If you’re looking for cool hotels in north London to book a room in, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve hand-picked seven hotels that we think offer something a little different in some of the best locations in the city. Enjoy Mexican-style food with 360-views of London atop The Standard Hotel’s epic new rooftop bar, or keep it cosy in a 1850s Victorian Townhouse at the Pullman Hotel… there’s something to suit every type of traveller.
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The Standard Hotel
You’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve just walked straight into someone’s swanky living room at The Standard Hotel. This plush accommodation is set in a prime location in King’s Cross just a stone’s throw away from the beating heart of the city. The interior is decked out seventies-style with retro furnishings and potted plants adding to the edgy look. Rooms come in all shapes, sizes and styles, and the spacious suites offer a slightly more luxurious place to sleep. Save some time to hang out on the newly-opened rooftop bar, Decimo, the menu features Mexican-inspired dishes and cocktails with an excellent 360-degree view of the surrounding city (and we featured it in our guide to North London, watch it below).
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If you’re looking for a funky place to stay close to the hustle and bustle of the city centre (or, opposite the clock tower at St Pancras to be precise), then make sure you check out The Megaro. You can’t stroll past this hotel without double-glancing as the bright multicoloured facade is practically begging you to come inside and take a look. Once inside, it won’t disappoint – you can expect Punk-style suites inspired by British rock culture, a New York-style underground bar for late-night tipples and oak-embellished standard rooms made even more inviting with velvet furnishings and frosted windows.
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Another one to add to your list of cool hotels in north London to book a room in is STAY Camden. This stylish collection of apartments is located peacefully along the Hawley Locks canal away from the noise of tourists but close enough that you’re only a short walk from the action. The place has a modern, sleek Scandi feel about it and there are 169 serviced apartments to choose from, which all come with a fully equipped kitchen (and a dishwasher), as well as smart TVs and other amenities that make for the perfect home-from-home getaway.
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York & Albany
This chic hotel in Camden is set in a 19-century John Nash Georgian townhouse opposite the lush Regents Park. The bedrooms come in four options and are designed by the iconic British fashion designer Russell Sage, so think oak floors, statement walls and pops of bold prints. They come kitted out with all of the normal amenities plus extras, like GHD straighteners and trendy magazines. The hotel is owned by Gordon Ramsay, so it’s no surprise that the food served here is absolutely on-point, too, with dishes like his signature Beef Wellington and beer-battered fish and chips stealing the menu limelight.
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Pullman London St. Pancras
For an iconic stay in an iconic location, opt for Pullman London St Pancras, definitely one to add to your list of cool hotels in north London to book a room in. This elegant hotel oozes sophistication with its glass lift offering sweeping views of the city skyline, as well as sleek parquet flooring and a neon-lit open-plan bar area. There are 312 rooms to choose from that are all decorated in a contemporary, clean style, with rooms on the top floor boasting excellent views of St. Pancras Station and the British Library (a must for architect-buffs). As for wining and dining, the award-winning Golden Arrow Restaurant is housed inside the hotel, where European dishes are served alongside an extensive wine and cocktail list.
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Next up on the list of cool hotels in north London to book a room in is this wonderful hotel set in a heritage-listed 1850s Victorian Townhouse in Camden Town. The interior represents the building’s 170-year history, with vintage mirrors, oak flooring, industrial lamps and a soft colour scheme. Rooms are decked out with one-of-a-kind furnishings, like an airline trolley for toiletries, and a Victorian cast-iron coal hole cover that functions as a coffee table. The TOAST B&B Lounge (booze and breakfast) serves complimentary tea and coffee all day long, as well as a delicious continental breakfast to kick-start your day.
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Citadines Islington Aparthotel
With so many excellent restaurants and bars to explore in Islington, and easy access to central London, you might want to consider basing yourself there. Citadines Aparthotel is located just off of buzzy Upper Street, which is the bloodline of Angel and right next to two major stations, Angel and Highbury and Islington. Although the location is top-notch, the Aparthotel itself also deserves plenty of recognition – there are a few types of rooms to choose from, all with private bathrooms and fully-equipped kitchens. Plus, there’s free-flowing tea and coffee available all day downstairs and plenty of communal space for chilling or getting some work done mid-trip.
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