Comfort Inn & Suites Kings Cross St. Pancras
31-33 Argyle Street
London, EN WC1H 8EP
Phone: (44) 207 8373109
Fax: (44) 207 2783870
Aux Pains de Papy is a perfect French boulangerie that displays varieties of delicious breads, croissants, pastries and more. Everything that they offer here is made fresh every morning using authentic French standards. The ambiance at Aux Pains de Papy is very cozy and the decor with its wooded flooring and yellow lights gives the place a rustic charm. Their staff is very polite and extremely friendly which enhances the overall experience here. They have limited seating, so the best way to enjoy their coffees and baguettes is by taking them out and devouring them at the nearby park.
The very first lesbian and gay bookshop in the UK, Gay's The Word has an enormous range of queer literature. As well as non-fiction work covering such issues as safe-sex and informing your family about your sexuality, they have a wide variety of fictional titles, from detective novels to romantic fiction. They also have a fine selection of scholarly works. The friendly and knowledgeable staff is more than happy to help you find the title you need.
The Brunswick Shopping Centre is a landmark building from the 1960s that has been restored and now abounds with all kinds of shops and eateries. You can shop for designer wear, catch the latest movie or just enjoy a good meal at this mall. If clothing is what you're searching for, then stores like Benetton, Oasis and LK Bennett will come in handy. You can shop for shoes at stores like Office, while Boots is there to meet all your health and beauty needs. Carluccio's, YO! Sushi, Fastoche and Patisserie Valerie will replenish your energy reserves. There is also the occasional live performance for you to enjoy.
BMJ stands for the British Medical Journal, Britain's most notable publication for doctors and health professionals. This shop is the most comprehensive medical bookstore in the city, especially since H K Lewis has gone. As well as stocking past and present issues of the BMJ magazine, it has a wide range of textbooks on all specialties, medical journals, books for medical students, and exam-help books. A free mail order service for UK orders is also available.
At The People's Supermarket, you will find the freshest possible British produce at prices that don't burn a hole in your pocket. The main aim of this supermarket it to provide the community with healthy food in a manner that is fair to both the producer and the consumer. If you become a member at this food-cooperative, which you can do for the annual cost of GBP25, you must contribute four hours every month to working at the store, for which you will get a discount of 20 percent.
If you're looking for some variation in your literary diet, Persephone Books would be a great starting point. This bookstore specializes in reprinting obscure and neglected works by primarily female authors of the 20th Century. Their collection may be small, but succeeds in familiarizing you with different genres. So if you are a discerning reader or know one, you should definitely visit Persephone.
Folk is a well known and respected label of clothing for both men and women. This shop, located near St. Pancras, is a men's boutique, and is just next door to the women's store of the same brand. Stylish gentlemen can come revamp their wardrobe with shirts, jackets, sweaters, shoes and more.
For an unusually civilized London shopping experience, where you may be lucky enough to have the store owner offer you wine, make your way over to Lamb's Conduit Street. Your shopping options at this Bloomsbury Street, named in recognition of William Lambe's donation to the reconstruction of the Holborn Conduit, are plentiful. You will find many independent stores, at which you can buy anything from clothing to knickknacks. Persephone Books should be on your list if you enjoy 20th Century literature, while Darkroom will meet your needs if handmade accessories are what you want. You can complete the excursion with a Mediterranean meal from Ciao Bella.
Come to Ben Pentreath's in Bloomsbury for a unique shopping experience. If you're looking for new and interesting pieces to add to your home, from art to furniture, Ben Pentreath's should definitely be on your list. You can find anything from porcelain tea services to antique doorknobs, books, stationary, vases and much, much more.
Calumet Photographic is a grand shop where you will find all the features related to a camera. They fantastic collection consists of everything from camera lenses, filters adapters, film cameras to studio cameras and lightings, camcorders, special monitors and printers to mention a few. You name it, and they have it all under one roof. Check out the website for all the details.
At the tender age of seventeen, Gerhard Steidl was passionate about designing and printing work and soon set up a small studio. And in 1972, the first Steidl brand book was published. Today at Steidlville London, you can find a huge variety of Steidl publication books. It has books of some of the most renowned photographers and artists, the world over. Steidlville London still runs its own printing press and takes care of editing, designing and publication. Here you will find that you can check each book with ease because of the spacious aisles, also the white walls have add a very calm, serene feeling. Join the book club, check out the special edition signed copies and avail of special offers.
Waterstones is a reputed bookstore that has locations all over the United Kingdom. The Gower Street location enjoys the distinction of being the largest academic bookstore in Europe. There is a cafe at the bottom floor of the shop, where patrons can sip on specialty coffees and teas while browsing through the newest titles. The shop also features a secondhand section along with a student buy back center. Absolute heaven for bibliophiles! Call +44 843 290 8351 for more details.