London N1 includes Kings Cross, Islington, Pentonville, Hoxton, De Beauvoir Town, Canonbury and Barnsbury. This area of Central North London provides easy access to the centre and access into Europe and elsewhere in the UK through Kings Cross and St.Pancras stations. Local attractions include Upper Street, London Canal Museum, the King’s Head Theatre and Hoxton. See all hotels in London N1.
TOP PICK: The Luxury Inn
(from £52/night. London N1 4DY)
What’s included… This is a great value option for long stays as the guestrooms are all self-catered, saving you a fortune on eating out. Rooms include a kitchen area, iron/ironing board, television and free wifi. The parking isn’t free but at £2 a day, this is a bargain for London parking.
Nearby… Located less than ten minutes walk from Dalston Junction Station.
Tommy Miahs Raj Hotel
(from £39/night. London N1 3PD)
What’s included… This warm and friendly family hotel is a good value option, close to the attractions of N1 and with easy access into central London with public transport. All rooms include free wifi, coffee and tea making facilities, hair dryer and complimentary breakfast served in the restaurant.
Nearby… A budget hotel just 5 minutes walk from Canonbury Station. Hoxton is less than 1km away and Shoreditch is just 1.5km away.
How far to…
Upper Street 15 minute walk
King’s Head Theatre 15 minute walk
Emirate’s Stadium 2.2km
London Canal Museum 2.8km
Jury’s Inn Islington
(from £89/night. London N1 9LA)
What’s included… This value hotel offers a bar and restaurant among it’s facilities. All rooms include coffee and tea making facilities, complimentary toiletries and hair dryer.
Nearby… Located just 4 minutes from Angel Tube Station and just 12 minutes from King’s Cross and St. Pancras Stations, this is a great base location for seeing more of London.
Hilton London Islington
(from £93/night. London N1 0UY)
What’s included… All rooms include complimentary newspaper, hair dryer and coffee and tea making facilities. There is also a fabulous roof terrace, restaurant and bar area.
Nearby…This luxury four star hotel is located on trendy Upper Street, less than five minutes walk from Angel Tube Station. A fabulous location with a variety of restaurants, cafes and bars to choose from.
How far to…
King’s Head Theatre 4 minute walk
King’s Cross and St.Pancras Stations 1.6km
London Canal Museum 1.6km
British Library 1.9km
Charles Dickens House and Museum 1.9km
Not to be missed in London N1…
Upper Street, situated between Angel and Highbury and Islington tube stations, has been around since the days of King Henry VIII. Some of the best shopping to be found in London with a real mix of independent shops as well as high street names, with the advantage of less crowds and tourists than the likes of Oxford Street. Head to The Ladybird bar for cocktails in the evening, and for some of the best Turkish food in London try Antepliler. For an old time cinema experience, it’s worth checking out the Screen on the Green, which also hosts comedy and music nights.
London Canal Museum is located in N1, where you can look inside a narrowboat cabin and learn the story of London’s canals and waterways. There is also a Victorian ice well that used to store ice from Norway for the ice cream maker Carlo Gatti.
The King’s Head Theatre in Islington is the first pub theatre to be founded since Shakespeare’s day. Check the box office for latest productions or enjoy a pint in the Victorian Pub that enjoys roaring fires in colder months. There are often bands playing in the evening too.
Hoxton is a great area to explore for some nightlife. For a more civilised evening, head to Bluu, in Hoxton Square, serving tapas and an extensive wine and cocktail menu. If you’re after a night on the tiles, then Electricity Showrooms, also in the square, features a retro dance floor playing some fifties classics.