Looking for hotels in Camden, London? Look no further – these are the best places to stay.
There’s plenty of reasons to make Camden your base of operations on your trip to London. For one the area is full of creative, musical history, having played home to some of London’s most iconic musicians over the years – Amy Winehouse included.
Secondly there’s plenty to do within a short walk or bus ride. Places like Alexandra Palace, Coal Drops Yard, Regents Park and much more will be within easy reach, as will the markets that make Camden so popular to this day.
But where are you going to stay in this happening part of town? Well here’s our top picks for Camden hotels. We’re sure the right place for you is in there somewhere…
Best Hotels in Camden : At a Glance
|Best Camden Hotels – Top Picks
|Best Overall Camden Hotel
|The Camden Enterprise Hotel
|Best Hotel for Location
|The Wesley Camden Town
|Best Hotel for Luxury
|The York and Albany
|Best Hotel for Getting Around
Best Hotels in Camden
Camden Enterprise Hotel
The Camden Enterprise Hotel is perfectly located for you to have all the best of Camden at your fingertips without having to be slap bang in the middle of the busy stretches (and trust us, they get busy).
The location also puts you within a few minute’s walk of Chalk Farm underground station and about ten minutes to the main stretch of Camden Town where you’ll find more underground access and buses into the city centre.
As for the rooms, they are probably some of the plushest in the neighbourhood. Recently decorated in the latest style, you’ll find them slick and stocked with flat-screen TVs, hot drinks and all the other amenities you’d expect from a good hotel.
The small double rooms on offer are very small. If you’re ready to put in a bit more money, upgrade to the deluxe doubles for a bit of extra space and the chance at a room with a cityscape view.
The Wesley Camden Town
The spacious rooms at The Wesley Camden Town are one of the biggest selling points. You’ll have enough space to fit yourselves, all your luggage and all the stuff you’ll be buying around Camden with ease.
Being at the south end of Camden Town you’ll also be much closer to the main train stations of King’s Cross, St Pancras and Euston so getting in and out of London should be no problem. Likewise getting around the city while you’re here should be pretty simple too.
All the rooms come with private bathrooms, dryers, wardrobes and safety deposit boxes and the interior has been done up in recent years so the place looks fresh. And talking of looking fresh, did we mention that the hotel is housed in an old chapel? It’s quite something to look at from the outside.
The Hurdwick is another great Camden hotel. One of the great perks it boasts is that it’s kind of in the middle of all the places you’ll want to reach from your hotel. London Zoo, King’s Cross Station and Regent’s Park are all within 2km. Throw in that Camden High Street is just up the road and you’ve got the perfect location for anyone after hotels near Camden Town.
Rooms are bright, clean and comfortable – pretty much everything you could ask for. They also come equipped with desks and flatscreen TVs for the work/chill times you might have to squeeze in.
If you do feel like making yourself at home for the night you won’t have to stray too far to find dinner. The Hurdwick has a restaurant on premises, serving up some classic British fare for guests.
York and Albany
One of the nicer hotels Camden has to offer comes in the form of The York and Albany. This accommodation comes with a hefty price tag but that money buys you extra space, old-world style and a restaurant and hotel experience that’s overseen by none other than Gordon Ramsey.
The style of the place is very classic British. Much of the furniture has a by-gone elegance to it and isn’t afraid to come (at times) printed with printed Union Jack flags. You can have a room that leans right into that or pick something more contemporary. Either way they’ll come with all the usual amenities, plus a sky box in every room and LED TVs for watching it on.
Downstairs you’ll find the same elegance continuing in the dining room where menus curated by Ramsey himself are served up next to a great menu of cocktails and wines. Come to think of it, it might be hard to tear yourself away from the hotel with perks this good.
The Argo Hotel is just outside the main neighbourhood of Camden on the edge of King’s Cross. There’s a couple of good reasons to consider it, even if you’re looking for Camden Town Hotels.
By expanding your parameters a little you’ll actually put yourself pretty close to the major transport hub that is King’s Cross, meaning you can get around London much more easily than if you were in Camden Town itself. That said Camden Town will still only be a ten-minute journey on the tube.
You’ll find the rooms to be some of the most tasteful around, often using vintage furniture to create a minimalist feeling that will make you feel as cool as the rest of Camden’s star-studded ex residents.
Holiday Inn London Camden Lock
Another solid option that will put you right in the centre of the action is the Holiday Inn London Camden Lock. It’s located near Camden’s main canal and a short walk from the main stretch of Camden Market.
It’s a Holiday Inn, so don’t expect to be living in the lap of luxury. What you will get here though is a service that can best be described as reliable. You’ll have clean sheets daily and the bonus of air conditioning.
The real perk that this place has over everywhere else though, is the mini gym that any guests can use to work out. Well, it’s either that or the 24-hour-a-day room service…
If you’re looking for hotels in Camden that reflect the area’s creative atmosphere, try the Selina Camden. This place has a fun and playful attitude to their decoration, furnishing their rooms in creative ways that draw on various disciplines of interior design.
The rooms come equipped with all the amenities you’d want from a hotel of this price range, and are all angled at making your stay the best it can possibly be. You’ll find that same commitment behind the front desk they run 24 hours a day in case their guests need anything, anytime.
You’ll be a little further away from most of the action at Selina Camden meaning you’ll have some peace and quiet from the crowds but also be a short walk from all the best bits Camden has to offer.
St Christopher’s Inn Camden
If you’re looking for cheap hotels in Camden, you’ll find the best option to be St Christopher’s Inn. Technically this place is a hostel, but with rooms this cheap why split hairs.
You will have to bunk up though. The smallest option they have is a twin room (with two bunk beds) and then from there the rooms increase in size up to ten-bed mixed dorms.
Being a hostel there’s plenty going on downstairs including games and hangout rooms, sofas and satellite television, and at street level you’ll find a bar and restaurant doing some pretty solid burgers. What more could you ask for?
Where to Stay in Camden: Frequently Asked Questions
Practical Tips to Consider Before Booking Your Camden Hotels
- The busy periods in London are over the summer and late spring. If you want to have the most choice possible when it comes to booking hotels, it’s probably best to avoid these peak times.
- Camden will be a great place to stay if you plan to be spending a lot of time in north London, but if you want to venture south it will require a fairly lengthy tube journey.
- You might notice that some of these hotels don’t have restaurants. Don’t worry about that, staying in Camden means that you’re never too far from a great place to eat.
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