When you hear ‘Euston’, the first thing that might come to mind is Euston Station, which was the first inter-city railway station to be built in London in 1837. The area of Euston is mostly filled with offices, municipal buildings, hotels and shops.
A cultural activity when in Euston is a visit at the Wellcome Collection, which is free to visit and always worth a look as it explores the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future.
From Euston station, it is only a short walk to Kings Cross St Pancras station, which hosts the Eurostar and other international train companies.
If you cross Euston Road and head south, you’ll end up in a quirky Bloomsbury, which is home to many boutique stores, literary pubs and the British Museum, which was featured in our previous post.
Although it does not have much to offer tourists in terms of sights to photograph, Bloomsbury is well loved for its array of garden squares and numerous cultural, educational and healthcare institutions. It was developed in the 17th and 18th century into a fashionable residential area and is also home to the University of London’s main bodies and departments.
Euston is part of the London Borough of Camden, which hosts several attractions, including:
- Dominion Theatre http://www.dominiontheatrelondon.com/
- Freud Museum http://www.freud.org.uk/
- Highgate Cemetery http://highgate-cemetery.org/
- Keats’ House http://www.keatshouse.cityoflondon.gov.uk/
- London Zoo http://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo//
A destination that has turned into one of the most popular ones amongst London’s tourists is Camden Markets, a compilation of a number of large, adjoining markets at Regent’s Canal. The markets offer an array of goods, including fruit and vegetables, international food stalls, souvenirs, clothes, jewellery, and other craft items.
If you aren’t satisfied with the food offerings in buzzing Camden, we suggest that you check out Smith of Smithfields, the pub that is managed by Tim Anderson, 26-year old winner of this year’s Masterchef series. The modern gastro pub is situated directly in front of Euston Station and overlooks the railway tracks through the glass frontage.