Somers Town

Take it easy in Somers Town, a north London neighborhood that redefines lazy Sundays.

There’s no need to iron pleats into your slacks in Somers Town. Rather than clubs or venues, this north London neighborhood gathers in its libraries, coffee shops, and casual taverns. Although Somers Town is primarily residential, it’s put itself on the map hosting street markets and annual arts festivals. Somers Town’s nearby underground stations make for a timely trek to London’s political core (and the site of The Beatles’ cross-walking album cover), Westminster.

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On the Map

Somers Town is within LB of Camden and bordered by St. Pancras, Camden Town, Fitzrovia, Kings Cross, Primrose Hill, Bloomsbury, Marylebone, and City of Westminster

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

The London Eye: 25 minutes on the tube
The Tower of London: 30 minutes on the tube
Heathrow Airport: 80 minutes on the tube
Gatwick Airport: 55 minutes by tube and train
Kings Cross: 13 minutes on the tube
National Gallery: 20 minutes walk

A Neighborhood Between Two Transport Hubs

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If you ask a Londoner about Somers Town, you are likely to get a puzzled expression. It's a humble neighborhood between two major transit stations and the busy Euston Road.

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Consider staying a while in Somers Town, rather than merely passing through. The neighborhood hosts a lively street market on Fridays and a highly-anticipated street festival in July.

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Somers Town is predominately residential, so when its citizenry heads to their local pubs and cafes, it's likely they'll run into someone who knows their name.

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Which is nice.

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... quiet residential neighbourhood just a stone’s throw away from the buzzing and vibrant Camden Town."

Around Somers Town

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The Eurostar departs for Paris at St Pancras International. The station is constantly alive with the frenzied activity of travelers at its numerous shops, bars, and cafes.

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Get out of the rush and into the hush at the UK's National Library in Somers Town.

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The British Library boasts more than 150 million volumes of intellectual pursuits.

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The Camden College provides a variety of courses for adults.

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Forgot your watch?

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The clock tower at St Pancras Old Church will divinely remind you of the time.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Arne is a German photographer and cameraman. He gained experience in various fields such as TV drama, commercials, and documentaries. His work has taken him all over the world and since 2008, he's been based in London where he recently finished his MA of Arts at Goldsmiths College. While working for Airbnb, he discovered a completely new side of London and many of its hidden secrets.

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