Great Northern Hotel
by: Ben Pundole
A Cheeky Night in Kings Cross.
End of 2013
The branding of the Great Northern Hotel is spot on, just enough railway throwback to give it a sense of place (Literally 10 yards from Kings Cross).
Nice little touches like the stamped luggage tag ‘Do
Not Disturb’ sign.
With a nod to a sleeper carriage from yesteryear, the rooms are modern, compact and functional.
Everything you need, nothing you don’t with great branded GNH items to take with you.
Each floor has a pantry offering tea, coffee and cake... I wish every hotel had this amenity. I loved this.
More of the pantry.
Small man, large chair.
The hotel has two bars and a great restaurant called Plum + Spilt Milk, the bartenders and cocktails at this bar are excellent! And the restaurant deserves all the accolades it has received too!
A Great railwayish moment in the lobby. The design overall by Dexter Moren with interiors by Archer Humphryes is very cool, warm inviting and timeless.
The Great Northern Hotel, a stones throw from Kings Cross station, originally built in 1854, a Grade 2 listed building that almost got replaced by a Eurostar terminal in 1987, thankfully rescued and restored to represent some of the 19th Century glamour
of Railway travel.
Highs + Lows
Great location if you’re getting off the Eurostar or need to be at Kings Cross. Also, the area has some great new shops, bars and restaurants within walking distance.
Affordable and fun. The rooms aren’t huge, but the price is right, the restaurant’s fantastic and you feel like you’re part of something about to take off…
Love the branding, all the railwayish stuff really works.
I don’t think I ever eat breakfast in a hotel restaurant and I don’t always want to wait for room service, so the pantry in the morning is genius!
Although the rooms are silent, GNH is on a very busy street and I could really sense the hustle outside.
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
Euro-curious and ‘Londoners’ on a night out.
I mean…couldn’t get any closer to Kings Cross, which is experiencing a total positive transformation.
Loud and trendy in the ground floor bar…perfect in the restaurant (maybe I’m just getting old).
- Year Opened
- Designed By
Dexter Moren with interiors by Archer Humphryes.
A little fitness...
Yes, Plum and Spilt Milk...whether you’re staying here or not, worth a visit.
Two bars, the one on the ground floor was a little ‘Boutique hotely’ for me, but the bar at the restaurant is excellent.
Bring them I guess, but don’t expect kids club.
In the Area
1 Granary Square London N1C 4AA
For well traveled food!
Jack the Ripper tour
9, The Shrubberies, George Ln, London E18 1BD, UK
Creepy... so good creepy
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in Exmouth Market
H&M Knit sweater
Great Northern Hotel, King's Cross St Pancras International Station, Pancras Road, London
Perfect for keepin' warm
Neighborhood: Kings Cross
Hotel Location: Great Northern Hotel, King's Cross St Pancras International Station, Pancras Road, London