A Local’s Guide to Euston

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Well known for holding the UK’s busiest inter-city railway station, Euston’s bustling streets offer a variety of vibrant bars, traditional boozers, quality eateries and unique tourist attractions.

Check out the world’s rarest skeleton at The Grant Museum which has over 60,000 zoological specimens. The museum includes extinct creatures such as the dodo, as well as holding a collection of taxidermy and freeze-dried skeletal specimens.

If you’re planning a day out with your friends or family and looking for a fun way to put your detective skills to the test? Clue Quest the place for you. Similar to ‘Crystal Maze’, yourself and a group of others will be locked in a room with 60 minutes to find clues and your way out.

Escape to mini-Mexico and find the best selection of authentic Mexican produce at Mestizo Mexican Market. Resembling a traditional Mexican Market, you will find a wide range of groceries, drinks, clothes and of course Tequila and Mezcal. While you’re there be sure to pop next door to the Mestizo restaurant where you can indulge in a variety of mouth-watering traditional Mexican dishes such as mole poblano, pollo al tequila and of course tacos.

Located North of the city, this busy neighbourhood is only a short ride away from the quirky, fun streets of Camden where you will find even more shops, eateries and bars.

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WHERE TO DRINK

SOMERS TOWN COFFEE HOUSE

Situated on Chalton St, This great little pub (don’t let the name fool you!) is incredibly popular with the locals and transients alike. Somers town is a surprisingly quiet neighbourhood, given its location but its ‘Coffee House’ rarely is. With an outdoor terrace and fantastic beers on tap, you’d be remiss to skip this local favourite.

60 Chalton St, NW1 1HS
thesomerstowncoffeehouse.co.uk

New Bloomsbury Set

If you’re a fan of speakeasy cocktail bars, then you will find this secret gem hidden under Marchmont Street. Boasting a buzzy, friendly vibe and offering live entertainment from drag shows to DJ and dance nights this cocktail hotspot is the perfect London hide-away. Looking for extra privacy this basement bar even has VIP bunkers.

The Basement, 76 Marchmont Street, WC1N 1AG
https://www.newbloomsburyset.net/

EUSTON TAP

Even the most adventurous drinker has taken one look at the Euston Tap and thought better of it. But we urge you to venture inside this odd looking tardis of a bar. Offering an incredible range of craft beer and robust ales, it is a true destination location. With heated seating spilling out onto Euston road, this one’s a great choice on those long summer nights waiting for a train.

190 Euston Rd, NW1 2EF
www.eustontap.com

WHERE TO EAT

MAI SUSHI

Real Sushi fans know that more often than not, the best Sushi joints are the ones that offer little in decorative glamour. Inconspicuous to a fault, you’d probably walk past Mai Sushi nine time out of ten. To the locals on the other hand, it’s a diamond in the rough. Their excellent handcrafted sushi can be enjoyed indoors or outside on the terrace (weather permitting).

19 Villiers St, WC2N 6NE
www.maisushi.co.uk

GRANGER & CO

Technically in King’s Cross but at a mere 10min walk away we’re forgiving ourselves this minor indiscretion. Anyway, once you try the food at this pan-Asian/Australasian restaurant, we’re certain you’ll forgive us too. The tall glass windows let the light flood in, and while the interior is simple but fresh, the food is simply the latter. Unquestionably worth a visit.

Unit 1 Stanley Building, 7 Pancras Square, N1C 4AG
grangerandco.com/kings-cross

 

YORK & ALBANY

Just a short cab ride away from Euston, on the border between Camden town and Regent’s Park sits one of Gordon Ramsay’s more laidback haunts. Looking altogether more like a Victorian pub from the outside (you can just stop by for a drink), York & Albany serves up a delicious blend of British and Mediterranean dishes. With a courtyard for soaking up those rays, this is a great place to let the world pass you by.

127-129 Parkway
www.gordonramsayrestaurants.com/york-and-albany/

WHAT TO DO

BRITISH LIBRARY

The British Library is more than just a national institution. It is also home to some of the most important and relevant books, exhibitions and films our great nation has ever produced. Featuring no less than 150m different documents. Literature nuts will delight at seeing Shakespeare’s first folio, the Magna Carta and a number of seasonal exhibitions.

96 Euston Rd, NW1 2DB
www.bl.uk

WELLCOME COLLECTION

A museum of real intrigue. Established by Sir Henry Wellcome, a notoriously adventurous 19th-century pharmacist, his eponymous collection houses an incredible range of medical paraphernalia. Startling, captivating and often macabre, this museum is not for the fainthearted. Featuring a number of award winning temporary exhibitions too, this one’s always worth checking out.

183 Euston Rd, NW1 2BE
wellcomecollection.org

British Museums

Again, we’re cheating a little bit here but just a quick minicab ride away is the iconic British Museum. And it’s well worth the cab fare. As one of the world’s oldest museums it is home to archeological rarities you won’t find anywhere else on earth. Including mummies and even the world famous Rosetta Stone. Plus, most Londoners have never ‘found the time’ to visit, so you’ll have one up one your native friends.

Great Russell St, WC1B 3DG
www.britishmuseumshoponline.org/‎

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