The Backpacker  

 
 
ADDRESS
126 Backpacker, King's Cross, London N1 0AX
 
 
TELEPHONE
 

Nearby

 
  • Visitor Information

 

LondonTown.com - The Backpacker Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
King's Cross Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Camden Road Overground Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Judd Street NCP
 
14 minutes walk
 
Arcade Car Parks
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring The Backpacker on LondonTown.com

 
London Events 2018

Plan the perfect year in the capital with our pick of the best events in London 2018. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.

 
THE BEST

Hotels near The Backpacker

Near The Backpacker
FIND YOUR PERFECT LONDON HOTEL
SALE
Check in
--
Check out
--

Booking multiple rooms?

Visit our group bookings page or call 020 7437 4370 for assistance

Room 1

2 Adults
ADULTS (12+)
-
2
+
CHILDREN (2 - 12 Years)
-
0
+
INFANTS (0 - 2 Years)
-
0
+
Okay
Maximum 4 to a room.
+ Add another room
DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  32% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 12 minutes from The Backpacker
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Islington underwent a major refurbishment in 2014, transforming the rooms and suites into a stylish accommodation option. The newly ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £92  27% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 14 minutes from The Backpacker
The Business Design Centre next door is the obvious attraction for many of the guests at this smart, efficient Hilton Hotel, but Islington's excellent restaurants and ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Euston Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  23% off
17-18 Upper Woburn Place, WC1H | 15 minutes from The Backpacker
The grand Victorian building that houses this hotel is surely one of the most impressive edifices in the Hilton chain. Located just a three-minute walk from ... More
 
 
 
 
THE BEST

Alternative Bars nearest The Backpacker

Nearest to The Backpacker
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
GNH Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Great Northern Hotel, King's Cross, London N1C | 6 minutes from The Backpacker
The GNH Bar takes up almost the entire ground floor of the Great Northern Hotel and opens directly onto the western concourse of King's Cross Station. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
VOC
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Varnishers Yard, Regents Quarter, King's Cross, London N1 | 7 minutes from The Backpacker
VOC is a 17th Century-inspired Punch House from Fluid Movement, the people behind speakeasy bars The Whistling Shop and Purl. Taking its name from Vereenigde Oost-Indische ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Big Chill House
London > Nightlife > Bars
257-259 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, King's Cross, London N1 | 8 minutes from The Backpacker
From the outside, The Big Chill House building looks spectacular, a floodlit white townhouse that puts the grimy environs of King's Cross to shame. The interior ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Nightlife near The Backpacker

The Backpacker clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vinoteca King's Cross
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
One Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 5 minutes from The Backpacker
Ten years after Vinoteca founders Charlie Young and business partner Brett Woonton opened their first restaurant, wine bar and shop in Clerkenwell the pair bring their ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
EGG
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
200 York Way, King's Cross, London N7 | 7 minutes from The Backpacker
Spread out over three floors with each one providing its own distinct look and feel, Egg London is a venue like no other. The ground floor ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Scala
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 8 minutes from The Backpacker
Housed inside the old King's Cross Cinema, the Scala might be a bit tattered around the edges but this only adds to its battered charm. The ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Events near The Backpacker

Near The Backpacker
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ongoing
Rotunda Bar & Restaurant: Rum Garden By The Water
London > Events > Foodie Events  Dates: 11th April to 1st September 2018
The Backpacker, Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1 | 3 minutes from The Backpacker
This summer, Rotunda Bar & Restaurant transforms its popular canal-side terrace into a tropical Rum Garden with chocolate orange rum cocktails served at the brightly painted ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ongoing
Time Unwrapped
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 1st January to 31st December 2018
The Backpacker, 90 York Way, N1 | 3 minutes from The Backpacker
Kings Place celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with twelve-month series, Time Unwrapped. The year-long event, which has been curated with artist-in-residence, violinist and director Hugo ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
On Soon
Noshville
London > Events > Foodie Events  Dates: 8th, 9th and 10th June 2018
The Backpacker, Good's Way, N1C | 4 minutes from The Backpacker
This June, KERB presents the tastiest hoedown in town, bringing together a range of Deep South menus for Noshville. The three-day festival is a celebration of ...More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Entertainment near The Backpacker

