Home to the first intercity station ever to be built in London and boasting excellent transport links, Euston is a perfect starting point for exploring the city. Arrive at Euston station and you'll find a bustling rail terminal with shops, newsagents, Euston travel and information centre, bus stops, and hotels nearby. It's very easy to get from here to anywhere you need to go in London.
Euston station first opened in 1837 as the London end of the London to Birmingham Railway. The original building was demolished and replaced in the 1960s, in what many considered a travesty of modern planning over classic architecture, including the demolition of the famous Euston Arch.
Travel to London Euston by train
Euston is the sixth busiest train station in London. Four train operating companies run services from Euston rail station – Virgin Trains, London Midland, London Overground and First ScotRail.
Trains from Euston go to various major UK destinations including:
Book train tickets to and from Euston station with thetrainline.com.
Travel to Euston
Euston has a train station and a Tube station that connects to the Northern and Victoria lines. There are also a number of major bus routes that stop at Euston.
If you're going to be in London for more than a day, it's worth buying a Visitor Oyster Card in advance. The Visitor Oyster Card is delivered to your home before you arrive in London. It is one of the easiest ways to get around London.
If you do not have a Visitor Oyster Card, but still plan to travel around London for more than a day, buy an Oyster card at the Tube station. Learn more about Oyster Cards.
Where to stay in Euston
Accommodation to suit every budget can be found near Euston station. Hotels, hostels, bars, pubs and restaurants are located nearby on and around Euston Road. Follow this link to book a Euston hotel at the end of your journey.
Euston station is located in Camden in Euston Road where it's situated amongst offices, municipal buildings, hotels and shops. On Euston Road, you'll also find the Wellcome Collection and the British Library, both of which are free to visit and always worth a look.From Euston station, it's a short walk, tube or bus ride east to Kings Cross St Pancras station and the exciting array of cultural and leisure venues nearby. Not far in the other direction you'll discover Marylebone High Street, which has a range of unique boutiques, restaurants and bars.
If you cross Euston Road and head south, you'll find a vast range of things to do, including:
- Bloomsbury Theatre
- The Place Dance School and Theatre
- Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
- British Museum.
- Foundling Museum
- Charles Dickens Museum