The Elmwood Hotel, opposite King’s Cross tube station in central London

The Elmwood Hotel in London is located in the quiet Argyle Square, a short stroll away from King’s Cross metro station, Saint Pancras International, the British Library and Euston Road railway station. The area, known for its affordable cosy hotels, is extremely well-connected by buses and trains to virtually every corner of the city and has plenty of cafés and fast food restaurants –like Starbucks, Costa Coffee, McDonald’s and Pret a Manger-, which makes it ideal for short stays, student trips and business travel. The British Museum, Oxford Street and Mary Lebone are also within walking distance from the hotel, and Eurostar trains departing to France and Belgium are just across the street.

During our last stay in London, we found this establishment to be not only inexpensive, but also quite good value for money, aside from saving us considerable time thanks to the amazing public transport connections. It is an accommodation close to Euston railway station and the British Library and, while it does not offer outstanding luxury, the place turned out to be really comfortable and clean, with helpful staff and a hearty breakfast served daily in the basement.

The rooms at the Elmwood Hotel near King’s Cross in London are equipped with beds, a wardrobe with hangers, blankets and extra pillows, air conditioning, TV, a water heater with tea bags and a hair dryer. Guests enjoy a private bathroom with complimentary soap and shampoo. These amenities, along with bed linen and clean towels, are replaced every day while travellers are out exploring the city.

The daily buffet breakfast, which was included in the price, consisted of two different types of cereal, oatmeal, eggs, toasts (served by staff so that you could eat it straight away from the toaster), butter, jam, honey, a selection of cured meats, cheese, yoghourt, orange juice, milk, coffee and tea for clients to choose and eat until they were full.

Besides, travelling from this cheap hotel in central London to Heathrow airport or from the airport to the hotel was fast and convenient thanks to the Picadilly tube line, which runs directly -without the need for you to change trains- between King’s Cross and each one of the passenger terminals.

If you are looking for a cheap hotel near King’s Cross – St. Pancras, and want an easy and affordable transfer from the airport as well as to sleep in the very heart of the youngest, most vibrant part of London town, the Elmwood hotel might be the best choice for you. Otherwise, if you would like to stay elsewhere in the most popular city of the UK, we suggest you have a look at other hotels in London.