Ben Pundole

Great Northern Hotel

London

by: Ben Pundole

  • Why

    A Cheeky Night in Kings Cross.

  • When

    End of 2013

  • Who

    Me...

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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.

: 43/50
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  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

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Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique hotel

  • Vibe

    Euro-curious and ‘Londoners’ on a night out.

  • Location

    I mean…couldn’t get any closer to Kings Cross, which is experiencing a total positive transformation.

  • Rooms

    91

  • Music

    Loud and trendy in the ground floor bar…perfect in the restaurant (maybe I’m just getting old).

  • Year Opened

    2013

  • Designed By

    Dexter Moren with interiors by Archer Humphryes.

  • Pool/Gym

    A little fitness...

  • Restaurant

    Yes, Plum and Spilt Milk...whether you’re staying here or not, worth a visit.

  • Bar

    Two bars, the one on the ground floor was a little ‘Boutique hotely’ for me, but the bar at the restaurant is excellent.

  • Wifi

    Yes, free.

  • Children

    Bring them I guess, but don’t expect kids club.

  • Price

    Affordable.

In the Area

For well traveled food!

Caravan

1 Granary Square London N1C 4AA

For well traveled food!

Creepy... so good creepy

Jack the Ripper tour

9, The Shrubberies, George Ln, London E18 1BD, UK

Creepy... so good creepy

in Exmouth Market

Moro


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in Exmouth Market

Perfect for keepin' warm

H&M Knit sweater

Great Northern Hotel, King's Cross St Pancras International Station, Pancras Road, London

Perfect for keepin' warm

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