Near The Backpacker
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kings Place
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Backpacker
Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations and with a waterside setting, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place combines the offices of The Guardian ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
clueQuest
London > Entertainment >
169-171 Caledonian Road, N1 | 4 minutes from The Backpacker
Launched in 2013 with PLAN52, clueQuest has since become one of London's most popular live escape games and top tourist attractions. Moving from its original location ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Platform Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
1 Handyside Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 4 minutes from The Backpacker
Part of the University of the Arts London's award-winning campus for Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, Platform Theatre has four performance spaces and ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Sights and Attractions near The Backpacker

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Backpacker
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lewis Cubitt Park and Square
London > Attractions >
Handyside Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 1 minute from The Backpacker
On Stable Street in King's Cross, a short walk from Granary Square, Lewis Cubbit Square is the home of street food market KERB and host to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
House of Illustration
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
2 Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 2 minutes from The Backpacker
House of Illustration, the first permanent home of the charity of the same name, opened in Granary Square, King's Cross, in summer 2014 with an inaugural ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Guardian News & Media Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Backpacker
For an interesting take on print journalism and the machinations of the media world pay a visit to the gallery situated in the foyer of the ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Shopping near The Backpacker

The best shops and markets near The Backpacker
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waitrose Kings Cross
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
1 Wharf Road, N1C | 1 minute from The Backpacker
More than a mere supermarket, Waitrose in Kings Cross is a food shop, tapas bar and cookery school complete with an in-store wine bar. The store, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Spiritland
London > Shopping > Electronics
9-10 Stable Street, N1C | 3 minutes from The Backpacker
A cafe, shop and workspace by day, Spiritland shows off its high-end sound system and turns into a bar at night, playing an ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Coal Drops Yard
London > Shopping >
Kings Cross Goods Yard, N1C | 4 minutes from The Backpacker
Originally built in the 1850s to facilitate the distribution of coal from the north-east and Yorkshire to London, Coal Drops Yard is reinvented ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Restaurants near The Backpacker

What are the best dining options near The Backpacker London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lighterman
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
3 Granary Square, N1C | 2 minutes from The Backpacker
Occupying an enviable spot on Granary Square and with an alfresco terrace overlooking Regent's Canal, The Lighterman serves a modern British all-day menu in a modern ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Granary Square Brasserie
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
1-3 Stable Street, N1C | 3 minutes from The Backpacker
Granary Square Brasserie , a new restaurant from the team behind The Ivy Collection, located in the heart of King's Cross, serves ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rotunda Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Kings Place, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Backpacker
This canal side bar and restaurant is a pleasant place to stop off if you're wondering around the Kings Place development. Not exactly on the beaten ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Education near The Backpacker

Near The Backpacker
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Holborn, London N1C | 4 minutes from The Backpacker
One of the premier arts colleges in the world, St Martins accepts only a few talented students each year, and is very well regarded in the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Flower School
London > Education > Professional Training
16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 4 minutes from The Backpacker
Whether a beginner, thinking of making it your career or an experienced florist, the London Flower School can help you to improve. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Place
London > Education > Evening Classes
17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 14 minutes from The Backpacker
London's specialist venue for contemporary dance, The Place plays a role in every aspect of this fast-growing art form. The London Contemporary Dance School offers degrees ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Leisure near The Backpacker

The Backpacker gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Frame King's Cross
London > Leisure >
Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 1 minute from The Backpacker
With Frame founders Pip Black and Joan Murphy set out to create a fun approach to fitness. What started out as a Shoreditch ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pancras Square Leisure
London > Leisure >
5 Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 3 minutes from The Backpacker
Located in the heart of Kings Cross, Pancras Square Leisure centre offers a 25 metre swimming pool, smaller teaching pool, two exercise studios with over 25 ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Skip Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Tapper Walk, King's Cross, London N1C | 3 minutes from The Backpacker
A mobile allotment on the King's Cross development site, The Skip Garden puts construction workers' big bins to green use. Built on one of the largest ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Pubs near The Backpacker

