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Cheap hotels near British Library in London, United Kingdom

Originally housed within the British Museum, the British Library was established as an independent institution only in 1973. It is the largest library in the world and holds over 150 million items from across the globe.

Just about every media format you can imagine is found in the British Library, including books, newspapers, magazines, sound recordings, patents, drawings and even stamps. Items span 4,000 years, dating back to 2,000 BC.

Admission to the British Library is free, as are special exhibits held in the Sir John Ritblat Gallery. The museum is open every day; closed on public holidays. Visit the museum’s Web site for more information.

Hotels near the British Library: Plenty of cheap hostels and B&Bs are located around King’s Cross station, but be aware certain parts of the area can be a bit seedy. For a quieter option, the Bloomsbury neighborhood is itself loaded with literary history (and some affordable hotels).

 
YHA St. Pancras, London

Address 79-81 Euston Road, (King's Cross)

The YHA St. Pancras Hostel has a trendy hotel vibe that makes it stand out from many of its B&B neighbors in the uber-convenient King's Cross neighborhood.

8.4 Guest Rating

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Alhambra Hotel, London

Address 17-19 Argyle Street (King's Cross)

Ideal for those catching a train, the Alhambra offers nicely appointed rooms at reasonable rates just south of King's Cross station.

7.7 Guest Rating

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Premier Inn London Euston, London

Address 1 Dukes Rd, Euston Rd (King's Cross)

The Premier Travel Inn is a reliable business establishment. There is little in the way of charm here, but the location near St. Pancras is stellar, the rooms clean and the staff helpful.

8.2 Guest Rating

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$136

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Princess Hotel, London

Address 35/37 Argyle St. (King's Cross)

Located just two blocks south of Kings Cross and St. Pancras stations, the Princess Hotel is a sweet and old fashioned B&B.

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$89

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MacDonald Hotel, London

Address 45-46 Argyle Square (King's Cross)

The cozy, 30-room Macdonald Hotel isn’t the most charming or crisply designed hotel in London—or in the King’s Cross area, for that matter—but it will fit the bill for many.

7.5 Guest Rating

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