One of the most beautiful European capitals, an exciting and cosmopolitan city, rich in history and culture! London awaits you at the Albion House bed & breakfast Hotel with comfortable rooms just minutes from Kings Cross.
The Albion House Hotel is centrally located in London zone 1 close to all the fascinating sites of this enchanting city, easily accessed by subway or bus from the nearby stops.
The Albion House Hotel is conveniently located near connections to the main airports – Heathrow, Luton and Gatwick – thanks to public transportation and the St. Pancras train station, the terminal for the Eurostar train that connects London with Paris.
British Museum / When staying in London you can't avoid a trip to the British Museum, probably the most prominent and impressive exhibit dedicated to history and past civilizations, inaugurated at the end of the 18th century. Just a 15-minute walk takes you from the hotel to the immense dome covering the Grand Court and the astonishing halls dedicated to prehistoric and ancient times, to ancient Egypt and ancient Rome. The over 50,000 square meter area will take you back in time! Free admission!
Madame Tussauds / The world’s most famous wax museum is in London, less than one kilometer away from the Albion House B&B Hotel. Here you can admire the wax figures of the most famous celebrities in world history, entertainment and sport: you’ll come face to face with Henry VII, Adolf Hitler, Princess Diana, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Brad Pitt, David Beckham and many others! An exhibit that culminates with the “Planetarium”, an exact simulation of a trip to space! Have fun!
Camden Town / The captivating Camden district, known for the myriad of markets that sprouted around the original Lock Market, is just a few blocks north. If you’re in town on the weekend, take the time to wander through the stalls of books, furniture, antiques, used clothes and odds and ends. You won’t regret it!
Shopping / London sets world fashion trends and its stores are always a step ahead of the rest of the world! What are you waiting for? Head towards Regent Street, Oxford Street and Carnaby Street, famous for its used clothing stores, many sporting the ‘swinging London’ 60’s style, still in vogue with today’s youth. Department stores, boutiques, antique shops, shoes and computers plus restaurants, cafés and pubs, perfect for a relaxing break while you shop till you drop.
Buckingham Palace / You can’t pass up on a trip to the Queen’s official residence!The palace holds the treasures of the Royal Collection (works by Rembrandt, Canaletto and Canova), magnificent furniture of French origin and other interesting and valuable object.The celebrated changing of the guard held outside the palace gates should be number one on your list of things to see in London!
Piccadilly Circus / London would not be London without Piccadilly Circus. Chaotic and lively, located in the heart of the West End, this is one of the city’s icons: the theaters on Shaftesbuty Avenue, Westminster and its abbey, Big Ben overlooking the Thames and the shops on Coventry Street are as “Londoner” as you get!
Kings Cross Station
Come out of the main terminal of Kings Cross station and onto the Euston Road, cross over the road. In between the Post Office and the Barclays Bank is Belgrove Road, follow the road to the top and this leads into Argyle Square. Albion House Hotel London is at no.29.
Come out of the station and onto the Euston road, turn left and walk towards Kings Cross station, this about 5-8 minutes walk. Once you reach Kings Cross station cross over the Euston road and follow Belgrove road to the top of the street which leads into Argyle Square. Belgrove Road is situated in between the Post Office and Barclays Bank off the Euston Road.
This express train service takes you from Stansted Airport to Liverpool Street Station. You then need to take one of three options, either Metropolitan line, Circle line or Hammersmith and City line, all three of these lines will connect you between Liverpool Street Station and Kings Cross Station by tube.
From 6am -10pm there is an express service every 30 minutes. Journey time is up to 1 hour from Airport to Liverpool Street Station.
You can buy a ticket on arrival at Stansted Airport or Liverpool Street Station. Or to pre book the ticket call 08457 44 4422 or Non UK residents call National rail Enquiries on +44 (0) 139 220 220 62.
All major rental car companies have counters at Stansted.
First Capital Connect
There is a regular direct service from the Airport to Kings Cross Station. You need to take a First Capital Connect connection train from Luton Airport Parkway direct to Kings Cross Station.
Journey time is approx. 30 minutes. The best option would be to buy an all zone travelcard for £4.50. Services run from 06.10 - 21.00 Monday - Friday. Weekend trains run every 20 minutes.
All major rental car companies have counters at Luton Airport.
At last check cost of one way travel to Kings Cross was £3.20. We recommend you buy a system- wide travel card for £4.50, which allows unlimited travel for the rest of the day. The travel card is available after 9.30am. We are a 2 minute walk from Kings Cross station.
London's famous black cabs are available outside all terminals. If you have excess luggage, this is the best way to travel to the hotel.Trip to Kings Cross will set you back £35.00 - £40.00 and could take from 30 minutes to over an hour depending on traffic.
A less expensive option would be to take a minicab. This needs to be pre arranged. Please call us at the hotel on +44 207 837 0571 and we can help with these arrangements.
Follow signs to the central bus station for Heathrow Terminals 1, 2, 3. For Terminal 4 go to info desk in the arrivals area after customs. The hotel is only 10 minutes from Euston station by foot and 3 minutes by taxi.
All major rental car companies have counters at Heathrow.
First Capital Connect
Directly to Kings Cross. First Capital Connect provides good rail service from the Gatwick station to Kings Cross station. Trains leave from Gatwick around 5.45am until Midnight, with a travel time of around 35 minutes. Purchase a ticket at one of the ticket office before boarding. The one way fare is about £10.00. Check British Rail information office in the station.
The Gatwick Express train is the fastest way to get into London, but when going to Kings Cross you will have to change at Victoria.
British rail operates the Gatwick Express to VICTORIA station. The walk to the airport rail terminal in the south Terminal is convenient. From the North terminal, take the free shuttle service to the South Terminal which drops you off right by the airport rail station. Purchase tickets at the ticket office for about £10.00 one way, with travel time of 30 minutes. Trains leave every 15 minutes from 6.50am - 8.50pm.and every 30-60 minutes during the night.
From Victoria station take the Victoria line direct to Kings Cross station by tube, this will take approximately 8 minutes.
Jetlink operates an express bus to Victoria Coach station from Gatwick via Wandsworth and Chessington. The fare will be about £8.00 one way and journey time is 60 minutes. Coach/bus station on the ground floor of the South terminal provides service to many towns around the UK.
All major rental car companies have counters at Gatwick.