman and stay in a pub, ensuring you will have somewhere to socialise throughout your stay, just a short walk from your bed. The New Market House pub is a family run bed and breakfast in Camden Town, a vibrant, colourful district of the city and the heart of London's alternative music scene.
Rooms at the hotel range from Single to Triple sizes and are decorated with tasteful, contemporary furnishings and fittings, with the kind of welcoming, homely atmosphere only a pub could provide. Rooms are bright and fairly spacious, offering guests a selection of amenities to ensure they have what they need during their stay. These include en-suite bathrooms, an LCD TV, towels and complimentary toiletries and tea and coffee making facilities. Staff t the hotel are very friendly and happy to share their local knowledge and a continental breakfast is included in the room rate, although this is reportedly unimaginative, so you may wish to try some of the local cafes, or head to the Starbucks just five minutes away for a free Wi-Fi connection and a range of Paninis.
Brazilian owners run the hotel, and as such, the restaurant in the pub serves an intriguing and delectable range of Brazilian foods. The pub itself is a lively place to spend the evening, where you can enjoy a pint of ale or glass of wine, play snooker or take part in the weekly salsa and merengue dance classes. Some may find this a charming way to experience London's nightlife, but some have found this a little disruptive when trying to sleep, so if you are a light sleeper it may be best to pack some earplugs.
The hotel is in a superb location for visiting London sights. Regent's Park, where you will find an open-air theatre, a boating lake, golf course and London Zoo, is just a fifteen-minute walk away and 10 minutes from the hotel you will find the vibrant Camden area of London. Here you can browse the curious selection of stalls in the famed market or watch live music in world-renowned venues such as KOKO, The Underworld, The Roundhouse, Bartok, Proud Galleries and The Barfly. King's Cross is also just a ten-minute walk away, where you can find lively gig and club venues such as Mondo Water Rats, The Scala and The Lexington pub.
The hotel has fantastic transport links, with Camden Town tube station just 10 minutes from the pub for the Northern Line to Leicester Square, Charing Cross and Waterloo. King's Cross St Pancras Station is also just ten minutes from the hotel, where you can catch the Piccadilly Line direct to Heathrow Airport, or catch the Eurostar to European locations.
The New Market House offers a friendly atmosphere and a quirkily charming place to stay, however a pub hotel is a better choice for those who will be joining in the festivities rather than those who want a good night's sleep. Reasonable rates and a fantastic location make this a good choice for young budget travellers who want to see a livelier, more laid back side of the city.