The 5 Best Hotels in Camden, London
Vibrant street markets, a diverse food scene, and a rich musical heritage all conspire to make Camden Town one of London’s most sought after alternative tourist destinations. With so much to see and do, deciding where to base yourself to enjoy best what Camden has to offer might seem daunting. Luckily, we’re here to suggest our best hotels to stay in London’s most infamous borough! Make sure your downtime is part of the experience in these five fabulous hotels.
York and Albany Hotel
127-129 Parkway, London NW1 7PS +44 2073875700
Conveniently located within a five-minute walk from Camden Town station and a leisurely fifteen- minute walk from London Zoo, the York and Albany Hotel is nestled on the north-eastern edge of London’s beautiful Regent’s Park.
Even more convenient, it’s perched above the York and Albany gastropub, owned by renowned celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey. Guests can pair their hearty pub grub with a glass of fine wine or a more traditional pint at this cheery, high-quality eatery.
1-3 Grafton Road, Kentish Town, London NW5 3DX +44 2074852847
Slightly removed from the hustle and bustle of Camden Town itself, this homely hotel-cum- hostel-cum-BandB is nonetheless only a ten-minute walk from the markets or a five-minute walk from Kentish Town West overground station.
It has a wide range of rooms to suit any budget, offering a choice between rooms with ensuite or shared bathrooms, and breakfast is included in the booking package! Unusually for hostels and BnBs in the area, Camden BnB also has a pool for guests to lounge about in, a perfect way to unwind after a busy day spent combing the markets for bargains.
Camden Central Apartment
3, 1 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PG
Hotels aren’t always to everyone’s tastes. At Camden Central Apartment, guests can stay in stylish suites at the very heart of one of London’s most lively boroughs, experiencing that ‘personal’ touch which can so often be lacking from standardized hotels.
A short two-minute walk brings you to the world-renowned and vibrant Camden Markets, while Camden Town station is just around the corner, making these apartments the ideal base from which to explore the whole city.
St Christopher’s Inn Camden
48-50 Camden High Street, London NW1 0LT +44 2073881012
One of several hostels operated by this group throughout Europe, this international hostel is the perfect choice for young adult travellers. Its location on Camden High Street is ideal for both entertainment and cultural purposes: equidistant from the Camden Town and Mornington Crescent underground stations, it’s the perfect base for discovering the city during the day, and it’s perched above the lively and well-known sports bar Belushi’s, which doubles as a club at night. Burn the candle at both ends in this fun-packed hostel!
Gir Lion Lodge at London Zoo
Outer Circle, London NW1 4RY +44 3442251826
Were you looking for accommodation with a little more on the side? A truly immersive, out-of-the-ordinary experience? Something to write home about? In that case, Gir Lion Lodge is truly the place for you! A fifteen-minute walk from the markets, this lodge offers after-hours tours of the zoo, two-day zoo access, and parking, two-course dinner, full English breakfast and more.
We recommend booking well in advance though; the Gir Lion Lodge is in very high demand amongst visitors to the capital.