St Athans Hotel is in Bloomsbury, a safe, leafy, central district right in the centre of London.
We’ve made it easy for you to find us, with simple instructions from the most common routes into London – see below for information on arriving from an underground (tube) or overground (mainline) station and for information on arriving from a London airport.
This link is for the official London Transport Journey Planner, where you can work out how to get somewhere within London – and if you have a smart phone we also recommend you download the Citymapper App (which will give you all possible options to get anywhere in London, walking, bus, tube, tram and taxi).
Cycling in London
The owners of the St. Athans Hotel are keen cyclists, so bike riders are very welcome here. We have storage for a few bikes out the back of the hotel, an air pump and a bicycle repair kit for guests on two wheels. For cycle routes and maps, planning a quiet ride and all other info on cycling in London click here, and for the UK National Cycle Network Sustrans click here.
London also has public bikes to hire. Santander cycles (aka Boris Bikes) are available just a few minutes from the hotel – click here for more information.
Driving in London
We do not recommend bringing your car to London, but if you do please note that the Congestion Charge of £ 11.50 applies on weekdays between 07:00 and 18:00. To find out where the charges apply click here, and to pay online click here. You can park on the side streets (with one yellow line) near our hotel for free on weekdays between18:00 – 08:30 and on Saturdays from 13:30 until Monday 08:30. Outside of these hours parking is expensive, difficult and inconvenient so the best option is usually a car park. There are quite a few car parks close by (download the map here) and they charge approx £ 20 per day. Also try JustPark.com
If you’re lucky enough to have an electric car here is a map of where you can park and charge.
Walking From Underground (Tube) Stations
Russell Square: Cross Bernard Street by the pedestrian crossing, walk straight up Marchmont Street directly opposite and continue for two blocks. Turn left on to Tavistock Place and we are on the left. Journey time: 3mins
Euston: Walk passed the bus station, cross the park in front of the station, walk down Upper Woburn Place, at Tavistock Place turn left and we are on the right-hand side. 5mins
Kings Cross/ St. Pancras: Walk up Euston Rd (towards Euston Station). Turn left into Judd St. and then right into Tavistock Place, we are on the left-hand side. 8mins
From Overground (Mainline) Train Stations
There is no central station in London but many mainline train stations – each covers a different part of the country.
Euston: Walk passed the bus station area, cross the park in front of the station, walk down Upper Woburn Place, at Tavistock Place turn left and we are on the right-hand side. 5mins
St. Pancras International & King’s Cross: Walk up Euston Rd (towards Euston Station). Turn left into Judd St. and then right into Tavistock Place, we are on the left-hand side. 8mins
Liverpool St Station: Take Central line to Holborn station, then change onto the Piccadilly line and it is then 1 stop to Russell Square station and walk from there (see above). 25mins.
Victoria Station: Take Victoria Line to Euston station and walk from there (see above). 20mins. Please note that Victoria bus/coach station is a 5 minute walk from the train station.
Paddington: Take the Circle or Metropolitan Lines to King’s Cross station, then change onto the Piccadilly Line to Russell Square station and walk from there (see above). 30mins
Waterloo: Take the Northern Line to Euston station and walk from there (see above). 25mins
Charing Cross: Take the Northern Line to Euston station and walk from there (see above). 20mins
London Bridge: Take the Northern Line to Euston station and walk from there (see above). 28mins
Getting to us from London airports
There are four airports that cover the London area – make sure you know which one you are coming into. It’s even more important to know which terminal (of which airport) that you are flying out of, as some terminals are further away than others.
City Airport: Take the DLR (Docklands Light Railway) to Bank, Central line to Holborn, then the Piccadilly Line to Russell Sq. 40mins
Heathrow: Take the Piccadilly Line straight to Russell Square. 60mins
Gatwick: Take the Thameslink train to Kings Cross then the Piccadilly Line to Russell Square. Alternatively, the Gatwick Express goes to Victoria station where the Victoria Line will take you directly to Euston . 70mins
Stanstead: Take the Stanstead Express to Totternham Hale then the Victoria Line to Euston. 70mins
Luton: Take the Thameslink train to Kings Cross then the Piccadilly Line to Russell Square. 70mins
Southend: Either take the train to Stratford then to St Pancras International; or to Liverpool St station and take the tube from there.
Flying around the world uses much fossil fuel, which translates as carbon dioxide in the atmosphere (the one we all share). To mitigate some of your carbon footprint you can offset it with projects around the world that reduce carbon – click here to calculate your travel footprint to London & back, and click here for ways to offset it.