Friday, November 2, 2012

Sights, Sounds & Stopovers in Euston

Whether you’re in London for business or pleasure, as a visitor, commuter or tourist, no doubt at one time or other you’ll pass through Euston station. As the main hub for visitors from the Midlands and the North and one of London’s busiest rail terminals, Euston handles around 7,000 passengers per hour and over 30 million people every year.

Its location provides an excellent spot as a springboard to reach other areas of London and many tourists choose to stay here for both convenience and accessibility. And despite its central position, hotel rates are still fairly reasonable too. Take Travelodge for instance. Famous for its huge range of centrally located hotels and its affordable rates, the chances are you’ll always find one of these hotels right in the thick of the action - and this Travelodge Euston hotel is no exception. Just a few minutes’ walk from Euston station, the location is spot on for access to the terminal and the network of underground stations.

However there are also plenty of sights and sounds within the vicinity that should appear on any must-see list for London. Just some of the best sights close to Euston include:

  • Camden Town: Home to the famous Camden Markets, this is a definite must-see for all things bohemian. The original Camden Lock market started here in the 1970s and has since been joined by other markets including Buck Street Market, The Stables, Camden Lock Village and the indoor Electric Ballroom. Famous for its alternative fashions, trinkets, literature, music, jewellery and more, Camden exudes a lively buzz and comes alive after dark. Markets aside, you’ll find plenty of live music venues, pubs, bars and quaint restaurants in the area too.

  • The Regent’s Park: One of the Royal Parks of London and home to London Zoo, The Regent’s Park is a lovely oasis in the buzz and bustle of the city. It features an open air theatre, sculptured gardens, a lake with a boating area and children's playgrounds.

  • The British Library: Visit the UK’s national library and the world’s largest collection of literary items. See original manuscripts by Charles Dickens, JRR Tolkien and JK Rowling and such treasures as a map of the UK, drawn by a monk at St Alban’s Abbey in the 1250s.



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