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Euston is synonymous with it's train station, Like close neighbour Kings Cross and St Pancras, Euston Station is one of the capital’s largest transport interchanges, serving the North of England, Scotland and Wales as well as the Northern and Victoria Line Undergro und services.
There’s not much of note in the immediate surrounding area but central Londons easily explored on foot, a fact lost on many visitors who depend on the tube network for journeys that can often be walked in the same amount of time.
Neighbouring St.Pancras Station is the London part of the British Library (http://www.bl.uk/) a very cultural resident of the area with 14 million books, 920,000 journal and newspaper titles, 58 million patents, 3 million sound recordings - it really is worth visiting for the above and many interesting exhibitions. Note, you will need proof of address and identity however if you want to have a browse.
Directly opposite Euston station, Southampton Row leads to Russell Square in five minutes, filled with young travellers staying at the many hostels and B&Bs, try the Royal National Hotel (Bedford Way) being one of London's largest hotels or the the handy Park Inn Hotel, (Russell Square).
The sensational British Museum is housed here (Great Russell Street, 020 7636 1555, www.britishmuseum.org), officially the nations top tourist attraction with the world’s finest collection of cultural objects.
Turning right out of Euston and past Euston Square tube is Tottenham Court Road, where Londons electrical goods retailers congregate for great deals on gadgets and computers, intersecting with the retail mecca that is Oxford Street.
Or, Eversholt Street to the left of Euston Station points you in the direction of Camden’s alternative cool – legendary markets, bright young bands and a hell of an atmosphere.
Nearby Regent’s Park is the green lung of the northern end of central London, filled with amateur footballers and a beautiful boating lake – there’s also London Zoo (Regent’s Park, 020 7722 3333, www.zsl.org), a real treat for animal lovers.
Baker Street has the twin tourist magnets of Madame Tussaud’s and the Planetarium (Marleybone Road, www.madametussauds.com/london). We cannot discuss Baker Street without a short mention of the enigmatic Sherlock Holmes (221b Baker Street, http://www.sherlock-holmes.co.uk/) The museum is dedicated to the errant detective and is a fun place to visit.
Euston Station is one of the capital’s largest transport interchanges, serving the North and North West of England, Scotland and Wales as well as Northern and Victoria Line Underground services.
Tube stations on Euston road are Regent's Park tube station, Great Portland Street tube station, Warren Street tube station, Euston Square tube station, Euston station King's Cross St. Pancras tube station.
|Euston Square Station||1||Metropolitan - Circle line - Hammersmith & City||0.18 miles|
|Euston Station||1||Northern - Victoria||0.24 miles|
|Warren Street Station||1||Northern - Victoria||0.38 miles|
|Goodge Street Station||1||Northern||0.67 miles|
|Russell Square Station||1||Piccadilly||0.72 miles|
|London Euston Station||0.25 miles|
|London St Pancras Station||0.73 miles|
|London Kings Cross Station||0.95 miles|
|Kings Cross Thameslink Station||1.04 miles|
|Camden Road Station||1.76 miles|