The area around Euston station is not particularly attractive to visitors as it’s mainly dominated by the busy Euston Road and modern office blocks. However, it’s a convenient area to stay if you’re travelling by train to or from Scotland or North West England. It’s also a handy district for transport around London, taking only 5 minutes to Oxford Circus by tube.
View a map of the Euston area
Euston station is the oldest mainline station in London, opening in 1837 for the London to Birmingham railway. Amid strong opposition it was demolished and the current station opened in 1968.
Places of interest within walking distance
The British Library, Regent’s Park and the Wellcome Collection are in the local area. Bloomsbury is just to the south and it’s only a 10 minute walk to the British Museum.
Travelodge, Ibis and Premier Inn have hotels near the station. There are some B&B hotels in the area, but we don’t recommend them. Cartwright Gardens, in the northern part of Bloomsbury is a convenient area to stay if you want easy access to Euston.
It’s not really a shopping area but the train station has enough shops for your everyday needs.
There are good bus and tube links to all parts of London. It’s a 10 minute walk to St Pancras Station for trains to Luton airport and Eurostar trains to Paris, Lille or Brussels.
There are two tube stations in the immediate area: Euston tube station is on the Victoria and Northern lines and Euston Square is on the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
View the stations on a Tube Map