The Grade II listed landmark hotel stands grand and tall, overlooking King’s Cross St Pancras.

The 88 bedroom hotel is sleek and stylish yet manages to remain characterful and true to its roots from 1854. Each room is expertly designed to celebrate the architecture and heritage of the building whilst meeting the needs of the present-day traveller.

Rich wooden panelling, bespoke leather seating, tall windows and high ceilings are a nod to some of the luxurious touches of old whilst modern-day amenities include Wi-Fi, USB ports, continental plugs, Nespresso coffee machine with sustainable Cru coffee capsules, in-room dining and a HD TV with Google Chromecast streaming facilities.

Have concerns for the busy, central location? Well fear not. All hotel rooms benefit from highly efficient soundproofing and deeply comfortable Hypnos beds to ensure only a peaceful night’s sleep. Come morning time (or for a midnight snack if you’re like us), guests can enjoy quintessentially British treats along with tea and coffee from the pantry at the end of each corridor.


At the heart of the hotel is the vibrant and busy GNH Bar. The decadent interior combines Belle Epoque style with art deco design, complete with striking chandeliers, polished pewter island bar and an extravagant cut glass mirror ceiling, all inspired by French railway restaurants.

Enjoy classic and signature cocktails created by Bar Manager Diogo Felicio, alongside bar snacks, large plates and desserts. We highly recommend the buttermilk fried chicken in bbq sauce, a dish ideal for lunch or as a starter before dinner.


Formerly Plum + Spilt Milk, Rails Restaurant is an all-day dining destination. The menu, created by Executive Chef Stéphane Cerisier, features elevated yet accessible dishes made using only the finest ingredients, many of which are locally sourced. Signature highlights include a salad of roasted red, yellow and candied beetroot topped with a tahini yoghurt dressing; baked St Marcellin (a French goat’s cheese), drizzled with truffle honey; and a selection of prime cut meats from the grill including an impressive chateaubriand for two – great for sharing.

The location is also perfect for those planning a Parisian adventure; the Great Northern Hotel is just a stone’s throw away from the Eurostar, meaning you can travel to Paris from the capital in under 2.5 hours.


Great Northern Hotel, King’s Cross St Pancras Station, Pancras Road, London, N1C 4TB