The best pubs near London The Backpacker.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Betjeman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
Unit 53, St. Pancras International, King's Cross, London NW1 | 9 minutes from The Backpacker
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Crown
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
116 Cloudesley Road, Islington, London N1 | 10 minutes from The Backpacker
Modern British cuisine ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Harrison
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 12 minutes from The Backpacker
Originally built in the 1880s by Samuel Harrison to refresh the workers in his shoe factory, The Harrison pub's current building dates back to 1934. Owned ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Meeting venue hire near The Backpacker

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Backpacker.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Backpacker
Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place offers conference organisers two auditoriums, two art galleries and a wide ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 10 minutes from The Backpacker
As the national library of the United Kingdom the British Library is renowned for its world class collection of books but its Conference Centre is something ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 13 minutes from The Backpacker
Exhibitors love this venue and it's easy to see why. The Business Design Centre in Islington is in a great location just one mile from The ... More
 
 
 
 

Also in Backpacker

Our recommendations in the same street as The Backpacker

 
No.
Title
Category
 
 
 

Hotels Near

The Backpacker

 
 
Near The Backpacker All London hotels
Check-in:
Check-out:
Number of rooms:
Room 1:

What's On Today

Near The Backpacker

 
 
 
Rotunda Bar & Restaurant: Rum Garden By The Water
Rotunda Bar & Restaurant: Rum Garden By The Water
Foodie Events | Until 1st September 2018 

Rotunda Bar and Restaurant 3 minutes walk from The Backpacker

This summer, Rotunda Bar & Restaurant transforms its popular canal-side terrace into a tropical Rum Garden with chocolate orange rum ...More

 
Time Unwrapped
Time Unwrapped
Concerts | Until 31st December 2018 

Kings Place 3 minutes walk from The Backpacker

Kings Place celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with twelve-month series, Time Unwrapped. The year-long event, which has been curated ...More

 
London Burlesque Festival
London Burlesque Festival
Theatre | Until 2nd June 2018 

Shaw Theatre 12 minutes walk from The Backpacker

With the welcome news that Madame JoJo's is due to reopen in 2018, burlesque in London is enjoying a revival. ...More

 
First Amongst Equals
First Amongst Equals
Exhibitions | Until 13th January 2019 

The Foundling Museum 15 minutes walk from The Backpacker

The Foundling Museum celebrates the remarkable women who have shaped contemporary British society with the year-long First Amongst Equals. Spanning ...More

 
Rambert: Life Is A Dream
Dance | Until 26th May 2018 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 16 minutes walk from The Backpacker

Two time Olivier Award-winner Kim Brandstrup creates Rambert's first full-length narrative work. After a lifetime of incarceration, a man gains ...More

Voices from the Deep
Voices from the Deep
Exhibitions | Until 13th January 2019 

The Postal Museum and Mail Rail 17 minutes walk from The Backpacker

More than 700 personal letters, trapped at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Ireland for 70 ...More

 
Teeth
Teeth
Exhibitions | Until 16th September 2018 

Wellcome Collection 18 minutes walk from The Backpacker

The first exhibition to chart the history of the teeth profession and how it has shaped the way we live ...More

 
Somewhere In Between
Somewhere In Between
Exhibitions | Until 27th August 2018 

Wellcome Collection 18 minutes walk from The Backpacker

Four contemporary artists worked together with scientists to question what it means to be human in the 21st Century. From ...More

 

New on LondonTown

 
 
Soft Serve Society
Soft Serve Society
Dining 

Premium soft serve ice cream, occasionally topped with a cloud of spun sugar - this ...More

 
Soft Serve Society
Soft Serve Society
Dining 

Ever looked at those clouds of ice cream on Instagram and wondered where on earth ...More

