In the heart of regenerated King’s Cross St Pancras, open to the Western Concourse of King’s Cross Station, metres from the Eurostar terminal and standing on the intersection of six London Underground lines, the Great Northern Hotel has the finest location of any London boutique hotel. The world’s first great railway hotel endures today as one of the UK’s finest boutique hotels with 91 elegant rooms blending bespoke furniture and period features. Designed by Victorian master builder Lewis Cubitt, the architect behind Kings Cross railway station, the Great Northern Hotel first opened in 1854.
Ninety-one luxurious rooms feature three breath-taking departures in design, with beautifully handcrafted furniture and original decor set against Farrow & Ball shades with stunning Lefroy-Brooks bathrooms and free high-speed Wi-Fi. Old and new blended in perfect unison. Every floor has a beautifully equipped Pantry from which you can help yourself, at no charge to your bill, with home-cooked cakes, teas, Nespresso coffees, books, newspapers and magazines.
Like the dining cars of The Flying Scotsman that first pulled out of King’s Cross, Plum & Spilt Milk, the main restaurant of the hotel keeps service turning from dawn through to midnight. Take breakfast from seven, a short pause for elevenses, sit for swift, classic lunches or relax for dinner as the light dims.
Evoking the sleek lines of twenties Manhattan against Parisian culture, the GNH Bar comes to life at breakfast, slides easily into lunch, changing gears smoothly for evening meetings, then glides gracefully into cocktails and stolen glances till late.
Open to the Western Concourse at King’s Cross Station, metres from St Pancras International, KIOSK serves hugely generous, utterly unfussy, hot roast meat sandwiches. Freshly hand-carved turkey, pork or salt-beef stacked into delicious artisan breads and beautifully packaged, ready for your departure.