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Read our guide to Euston hotels, Euston Road, Euston rail station and all of its many local attractions.
Euston has both an underground and overland railway station. Close by, you’ll find many interesting antiquities on display at The British Museum, The Wellcome Collection and The British Library, which features one of the biggest book collections in the world.
Euston is a part of London that is linked by high speed rail to several large cities throughout the UK, including Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Euston, which is notable as being the location of the capital’s first ever intercity railway station, is extremely well connected in terms of transport. It’s the ideal point from which to explore the rest of London.
Visitors to Euston station are met with a vibrant and busy atmosphere, with the throng of the many travellers making their way through the terminal filling the air. Inside the station, there is an information centre, as well as a number of shops and newsagents. Exit the station and you’ll find bus stops and hotels in close proximity.
From there, it’s an easy task to get to all parts of London, wherever it is you want to go.
The station first opened its doors in the mid 19th century and it was created to form the southern end of the Birmingham to London rail link. The station building that exists today is not as it was when it was first created, as the original classic architecture (including Euston Arch) was knocked down in the 60s in favour of a more modern design – something that caused much consternation and uproar with locals at the time.
Getting to Euston by Train
In terms of passenger numbers, Euston Railway Station is the 6th busiest in England’s capital. Services run from the station include train services provided by four different private operators; First ScotRail, London Midland, Virgin Trains and London Overground.
These 4 companies provide trains to England’s major cities, which include:
Getting to Euston
Euston is well served by public transport, as it is has an overground and an underground station, both of which connect to the Victoria and Northern Tube lines. There’s also a good amount of London bus routes that include Euston as a stop.
Should you be planning to visit London for a few days, we’d recommend investing in an Visitor Oyster Card before you make your journey. The whole process is super convenient, as your Visitor Oyster Card gets delivered directly to your home address in advance of your journey. This is one the most simple and cost effective ways of getting about in London.
Should you decide against buying a Visitor Oyster Card for your stay, it is still possible to buy a standard Oyster card at the station when you arrive, but it could work out a little more expensive. Discover more about Oyster Cards.
Accommodation in Euston
There is a good mix of both premier, midrange and economy accommodation in the vicinity of Euston Road.
An array of restaurants, pubs, bars, hostels and hotels can all be found in an around Euston Road. To book your Euston Hotel, ready for your arrival.
Most popular hotels near Euston Railway Station
- TheWesley Hotel London – Double rooms from £117
- Hilton London Euston Hotel – Double rooms from £99
- Regency House Hotel – Double rooms from £103
Attractions in the Locality
Sitting in close proximity to a number of shops, hotels, municipal buildings and offices, Euston station is located on Euston Road, in Camden. Also on Euston Road, some high quality, free entertainment can be had at the British Library and the Wellcome Collection – both of which are places we’d heartily recommend you visit at some point during your stay.
Within easy reach of Euston station are a number of leisure and culturally significant venues. They can be reached in a short time via a short bus or tube ride to Kings Kong St Pancras railway station, which sits to the East of Euston station. The same journey can even be made by foot in no time at all.
Head a short distance West from Euston Road and you’ll soon be amongst the unique bars, restaurants and boutiques on Marylebone High Street.
If you travel to the South, over Euston Road, there are countless places of interest that are popular with visitors to London, which include:
- The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
- The Place Dance School and Theatre
- The world famous British Museum
- The Foundling Museum
- The Bloomsbury Theatre
- The Charles Dickens Museum
The Euston Lowdown
Euston Station is one of the largest in London (in fact it’s the 6th busiest!) and travellers can take both mainline and underground services from this point. The area of Euston is part of London’s city centre, with Kings Cross St Pancras, Regents Park, Bloomsbury and Somers Town all just a short walk away.
In terms of its position on the London Underground map, Euston is connected to both the Victoria Line (Light Blue) and the Northern Line (Black). The overground services that run from Euston are operated by the likes of First Scotrail, Virgin Trains, London Midland and London Overground, with international services offered by Eurostar operating out of the nearby St Pancras terminal.
Euston Station’s excellent central position in London, makes it an ideal place from which to base your tourist activities. Walk just a short distance from from Euston and you’ll find a number of tourist hotspots, such as the vast collection of antiquities at The British Library and the spectacular views in Regent’s Park. Euston is also equidistant between an array of London’s hotels, so finding accommodation won’t be a problem. Plan your route around Euston with our handy map.
The Euston Visitor Centre
A great resource of information for all the wonderful things to do and see in London is The Euston Visitor Centre. If what you’re looking for is happening in London – they’ll know about it!
Due to the millions of foreign visitors that flock to Euston every year, the staff at the Euston Visitor Centre are multilingual. They also have the inside line on the cheapest, quickest and most enjoyable ways to get around England’s capital and are able to provide you with a range of ticketing options, such as Oyster Cards, Travelcards, Riverboat tickets and even tickets for the Emirates Air Line cable car. They can also tell you all you need to know about contactless travel.
Just when you thought that’s all they do, there’s more! The staff at the Euston Visitor Centre can also supply you with tickets for London’s many attractions, so whether you’re looking to go on a sightseeing tour, visit Madame Tussauds or go to the theatre, tickets for them all are available there. You can even find some great Underground souvenirs at the Euston Visitor Centre to remember your visit by.
Tickets and travel information
National Rail Enquiries: 03457 48 49 50
Textphone: 0345 60 50 600
Welsh language line: 0345 60 40 500
General station enquiries: 03457 11 41 41
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