Euston Mini Guide
Why Euston Road?
By staying anywhere on Euston Road, visitors to the area will be in a central location from where they can go anywhere by car, rail or walking. Regent’s Park can be found on Euston Road and there are plenty of great hotels, restaurants and places of interest.
Where is it and How Can I Get There?
Euston Road is part of the A501 road in central London. It is situated south of Camden Town and runs from Paddington to Islington passing Regent’s Park. There are a number of railway and tube stations along the road including Kings Cross
, Euston and Regent’s Park Tube Station.
The Origins of Euston Road
Opened in 1756 Euston Road was originally intended for sheep and cattle to be driven to Smithfield Market. In the early 1800s terrace houses appeared on both sides of the road and it was the Fitzroy family who were the main owners of property along it who were responsible for its name. In 1852 the renaming took place being named after the family’s country house, Euston Hall.
What is There to See and Do
The Museum Mile is just that, a multitude of museums that starts with the British Library and ends at the Wellcome Collection, an exhibition centre that has continually changing exhibits and collections. Euston Tower is most famous for being the home of Capital Radio until it moved in 1997 to Leicester Square. People who were fond of the original Monopoly board game often include Euston Road in their tour of the streets immortalised on the game board.
Exploring the Surrounding Area
From Euston Road there are plenty of places to head for, like the London Zoo which is around a two mile drive. Gaining a new popularity with the recent television series the Sherlock Holmes Museum is only a mile away from Euston Road and Madame Tussauds is just around the corner.
Entertainment in the Area
Euston Road is not short on places to eat. The Euston Tap is a must for anyone with an interest in great pizza and independent stocks of ales and beers. For a refined evening of dining there is Mirrors Restaurant and bar that offers an a la carte menu. The night time is just as busy in Euston Road with pubs and clubs including The Office, Merah Club and Bar Colour which are all within a few miles walking distance.
Euston Road has a lot of significant landmarks along it. Hire a car there and as long as you don’t turn south from the street you’ll avoid the congestion charge. Use your car to visit the British Library, the second largest book collection in the world after the Library of Congress.
There, in a permanent exhibition, you can view priceless masterpieces such as the original Canterbury Tales, a Gutenberg Bible and the Magna Carta as well as first editions from authors such as the Brontes, Lewis Carroll and Rudyard Kipling.