Let the Train Take the Strain

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Let the Train Take the Strain

Or so ran an old BR strapline from the 1970’s. Actually, it was a lesson that I took on board at the time and subsequently rode the rail networks all over the UK whilst on numerous business trips. It was whilst I was engaged on these trips that I also caught onto the handy trick of always booking into hotels near railway stations. As an old colleague once advised me “you can be in and out like a flash”.

What he meant was that you could arrive the night before, catch one of the easily available taxi’s that always haunt the station’s environs to take you to your meeting and once complete, be back at your hotel, shower, grab your bags and already be near the station for a handy getaway.

Time and again this strategy proved its worth, especially on trips to London when I would often book myself either a hotels in Euston or a hotels in Kings Cross. Both of these choices, besides the merits already mentioned, provided other benefits; namely that they were both actually very well placed for finding entertainment, points of interest and generally ways to pass the time on the evening before my meetings were scheduled.

For that reason, my favourite hotel in Euston was the Euston Square Hotel; this particular Euston Hotel had a fantastically helpful ‘can do’ approach to its guests requirements. Additionally, besides being conveniently close to Euston Station, the Euston Square Hotel was also conveniently close to such attractions as Oxford Street, Trafalgar Square, Regents Park and Theatreland…ideal for a night’s exploration.

For a very similar reason, whenever I booked a hotel in Kings Cross, my hotel of preference was The Arriva Hotel. Now this was a Kings Cross hotel in its truest sence, being as it was literally minutes walk from the Station and so conveniently close to The London Eye, Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s and The Tower of London as to make it the most ideal place to stay for businessmen and visitors alike.

Well…all that for me was in days past; I’ve actually been retired for some years now. I still make the occasional visit to London just to take in the attractions and to re-visit old haunts and whenever I do, I still follow my old habit of booking either a hotel in Euston or a hotel in Kings Cross…times may have changed, but the convenience of following this methodology hasn’t.

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