About the Area
Euston is part of the London Borough of Camden in northwest London. This is an important stop for travellers, as London Euston is an important rail station, and Euston is also close to another important rail station: King's Cross St. Pancras. London Euston is the terminus station, and takes travellers to and from the West Midlands, the North West, and North Wales, as well as parts of Scotland. Euston road is also an important thoroughfare for motorists. One of the busiest roadways in London, Euston Road takes motorists from Marylebone Road in the west to Pentonville Road in the east, connecting travellers to several important landmarks along the way such as Regent's Park, the British Library, and King's Cross St. Pancras. This road was also London's first bypass, and has been in operation since 1756.
Places Of Interest
Perhaps the most interesting local landmark near Euston is the British Library. This is the second largest library in the world, and receives an average of 1.75 million visitors per year. With over 150 items, this is an important research library as well as a top tourist destination. In addition to its regular collections, the British Library also holds its own museum, which is home to famous documents like the Magna Carta, the Leonardo notebooks, and some of Shakespeare's earliest manuscripts. Also in the area, one will find a large number of hotels to accommodate the high volume of travellers that pass through this area each day. These hotels include mid-range chain establishments, as well as high-end spots like the Hilton London Euston and the Euston Square Hotel. For a bit of refuge, visitors and locals alike can head to Euston Square Gardens, where they will find a lush public garden that has been open since 1825. For those looking for a bite to eat, Euston is a good location to find quality Indian food. On nearby Drummond Street, you will find several good Indian restaurants including Diwana Bhel Phoori House, Ravi Shankar, and Drummond Villa. There are also a number of major banks located in the area near Kings Cross St. Pancras on Euston Street and Grays Inn Road.
Around the London Euston rail station, there are several Underground stops. The first, Euston, is connected to the rail station, and is served by the Victoria line as well as both branches of the Northern Line. Then, down the road is Euston Square station, on the Circle, Metropolitan, and Hammersmith and City lines. Just west of there is Warren Street Station, which is also part of the Northern and Victoria lines. This area is also easy to access by bus, as it is served by a large number of lines: 10, 18, 30, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, and 253 all service this area. As Euston Street is a major thoroughfare, there are also several car parks in the area: one on Melton Street, one on Cardington Street, and one on George Mews. Euston Road acts as a dividing line of the London congestion zone, so any travel to the south of Euston road will require that you pay a daily fee, while travel to the north, where the car parks are located, does not require a fee.