 
All Star Lanes Shepherd's Bush
All Star Lanes Shepherd's Bush
Leisure 

Forget about ugly shoes. Beautifully done with Art ...More

 
SMUK London
SMUK London
Shopping 

Danish design meets beauty at SMUK London, the Eccleston Yards studio founded by hairstylist and ...More

 
Eccleston Yards
Eccleston Yards
Attractions 

Pedestrianised square on the Victoria and Belgravia border that's home to SMUK London, The Jones ...More

 
Wellbourne Brasserie
Wellbourne Brasserie
Dining 

All-day restaurant in White City with a lovely south facing terrace from former head chef ...More

 
Live Music Bottomless Brunch
Live Music Bottomless Brunch
Foodie Events | From 27th May 

Tibits Bankside

This summer, Tibits celebrates ten years of serving ...More

 
Joe Stilgoe & Friends
Joe Stilgoe & Friends
Concerts | From 28th May 

Crazy Coqs

This spring, Joe Stilgoe & Friends will perform a series of concerts at Crazy Coqs, ...More

 
Butchies
Butchies
Dining 

The Butchies journey started at Broadway Market in 2014, four years on it arrived in ...More

 
Claude's Deli
Claude's Deli
Shopping 

At the entrance to Market Halls Fulham Claude's Deli supplies locals with homemade bread and ...More

 
The Bootlegger
The Bootlegger
Drinking 

Celebrating the glamour of the Prohibition era, The Bootlegger brings alive America's roaring twenties in ...More

 
Maison St-Germain
Maison St-Germain
Exhibitions | From 15th June 

38 Grosvenor Square

This summer, St-Germain, the French elderflower liqueur, is in partnership with fashion label House of ...More

 
Tailor Made
Tailor Made
Shopping 

Bespoke London menswear brand Tailor Made, headquartered in Shoreditch, opens its first retail store in ...More

 
Secret Cinema: Romeo + Juliet
Secret Cinema: Romeo + Juliet
Film Events | From 9th August 

Secret Cinema

For the largest experience they've ever produced Secret ...More

 
Bagel Breakfast Break
Bagel Breakfast Break
Foodie Events | From 26th May 

133 Bethnal Green Road

Get your free breakfast bagel this bank holiday weekend at this pop-up a stone's throw ...More

 
Pop Up Screens: Greenwich
Pop Up Screens: Greenwich
Film Events | From 17th August 

Central Park Greenwich Peninsula

Pop Up Screens has been popping up around London for six years, bringing outdoor cinema ...More

 
Wimbledon at Flat Iron Square
Wimbledon at Flat Iron Square
Sporting Events | From 14th June 

Flat Iron Square

The big screen is up at Flat Iron ...More

 
London Celebrates 250 Years of the Circus
London Celebrates 250 Years of the Circus
Article 

In 2018 London celebrates the 250th anniversary ...More

 
Best Summer Terraces in London
Best Summer Terraces in London
Article 

Picture perfect petals and gorgeous floral blooms make ...More

 
The Best Boutique Hotels in London
The Best Boutique Hotels in London
Article 

They're the most stylish places to stay in ...More

 
November in London 2018
November in London 2018
Article 

There's an explosion of fireworks on the 5th, Star Wars gets the full orchestra treatment ...More

 
November in London 2018
Article 

There's an explosion of fireworks on the 5th, Star Wars gets the full orchestra treatment at the Royal Albert Hall and Gainsborough's Family Album opens at the National Portrait Gallery, it's all in London in ...More

Best Immersive Experiences in London
Article 

At the best immersive experiences in London the ...More

 
Dorsett City
Dorsett City
Article 

Next to Aldgate tube, Dorsett City is an Asian owned four star hotel with ...More

 
 
 
 
SALE
Hotels near The Backpacker

From cheap budget places to stay to luxury 5 star suites see our special offers for The Backpacker hotels, including Hilton London Euston Hotel from 71% off.

 
 
Call now: hotel deals 0207 420 4960