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Crowne Plaza London - Kings Cross

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Must See

The British Library, a 15-minute walk from the hotel, houses an extensive collection of more than 150 million books and documents spanning around 3,000 years. In the Sir John Ritblat Treasures of the British Library Gallery, which is free to enter, you can view historic documents such as the Magna Carta, the colourful Lindisfarne Gospels and lyric sheets handwritten by The Beatles.

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the site of the London 2012 Olympics all-seater stadium, is a 30-minute cab ride from the hotel. If you enjoy swimming, why not take a dip in the futuristic-looking London Aquatics Centre's 50-metre pool? For outstanding views over the city's skyline, head up the ArcelorMittal Orbit, the looping, red tower sculpture with an observation deck more than 100 metres high.


You can search for vintage clothing, affordable artwork, vinyl and CDs in the shops and stalls of Camden Market, a short bus or Tube ride from the hotel. This lively area is also a great place to pick up paella or to tuck into a gourmet kebab from one of the global cuisine stalls or restaurants. You can sample craft beers in the Camden Town Brewery's tap room or take a tour of the premises.

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Exmouth Market, a 10-minute walk from the hotel, is a thriving hub of independent stores and chic restaurants. You can browse the shops for books, designer homeware and eyewear. A weekday, lunchtime street market sees stallholders offer temptingly aromatic street food from around the world, ranging from African stews to freshly wrapped burritos.

Don't Go Home Without

At Madame Tussauds, a quick bus or Tube ride from the hotel, you can snap selfies with waxworks of A-list celebrities from the worlds of film, sport and music, as well as personalities like the Queen and Albert Einstein. As you wander through this long-established attraction, you also encounter the gruesome Chamber of Horrors, featuring death masks cast from original moulds made by Marie Tussaud.

Things To Do

Things To Do

Oxford Street

Oxford Street, London, W1

Visit all the major department stores and high street shops. Selfridges, Marks & Spencers, Debenhams, John Lewis,

Covent Garden and Theatreland

Covent Garden, London, WC1

Covent Garden is in the West End, London's main theatre and entertainment area. Tourists fill its elegant car free Piazza, home to fashion stores, crafts at the Apple Market and the Royal Opera.

British Museum

Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG

Free admission to ' The Museum of the world, for the world' View ancient artefacts from arount the world and various touring exhibitions.

St. Paul's Cathedral

St Pauls Churchyard, London, EC4M 8AD

The cathedral was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and completed in 1710. It houses medieval relics and magnificent mosaics and remains a fully functioning place of worship. An iconic feature of London's skyline and a top viewing spot of the city.

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN

'Londons Dance House' The very best of International and UK contemporary dance

Tower of London / Tower Bridge

The Tower of London, London, EC3N 4AB

Orginally built during the 11th centrury it has been both a fortress and a prison. Many prisoners were beheaded on this site. Home to the Crown Jewels and Londons famouse 'Beefeaters'

The View From The Shard

32 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9SG

Twice as high as any other viewing platform in London, floors 68, 69 and 72 of The Shard offer unparalleled 360 degree views of London for up to 40 miles.

London Eye

Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB

Take a 'Flight' on the London Eye for a fantastic ariel view of the city. Located on the Southbank of the River Thames the London Eye is the largest moving wheel of its kind at a height of 135m / 450ft.

Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus, London, W1J

Buzzing Theatre district square with giant neon signs and the 19th century Shaftsbury memorial fountain with the statue of Eros.

London Zoo

Regents Park, London, NW1 4RY

Great day out for all ages. Over 750 species of animals to see.

The National Gallery

Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN

Trafalgar Square art museum whose masterworks trace the development of Western European painting.

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1A 1AA

Acting as the official residency of the British Monarchy since 1837, Buckingham Palace is a building full of British history and definitely worth a visit.

Tate Modern

Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

Collection of International modern art.

Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey

Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA

Worth visiting is one of London's most photographed attractions - Big Ben, the 26m tower overlooking Westminster and the neighboring House of Parliament.

Natural History Museum and Sceince Museum

Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD

Free admission to these popular museums, a full day out for all ages. Interactive exhibitions.